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Featured Seller: DearGoldenVintage

Mar 2, 2011

by Lauren Naimola

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Lauren Naimola and I run the Etsy shop DearGoldenVintage. I live in a sweet house built in 1924 with my husband, Chad and our four cats. I’m a lover of goat cheese, old timey gin cocktails, tatted lace, historical novels and films, yoga, woodsy hikes, felted wool, snow, antique malls, bebop jazz and fresh sheets on the bed. I am a big-time neat-nick and can’t stand not having the bed made everyday. I have a bawdy personality and usually laugh louder than anyone in the room. I went to the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in English, later going to art school and working as a graphic designer for many years. Through it all, I was (and still am) enamored with vintage clothing. I tend to wear mostly vintage and thrifted clothing. I mix up the eras and  never really settle on one style or decade I like best. But all said, I get pretty misty at the sight of a late 1930s dress, that’s for sure.

Apart from collecting and curating, what do you do?
My hobby outside of vintage is yoga, which I have practiced for 10 years and taught for a few too; I also like road biking and winter hiking. As corny as it may sound, I love taking trips with my husband and eating our way through new cities. We have known each other since middle school and are the best of friends, so we always have an amazing time.

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What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
At first I thought this question was quite hard, but after a while I started coming up with pretty funny memoir titles, and then I couldn’t stop. Please don’t take any of them too seriously!

Bury Me In All of It — Because I love vintage maybe a bit too much, and I don’t want it going to the Salvation Army when I am dead!

Are You Wearing Your Diapers? — That’s what I always say to Duff of Jean Jean Vintage before I show her some amazing vintage piece I found.

Blunt: The Art of the Truth — Because I’m known for telling it like it is.

Do you have any personal collections? How did they start?
For someone who can’t deal with clutter, I have too many! It seems like I start collecting something new every month. But here’s the short list: tatted lace blouses, 1920s dresses, 1930s hats, 1930s-40s knit dresses and Buzza Motto art pieces.

What decade or style inspires you?
There are things about every decade that inspire me, starting with the lace of the Victorian and Edwardian periods.

1920s: The attention to detail in the garments alone is enough to woo even the non-collector.
1930s: The gorgeous cut of a crepe or rayon dress fits so nicely on the body.
1940s: The platform heels are just so damn sexy.
1950s: The structural/architectural construction of the dresses accentuate all the positives.
1960s: The fun of a short 60s party dress is unmatched during the holidays.
1970s: The high-waisted trousers and the whole “college girl” look of the 1970s has always had my heart.

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What are the challenges of finding great vintage?
Finding it! There is less and less of it in the world, and the days of old ladies with a closet full of swing dresses is pretty much over. If only I could go back in time, even 15 years ago and just buy every darn thing I could get my hands on — now it’s a struggle to discover vintage clothing at estate sales and thrift stores. Garments often have flaws and it’s almost crucial that you can sew and have experience getting stains out of certain fabrics, otherwise you have to pass up great vintage that could be saved with a little know-how.

What’s the most interesting back-story of an object you’ve acquired?
I once bought a large collection from a woman who lives not too far from me. She is in her eighties, and I spent half the day talking with her and her husband. The woman remembered where she wore each dress. I loved hearing her stories; it was amazing how much she could recall. Her father was pretty high up in the automotive industry in Detroit, so she went to some fantastic events in the 1940s and 1950s. When I know a lot about a garment, I love to let the buyer know — it really adds to the experience of wearing something.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
I would LOVE to go inside the studio of Jeanne Lanvin in the 1920s. More than art, I love poetry and jazz and I would just freak out if I could:
1) Hang out with Dorothy Parker or Frank O’Hara for evening cocktails.
2) Spend an evening at Minton’s in Harlem in the early 1940s and see Charlie Parker play.

Was there an object that was particularly hard for you to give up? If so, why?
I weep a little when I look at a few of my sold items, asking myself, “What was I thinking? I should not have sold that!”

The list of things I wish I had not sold:

Vintage Wood Platform Sandals

Vintage 1950s Silk Blouse

Cloud Veil Wool Dress

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How do you get out of your creative ruts?
If I just get away from feeling immersed in vintage, it all feels fresh again. When I take a break, I usually do a yoga practice, plan a night out with my girlfriends or cook a big batch of soup.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
I love what I do for a living so much that I hope this is what I do for a long while. I’d love to have a giant level of a big old building where I can have color-coded racks of vintage and everything is ultra-organized with a designated photo area, sewing station, laundering area — sort of like an atelier. I hope I still have all the energy to work constantly like I do now. And I hope to have a fridge full of fancy cheeses and a firm yoga butt. (Just kidding. Wait, no I’m not.)

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445 comments

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice said 6 years ago

    So many pretty dresses! They make we want to go to a spring picnic party!

  • iWALLS

    iWALLS said 6 years ago

    This is a great post! I love your shop too!

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 6 years ago

    Great article Lauren. I also love old things. Cocktails with Dorothy Parker? I would certainly like to see her after 4 drinks!!! ;-) Gary

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Lauren!!! Amazing shop!!

  • localevintage

    localevintage said 6 years ago

    I love this article! I feel like we are cut from the same pattern! Although, I do need to learn from your organizational skills. "Bury me in all of it" !!! My husband would get a kick out of that one! Beautiful store!

  • ThoseThreeWords

    ThoseThreeWords said 6 years ago

    Oooh, such pretty dresses! Congrats on the feature, love your story!

  • Garden22DesignStudio

    Garden22DesignStudio said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, you have such a beautiful shop!

  • SquidWhaleDesigns

    SquidWhaleDesigns said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Beautiful feature. Lovely store!

  • SquidWhaleDesigns

    SquidWhaleDesigns said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Beautiful feature. Lovely store!

  • kaiulani

    kaiulani said 6 years ago

    I have loved this shop for quite a while! She has the loveliest clothes :) Congrats!

  • pinkpeas

    pinkpeas said 6 years ago

    oh my goodness these are just looooveeely!!! congrats girlfriend :]

  • heatherfuture

    heatherfuture said 6 years ago

    Oh wonderful! DearGoldenVintage's shop has long made me happy with such gorgeous vintage items. This was a joy to read. Congrats Lauren! :D

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    Great display of your items. And the colours too! Would be wonderful props to my currently in progress paintings. Thanks for the inspiration and congrats to you you you! X C.L.

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    Great display of your items. And the colours too! Would be wonderful props to my currently in progress paintings. Thanks for the inspiration and congrats to you you you! X C.L.

  • marypearlsvintage

    marypearlsvintage said 6 years ago

    A true inspiration,thank you!

  • josiebutter

    josiebutter said 6 years ago

    Vintage clothing is always so much fun! Wonderful shop!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    Not only is your shop utterly gorgeous, I am thrilled that you used the work "bawdy" in your interview. Great word. Congrats on the feature!

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG said 6 years ago

    What pretty pieces - thank you for making such beauty available to your Etsy shoppers!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous store!! Congrats on the feature!!

  • noemiah

    noemiah said 6 years ago

    Bought the most lovely oxfords on your lovely store last summer!! Thanks for such amazing finds and congratulations on your feature! ♥

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 6 years ago

    Congrats Lauren!!! You deserve this feature so much :)

  • faginsdaughter

    faginsdaughter said 6 years ago

    A wonderful interview, your shop is gorgeous- you really give the impression that you dearly love every single piece you find. To be honest, I don't know why you sold that 50s wool dress either! Are you mad?! I vote for 'bury me in all of it'! I'd read that.

  • jessamyjay

    jessamyjay said 6 years ago

    First of all, congratulations! You have a great shop and are clearly dedicated to your craft. Second of all, thank you so much for sharing your insight, I found this interview very inspiring. Best of luck!

  • RockUrWorld

    RockUrWorld said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Your shop is just fantastic!!!

  • BooPatch

    BooPatch said 6 years ago

    I am sitting at my desk listening to Frank and Ella...your shop fits in perfectly... :-) Congrats!

  • babylonsisters

    babylonsisters said 6 years ago

    Interesting and inspiring!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Love your story! Congrats!!!!

  • Luncheonettevintage

    Luncheonettevintage said 6 years ago

    so happy to see this, Lauren — you have always been an inspiration -- you're one of the sellers that drew me to etsy. and I love your descriptions of the merits of the decades. lovely.

  • Lolavintage

    Lolavintage said 6 years ago

    Fabulous! And yes, why did you sell that Cloudy blue and white wool dress? It's GORGEOUS! Though, from what I've seen of your collection, I'd probably be weeping daily for having to let go of some of those beauties! Congrats, Lauren!!

  • iowajewel

    iowajewel said 6 years ago

    wonderful, just wonderful! if only i could go back and LIVE in the 1940's! beautiful dresses, thanks for the inspiring interview!!! best of luck in your shop!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 6 years ago

    Your interview is so fresh and lively! And what a wonderful shop! The photography is stunning.

  • Modulation

    Modulation said 6 years ago

    Oh my! What a wonderful interview! After reading this i felt like i had suddenly acquired a sister. Long live goat cheese and all things vintage!

