Tell us a bit about you and your shop
I am a Registered Nurse and my husband is in Irrigation. We both have a love for history and get nostalgic for the past. We love hunting for treasures and like to believe we are saving a bit of history by sharing our finds with others. I named my shop after my husband who got silly early in our marriage and called himself my Love Butler ;) We still play that game!
Where else can we find you?
Etsy is all we can manage because we both have full time day jobs. I was determined to sell without having to have a website and social media so we are proof it can be done.
Where did you get your love of vintage from?
My parents, definitely. They are both lifelong learners and taught us the value of historical objects and information.
Do you have a vintage obsession, for instance, I am totally addicted to vintage glasses, I have way too many?
I have had many – one is glass condiment dishes since they are tiny and delicate and don’t take up much room. Another is anything mirrored – I love the light that mirrors splash around!
What’s the strangest item you have ever found?
Probably a “sewing bird” – it was so beautiful and I had to have it but I was unsure what it was until researching it. It is a clip in the shape of a bird that held threads or yarns for women as they sewed. To this day it is the only item I stashed away so well I can’t find it! When it resurfaces it will be like the first time I saw it in
California in an antique shop LOL.
What is your favourite item in your shop?
The Lucie Ann negligee in pale yellow. It is so romantic.
Tell us what you love about your favourite era?
Mid century 50’s 60s … both because we grew up in these “Wonder Years” and times were simple and innocent. Things from this era are beautifully designed and made to last.
What advice would you give to people just starting out?
Read everything you can on Etsy – from the forums to the handbook and blog. All you need to know is there and Etsians are generous. They share their knowledge and expertise and are willing to help us learn.
Is there anything you wished you had done differently?
I would have gutted my spare bedroom and installed shelves to house my inventory and store my shipping boxes. As it is now I am a bit boxed out from the inside J Also, I should have been a bit more careful with keeping business and personal banking separate.
If you could learn something new what would it be and why?
How to repair and refurbish old telephones. I have three incredible ones that need work and who is available to do that these days?
Where is your most favourite place on Earth?
A tie between
HI where we got “maui’d” and Switzerland for
the natural beauty beyond compare.
I’m a massive pizza fan, what would be your dream pizza topping?
Mushrooms and spicy sausage, and mucho cheese of course!
What would your pirate name be?
JoJo’s Wench since I am his J
What question do wish I had asked and what would you answer be?
Hmmm, you’ve stumped me here! Maybe how I happened upon Etsy. It’s not that interesting though, I believe it was just web surfing and happenstance. But I am glad I did! Thank you so much for including me, we appreciate it so much !! J