City & Sea Vintage
Tell us about your business.More than just an everyday vintage shop, C&S offers Altered Antiques, Original Home Decor and Industrial Lighting--mostly from items found in junkyards, landfill, and recycle centers.
What makes your business stand out?Last year, I had a mid-life crisis and abruptly quit my high profile, well-paying, corporate job--with absolutely no Plan B. JERONIMO! It's a rough road, not knowing where you fit anymore. I've spent the last twelve months neck-deep in the Seven Stages of Grief (and Poverty). And you know what? It's true. As bad as it gets, you do come out the other side---Eventually. City & Sea Vintage is the dream I didn't even know I had. It's what I did when I felt completely helpless and didn't know what else to do for myself. It was what came naturally. My true passion was revealed only when all the distractions were ripped away. C&S is a collection of everything I love: chippy, rusty, mossy and tarnished. My passion is finding beauty in things cast away because in my mind, everybody deserves a second chance. Lisa Quinn was an Emmy Award-winning TV Host, Best-Selling Author, and National Brand Spokesperson. Now she sits in her backyard and makes pretty things. And she's happy.
What's the best business advice you've received?Always buy your materials wholesale. ALWAYS!!!!
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