  • SouthpawPolymer

    SouthpawPolymer said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Now you've got me thinking of what I would name my memoir....

  • kikistreet

    kikistreet said 6 years ago

    I love pastel colors.

  • bialakura

    bialakura said 6 years ago

    Your finds are great ad styling is perfect! Thanks for you story:)

  • harmoniepark

    harmoniepark said 6 years ago

    what a lovely interview. i too strive for a fridge full of fancy cheeses and a firm yoga butt. everything else along the way is just bonus. :)

  • cottagefarm

    cottagefarm said 6 years ago

    congratulations lauren! this is a wonderful interview, i so enjoyed reading it.

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop, such beautiful photos and items! Congratulations on the feature :-)

  • thepinkswan

    thepinkswan said 6 years ago

    i love this store! I love this story...well i just LOVE vintage and those who display it well :)

  • JaneauStudio

    JaneauStudio said 6 years ago

    absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much!

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 6 years ago

    Yeah, I definitely wouldn't have been able to part with those wood platform sandals...way too cute! Thanks for the interview and congrats on your success!

  • DarwinsDress

    DarwinsDress said 6 years ago

    Lauren, great posting! Very fun to read, you definitely love what you are doing. I'm glad I'm not alone in getting misty over vintage clothes and getting chills from a beautiful antique fabric or lace! I hope to remedy in a small way the challenge you mentioned of finding beautiful vintage items that are damaged by saving the good parts of a piece and incorporating them into a new piece comprised of other good pieces of damaged vintage and antique fashions. Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

  • TheNovelSage

    TheNovelSage said 6 years ago

    I LOVE your store! Everything is gorgeous! =D

  • bijoullery

    bijoullery said 6 years ago

    I love that you are so passionate about what you do!

  • crumblescookies

    crumblescookies said 6 years ago

    Dear Lauren! I Love your idea of a little inspiration & appreciation of all the eras! I fell the same. I collect Old Hats and Silhouettes.... I weep a little too when I have to part with some of the old pieces. Beautiful Story

  • myAvonlea

    myAvonlea said 6 years ago

    I love love love your story. Thank you for your inspiration.

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 6 years ago

    beautiful store. it's true that it's always a little sad to part with vintage items. :)

  • GloryBDesign

    GloryBDesign said 6 years ago

    So glad to have discovered your shop here! I can definitely relate to having some "seller's remorse" over letting go of some of my favorite vintage pieces. I'm mourning a table that I recently sold at the moment. I don't know what I was thinking when I listed it! I just hope the new owner loves it as much as I do! Congrats on Featured Seller!

  • inspirationalbanners

    inspirationalbanners said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed your interview and I love your dresses. I wish I was a smaller size- I'd be tempted to clean you out! Congratulations and best wishes.

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague said 6 years ago

    been a big fan of your shop for quite a while :) congratulations on the feature! victor and vera vague

  • weezieduzzit

    weezieduzzit said 6 years ago

    Its so nice to see so much vintage featured lately! Congrats, Dear Golden. You have a lovely shop. :)

  • kimslittlemonsters

    kimslittlemonsters said 6 years ago

    Lovely lovely shop (and story!). I really like how the pieces are arranged by colour.

  • ValintheValley

    ValintheValley said 6 years ago

    EEK ! My heart actually fluttered at the sight of those wood platform shoes...sorry for putting the knife in : / Really great interview, different, informative and fun ! Big Congrats on your awesome awesome shop. "Are You Wearing Your Diapers? — That's what I always say to Duff of Jean Jean Vintage before I show her some amazing vintage piece I found."--- aaaahahah Take care Val

  • DorothyCheng

    DorothyCheng said 6 years ago

    I've been drooling over her amazing finds forever. LOVED the memoir titles!

  • TheDapperLlama

    TheDapperLlama said 6 years ago

    i love your story and your store. amazing.

  • sadiedesignsca

    sadiedesignsca said 6 years ago

    Congrats! What a beautiful shop and inspiring feature!

  • tonicofwildness

    tonicofwildness said 6 years ago

    Made me teary-eyed when you mentioned that the 'days of old ladies with a closet full of swing dresses is pretty much over.' How true. I love to just look at pieces and touch the fabric and think of woman in the golden days of her life, loving, laughing, being...

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 6 years ago

    you have a stunning shop! - i love it! xox

  • OsoVictoria

    OsoVictoria said 6 years ago

    Love your story and of course your wonderful collection of vintage!

  • TheCaramelJar

    TheCaramelJar said 6 years ago

    YAY!!! I love her shop! Great choice for FS!

  • EMBERvintage

    EMBERvintage said 6 years ago

    Oh dear lord... I think I may be in love with you! I've been obsessed with your shop since the first day I came across Etsy. And after reading your quirky interview, my respect for you has quadrupled! The memoir titles and the firm yoga butt part definitely made me L-O-L! Congrats! :)

  • oneof7

    oneof7 said 6 years ago

    Love your story, beautiful vintage pieces. Stunning.

  • ccdoodle

    ccdoodle said 6 years ago

    I love your shop! I just hearted it. Beautiful story & lovely pictures. Thanks so much for sharing & congrats. Great future goals as well:)

  • 2yellowbirds

    2yellowbirds said 6 years ago

    Beautifully done. Awesome shop.

  • slapsymaxi

    slapsymaxi said 6 years ago

    FABULOSITY!!!!!! From one Vintie to another~LOVE IT!

  • thetarnishedhalo

    thetarnishedhalo said 6 years ago

    Love, Love, Love this interview!! Your shop is stunning, from one vintage lover to another I wish you the best of luck, and a warm felt Congrats!! ~The Tarnished Halo

  • PurpleDeerVintage

    PurpleDeerVintage said 6 years ago

    I knew this day would come. Congrats Lauren!

  • VannaBananaBaby

    VannaBananaBaby said 6 years ago

    Love your shop! You are very inspiring. Congratulations!!

  • GardenDaisies

    GardenDaisies said 6 years ago

    If we could only go back and enjoy the 40s... I've been eyeing a pair of your shoes for awhile, dear, and I am glad to see you featured here. Congratulations, and thanks so much for sharing your story.

  • CrabappleVintage

    CrabappleVintage said 6 years ago

    Great interview! I read this and thought, here is someone who would be fun to know.

  • CrabappleVintage

    CrabappleVintage said 6 years ago

    Great interview! I read this and thought, here is someone who would be fun to know.

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 6 years ago

    Love vintage! And I'd love to share cocktails and cheese any day! :)

  • LoveandLust

    LoveandLust said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story - thank you!

  • WellCriated

    WellCriated said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story and GREAT shop!!

  • WellCriated

    WellCriated said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story and GREAT shop!!

  • gwensewvintage

    gwensewvintage said 6 years ago

    Lovely article and best of luck in your search for vintage!

  • tuckooandmoocow

    tuckooandmoocow said 6 years ago

    Oh, DearGoldenVintage, can't say how happy I am to see your shop in this feature! I find myself constantly perusing your store while having to remind myself not to just cart it all. Reading your memoir titles made me giggle--how perfectly suited you seem to selling vintage clothing! Congratulations on the well deserved feature!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Love your story and vintage touches my heart too!

  • thepapermoonstudio

    thepapermoonstudio said 6 years ago

    Great story..great shop!

  • LittleMissDressUp

    LittleMissDressUp said 6 years ago

    Awesome treasures, I look forward to more!

  • MyGrandpasPen

    MyGrandpasPen said 6 years ago

    Great interview - I would love to have a big studio with special stations for everything too!

  • ModishVintage

    ModishVintage said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature Lauren, so well deserved!

  • TheMarulaTreeSoapCo

    TheMarulaTreeSoapCo said 6 years ago

    Congrats! I read your blog daily and was so happy to see you on the front page! Very well deserved indeed!

  • JohannaVintage

    JohannaVintage said 6 years ago

    Delightful interview. Your beautiful shop is such an inspiration. Definitely a standard to aspire to.

  • ReCultivation

    ReCultivation said 6 years ago

    Fun interview and have always enjoyed your shop. So wonderful to see a vintage seller featured. WAY to GO DearGoldenVintage!

  • oguerrero

    oguerrero said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • QueenofCuffs

    QueenofCuffs said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview. Love your multi-answers !! Fantastic shop. Understand the tears on selling some things.

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful, just like your shop.

  • runaroundsuevintage

    runaroundsuevintage said 6 years ago

    Congrats lady! Love your store and follow your tweets xoxo

  • choisette

    choisette said 6 years ago

    lauren, you are one classy dame.

  • adelinesattic

    adelinesattic said 6 years ago

    fabulous feature. all of the above just confirms how much you ROCK. Thanks for continuing to inspire me!

  • Gamut

    Gamut said 6 years ago

    Your shop is really lovely, but your personality is what dazzled through the article. Congratulations and a happy future!

  • TheVintageDesignShop

    TheVintageDesignShop said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your great interview! :) I've loved and admired your shop for ages - you're an inspiration!

