A Second Chance Stew

I’ve always loved entertaining and loved vintage items. It started with my first tea set and evolved into vintage clothing when I was in college majoring in fashion merchandising. I had an opportunity to become a “stewardess” out of college, but passed it up. That had been a dream of mine as a little girl. I loved the glamour of travel and the beautiful flight attendants with their stunning appearances. But when I grew up, I pursued a career in advertising instead, and then in real estate.

I got married, raised a family, and decorated our home with vintage housewares, paintings, rugs, and furniture. Vintage pieces add beauty, history, uniqueness, and style, plus are heirlooms to pass down. My dream home took shape.

Fast forward: I had the opportunity for a “second chance” career change. My dream fulfilled; I became a flight attendant. Because I love collecting, as my travels expanded, I sought out treasures from all over the world and my collection grew…And grew. My home cannot hold any more of these unique and one of a kind pieces so I share them with those of you who also love to entertain elegantly, or who want to add authentic, and distinctive style to their home.

The vintage pieces I select to share with you make great conversation pieces, plus are priced within budget, and you don’t have to travel the globe to find them! The items in my Etsy shop are like me… I was given a second chance! The treasures in my store are charming, interesting and have a little history…don’t we all? Re-use. Re-purpose. Re-love. ♥

My love for entertaining over the years inspired my husband and I to open our lovely home to guests as a Bed and Breakfast. It is decorated, of course, with antiques. If you find yourself needing accommodations in North Carolina, you can find us here:

Enjoy your stay… and let me know if you need anything!
The Flying Hostess