Wednesday, April 10, 2013

♥ making the old new again.

while at camera ready bootcamp last month, i sat across from the lovely anathalia, 
a brazilian transplant (and ex-lawyer!), now living in boston with her husband, pup &
thriving etsy shop of vintage collectibles, brilliantly called: SCAVENGENIUS.

i had a chance to ask ana about her shop, and here is what she had to say:

"old things" have always fascinated me. i have so much fun hunting for 
little treasures! i love antique fairs, flea markets and thrift stores.
 SCAVENGENIUS grew out of this fascination. i wanted to share my findings
 and show people the beauty of the old. in a time where everything seems so 
disposable, it is nice to "rescue" beautiful pieces that were forgotten
 and give them a new home. 

when i asked ana if she had a good story about one of her finds,
 she answered:

"the best story about something i sold is of a cookbook. the buyer's great great
grandmother wrote the cookbook and she wanted a copy for her daughter. she gave it
to her as a christmas present. i was really happy to read her message to me!"

and ps. how genius is that packaging?

9 ♥ love notes.:

  1. Oh, Samantha, thank you for the lovely post and words! :)

  2. What beautiful little treasures (and well photographed). Were these shots done at Camera Ready?

    1. Hi Kristen! Thank you for the compliments! No, these shots were done at home before Camera Ready. The natural light in my old apartment (back in Atlanta, GA) really helped! ;)

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  4. Great Post! Ana is one of my Teammates on Etsy and I agree - her Shop is fun and fabulous.

  5. oh my gosh! What a great blog post! Love the interview and the photos are beautiful! LOVE! bookmarked the blog -

  6. Fabulous shop and a wonderful post!

  7. I think I missed out by sitting at the other table at camera ready bootcamp :( I've been following Ana on Instagram and her photos are gorgeous so it comes as no surprise that she's found some beautiful things for her shop!
    Great post!

  8. I met Ana yesterday and she's a DOLL! So sweet! Such a lovely story about the cookbook.


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