  • pineapplemint

    pineapplemint said 6 years ago

    lovely feature! congrats, miss dg!

  • AliceCouture

    AliceCouture said 6 years ago

    Fantastic feature! I love vintage clothing and your shop is now one of my favorite! Thanks!^_^

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard said 6 years ago

    Beautiful Dresses! Congrats!

  • Petuniapie

    Petuniapie said 6 years ago

    What an utterly delightful interview! What an utterly charming shop!

  • VespertineHollow

    VespertineHollow said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Great story, lovely shop!

  • patchesnthings

    patchesnthings said 6 years ago

    Terrific article! I love the dresses!

  • AnniesWearableArt

    AnniesWearableArt said 6 years ago

    I have such reverence for this shop owner because I know how hard she works and understand all it takes to be successful at her level: the multi-tasking talents; sacrifice; insatiable curiosity and diligence required to find, negotiate and acquire good vintage, clean it up, take great photos, and research; willpower to let go of such wonderful finds; not to mention the insurmountable work ethic that is required to run her 24/7 business. I am in awe; she is a master! Read, watch, heart, favorite, and learn!! Congratulations on this feature, Lauren. It is certainly a long time coming and a gift to all Etsians who aspire to run a successful shop. :)

  • anitasprettythings

    anitasprettythings said 6 years ago

    Lauren, what a great article, and your collection is beautiful! I am so happy that you were a featured seller; I found a hat I had been looking for.

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop. I am a fan!

  • MareWareJewelry

    MareWareJewelry said 6 years ago

    You are my kind of gal! Bawdy, yoga, hiking and love clothes! :)

  • iroirocrafts

    iroirocrafts said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on finally being featured! Your shop is one of my absolute favourites -such a beautiful collection of vintage treasures! Hope 'Dear Golden' continues to flourish ^.^

  • purposedesign

    purposedesign said 6 years ago

    I love your sense of humor and the list of "things I should not have sold". Excellent interview!

  • collectiblesatoz

    collectiblesatoz said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. I too love everything vintage!

  • LittleBeeVintage

    LittleBeeVintage said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! Congratulations Lauren! Very well deserved I must say!!

  • 100applegate

    100applegate said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Beautiful pieces!! All the best, Connie

  • fernandfloradesigns

    fernandfloradesigns said 6 years ago

    What a lovely feature and what gorgeous items you have! Plus, you seem like a really nice person who is interesting and sassy. Congrats on a dandy of an article!

  • Zozuz

    Zozuz said 6 years ago

    You've got so many great things in your shop! I too have a soft spot for vintage:) Thank you for a great interview.

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees said 6 years ago

    Yay Lauren! Congratulations on the feature!

  • KasiaOla

    KasiaOla said 6 years ago

    What a great feature! Love stories. And the pieces are just beautiful

  • elmstreetmarket

    elmstreetmarket said 6 years ago

    I've been a fan of your shop for quite some time, and it's lovely to get to know the person behind the wonderful collection. I absolutely agree with quality vintage being harder to find - a reality even the high-end antiques world is facing - and that Jeanne Lanvin was a genius!

  • HBCreate

    HBCreate said 6 years ago

    So liberating, inspiring, and exciting. Thanks for the post.

  • bombshellbettiesvint

    bombshellbettiesvint said 6 years ago

    oh Lauren this was fantastic! and how COULD you sell that cloud veil dress?! ;)

  • Lorilan

    Lorilan said 6 years ago

    You write so beautifully..I can feel the crisp clean sheets laying on a bed of lavendar ... that feeling of dreaminess and all the good things of old. Thank you for this. It's inspiring.

  • FancyLuckyVintage

    FancyLuckyVintage said 6 years ago

    So great to hear you talk about your shop! You have always been such an inspiration to me, I think you're my vintage "muse" :)

  • Marumadrid

    Marumadrid said 6 years ago

    I wouldn't sell anything! ;D

  • electroblood

    electroblood said 6 years ago

    Most of the clothes I have bought from etsy, I bought from this shop. My favorite shop ever on here! What a great interview!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! However you find it, you find the best vintage.

  • WildHoneyPieVintage

    WildHoneyPieVintage said 6 years ago

    Ugh..Lauren.. I love you so much, You have always been my #1 inspiration here on Etsy and you and I pretty much sound like the same person...What I wouldn't give to live down the street from you! I'd share cheeses I hand-bring from Switzerland and you would teach me everything you know ; ) ::le sigh::

  • WildHoneyPieVintage

    WildHoneyPieVintage said 6 years ago

    Ugh..Lauren.. I love you so much, You have always been my #1 inspiration here on Etsy and you and I pretty much sound like the same person...What I wouldn't give to live down the street from you! I'd share cheeses I hand-bring from Switzerland and you would teach me everything you know ; ) ::le sigh::

  • chinamommy

    chinamommy said 6 years ago

    "are you wearing your diapers?" TOO funny!!! Love the passion you have :)

  • ItsSoSue

    ItsSoSue said 6 years ago

    You are honest and intimate in your interview, thank you for sharing. Wonderfully beautiful photos of your dear vintage items.

  • kristimcmurry

    kristimcmurry said 6 years ago

    Lauren is one of my absolute favorite sellers! So glad to see her featured here. She's obviously got a lot of knowledge about vintage clothing...which I love about her.

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Everythings is beautiful with their special history :) If we are still feeling , this is really great ! I am sure you too ;) adorable ! Congratulations! :) sorry my poor english !

  • terrymillsphoto

    terrymillsphoto said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story. Being in Vintage and photography we are so interested in what you sell. We hope you have a very successful Spring and that you find just the right pieces for your shop. Isn't fun to hunt for them?

  • megandarienzo

    megandarienzo said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous Shop! Thank you for sharing!

  • coralvintage

    coralvintage said 6 years ago

    What a truly lovely interview. I am charmed by her honesty and humor, as well as her sincere love for the preservation and redistribution of vintage clothing. Congratulations Lauren!

  • JessicaDoyle

    JessicaDoyle said 6 years ago

    Your shop is beautiful! Loved reading your interview too.

  • simplyobjekts

    simplyobjekts said 6 years ago

    love your shop, thank you for sharing!

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage said 6 years ago

    Awesome! Wish I had the patience for carrying vintage clothing.

  • PearlGem

    PearlGem said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop!

  • littlebyrdvintage

    littlebyrdvintage said 6 years ago

    congrats to you sweety! this is a fantastic feature, well deserved. Love "are you wearing your diaper". it made me laugh out loud!

  • BlueMoonCrochet

    BlueMoonCrochet said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous, inspiring, pretty, and above all, shows great taste!

  • heidispaws

    heidispaws said 6 years ago

    Great story, I love your honesty and freshness :-) Congrats!

  • storybookcharm

    storybookcharm said 6 years ago

    congratulations DearGolden.. such a great feature, and so funny too =) ~michelle

  • inthehammockvintage

    inthehammockvintage said 6 years ago

    Fantastic interview! I would regret selling those items too, especially the blue and white dress!

  • robertacummings

    robertacummings said 6 years ago

    Really lovely engaging interview and exquisite treasures, congratulations! Roberta x

  • juliesadorabowls

    juliesadorabowls said 6 years ago

    I love your shop!! Very nicely done!! Simple and elegant.

  • RubyBeets

    RubyBeets said 6 years ago

    How Fun,thank you for sharing!

  • RubyBeets

    RubyBeets said 6 years ago

    How Fun,thank you for sharing!

  • mehndiart09

    mehndiart09 said 6 years ago

    What a cheerful interview --- it even rubbed off on me. Love the titles for the memoir. Congrats!

  • modchicvintage

    modchicvintage said 6 years ago

    I enjoyed your interview. I wear vintage and have started selling pieces that I've collected over the years....I understand what it's like to sell something and then regret it...maybe somehow those pieces will come back to you. Now, I'm off to continue looking in your shop!

  • Cause4Creation

    Cause4Creation said 6 years ago

    I love vintage too and realize how difficult it is to find the diamond in the ruff. I'm glad you do what you do and all the pieces like absolutely beautiful. I'd have to say I'm a little jealous!

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 6 years ago

    love the 30 and 40 too. Great story thank you for sharing it with us .

  • kararane

    kararane said 6 years ago

    hi Lauren- wishing You get your grand atelier!

  • OldTimePickers

    OldTimePickers said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your success!

  • MissMartys

    MissMartys said 6 years ago

    Yea! I'm so glad it is you Lauren. Great feature of a well-deserving vintie. xoxo

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    You have brought back memories of playing dress-ups with mum and nans clothes. They were great to wear then...even better now! Shame I didn't look after them but the memories are priceless. Congratulations on you success!

  • BeJeweledNH

    BeJeweledNH said 6 years ago

    LOVE your store. Fun article - congrats and many happy sales to you!!!

  • DianesCloset

    DianesCloset said 6 years ago

    LOVE your shop- so inspiring!

  • Pearlfriend

    Pearlfriend said 6 years ago

    Your story is a great inspiration. Your shop remind me my great aunt's closet. She had many satin and lace night-gown.

