This week we get to know Erica from P&E Collectibles, an Etsy shop full of vintage wonders including a wide range of jewellery and pins.
My name is Erica and my shop is P&E Collectibles (PECollectibles). I sell vintage items from many different time periods with a focus on jewelry.The items in my shop are found at garage sales, estate sales, flea markets and rummage sales. I live in the suburbs and taught special education for seven years. Right now I am looking forward to becoming a full time stay at home mom. I’ve always enjoyed collecting vintage items with a focus on Lucille Ball and Grace Kelly memorabilia.
After having little to no financial success at flea markets and sales, a friend suggested selling on Etsy. I was inspired! I knew I had the ability to make this into a nice little part time business. My other hobbies include card making, seeing musicals and writing.
My favorite piece in my shop has to be a book called the Story of Mary’s Little Lamb by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford. It is a rare book and quite unique. I love the fact that it is a cross collectible. I also love that it tells the true store of Mary’s Little Lamb that we all know so well. I found this book at a local flea market, I knew it was a great item the moment I saw it.
3. What is it that makes your shop unique?
I think my shop is unique because you’ll never know what you will find in it. I have everything from beautiful vintage jewelry to old books to kitchenware.
4. What’s next in the pipeline?
Right now, I’m thinking about opening a second shop with a focus on handmade and vintage children’s toys and learning materials. I’m still in the early development stages of this.
On Fridays every week I write a blog entry for the Buffalo Etsy Team Blog about anything vintage related. You can read my entry along with other team members here: buffaloetsyteam.blogspot.com/
6. And finally, let us know where we can find you.
Thanks for sharing your shop with us, Erica. You have a wonderful selection of delights and I love that the nature of hunting for vintage goodies means that your collection will be ever changing!