Who are we ...??
When I look at THE CINNAMON STICK, I see how much we have grown and yet stayed the same. Does that make any sense to you? Our personal values, business ethics, integrity and our love of the old and new has never faltered. However, we have also grown to love the vintage style in creating with paper goods, ephemera and I keep getting in deeper and deeper (smiling)!!
I have never been the dirty, grungy, extreme prim girl - I love the aged and worn look that comes with years of loving and taking care of one's possessions. (even if you have to "fake" that look with coffee dying)
I have never been a collector of "real" antiques...but the preserver of the odds and ends and sometimes they turn out to be the best!! In the movement of "flea market" finds, recycling and repurposing, we realize we have always done this...necessity (financial) and love of the unique.... and although we started before "Country Living Magazine" said it was okay to fill your house with (what our families called junk), we found many people who guided us along as we sat at auctions and purchased barrels for 50 cents....egg crates for $1.00 - We have never upgraded - and I am so thankful for all the guidance a young couple received 46 years ago when we set up housekeeping, because it has given us a "way of life" - a career for 29 years and so many fun outings treasure hunting.
Just thought it was time to let you know who we are...and with good health, good fortune and good friends, we will continue to be "just who we are" for a very long time yet!!