15.3.11

Nearly giving up the day job-coming soon, my Etsy shop!!

Spring is nearly here and with it comes some changes for me in my personal and work life which ultimately will be a change in lifestyle for me.

I have decided to virtually give up my day job, I will still be doing some time there every day to keep my hand in, but my efforts will be concentrated on running my new part time venture-Century of Style, my Vintage Etsy Shop

This is my gorgeous Cherry Blossom tree in my front garden, always a visual reminder of how wonderful the start of Spring is and how inspirational it can be for the start of each year.

I thought if I don't do it now I never will-I am apprehensive, wary, excited and nervous-but am preparing for my launch opening which I am hoping will be around the beginning of April.

As you all know, I so enjoy thrifting for designer and vintage pieces and of course I will still be looking for finds of my own as well as the shop. But everything I source is specifically picked and indeed a piece I would use or wear myself, so if you like my style, I hope you will enjoy picking something from my shop to incorporate into your own wardrobe.

Any pieces not suitable for Etsy-that is not vintage, will go onto Ebay and I will post a link once the items go on sale, also around the start to mid April.

I do so hope you will take a browse when I launch and seriously consider treating yourself-watch this space for the Launch Date!!

UPDATED TO ADD: I would just like to say a Massive Thank You to everyone for their kind words and well wishes, I really am overwhelmed with the support received and it is very very much appreciated. Wishing you all a lovely week too xxxx

37 comments:

sacramento said...

I am so glad that you are following your dream to the full. It is never too late. Grate news. baking you all the way.
Much love my dear friend.
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Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

How exciting, I will be watching your new venture with interest (and maybe an open purse!)I have been toying with the idea of Etsy for a while, I'd be really glad to know how you get on as a British shop as the site has always seemed more geared up to American sellers (understandably). Folksy has opened up here for crafters, but it would be great if there was a similar British based website for vintage. Or maybe I'm imagining any difficulties and should just give it a go!

Wishing you lots of luck - do let us know more as you go on x

Pearl Westwood said...

Well I for one will be first in line! That is really wonderful news! I am hoping to revel my secret new venture this week too - again thanks for letting me use your photos xxxx

Ivy Black said...

How exciting! I can't wait to visit. There's lots of good bloggy things hppening this year...it is THE place to be! xxx

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Long time no see. Congratulations, it's nothing like doing things for yourself.

Penny Dreadful said...

Hurrah, that is brilliant Sharon! I am so pleased for you; you have such an eye for a bargain I'm sure it will be a huge success xx

Haute World said...

Good for your! I think it's important to take the risk and follow your dreams. I know too many people who end up regretting not taking the leap earlier. Very excited to see what your Etsy store will feature. Knowing how great your finds are and your eye for vintage, I'm sure it will be fab!

Vintage Vixen said...

Wishing you every bit of love and luck in your new venture. You have the best eye in blogland for a bargain. xxx

Please may I? said...

Good luck in your venture hun. What a great thing to do and very brave too! I am sure it will be a huge sucess and you have everyones best wishes (& hopfully pennies!).

X x x

Claire said...

Oh wow! good for you, I've been reading your blog for a while and love all the wonders you manage to find, can't wait for yor shop, good luck.

Rebecca said...

Wow! Congratulations, Sharon! I'm exciting with you and FOR you.

Mo said...

That is great news, best of luck Sharon. x

Ofelia said...

Sharon, congratulations!!!
My dear, it is scary and exciting at the same time to start a new venture!
My advice to you is to incorporate, incorporate!
I don't know the UK Laws but by incorporating you will protect your personal assets!
Congrats, again!

janettaylor said...

So exciting!

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viviane said...

really a very good idea, I'm eyeing with doing this myself but I'm always not brave enough ... maybe I will do, too in the future! wishing you all the best!

WendyB said...

Congrats! I've always wanted you to shop for me so this is perfect!

FairyFiligree said...

Wowee! Good luck. I have already added your soon-to-be-launched shop to my favourites and will enjoy browsing there. YOu may get some inspiration from my own Etsy shop of vintage items & who know? perhaps we can even swap!!

lunarossa said...

Fantastic idea, Sharon. I think this kind of business will be ideal for a gifted lady like you. I will do a lot of advertising for you. Great! Ciao. A.

MissNeira said...

Amazing! good luck with everything!

xoxo Miss Neira

SabinePsynopsis said...

Wuhuu, that's wonderful, Sharon! I will definitely pop by your shop. Hope all goes well putting it up. xoxo

CameronPoe2409 said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see what fabulous items you will have on sale. PS I love your new shop name! xx

teawithonesugarplease said...

wishing you all the luck with your new exciting venture will happliy do a post on my blog to get you some support xx

Life In a Little House said...

Oh yippee how exciting!! I wish you all the best on your new journey! ~Can't wait to check it out ~Love Heather

Caroline said...

Hi Sharon - very best of luck with this exciting new venture - it sounds brilliant, and will be something that you love doing as well. What could be better? xx

Smashingbird said...

Big Congratulations to you! With your eye it's bound to be a success! I'm actually about to do the same thing, just waiting for a mannequin delivery (!), hopefully we can swap some tips! xxx

Make Do Style said...

HOW WONDERFUL & so exciting and fab!!

Brilliant - this is such a good venture for you - it will be fabulous, can't wait
xxxxx

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Sharon, that's fantastic! You have a brilliant eye and I believe everyone should do what makes them happy. Look forward to buying from your shop. Love C xx

jess said...

It sounds so exciting! Good luck.

Elegancemaison said...

Congratulations Sharon! Thank you for adding me to your Etsy Circle - I look forward to browsing your virtual rails as soon as you open shop. ( Btw I shall be returning to my blog very soon - watch this space.)Wishing you all the best in your new venture! Cx

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Great News! Wishing you every success! xxx

Winnie said...

It's about time Sharon! You've found such amazing pieces since you started this blog so it seems only natural to start your own Etsy and Ebay store! Good luck!!

yiqin; said...

the cherry blosson tree is SO PRETTY@!

Pratishtha Durga said...

My heartfelt good wishes to you on following your dreams. You go girl! I am so happy for you. So many of us dream of doing what we love, but so few among us have the courage. The cherry blossom tree must be such a lovely sight.

everybodysaysdont said...

Fantastic! I'm so pleased and happy for you! I'm looking forward to visiting your store! Lots of love x

vint junky said...

How fantastic! I wish you every success. Although judging by your knack of picking up amazing thrifts you may not need it.
I'll be bookmarking and keeping my eyes peeled
xxx

treeswhereyousit said...

You have such an excellent eye. Whenever I go to a boot sale or charity shop, I see a load of smelly acrylic horrors. But I bet if you went into the exact same shops, you would pick up the only decent thing in there that I'd totally overlooked! All the best, and I'm sure to be buying from your Etsy store!

J. said...

How exiting! Good luck, and I will definitely be one of your customers, you find the best things!

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