  • BirdsChasingBugs

    BirdsChasingBugs said 6 years ago

    Lovely, candid interview! Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your personality as well as your business.

  • bdoody11

    bdoody11 said 6 years ago

    Just wanted to give a shout out from a fellow UofM English grad. Keep up the good work, girl!

  • theduskyjewel

    theduskyjewel said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! I'm such a huge fan of dear golden. Congrats!

  • amarillosky

    amarillosky said 6 years ago

    I'll toast to a firm yoga butt♥

  • myfavoriteplum

    myfavoriteplum said 6 years ago

    hello... aw how lovely! this makes me want to pull up all your dresses in my favorites list that made me think "i can't believe she's selling that!!" ;) a link for you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDLwivcpFe8

  • TheCookieClutch

    TheCookieClutch said 6 years ago

    Loved ur story and if you don't mind I'm gonna steal ur line "are u wearing your diapers" cuz that's just too funny!

  • VintageLoot

    VintageLoot said 6 years ago

    Very pretty!!!

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 6 years ago

    Beautiful collection! congratulations! Vintage is my passion too!:) i specialize in vintage items from around the world because of my career outside of Etsy and my background.

  • organicpinklady

    organicpinklady said 6 years ago

    Super article! You're great, Lauren. I LOVE the sounds of your atelier!

  • theluckyfish

    theluckyfish said 6 years ago

    Vintage is so fun! Great featured seller! Thanks Lauren!

  • SilverFirsFarm

    SilverFirsFarm said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! I admire the eye you vintage sellers have- it truly is a special gift not all of us possess!

  • theredvelvetshoe

    theredvelvetshoe said 6 years ago

    She's one of my favorite Etsy Sellers & Etsy Shops, her taste is perfection! It's been wonderful getting to know a little more about the pretty lady of Dear Golden. Thank you for the interview! Michelle

  • JulieNolan

    JulieNolan said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. I enjoyed reading your interview and I really enjoyed looking at your shop.

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 6 years ago

    Where's the man could ease a heart Like a satin gown? ~Dorothy Parker, "The Satin Dress" lovely ♥ best wishes

  • SimpleeYou

    SimpleeYou said 6 years ago

    You should come and see my mom's closet! Full of pretty vintage dresses and shoes from 60-70's. I tried so many of her pretty dresses when I was very young, they made me feel gorgeous! Congrats:)

  • cshusta

    cshusta said 6 years ago

    Your shop is le dangerous!

  • WiseApple

    WiseApple said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview! And I hear you with the time-travel thing... there have been so many nights I lie in bed wishing I could go back in time - to go shopping!!

  • LilyVoltaire

    LilyVoltaire said 6 years ago

    Finally!!!!! :) Fabulous interview, Lauren!

  • marysworkshop

    marysworkshop said 6 years ago

    It was great reading your story, Lauren! You have a wonderful eye and a charming sense of humor. Congrats on the feature!

  • jewelsbyldesigns

    jewelsbyldesigns said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Enjoyed reading about the person behind the shop. You have a lovely shop and I wish you much success! :)

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 6 years ago

    Your shop is stunning! I know what you mean about going back and buying so many of the things that we didn't. Thrift stores in the 70's were plenty and prices were all under $1.00!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    beautiful vintage pieces, your shop is beautiful the detail in your photos lovely!

  • cocokato

    cocokato said 6 years ago

    lovely things! got something to go with, in my shop ;)

  • FloriaVintage

    FloriaVintage said 6 years ago

    I'm not sure I've ever seen a vintage seller being featured, but I'm glad the first one I'm aware of is someone so deserving of it. Congratulations!

  • PaperedFair

    PaperedFair said 6 years ago

    I think I'm in love. Thank you for sharing.

  • DuryeaPlaceDesigns

    DuryeaPlaceDesigns said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • stellaranae

    stellaranae said 6 years ago

    great article, congrats!

  • funretro

    funretro said 6 years ago

    absolutely not at all surprised to see DearGoldenVintage as a featured seller. This shop and seller epitomize class, style, and beauty. So happy!

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 6 years ago

    such an endearing interview! adore your shop - such a great eye! congrats on the feature!

  • 5orangepotatoes

    5orangepotatoes said 6 years ago

    You are such an inspiration! I love your shop and your blog as well! Thank you!

  • mLindvall

    mLindvall said 6 years ago

    Love your shop...and your story!! Thanks for sharing...

  • wanderlustings

    wanderlustings said 6 years ago

    I am so glad that you guys have finally featured Dear Golden Vintage! Was just thinking that she needed to be on here this morning when I was looking at her new items in the shop :)

  • birchbaykay

    birchbaykay said 6 years ago

    Stories connect, and I loved your story! If there is one theme that runs through all of this sharing of stories, it is passion for what we do! In an era of big box stores and behemoth impersonal corporations, it is inspiring to read about everyday people with passion for their artform! K

  • PlumeandPetals

    PlumeandPetals said 6 years ago

    Really lovely vintage pieces!!!~ Love everything with lace =)

  • birdinsea

    birdinsea said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the interview!! My sis and i have been huge fans of yours for sometime now. Your shop is inspiring. p.s. i too would weep if i sold those clogs!!

  • CassiasGarden

    CassiasGarden said 6 years ago

    omgosh. that cloud veil dress is to die for. wonderful interview! and you are very very pretty too!

  • CassiasGarden

    CassiasGarden said 6 years ago

    omgosh. that cloud veil dress is to die for. wonderful interview! and you are very very pretty too!

  • appleturnovershop

    appleturnovershop said 6 years ago

    oh, we should have tea. come to england! x

  • VikingX

    VikingX said 6 years ago

    Really enjoyed reading the interview, I like a lady who laughs loud!

  • BizzieLizzie

    BizzieLizzie said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview and shop!! Congrats on the feature!

  • bigapplevintage

    bigapplevintage said 6 years ago

    omg I love her, very awesome sense of humor and spectacular taste.

  • vivibell

    vivibell said 6 years ago

    I'm so happy you were featured! I love your shop and I am glad that Etsy is starting to feature more vintage shops (though I wish they would a LOT more often..) Congrats!!

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 6 years ago

    exquisite store! Lovely ...

  • opheliasapothecary

    opheliasapothecary said 6 years ago

    lovely shop! i am so inspired to see a seller with a good number of sales featured....i was beginning to lose hope on those of us who have been here awhile getting featured :( now, i have a renewed sense that maybe someday, my lucky number will come up....lol. now...off to heart some things in that shop!<3

  • thriftyAustin

    thriftyAustin said 6 years ago

    Congrats lady! You've been one of my favorite shops since you first started on Etsy.

  • BelieveJewelrySupply

    BelieveJewelrySupply said 6 years ago

    Great article! Congrats on being featured on Etsy! I too am a lover of everthing 30's and 40's!!

  • thelostfound

    thelostfound said 6 years ago

    I have admired your shop for years!! love it-- so glad to see you on the front page with a feature!! =)

  • ivylovesjack

    ivylovesjack said 6 years ago

    What a great interview and such a beautiful shop!

  • opheliasapothecary

    opheliasapothecary said 6 years ago

    omgoodness...your shop is just too full of fun treasures! i would have a hard time parting with them all too!

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 6 years ago

    Very Pretty Shop! Congrats on the Feature!

  • juliacakevintage

    juliacakevintage said 6 years ago

    Oooohh GAWD you are my hero! I see your items all the time and wish upon a star that I'll be as nifty as your shop someday. I want your Miss Anna 20's dress. :-)

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful Shop Congrats !!!

  • vintagehomerecycled

    vintagehomerecycled said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your hard work and beautiful shop propelling you into the limelight, Lauren. Congratulations on securing the coveted spot on the front page.

  • PamelasCloset

    PamelasCloset said 6 years ago

    Wow, I think we were twin sisters in another life!! There are so many parallels right down to the choice of college degrees. I always felt I was born in the wrong era and that is why I struggle so much trying to cope in the time I have been placed. Great bio!!!

  • GoldenGlowGems

    GoldenGlowGems said 6 years ago

    Beautiful items in your shop! You and your shop being featured on Etsy is well deserved!

  • GiGisPetals

    GiGisPetals said 6 years ago

    I love your shop. I would wish to have those platform shoes back, too!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop, congrats on being featured seller too.

  • MsTips

    MsTips said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Lauren! So inspiring! It is always fun to know little bit more about other vintage sellers! Don't we all wish to have a separate area to work? May be some day...

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica said 6 years ago

    So great to see your shop on the front page, congratulations!

  • ZenHouse

    ZenHouse said 6 years ago

    Fantastic shop, and congratulations of being featured. I too, have wept over a few pieces that I have sold! Most recently, a gorgeous black dress surrounded by lovely ostrich feathers...sigh...

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    nice fancy lady clothes

  • LoveIt2TimesVintage

    LoveIt2TimesVintage said 6 years ago

    I feel the same way when I sell items! It's so hard to let go sometimes.

