Starting an antique and vintage silver business in the midst of a recession is a choice that more than a few of my acquaintances have raised eyebrows about. Interestingly it has been more an issue of antique and vintage silver than the recession per se.
“Silver! But why? It’s so old-fashioned no one wants to deal with it anymore.”
But an amazing thing has happened, vintage silver is creating connections and striking a chord among a wonderful community of people. Last week this delightful surprise was waiting for me on Silver Magpies Facebook Page
Elizabeth Hubbell: Silver Magpies, I largely have you and your Every Day Best book to thank for this
Vintage Silver Connections
Elizabeth makes some great points doesn’t she. How many of your wedding presents do you think you’ll be holding and cherishing in 15 years? How many would you be able to pass to your children? Those connections between generations are vital to families.
The connections stretch much further than just one generation to another. A fork can connect us with places, events, fashions, people and circumstances far different than the ones we find ourselves in at the moment.
Virtual Vintage Silver Connections
When I first began to get “serious” about taking this business online, I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into.
I’ve learned a lot, made some notable mistakes, had the odd success, but best of all met an entire community of people who were receptive to my message. Make Every Day Best, if your family isn’t reason enough to get out the silver who is? Worried about cleaning silver in the dishwasher? Silver is far tougher than many people believe. Get the silver out of storage, onto the table and then into the dishwasher!
Thank you to all of you who have connected with @SilverMagpies on Twitter and followed Silver Magpies on Facebook, read, commented and asked me questions on this blog, and made purchases from Silver Magpies store! Silver Magpies has grown into a community I couldn’t even imagine.