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Friday, December 28, 2012

Today's Featured Shop Owner!
Diane Evans
Here is my Interview with Diane!
Q. How did you pick your shop name?
A. Our shop name is vintagebyrudi
(the name rudi comes from Russ (ru) and Diane (di)
or seller Russ397 on ebay
Q.  What do you sell?
A.  We sell vintage collectibles, jewelry, collector plates, china, and whatever we find.
Q.  How did you get started selling vintage items?
A.  We had sold on ebay previously and ran a flea market spot for a few years. We presently have a spot in an antique shop in South Deerfield Mass. & Granby Ct. & do Etsy & a little bit of Ebay.
Q. How did you get interested in Vintage items?
A.  When I was growing up my Dad collected old bottles and antiques and we always stopped at antique shops and tag sales. He got myself and my brothers into the "business". Dad continued to collect and sell on ebay occasionally and often joined us in the flea market spot. That is a memory I will always remember and treasure :)
Q.  How did you learn about vintage items?
A.  Over the years my husband and I have become more knowledgeable about vintage items as we ourselves have gone to auctions, estate sales and tag sales. We have a RV park trailer at Cape Cod and during the summer you will find us hunting for treasures down there.
Q.  Where do you see your Shop in 5 years from now?
A.  Hopefully our shop will continue to grow. I am a retired teacher and this has now become my "part time job" and I love it! Our friends will often ask us to "find" them items in our travels.
Q.  How do you manage your time between Etsy and the rest of your life?
A.  We have an "ebay etsy spare room" as we call it where our stock is on shelves and I try to stay organized lol.
Q.  Any other thoughts you want to share with us?

A.  I enjoy the Etsy community and have met many new friends there.
Here is a sample of what you will find in Diane's Shop!


  1. Diane, you have a great shop with wonderful items!

  2. she really does! sooooo many goodies!

  3. Excellent feature, Kate! I thought I was already following your blog, but I wasn't. So now I am for sure, and I also added you with Google+! =0)

  4. Thankyou Kate for the feature!! I actually love your mosaic pieces too :)

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm following your lovely blog back.

  6. Congrats Diane! Your shop is full of many wonderful items! Love being on the team with you!
    Your Etsy Friend