Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium
Tell us about yourself.
I opened my shop on Etsy in 2014 to help pay for new construction of a barn. We offer toys from the 1970’s and home decor and vintage art too!
When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?
If you grew up in the late 1960’s and 1970’s a fond memory you may recall will arrive as you enter our shop. They don’t make toys like these anymore so my loss is your gain. As they say you can’t take it with you. You may just find a memory from your childhood or a rare find to add to your collection. We hope our items will bring back many memories.
Tell us a bit about your products.
If you remember growing up in the 1970’s, you may recall a television show Battlestar Galactica, remember how guest stars would appear and then poof they were gone. In the 13” action figures Colonial Warrior had never appeared in the show he was like the guest star that you knew he would be eventually killed by Cylons or killed in action.
What inspires your work?
We enjoy the stories we receive on how people find our shop and their memories of particular items for sale in our shop.
What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?
This business is a hobby of ours, we’ve enjoyed the stories we have received when a customer finds something they recall from childhood. Recently one of our clients purchased a toy to use in a vintage bedroom for a short film which was really cool.
What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?
We offer items that are rare and one of a kind. We hope to spread smiles & many happy memories when they find something to remind them of fun times as a kid and bring out their inner childhood memories to others.
What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?
How nice people are on Etsy. I use to be on Ebay and it was horrible.
Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?
Do it! You’ll make many friends!!! I’ve met many vintage sellers on Etsy and also made many new friends.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?
I work full-time so my hobbies at the moment are on the back burner.
What is your favorite quote?
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday. ~John Wayne
Where can people find out more about your business?
Come visit our website – toysfrom70s.etsy.com.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
My wife has a shop too – corkycrafts.etsy.com.
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