  • MagpiesShop

    MagpiesShop said 6 years ago

    I love Deargolden, I am a fan of Lauren! really inspiring, I so glad that this absolutely gorgeous shop got the feature! Congrats :)

  • MissingHeirloom

    MissingHeirloom said 6 years ago

    love, love, love vintage! Love your shop :)

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 6 years ago

    Wonderful vintage shop! Great story about you.

  • InspirationByKaren

    InspirationByKaren said 6 years ago

    Beautiful Vintage shop! Congrats on being a Featured Seller!

  • theroyalvintage

    theroyalvintage said 6 years ago

    beautiful items

  • lineandlissom

    lineandlissom said 6 years ago

    one of my favorite shops! congrats :)

  • lineandlissom

    lineandlissom said 6 years ago

    one of my favorite shops! congrats :)

  • doublerainbowvintage

    doublerainbowvintage said 6 years ago

    one of my most admired vintage stores on etsy - congrats on your well-deserved feature!

  • Niftic

    Niftic said 6 years ago

    Just a fabulous piece. Best wishes in all your endeavors and may your wish come true.

  • Sunflowerhouse

    Sunflowerhouse said 6 years ago

    I know exactly how you feel.....when I sell almost anything I make, I feel very sad, but when people love my work, that does make me happy. I always miss the pieces I make, though.....I know I partially create them for myself. Your vintage things are so lovely.....enjoyed reading the article. Debbie

  • nocarnations

    nocarnations said 6 years ago

    Oh, so excited for you lady! The hardest working vintage gal I know...hats off to you!

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 6 years ago

    Great article! Congratulations on it:)

  • Bagcetera

    Bagcetera said 6 years ago

    Buzza mottos! I have collected mottos for more than 30 years! Thanks for sharing the website for collectors!

  • JingleDingleDangle

    JingleDingleDangle said 6 years ago

    Good read (funny, witty Seller) and time to consider the back-end benefits of joga.

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 6 years ago

    Congratulations. Your shop is truly beautifully curated!

  • JingleDingleDangle

    JingleDingleDangle said 6 years ago

    I meant yoga not joga (those keys are too close together)!

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 6 years ago

    I must be dreaming--another fabulous vintage seller featured by Etsy! This is great, cheers to you and your lovely shop :)

  • virginiaclara

    virginiaclara said 6 years ago

    So much fresh inspiration in your sweet shop! Thanks for sharing!

  • NsewFabrics

    NsewFabrics said 6 years ago

    Yes we all have things we sold & wish we had back !!! We had better smarten up ... cause we'll NEVER find them again !!!

  • FireflyVintage

    FireflyVintage said 6 years ago

    Lauren, I've recently taken the plunge to sell vintage full-time on Etsy. Your shop is such an inspiration! Your enthusiasm for vintage is contagious:) Congrats on being the Featured Seller!

  • luannmac

    luannmac said 6 years ago

    I too enjoy vintage and bought a 1920's house in another state a few years ago, I spend my summers there. I dream of bath's in my clawfoot tub. I just can't see buying something new, when you can have something old and worn instead. I like to buy old tablecloths with holes in them and repair them. I limit my collecting to just a few things. White tea pots, lucite owl napkin holders, scooba doo dolls, and purple vintage tablecloths. I do have one or 2 of many other items as well. I too do not like clutter,so I find if I limit myself I do not buy too much. I think you may feel the same, that the past was a much sweeter time to be alive.

  • luannmac

    luannmac said 6 years ago

    I too enjoy vintage and bought a 1920's house in another state a few years ago, I spend my summers there. I dream of bath's in my clawfoot tub. I just can't see buying something new, when you can have something old and worn instead. I like to buy old tablecloths with holes in them and repair them. I limit my collecting to just a few things. White tea pots, lucite owl napkin holders, scooba doo dolls, and purple vintage tablecloths. I do have one or 2 of many other items as well. I too do not like clutter,so I find if I limit myself I do not buy too much. I think you may feel the same, that the past was a much sweeter time to be alive.

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 6 years ago

    Oh, I loved this article!! I can really relate to your regrets for selling certain items. Sometimes it seems to take me so long to decide to sell something because I like it so much. I wonder what this intense attachment is that "us vintage lovers" have for our things???!!!

  • TheOldRedHen

    TheOldRedHen said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful things! Congrats!

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 6 years ago

    What a lovely shop....the feel, the flow the uniform nature. I admire all the shops here on Etsy that use talent to seek out such wonderful finds to share with us. Congrats to you

  • SOMETHINGdebussy

    SOMETHINGdebussy said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing! I love old things.

  • maaretsinkko

    maaretsinkko said 6 years ago

    Love this article! I wept too. Remebering things I have sold or given away. Memories stirred when I think I could use 'that' right now or a friend 'needs' 'that' to make a custume just right! thanks for sharing your loves and losses

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 6 years ago

    This reminded me of my mother who was a plain country girl in 1946 when she married my dad and in all the old pics of her she always looked like she had just stepped out of a fashion magazine. I love looking at the pics of her all dressed up.

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen said 6 years ago

    I am so in love with your beautiful shop!! Congrats!!!

  • TwirlSkirtsandMore

    TwirlSkirtsandMore said 6 years ago

    Enjoyed reading about you and your store. I could feel your joy in what you do and collect. Whenever I go to an antique market I gravitate to vintage clothes, tablecloths, fabrics, sewing notions and patterns! Wonder if we were born in the wrong generation- and I grew up in the 60's!

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy said 6 years ago

    ...and I wish I was the one that bought the platforms. Fantastic feature :)

  • TerisParadiseStudio

    TerisParadiseStudio said 6 years ago

    Great Interview! I LOVE Vintage Also- I have a Vintage Boutique in Minneapolis- I'm just starting to sell it on Etsy!

  • NerdJerk

    NerdJerk said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful interview - an absolute joy to read! :) It's so fantastic to be able to actually speak to the people who wore these clothes to fancy events and drank cocktails long into the night. Such a rich history with every piece. I had no idea your store existed, and like inspirationalbanners, would love to shop with you if I were a smaller size. But throughly enjoyed reading your thoughts all the same!

  • TamsyTrends

    TamsyTrends said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Your shop is filled with so many lovely vintage items... it's hard to choose which one is my favorite. I wish you continued success always!

  • ajbcreations

    ajbcreations said 6 years ago

    I too, would be crying about selling those shoes... I love your shop :)

  • southernladysvintage

    southernladysvintage said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Congrats on your feature! Enjoyed the read!

  • TheIndianPaperForest

    TheIndianPaperForest said 6 years ago

    Congrats Lauren, your shop's got an amazing and very well curated collection of vintage pieces; your passion for it surely shines through. Wishing you all your heart seeks, right down to every last color-coded rack in your store :) Suzanne

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop!! Congrats!

  • herrondipity

    herrondipity said 6 years ago

    Great interview, love your shop!

  • tedandlucy

    tedandlucy said 6 years ago

    "Are you wearing your diapers?" ... it took me a second to get it, but now I'm going to steal it! I always over-exagerate like that too! :) Congrats and I'm going to browse your sold items too ...

  • bloomstreetvintage

    bloomstreetvintage said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Lauren, on a great feature and a fantastic shop. You have been an inspiration to me since I opened my shop. It is clear you put a lot of time and attention into what you do. It is nice to have the chance to hear a little bit more about what inspires you. Thanks and continued success.

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier said 6 years ago

    Great article and wonderful store! I'm beginning to feel separation anxiety after selling my first item - a little French box that was one of my favorite things for years!

  • moonula

    moonula said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! I too remember the good old days of vintage shopping, most specifically the 80, when thrift stores were wall-to-wall vintage clothing. And I have also thought "If I had just had the foresight....." and a large warehouse, of course :)

  • L2Country

    L2Country said 6 years ago

    Amazing...Yesterday, I was just telling a Team member (or a few) about this COOL Etsy shop that I just discovered called "DearGoldenVintage" , and here it is being Featured! I love this Shop! L2

  • bezaleljewels

    bezaleljewels said 6 years ago

    Great post! I feel sad sometimes when a piece sells too! You get attached.

  • Littlezozo

    Littlezozo said 6 years ago

    i love anything vintage great shop.

  • glusk

    glusk said 6 years ago

    soooo pretty. i love when there is a story behind something.

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! I love it!

  • chelebert12

    chelebert12 said 6 years ago

    DearGolden is most definitely tops for me in vintage on etsy!

  • EGVintage

    EGVintage said 6 years ago

    Lauren Thanks for sharing your story. We love your shop. You set a high standard for etsy sellers and we're proud to be in your company! Alisa and Judy

  • zelmarose

    zelmarose said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop and great interview! Congrats on the feature.

  • BlackRoosterVintage

    BlackRoosterVintage said 6 years ago

    i feel like i've known you for YEARS. signed, a fellow lover of vintage @;^)

  • marmarvintage

    marmarvintage said 6 years ago

    one of my favorite vintage seller... I am so happy that she was featured... Inspired to follow her model

  • marmarvintage

    marmarvintage said 6 years ago

    one of my favorite vintage seller... I am so happy that she was featured... Inspired to follow her model

  • shannybo

    shannybo said 6 years ago

    Love your shop and this interview. I TOO have a hard time parting with my vintage pieces...I just love them all!

