Author Archives: Margie Homan

The Blisstiques Shop: The results of Deborah’s Vintage Jewelry Journey


The Blisstiques shop is a new member business of the Vintage Jewelry Team, though owner Deborah has been selling on Etsy since 2009. We are pleased to introduce her and her shop to our members and our blog readers. We want to find out about her business journey and her passion for vintage jewelry. Margie: […]

Writing for the Vintage Jewelry Team Blog: A Personal Journey

VJT blog – Journey

I really wasn’t thinking when I volunteered to write for the Vintage Jewelry Team blog. That’s not a negative comment. The team needed another writer for the blog, especially to do interviews of members, and I thought why not? Why not indeed? I have always been a writer, what I have never been was a […]

Dance with Jewels: Vintage, Repurposed and Artisan Jewelry

Dance with Jewels- Harriet Banner

The song lyrics by Seals & Crofts “Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind” comes to me when browsing Dance with Jewels, the Etsy shop own by Harriet. It is a combination shop, specializing in vintage, repurposed and her own handcrafted jewelry. It makes you want to go on […]

Bejeweled Emporium: A Dazzlingly Beautiful Online Business

Bejeweled Emporium

Bejeweled Emporium is an online Etsy business owned by Andrea. It is a successful business full of a large variety of stunning, beautiful, and wonderful vintage jewelry. Margie: Andrea, how and why did you get started an online business? Andrea: In June of 2000, my second oldest son was born very premature (15 weeks early!). […]

The Hillbilly Hipster: Style, Professionalism, and Beautiful Jewelry

The Hillbilly Hipster Banner

The Hillbilly Hipster owned by Jeremy has been on my radar for a while. As an admirer of vintage modernist jewelry and design, I naturally found my way to The Hillbilly Hipster and love looking at Jeremy’s collection. It is our pleasure to interview Jeremy and find out among other things: Where does he get […]

ButterSideDown Selling Online Creatively Designed Costume Jewelry


ButterSideDown is the vintage jewelry shop owned by Scott on Etsy. The first thing that strikes me about Scott’s shop is the variety of costume jewelry from whimsical and fun, to dignified and charming. It is delightful to browse through his items and to learn about Scott’s business. Margie: So, Scott, what pathways led you […]

Jewel Bird Vintage from England with Beautiful Jewelry


Sometimes when I am looking at Vintage Jewelry Team Members’ Shops, one will stand out. Our member Sally’s shop, Jewel Bird Vintage, got my immediate interest. I think it was because her items are just lovely.  It is our pleasure to introduce you to Sally. Margie: Hi, Sally. What got you started collecting vintage jewelry? […]

Era Antiques and Finds: A Shop Full of Love, Joy and Wonderful Items

Era Antiques and Finds

Era Antiques and Finds is the shop of longtime Vintage Jewelry Team member Marirose. From the minute I read my first online post from Marirose, I felt her joy and love for life, a sincere connection with people and a true admiration for the things she collects and sells. Margie: Hello, Marirose. It is pleasure […]

24 Wishes Vintage Online Shop is a Team Effort

24 Wishes Vintage

We are delighted to introduce one of our new Vintage Jewelry Team Members, 24 Wishes Vintage, a vintage jewelry shop. This online business is a team effort made up of family members Jennifer, Mary, and Peggy. Jennifer has agreed to be the spokesperson for their group. Margie: Welcome 24 Wishes Vintage. Jennifer, what got you into collecting […]

Lady Loves Treasures Owner Cathy Collects and Sells Her Valuable Finds

Lady Loves Treasures

Lady Loves Treasures vintage jewelry shop owner Cathy is a new member to the Vintage Jewelry Team. However, she has had her Etsy shop since 2013 and been a collector for many years.  A passionate collector, Cathy’s story is a good one and her shop has many interesting, wonderful items. Margie: Let’s start with, how, why […]