My shop: Vintage-inspired Framed Quotes

new products on my Esty shop

One thing I am not is a salesperson. I don’t like to self-promote and even though I happily publish images of my home and decor on Instagram, it is SO not me to ring the bell and say “hey look, I want to sell you something!” It’s probably part of the reason why many of you do not even know I have an Etsy shop. It’s a small shop and doesn’t do a lot of volume, but it’s been a nice little side hobby that gives me something to do and I also get the satisfaction of creating something pretty for someone else.

One reason I chose Etsy is that its easy to set up a shop and the payment side of things is already set up. The problem is that my products are like a bug in the forest. I doubt my products will ever be popping up first when someone searches for something. So I started Instagram as a way to promote them, and while I do show my products in pictures, I rarely call them out in the captions. I just tag myself and think if someone likes them, they’ll figure it out.

So today is different, friends. I have a new product and I think I need to do things differently. It feels so strange, uncomfortable and self-serving to ask you all to go and look at them, let alone buy them. But I’m proud of these and wanted to share them with you.

These are my vintage-inspired quotes that are hand aged and mounted on hand-distressed stained frames. They are inspired by two things: my love of vintage and my love of signs. Can you find an item from somewhere else that’s similar? Of course. Just look at Etsy. But what is great is that every shop does it differently. For these quotes, I’ve put enough differences into them that I’m happy to say that these are one of a kinds. I enjoy making them and I love how they turn out. Each one is unique and can fit into anyone’s home with the choices I give you.

Every single one of them is different AND if you want something custom, I’ll do it for you. They are also at a price point ($17 plus $5 shipping) that I hope fits into most people’s budgets. Each one can be personalized according to the level of “vintage-iness” of the paper (light, medium, heavy) as well as the frame color. Right now the two frame colors are a dark walnut that has a second darker color added to bring out the distressing, and a more honey-toned vintage wood stain that picks up the distressing beautifully on its own. I am working on a lighter frame option for those of you who love white, but I am still playing around with the right finish.

So here they are - Babababahhh! (And that was me tooting the horn). If you like what you see here, my Etsy shop is TheHomeEnvy and the framed quotes are available for purchase. Please use the notes to specify the paper aging and the frame color. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you all.

XO,

V

Winnie the Pooh Quote (frame shown in Dark Walnut)

Winnie the Pooh Quote (frame shown in Dark Walnut)

Velveteen Rabbit Quote (frame shown in Gunstock)

Velveteen Rabbit Quote (frame shown in Gunstock)

This is Us Quote

This is Us Quote

Every Heart Sings A Song Quote

Every Heart Sings A Song Quote

And They Lived Quote

And They Lived Quote

love. Quote

love. Quote

The Sun Never Says Quote

The Sun Never Says Quote

Number sign (any number)

Number sign (any number)

Give Me a Thousand Kisses (Outlander) Quote

Give Me a Thousand Kisses (Outlander) Quote

Paper aging choices

Paper aging choices

Close up of frame distressing

Close up of frame distressing