We share a love of all things vintage. The more rusty, crusty and chippy, the better. We like things with character, lots of character. You know, the kind of things that people wonder how we'll ever fix, when we know they are already perfect just the way they are.
We've known each other for a while. When our children were younger, we worked together on school booster activities. We swap stories about places to shop (meaning tag sales, thrift stores and flea markets), good finds and great deals. We share adventures in refinishing, refurbishing and repurposing. We love the thrill of the hunt and that one really great, unexpected find that we really don't need, but just can't live without.
Last summer, at Karla's 4th of July party, we started tossing around questions that all started with - what if. Actually, we've spent the whole last year asking qestions that start with what if. What if we pursued our passion for vintage stuff? What if we teamed up? What if we actually did something with the stash of stuff we've been collecting? What if we got busy on some of those projects swimming around in our heads? What if we spent our entire summer working in our garages? (Ok, maybe that was not exactly how we planned it.) What if we had a vintage inspired tag sale? What if we wrote a blog about our adventures? Maybe one day we'd have a website too. ... Well, you get the idea. We have new what ifs every single day.
So far, we've started the blog and people are actually reading it - a huge thank you!!! We really are spending most of our time in our garages this summer working on projects. And as you can see, we're having a tag sale.
We don't have answers to all of our questions. But we're determined to enjoy the ride, wherever it takes us. Just a couple of girls chasing after a dream!
People have asked us how we came up with Elizabeth & Co. We wanted a name that was classic, pretty, flowed nicely in print, would stand the test of time and represented all three of us.
Meet Susan's daughter Megan Elizabeth, Karla's daughter Lauren Elizabeth and my daughter Megan Elizabeth. They are beautiful, smart, funny and definitely inspiring! We were just meant to be Elizabeth & Co.
Thanks for joining us on our little adventure! We are lucky to have each other and blessed with supportive families and really patient husbands. Not knowing exactly where we are going is half the fun. We'll see what happens together!!!