Over the next 24 hours, some new inventory will be going into my Etsy shop. I thought you might want to see some of the hats recently brought into the collection at Sidetracked. I will be sharing pictures as I add them to Etsy.
Meet the gray 100% wool Merrimac, made in the USA by Merrimac Hat Corp, probably 1940s or 1950s. Please note, photos editing apps are great for reducing wrinkles! 😉
My shop in the caboose, Sidetracked, is my happy place! I love it so much! When I get there I am very content. I move things around, stand and stare at them, and think, hmmmmmmm, is that better? Yes. Then I move some more. I talk to customers. When it is slow, I take my essential oils — a few drops on wet papertowels, and wipe down the floors, the walls, the door knobs, everything like that, to keep it dust free and smelling so clean and dreamlike! Yes, dreamlike. It is a little boxcar space that is full of magic and wonder! Lots of twinkly lights. Lots of this and that. Clothes. Trinkets. Antique purses and hats. I have regular customers who tell me Sidetracked is their happy place as well! Here are some photos from yesterday.
I am in the shop right now. It is a place I love. My happy place. It is just a shame that sometimes we have to get to a point where we have to “allow” ourselves to have something like this. It is also a shame that a woman might have someone in her life who says, “you can’t do that.” I am very happy now to have the most supportive love and friendship in my life. It makes it so much easier to thrive and take chances and succeed with those chances.
I am gearing up for Christmas in the shop. I love the twinkly lights! I love the customers who come in! Today was the first day that I began unpacking vintage ornaments and bringing them in. More to come, but I wanted to share with you one of my little trees.
Most little nooks and corners in the shop are adorned with old photos.
Right now one of my favorite customers is in the shop. She takes her time and looks at every tiny treasure. We discovered that we both love making doll houses and dolls.
I will close for now. Oh my gosh it feels so good to have WordPress installed and reliable hosting and something to blog about!