Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vintage In Saratoga Springs

Vintage finds new homes

 Old Times Keepsake on Etsy ~ Pat DeSio 

Pat - graduating nursing school
My name is Pat and my husband and I reside in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York. A lovely small community of artisans, historical preservation and notably, horse racing.
My schooling was nursing in which I worked in a variety of specialties such as geriatrics and hospice. I served on a plethora of boards in hospital and community service over my lifetime. 

For years I have collected vintage and refinished antiques. Our home outgrew my personal collections, but not my love for iconic rememberances.

Retro Vintage 
My father was a builder/carpenter when I was born. He taught me about building, craftsmanship and the like. His skills were such that he did it all: from the basement build out to the intricacies of detailed handrails.

The trade was a family affair: my younger sister and I helped my father; our mother did the book keeping and our older sister got to go on the truck; our brother learned the trade. Well into their 80's, my parents even put a roof on their house!

My grandfather gave me many pieces of his furniture and I learned the art of caning .
Fenton Milk Glass

Over the years I have retained the love for antiques, architecture and all things vintage. Each piece has a story to tell.  Most of the pieces had one owner - ME! My love for vintage has outgrown my home. 

My daughter told me about Etsy and encouraged me to open shop. She has been on Etsy since 2013 - Beltane Moon (Steel Grey Art).  Incidentally, she is the author of this blog!  We have other family member across the US who also have their own Etsy shops. Each one unique and individual.

Join me on the adventure of storytelling through shared love of vintage!


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