Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Looking for quality vintage items? Funretro is the shop for you! There are so many wonderful treasures to be discovered in this wonderful shop!

Here is my interview with Natalie, the wonderful person behind this shop:)
What got you started selling Vintage?

I began selling vintage items back in 1998 on ebay. By that point, I had already been buying vintage items for myself for years. I was finding more items than I could possibly ever need, but couldn't resist passing up. I would see things and think, "someone would really love this", and it really just started there. I knew I had a knack for finding the beauty in otherwise forgotten items. So funretro was born! When I discovered Etsy, well, that was a whole new experience for me. I now had the ability to become part of something that felt so different. So communal. I always knew that one day I would have a big shop. I guess I always thought that there would be a physical space to go along with it. Etsy completely changed my mind about that!
What are your hobbies?

Going to estate sales has been a long time hobby of mine, probably for over 15 years now. I also love photography (my own and others), going on long drives anywhere (and sometimes nowhere in particular), and gardening. Of course, all of this is trumped by a long, lazy afternoon in bed with my two dogs, Casey and Brodie!

Favorite items from your shop?

This is the hardest question because I often like (and want!) many of the things I add to my shop! I am a diehard lover of industrial items (as most can tell). One of my favorites at the moment is the Wooden and Metal Plane http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41591018. That plane is to die for, in my opinion! The Wooden Apothecary Box is also a favorite http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41071323 and I am secretly hoping it doesn't sell so I don't feel guilty about keeping it for myself!


My personal favorite is the blue glass pedestal bowl http://www.etsy.com/listing/52776240/deep-blue-glass-pedestal-bowl. The color is stunning and it is top quality! To have a great time looking at truly terrific vintage items visit http://funretro.etsy.com.

1 comment:

  1. cool stuff, I like the box at the top but the blue pedestal is a close second.