  • shannybo

    shannybo said 6 years ago

    Love your shop and this interview. I TOO have a hard time parting with my vintage pieces...I just love them all!

  • shannybo

    shannybo said 6 years ago

    Love your shop and this interview. I TOO have a hard time parting with my vintage pieces...I just love them all!

  • LittleDeerHandmade

    LittleDeerHandmade said 6 years ago

    she has the cutest things!!! what an inspiration

  • ewbolin24

    ewbolin24 said 6 years ago

    Great interview and I love your store!

  • deepbluemoon

    deepbluemoon said 6 years ago

    I love her shop!

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 6 years ago

    gorgeous interview!! very informative!

  • ohHenri

    ohHenri said 6 years ago

    Love your story!

  • Shhbang

    Shhbang said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring and beautifully done.

  • VintConditionStyle

    VintConditionStyle said 6 years ago

    Lauren! How did I miss this until now? Hats off (vintage and otherwise) to you, lovely lady. This is a well-deserved spotlight. Long distance hugs and scritch some kitty necks for me.

  • italianpostcards

    italianpostcards said 6 years ago

    I'm a huge fan of Dear Golden, so lovely to see her featured here.

  • solsticehome

    solsticehome said 6 years ago

    congratulations lauren! good one..so enjoyed reading this interview. "bury me under it all"..oh i wish i had thought of that one first :) sue

  • thebeachhousegallery

    thebeachhousegallery said 6 years ago

    What great photos, your beauty is your selling card- you need nothing else! Yoga provides such inner & outer strength, I can see how you are atune to finery. Thank you! Here's a toast to timey gin cocktails! Inez Dunn

  • vintagediva60

    vintagediva60 said 6 years ago

    Congratulations as your items are beautiful and I love your story.

  • MoonAge

    MoonAge said 6 years ago

    I'm a fan too - and weep a little with you over those platform sandals! xxx :)

  • OracleMuse

    OracleMuse said 6 years ago

    Yes finally!!! Her shop is an inspiration to me. So good to see her featured.

  • twigandsprout

    twigandsprout said 6 years ago

    I love beautiful vintage items! It's sad to see how it's getting harder and harder to find quality pieces. I'm in the process of getting my shop up, and vintage slips and nightgowns will be one of my main items. The problems is, I only sell pieces that I really love... parting is such sweet sorrow.

  • daiseydeb

    daiseydeb said 6 years ago

    I love your sense of humor, Your shop also. I am a fan of vintage too ,or mabe I am vintage (lol) keep up the good work

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA said 6 years ago

    j'adore this vintage post and your shop! There is something unique about clothing from the past it's like wearing*historical documents* The feel of old silks and velvet from the 30's gowns against our skin is priceless(*_*)

  • Retromagination

    Retromagination said 6 years ago

    Lauren, we are soul sisters! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being highlighted - well deserved!

  • Addy

    Addy said 6 years ago

    Oh, those platforms! They were on in my favorites for all of a day before they sold. I heart them so much. Your shop is one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning, browsing and wishing I could have it all! Congratulations on the feature!

  • mollybob

    mollybob said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on making it to Etsy's featured sellers! I love your shop and was so happy with my cream boucle suit. Best wishes on more people discovering your wonderful vintage items.

  • ParisianDreams

    ParisianDreams said 6 years ago

    Congratulations, on being a featured seller. Beautiful shop!

  • whyteboots

    whyteboots said 6 years ago

    This interview was such a fun and witty read! I love your approach to vintage clothing.

  • annashoub

    annashoub said 6 years ago

    What a pleasure to see how much you love your vintage clothing. A really fun interview and great photos.

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    Bring back all the yesteryear - they dont make clothes like they used to ! Charming, honest story. I hope your beautiful shop and ones like it will always be around ! Congratulations !!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    Bring back all the yesteryear - they dont make clothes like they used to ! Charming, honest story. I hope your beautiful shop and ones like it will always be around ! Congratulations !!

  • CoastandCanvas

    CoastandCanvas said 6 years ago

    its always fascinating to read about other peoples loves and jobs , i wish i was neat ! :-) great article thankyou .

  • MaritimeFox

    MaritimeFox said 6 years ago

    Congratulations,on your feature! Yesterday delights are always a treasure. Thanks for your inspiration.

  • TheLaughingButterfly

    TheLaughingButterfly said 6 years ago

    I love reading these interviews...beautiful shop.

  • Vintagemaggiemae

    Vintagemaggiemae said 6 years ago

    I simply love your shop and the access you have to magnificent finds is astonishing !

  • bmused

    bmused said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Such a gorgeous shop!

  • eclecticshop

    eclecticshop said 6 years ago

    Lol... Lauren, I hug some of my vintage pieces all the way to the post office until I put them on the scales and then, I fight the little voice in my head telling me to grab it and run out! I haven't done it yet...not yet. :) x

  • oppning

    oppning said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Love your story! Congrats!!!!

  • DesiCloe

    DesiCloe said 6 years ago

    amazing interview and beautiful shop! Congratulations!

  • dfrdesign

    dfrdesign said 6 years ago

    way to go

  • dfrdesign

    dfrdesign said 6 years ago

    way to go

  • TheJewelleryFactory

    TheJewelleryFactory said 6 years ago

    great feature.

  • Lelikat

    Lelikat said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! I too could weep over some of the things I have parted with but when I think of the "new life" and hopefully the joy they bring to their new owner...I feel good about it. It's fun to imagine that the boots I danced in 30 years ago are still dancing...somewhere else in this amazing world!

  • misstcalia

    misstcalia said 6 years ago

    Awesome pieces! Great interview. My daughter is 24 and loves vintage things. She lives in NY in the house that Isadora Duncan lived in and rehearsed in when she died. You'd love this old house, it's full of old relics and still has the original stage where she and the Duncanettes danced on. Your story mad me think of that =D

  • tannerglass

    tannerglass said 6 years ago

    You have an amazing eye! Love your aesthetic, photography style and interview. Congrats!

  • desatsi

    desatsi said 6 years ago

    Very nice items' photos!So simple & clear. So bright! Congratulations!

  • AllureByU

    AllureByU said 6 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats!!

  • VitalVintage

    VitalVintage said 6 years ago

    So happy to see one of my favorite vintage shops on Etsy as the featured seller! So fun- I love this shop.

  • rosivintage

    rosivintage said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!

  • ForsythiaHill

    ForsythiaHill said 6 years ago

    I loved reading about the love for party dresses. I gave a closet full of 50's party dresses away in my haste to move - I didn't even look - at least it went to a museum. It's terrible parting w/great finds.

  • DUSKtillDAWNvintage

    DUSKtillDAWNvintage said 6 years ago

    You are an inspiration to our just starting out vintage shop. Thank you! D & D

  • EminenceDesign

    EminenceDesign said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Both you and your collection! I love your sense of humor and your passion concerning what you do. Keep up the great work!

  • INKhandcrafted

    INKhandcrafted said 6 years ago

    Lovely read! Wonderful shop!

  • lillysshoppe

    lillysshoppe said 6 years ago

    Just Lovely-Congrats!

  • TheParlourFloor

    TheParlourFloor said 6 years ago

    Inspiring interview... reminded me too why I've always loved vintage. It's just a feeling. Love your shop and collection.

  • katiecompanyinc

    katiecompanyinc said 6 years ago

    I cried when yous sold those platform sandals too. Because I wanted them... :) Great article! Great shop! Congrats!

  • 2nds

    2nds said 6 years ago

    What a pleasant surprise to log in here and see my favorite shop featured. It's nice to take a peek and get a little insight into what makes this lovely lady tick. She has a talent for finding and presenting beautiful pieces in what I think is the best higher-end vintage shop on Etsy. Congratulations Lauren!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 6 years ago

    Lovely!

  • CovetedVintage

    CovetedVintage said 6 years ago

    You have a beautiful shop and I really enjoyed reading your story. I've had my share of not wanting to part with some specific frocks and I know the feeling...but it comforts me to know that someone else who loves vintage will give it a home. Congrats on being featured :)

  • BlissfullyRandom

    BlissfullyRandom said 6 years ago

    Definately a fun read!! Thanks so much for sharing your love of vintage and your sense of humor!!

  • zelda110

    zelda110 said 6 years ago

    I JUST favorited DGV (before I saw this). such amazing and beautiful things!

  • ProsperiTea

    ProsperiTea said 6 years ago

    Beautiful store and items. Your clothes make me daydream of simpler times more elegant times. Congratulations on being a feature story.

  • pinksequin

    pinksequin said 6 years ago

    All these pieces are lovely!

