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I am certain

I am certain I was born in the wrong era. I’ve always felt a bit out of place in this modern time. My friends who know what a strong female presence I can be tell me that I would have been miserable before women’s lib but I like to think I might have ushered it in a bit sooner!

Every day I have the privilege of having people trust me to sell their possessions and it  is an honor.  This last week was exceptional as I had the pleasure of consigning an Art Deco era vanity and set of twin beds for a lady here in Huntington Beach. The set was owned by her great grandmother and she acquired it when she was a teenager. These pieces have such character and the attention to detail speaks to me in a way that no modern, mass produced thing ever could! I can only imagine sitting in front of this vanity getting ready for a glamorous night out  in a beaded dress with a feathered headband and I can only imagine how dapper my charming husband would look in 1920’s garb. Maybe it was seeing the latest rendition of The Great Gatsby that’s got me waxing nostalgic for an era I can only imagine. It could even have been the walk down memory lane I took with my wonderful father-in-law the other day. He loaned the shop his grandmother’s beaded Gatsby Style dress and shared lots of photos from that era.

Though I’m sure that there were many drawbacks to life in the 20’s and 30’s I sometimes wonder if we haven’t gotten too far away from the charm of doing things at a slower, though occasionally roaring, pace! Either way, it’s always exciting to see what will come through the door next!


Tammy Sparrow

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Owner & Co-Chick; A California transplant who crew up in a tiny town on the Virginia/North Carolina border, Tammy roamed through the woods and dreamed of traveling to exotic places. She has a BA in English/Creative Writing from Hollins University and a certification in Interior Design from Orange Coast College. She has a background in retail sales, merchandising, interior design,customer service,and delivering (often unsolicited) advice to friends and customers. She has been a fan of yard sales, flea markets and second hand stores for as long as she can remember.


  • Marisa on 6-29-2013 at 12:39 pm


    This is beautiful! Is this still available?

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