So today here I am, 20-something years later wearing ratty jeans and a filthy shirt armed with gloves and a double dose of Claritin, and my hot little convertible is a Ford 350 passenger van (or the "Church of Vintage Revival Bus" as my friends call it), and instead of buying 1950's cocktail dresses, I am buying 1000 pounds of vintage that have been hiding from the world since 1972 - which is code for "stored in an attic, eaten by bugs, (God help me if I find a mouse in here!) dirty, dusty, vintage."
But even after all that - I can't complain! How can I turn down buying a vanload of vintage packed away for the last 40 years! Who knows what we'll find!
Now back to today - it will take me 2 days to finish emptying the van and sorting the items into piles: handwash, machine wash/outdoor dry, machine wash /machine dry, tumble dry only, good for crafting scraps, and unsalvageable (sniff sniff). It will take 5 days to clean all the items, 2-3 days to sort (again) by category and repair items, 2 days to inventory, price, measure, and tag items. So after almost 2 weeks the items will come to Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage in Charlotte or online!
It is definitely a labor of love!