  • 3OldeBroads

    3OldeBroads said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story. I appreciate your love of everything vintage. Sometimes I feel a "pang" when parting with a treasure. Everything in our shop we love and want to share, but sometimes I think, "I'll just keep this one." Can totally relate to you. Wonderful shop. Best of luck to you!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 6 years ago

    A really genuine and interesting interview! I love everything in your shop!!!

  • LilygraceOriginals

    LilygraceOriginals said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop! And I absolutely loved your article, so refreshingly unpretentious, interesting and funny. Congratulations!

  • SteamyRomance

    SteamyRomance said 6 years ago

    Love your shop and your style! I too love everything from the 1800's on to the 80s!

  • ZeppoAprons

    ZeppoAprons said 6 years ago

    Beautiful vintage dresses! Thank you for the great interview.

  • HisBlessings

    HisBlessings said 6 years ago

    Now that is when clothes were made, and ladies were ladies. While young I used to wear an old flapper dress that drove my mother mad, and in high school (1980's) I wore an old 1940's sweater that belonged to my grandmother with pearl button ups, oh how I miss that sweater. Love your shop!

  • DuncanLovesTess

    DuncanLovesTess said 6 years ago

    Go Blue!! Have a son there now. Love your shop and story.

  • myhideaway

    myhideaway said 6 years ago

    Great interview! Bury me in all of it - hahaha. Love it.

  • bradshawmeadows

    bradshawmeadows said 6 years ago

    lovely.......

  • PinesVintageClothing

    PinesVintageClothing said 6 years ago

    Dear, DearGoldenVintage..you are my new pretend best friend. I am in awe of your garments and share your passion for the history. I also have no tolerance for an untidy bed. Fantastic story!

  • VintageTwenty

    VintageTwenty said 6 years ago

    Dear GoldenVintage, You are soooo interesting! As I read, I found myself nodding in agreement with your statements, especially, "Why did I sell that?" And, knowing the history behind vintage purchases make the collecting even more fun.

  • sewsewenchanting

    sewsewenchanting said 6 years ago

    Your pictures are really good!

  • kgummey

    kgummey said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!! Makes me want to pull out all my great grandma's collars and gloves that I have. I just love them!!

  • TheClayLoft

    TheClayLoft said 6 years ago

    Tatting..such a beautiful, yet dying art. I wish more knew how to tat. Good for you for loving it so. ;) -Mary

  • MelodyCottage

    MelodyCottage said 6 years ago

    Hello..loved your article and vintage items...so hard to let go...i am a Dusty Springfield TRIBUTE SINGER ..i make my own 60s costume...copying original photos...or buy vintage items that i can add to (without ruining them..i promise..)so i shall be keeping a close eye on your lovely site...although..i'm supposed to be selling not buying...it's so tough...!xx Victoria UK

  • macgems

    macgems said 6 years ago

    Great shop Lassie, keep on truck'n

  • TashinaFalene

    TashinaFalene said 6 years ago

    Your collections show hoe much you love vintage. :) Congrats on the feature!!

  • TashinaFalene

    TashinaFalene said 6 years ago

    Your collections show how much you love vintage. :) Congrats on the feature!!

  • HeavenlyNaturalSoap

    HeavenlyNaturalSoap said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the story. Wow how things have changed over the years, gals used to dress so quaint and classy and now we are so far from that girls think its classy to have their butt cheeks hanging out :(

  • everydaypretty

    everydaypretty said 6 years ago

    I la la love your style. Congratulations on the feature. Your store is perfection.

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 6 years ago

    Congrats, best of luck!

  • everydaypretty

    everydaypretty said 6 years ago

    I la la love your style. Congratulations on the feature. Your store is perfection.

  • FForrestCreations

    FForrestCreations said 6 years ago

    What a great article, and quite an inspiration. You have an eye for beauty in the things you seek out. Congrats on the feature. Good luck with your sales going forward.

  • renauddesign

    renauddesign said 6 years ago

    Love your shop! It reminds of the book "A Vintage Affair" by Isabel Wolff. Simply beautiful.

  • SweetMoonlightShop

    SweetMoonlightShop said 6 years ago

    wonderful interview and beautiful, amazing etsy shop! one of the best! congrats on the feature! i hope you'll have that vintage atelier someday so i can come and visit and play dress up! (while listening to shearing or brubeck or something jazz and fantastic.)

  • HoneyBScrapbooks

    HoneyBScrapbooks said 6 years ago

    A vintage piece pulls the eye closer for a better look. You seem to truly enjoy your work. I hope you & your sweetheart continue to travel and find more treasures to add to your collections. I loved your title "Bury Me In All of It" Priceless!!

  • EyeForVintage

    EyeForVintage said 6 years ago

    Congratations! Your shop has been on my radar for a while now and this feature was well-deserved! Although unfortunate, it made me feel better knowing I'm not the only one that gets frustrated with the diminishing chances of uncovering amazing vintage clothing. Your interview was inspiring and I cracked up at your memoir titles...I can relate to "Bury Me In All of It"! Thank you and congrats again from a fellow Michigander and vintage lover :)

  • heightofvintage

    heightofvintage said 6 years ago

    love deargolden! she is the sweetest, just like her shop :)

  • featherandbranch

    featherandbranch said 6 years ago

    I love this! DearGolden has been one of my fave shops for quite awhile! Reading about you was so fascinating. Thank you. ♥

  • belovedinc

    belovedinc said 6 years ago

    such beautiful items!! <3

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview - a nice peek inside the life of a vintage lover

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 6 years ago

    Your clothes are to die for! You have such amazing taste!

  • rockujewels

    rockujewels said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your inspirational and uplifting memories. I enjoy your vintage collection and feel your passion of it. Bravo...Well Done. Peace ^j^

  • TeaAtHomeWithOlivia

    TeaAtHomeWithOlivia said 6 years ago

    Nice interview. Love her vintage! Wishing her the best. Olivia and Chaco

  • pancakeandlulu

    pancakeandlulu said 6 years ago

    lovely. I especially like your list of things you wish you had not sold. I feel the same way about some of my yarns. I try not to think about it, but, then again, it is nice to once in a while :)

  • lucillejean

    lucillejean said 6 years ago

    great interview! loved hearing all your thoughts and especially love your shop :)

  • JenROriginals

    JenROriginals said 6 years ago

    Very cool...I love this shop and a fun interview too....

  • artXchic

    artXchic said 6 years ago

    I love your shop! Such beautiful vintage items :)

  • FoxGlovesAndFinery

    FoxGlovesAndFinery said 6 years ago

    This is one of my favorite shops ! Reading interviews from shops like this are so inspiring.

  • KarensLoom

    KarensLoom said 6 years ago

    OOH you have some really lovely items in your shop!!!! congrats on the interview...

  • KarensLoom

    KarensLoom said 6 years ago

    OOH you have some really lovely items in your shop!!!! congrats on the interview...

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 6 years ago

    Love your shop- so classic, chic and stylish!

  • mydragonflystudios

    mydragonflystudios said 6 years ago

    What a Unique Story, I can relate❤❤❤

  • JaelDesigns

    JaelDesigns said 6 years ago

    Great story...from one Michigander to another--I wish you the very best in the future.

  • thepapermoonstudio

    thepapermoonstudio said 6 years ago

    Lovely!!

  • jenmar5283

    jenmar5283 said 6 years ago

    This is one of the first shops I found and loved when I joined Etsy. I loved hearing the voice behind it!

  • TheGypsyWagons

    TheGypsyWagons said 6 years ago

    I love the joy I hear in your words as you talked about your love of waht you do and the items you work with.

  • Mylana

    Mylana said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous clothes and great interview.

  • grandmafliesabroom

    grandmafliesabroom said 6 years ago

    Great interview:) I understand, what you mean when you look back at what you sold and get teary eyed. I do the same. Vintage is harder to find and the older the clothes are the more they become one of a kind.

  • rose1114

    rose1114 said 6 years ago

    Very classy!

  • SANDYSAYLE

    SANDYSAYLE said 6 years ago

    great interview!! Your shop items are really wonderful, you have a great eye!! continued success....

  • MomsCottage

    MomsCottage said 6 years ago

    wow! love your shop! Congrats on your success.

  • NestingBluebird

    NestingBluebird said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your beautiful shop~ you must have so much fun treasure hunting for a living!

  • mypetitemaison

    mypetitemaison said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview and shop. Agree... Sitting w/Dorothy Parker at Algonquin, would be quite a joy, indeed! Spectacular taste, love your style.

  • Liatreela

    Liatreela said 6 years ago

    Beautiful story, beautiful clothes, simply beautiful everything! Thank you so much for sharing :-)

  • goldminetrash

    goldminetrash said 6 years ago

    Lots of great answers in this interview. Thanks for featuring her!

  • souveniraffectueux

    souveniraffectueux said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! Although you are trading in 'old clothing', all of your items are presented in a clean and light manner. Straightforward descriptions and size info to match... An attractive and very confidence-inspiring approach!

  • TimeEchoVintage

    TimeEchoVintage said 6 years ago

    When new sellers/friends ask me for Etsy advice, I always tell them to check out Dear Golden!

