Friday, November 25, 2011

feature Friday: Bitchin' Kitsch 'n' Kitchen

I am usually a bit jealous (let's be sincere: very jealous) about those who have the amazing talent of finding treasures wherever they go, from thrift stores to garage sales and beyond. With their keen eye and artistic sensibility they find vintage goodness that most of us would never notice. Lisa from Bitchin' Kitsch 'n' Kitchen is one of those talented vintage hunters and today we talk to her about her passion for vintage, some of her outrageous finds and some of her personal preferences. Enjoy!

Vintage is fascinating, how did you get into it? 

I started going to garage sales when I was about 7 years old (in the mid-'70s), and it just sort of grew out of that. I started going to auctions regularly about a year ago, and it just kind of got out of hand :)

Do you have a pre-established notion of what you are looking for when you go on a vintage hunt? 

No, I just like the thrill of the hunt! I just like to see whatever catches my eye.

What are the most odd / outrageous / rare finds you've made? 

Hmm... I got the world's creepiest doll last week in an auction box. She looks like the child of Chuckie from those old movies about the killer doll. I also found an amazing Bagley Marine bowl for $2 at a yard sale a couple of years ago. Apparently it's worth over $200. It's sitting in my dining room right now.

I like vintage because... so may reasons - it's beautiful, unique, environmentally friendly, well-made, funky, unusual, and on and on...

I choose (to sell) vintage because... if I didn't, my house would collapse. And then they'd call me a hoarder instead of a picker ;)

I am currently reading... Moab is My Washpot by Stephen Fry and A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Both are hilarious. I don't usually read more than one book at a time, but I had been on a wait list for Moab from the library, and it just came up.

I am currently listening to... the new Jim Cuddy album, Skyscraper Soul, and God Willing & The Creek Don't Rise by Ray LaMontagne.

What is your favourite item in your shop and why? 

Either the anodized bird canisters, because they're beautiful & very unusual, or the Royal Haeger Gazelle lamp, because it's so gorgeous!

Long term aspirations for your shop? 

To sell lots, and make some room in my house to display the amazing stuff I want to keep!

1 comment:

  1. great feature on a wonderful seller! kuddos to both of you!!!


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