Wednesday, September 8

summer's end



It was a year ago September 2nd that Dear Golden became my full-time job. And so not only does summer come to a close, but also a year of very hard work, much surprises, a lot of fun and some uncertainty. Now that I have gotten through it I feel like I can see Dear Golden as something I can keep doing for far into the future and not worry that I might have too much vintage or that I can't spend my earned money investing in my business (nevermind that I was up for about an hour last night just filled with worry as to the longevity of Dear Golden in general!). I rather like that the "new year" for me and my shop begins in the autumn. Though it is not a season of renewal it always feels so because of the beginning of the academic year and a sort of re-commitment to the structure of daily life that summer takes us from. 

1930s french blue floral dress ✦ thrift store
dove gray leather flats ✦ etsy
mother of pearl seagull earrings ✦ thrift store


18 comments:

Mariel said...

you have great taste and i am so happy that your business is a success. keep up the great work. i visit your store daily and love your blog posts. :)

Jamie said...

Lovely post from one of my favorite vintage sellers, you continually list miraculous finds....Jamie.

Amanda / Rust Belt Threads said...

Congrats on a very successful year! (your still one of my heros) :)

Vintage Seen said...

your shop and business as a whole is very inspiring for those of us aiming to be full time at this! (I almost put ship instead of shop)

BaronessVonVintage said...

congratulations! Ditto what Amanda and Vintage Seen have written: you are a total inspiration!

goldenmeans said...

Congrats on one full year of full time! :) Your shop is amazing. And you are looking *lovely* today, I adore your dress!

Carys said...

Well, congratulations on one year, I'm sure there will be many more years of Dear Golden! Also that is one of the loveliest dresses I have ever seen!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Courtnee said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I discovered you recently and adore the things I've purchased.

I'm also changing my career path and trying to figure out how to do what I love and make it my job. I would love to hear more about this(perhaps in a post).

daniRED said...

yay for your one year!! and your dress is beautiful!!

♥erica
daniredvintage.blogspot.com

E. Fernandez @ Modish Vintage said...

congrats on your first year being a fulltime vintage seller and a successful one!

Wild Tea Party said...

Congratulations on a successful year Lauren!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! Always willing to do my bit...!
;P

VJ ~ vantalee said...

I can’t believe it has been a year! I’m so happy that your shop is a success and I wish you continued success! Your shop is one of my favorite vintage shops on etsy!

KristiMcMurry said...

Happy birthday!!! I've always been really impressed with your selection. It's obvious that you are very good at what you do!

Anonymous said...

I have long admired your shop! Thank you for your inspiration and congrats on the one year milestone. How exciting!

-SummerMaire

Alexia said...

Oh my goodness! What a pretty dress!
Congrats on one year. it seems you are living your dream. Good for you.

Here's to many more years! ;)

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

I remember when you went full time! I don't think you have much to worry about. Congratulations!

The Witchery Vintage said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Be proud of your very successful year! You are an inspiration to many of us who are just beginning in the field of vintage sales. You are a bit of an enigma in that we really never see you (for me that is) until now. You are definitely the future of vintage! Cheers,
Sandra of the Witchery Vintage

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