Editor’s note: Answering The Purcell Register’s five questions this week is Lauren Tharp, co-owner of Main Street Vintage.
Q: How did you get into vintage items?
A: My grandmother owned an antique store and would let me help out. I always admired her decorating abilities and dreamed of having a shop of my own someday.
Q: How long have you been buying/selling/collecting?
A: My husband has been in the industry for over a decade! I joined him in the business in 2017. It’s something we enjoy doing together.
Q: What’s the favorite piece you’ve owned?
A: Once we had an 1800’s Victorian pink velvet settee that I wanted to keep forever! We had it for a total of three days before we found the perfect buyer!
Q: What’s it like dealing in vintage wears for your job and not just a hobby?
A: Every day is an adventure! When we go out “pickin’” we never know what we’re going to find or what cool place we’ll discover. Having our own store is a dream come true. We’re enjoying the ride & truly appreciate all of the support we’ve received so far!
Q: What is the most gratifying part of your job?
A: The most gratifying part of my job is seeing our handpicked items bring back memories for our customers!
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