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 6 years ago

    omg....Congrats, Lauren!!! You know how much I adore your shop. XO

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous, clean, clear photos!

  • RetroNaNa

    RetroNaNa said 6 years ago

    I don't think I quite ever saw such a comprehensive vintage store before. Simply jaw dropping collection. Congrats!:)

  • slinkymalinkicat

    slinkymalinkicat said 6 years ago

    Great article!

  • Butterflysue

    Butterflysue said 6 years ago

    A lovely interview and a terrific shop.Thank you so much for your insight into this passion we share.

  • nuvonova

    nuvonova said 6 years ago

    One of my favourite shops!

  • AllthingsWood

    AllthingsWood said 6 years ago

    Classy clasics, real nice.

  • busybodybelle

    busybodybelle said 6 years ago

    Wonderful post, great reading and marvelous shop! Congratulations on the interview and luck with continued success.

  • vacationvintage

    vacationvintage said 6 years ago

    So glad there's a feature about a VINTAGE shop!!!!!!

  • Thecookiecouture

    Thecookiecouture said 6 years ago

    Every time I am looking for something on Etsy, you have something that i love!!!! Congratulations and you have a great taste!!!!

  • ParisPhotographer

    ParisPhotographer said 6 years ago

    Adorable shop and great interview x

  • ranchqueenvintage

    ranchqueenvintage said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Congratulations on being featured!

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 6 years ago

    Congrats

  • LoveYouSo

    LoveYouSo said 6 years ago

    Love you story, your clothes AND your shop!

  • ivegonemod

    ivegonemod said 6 years ago

    Fabulous and inspirational! Just marked this shop as a Favorite. Lauren, sssh, I have a secret. I know where the closets full of great stuff still are! Many of those lovely ladies and their wardrobes moved to Arizona to retire (Florida, I bet can make the same claim) Come for a visit, but bring an extra suitcase! My heart dropped a bit at your 'one's that got away'. Those platforms were sublime. I let go of a hot pink Jackie O. style Christian Dior suit circa early 60s. I've never quite gotten over it. Best of luck!

  • tresundesigns

    tresundesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful clothes and great shop. Go Vintage!!

  • gathersalot

    gathersalot said 6 years ago

    oooooo i feel your pain on letting those wood platforms go! They seem to fit you perfect and they are FAB! >.< I loved the article and could not agree more on the wish to go to Minton's in Harlem in the early 1940s and see Charlie Parker play! *swoon*

  • mydogandi

    mydogandi said 6 years ago

    nice shop!! gorgeous dresses...

  • AlisaBrides

    AlisaBrides said 6 years ago

    Amazing collection, congrats!

  • EnochFarm

    EnochFarm said 6 years ago

    love your idea of someday wanting a whole floor in a big building...wouldn't that be grande? I picture myself owning a whole warehouse building and filling each floor, each room with unique treasures and arts all decked out in themes, colors, textures, and countries!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 6 years ago

    charming seller with adorable items, thank you! xox

  • KnittingDaisies

    KnittingDaisies said 6 years ago

    Cool article...Your shop is really pretty.

  • whimsy52

    whimsy52 said 6 years ago

    What a lovely story! I enjoyed reading the passion you have for your business! I love vintage everything! Congratulations and best of luck!

  • whimsy52

    whimsy52 said 6 years ago

    What a lovely story! I enjoyed reading the passion you have for your business! I love vintage everything! Congratulations and best of luck!

  • GourdNut

    GourdNut said 6 years ago

    Love the old dresses of by gone years. Very pretty. Best of Luck.

  • rivetgirlfalls

    rivetgirlfalls said 6 years ago

    I enjoyed reading your article, it made me smile! Also, keep up your effort and motivation for what you do. Hard work always pays off in the end!

  • ShowYouKnow

    ShowYouKnow said 6 years ago

    I adore vintage and especially your shop. Its lovely that you got to hear the stories behind some of the clothes.

  • estatechicago

    estatechicago said 6 years ago

    i saw a post about you on dethrose vintage and have been following your sales. congrats on this wonderful feature!

  • AdinaAndGem

    AdinaAndGem said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop! I too would want to learn every story behind each piece :)

  • Beadit1

    Beadit1 said 6 years ago

    There is nothing as pure as a vintage dress. congrats!

  • Beadit1

    Beadit1 said 6 years ago

    There is nothing as pure as a vintage dress. congrats!

  • Beadit1

    Beadit1 said 6 years ago

    There is nothing as pure as a vintage dress. congrats!

  • Beadit1

    Beadit1 said 6 years ago

    There is nothing as pure as a vintage dress. congrats!

  • ThreadstrongVintage

    ThreadstrongVintage said 6 years ago

    Darling shop! Viva la Vintage!

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 6 years ago

    YAY! FEATURE MORE VINTAGE!

  • SheilasVintage

    SheilasVintage said 6 years ago

    Vintage is in all our DNA. We must be related ;)

  • SheilasVintage

    SheilasVintage said 6 years ago

    Vintage is in all our DNA. We must be related ;)

  • SheilasVintage

    SheilasVintage said 6 years ago

    Vintage is in all our DNA. We must be related ;)

  • OnceUponAGem

    OnceUponAGem said 6 years ago

    Totally enjoyed your article. I adore vintage too. Best of Luck!

  • SailThouForth

    SailThouForth said 6 years ago

    Vintage is so dreamy. I look at old photos of my grandparents from the '20s and '30s and '40s, and they dressed with such style! There is so much lovely detail in vintage clothes. Wonderful article. Congrats!

  • yelizabeta

    yelizabeta said 6 years ago

    oh my! i'd regret selling those gorgeous shoes too!! LOL. your shops is beautiful and you are inspiring ;)

  • abbyberkson

    abbyberkson said 6 years ago

    I love vintage clothing and recently found this shop- AMAZING items! Congratulations on the feature!

  • pamgstudio

    pamgstudio said 6 years ago

    What and inspirational story! Creating from a passionate place makes all the difference. Thanks for a good story.

  • MadebyLinLin

    MadebyLinLin said 6 years ago

    gorgeous, i love your selling pictures with the double image! very effective!

  • PearlyNotes

    PearlyNotes said 6 years ago

    GREAT JOB ! Congratulations!

  • NovemberRoseAtelier

    NovemberRoseAtelier said 6 years ago

    What a fun read! I admire what you do!

  • shabbymcfabby

    shabbymcfabby said 6 years ago

    ...I'm all about the vintage, as well! Wonderful feature & beautiful shop...best wishes for continued success!!!

  • tamsyn9

    tamsyn9 said 6 years ago

    I enjoyed reading your profile -- and your pictures were great! What a lovely vintage shop you have. I've already favorited a couple items... if only one had endless "fun cash" to spend each month! I'll definitely be checking into your shop again!!

  • vestedbeevintage

    vestedbeevintage said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature firm yoga butt! you rock! Well deserved! Kisses! :)

  • pistolpoppy

    pistolpoppy said 6 years ago

    shes the best- i love her stuff

  • BarbsClassicVintage

    BarbsClassicVintage said 6 years ago

    Great Shop! Thank-you for sharing. I love the charm and nostalgia of vintage anything!

  • ChevereVintage

    ChevereVintage said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on everything you have a way awesome shop and fabulous sense of style and fashion. I'm such a fan of yours!

  • VeriteVintage

    VeriteVintage said 6 years ago

    that was really fun to read! you have such a great eye and it was nice to read that you have a great sense of humor too. cheers to you, lauren!

  • StelmaDesigns

    StelmaDesigns said 5 years ago

    One of my very favorite fellow vintage sellers! How did I ever miss this feature! This shop is so successful and I admire it so much! Thanks for the great read!

  • payMeNpeonies

    Shawna from CityGirlAntiques said 5 years ago

    Your collection of Vintage clothing is beyond fabulous!! I love it all!!! Your story is an inspiration---Thank you for sharing~!!!!! (the swanky style of the 20s & 30s is my personal Fav!!) Cheers!!

  • flinflontohongkong

    Kristy from flinflontohongkong said 5 years ago

    As a lover of yoga and vintage as well I can relate! Great shop :)

  • JasminBlancBoutique

    Erika Iozsa from JasminBlancBoutique said 5 years ago

    I have a few of those lace blouses myself, as my grandmother was a lace maker...I can't think of anything that I would cherish so dearly...I love your shop and selections, and I love the message that you share through what you are doing!

  • crunkleton

    marge crunkleton from MannequinHeadsToLove said 3 years ago

    Hello again...Just got your email about wanting another Marge Crunkleton mannequin head. I did not notice that you had sent me a picture of #8 Betty wearing a wonderful white knit Tam. She looks beautiful. Also followed up on your interesting comments, your life, your shop, creations and YOU...all interesting and a great read. Thanks for sharing.

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  • marloedwards12

    Marlo Dambrosio Edwards from ThatGirlsVintage said 216 days ago

    Congrats on your success! Your store was one of my first favorites when I started going on Etsy in 2012. Enjoyed reading your story and I cant wait to visit your store in Ann Arbor!

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