Chipped and Cracked is a sweet new etsy shop opened by my friend, Haleh Pedram. Haleh has a talent for finding the most interesting and unique items for her home. Occasionally her home starts to overflow, and she needs to sell off all of her awesome stuff.
I had a few questions for Haleh, so here goes:
Glade: Where do you find your vintage goods?
Haleh: There are a few thrift stores that I go to in Austin, thrift store shopping is an addiction of mine. I try to not to go very often because I’m constantly struggling with the amount of stuff that I have, but it’s something that I really enjoy. The thrift stores I go to are not secret, I think most people know about them, but I just don’t want to name them 🙂 okay?
Glade: Ha, okay, I won’t make you divulge your secrets. What do you look for when you make a purchase?
Haleh: I’m never looking for anything in particular, and if I am, I generally can’t find it. I’m drawn to items that I find weird, funny, or interesting. My purchases are generally superficial, if I like how something looks, I want to bring it home. I often buy things that I don’t want because I feel like they might end up in the wrong hands. Then I give them away or they just sit under a pile of stuff.
Glade: Do you have any good stories about any of the items you have for sale right now?
Haleh: ummm….not really. i bought most of the puppets at a goodwill auction. it was my first goodwill auction and my heart was beating really fast because i thought i would have to fight someone for it.
Thanks Haleh, good luck with your shop!