Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Shop Spotlight: Start Talking Vintage

Meet Jessica Labowski of Start Talking Vintage, a preschool teacher with a love of history. "I am a recent college graduate with a creative outlook on life. I went to school for early childhood education and am a brand-new full-time head preschool teacher with a classroom of my own. I spend my entire day getting to be creative with the kiddos to come home and continue my creativity with Start Talking Vintage.

My shop is a mixture of vintage and antique curated goods and handmade goods inspired by vintage beauties.

I have always had a love for history. I could often be found on the couch with dad watching the History Channel and Antiques Roadshow. Since I was a child, I have been a lover of flea markets, tag sales and thrift stores. I remember strolling in the hot summer sun at the Cape Cod flea markets as a youngster searching high and low for treasures. As I entered college, the passion only grew stronger. Being on a college kid's budget, I found myself frequenting thrift stores more often, where I really started to uncover the potential for 'other people's junk.'

Start Talking Vintage began on Etsy the summer before my sophomore year of college. I worked out of my dorm room and drove home on the weekends to pack and ship items. (Luckily, college was only a 20 minute drive from home!) It has grown slowly since then, and is now in its 4th year! I love hitting up thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets on the weekends to uncover the forgotten treasures and make them available to my customers. I love the idea of relocating the items to a brand new home where they will be loved and cherished."

 See more of Jessica's work in her Etsy shop, Start Talking Vintage.
or connect with her on Instagram and Twitter.


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