Take Me to Etsy

 The Nicolyndime Manifesto

In case you wondered what this shop is all about, and you’re bored, stuck in an airport on a layover, read on:

NICOLYNDIME IS THE CREATIVE RESULT OF ALL OF MY ARTISTIC PASSIONS COMBINED.
“MY MOTHER WAS A STAY AT HOME MOM/ HOMEMAKER WHO WAS ABSOLUTELY DEVOTED TO ME.  ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WAS OUR WALKS TO THE COMMUNITY GROCERY AND PHARMACY WHERE WE WOULD PUT A QUARTER INTO THE SQUARE VENDING MACHINE THAT WAS JUST AT MY LEVEL.  ALL OF THOSE COLORFULLY LIDDED CAPSULES INSIDE, AND THE ANTICIPATION OF WHICH SURPRISES WOULD ROLL OUT, WAS ALMOST TOO MUCH TO STAND!
EVEN BETTER WAS THE ANNUAL FIREMAN’S CARNIVAL, ALSO A SHORT WALK FROM OUR HOME, AND THE THRILLS OF WINNING NEON COLORED WHISTLES, BOUNCY BALLS, AND OTHER TRINKETS FROM THE DUCK POND; THE ONLY GAME THAT REQUIRED NO SKILL.  MY CHILDHOOD WAS MARKED WITH THESE PLASTIC TRINKETS THAT, IN THE EYES OF A CHILD, ARE SURELY THE EQUIVALENT OF RUBIES AND GOLD.
LATER MY MOTHER SUFFERED AN ILLNESS AND LOST HER ABILITY TO WALK.  CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR, AND NO LONGER ABLE TO GO ON OUR WALKS, WE WOULD REMINISCE AND LOOK THROUGH HER VINTAGE TRINKETS, AND SPEND PRECIOUS TIME TOGETHER.
WHEN I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO MAKE THE TREK TO THE PHARMACY BY MYSELF, I WOULD PICK OUT TRINKETS FOR MY MOM, AND DELIGHT IN MY ABILITY TO BRING A SMALL GLIMPSE OF OUR PAST ENJOYMENTS INTO HER HOME.
SHE HAD SUCH A KNACK FOR FILLING MY YEARS WITH WONDER, AND I’M SURE I GET MY CREATIVITY AND LOVE FOR CRAFTING AND ENTERTAINING FROM BOTH MY MOTHER AND MY GRANDMOTHER, THE TWO WOMEN WHO RAISED ME.
SUCH POWER THOSE SMALL PLASTIC TRINKETS HELD!  SO MUCH SO, THAT IF I SEE ONE TODAY, THE MEMORIES COME FLOODING BACK.  SMELL A CRAYON AND INSTANTLY BE TRANSPORTED TO CHILDHOOD, SEE AN ITEM LONG FORGOTTEN BUT THAT IMMEDIATELY TELLS YOUR STORY, OR HEAR A SONG AND TRAVEL THROUGH TIME.  I GUESS THAT’S WHY I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DRAWN TO ITEMS FROM THE PAST.  OLD ITEMS CREATE CONNECTIONS, GIVE US STORIES, AND TIE US TO A NETWORK THAT’S GREATER THAN US.
NICOLYNDIME EXISTS TO BE PART OF THAT CONNECTION.  
WHEN YOU MAKE A PURCHASE FROM NICOLYNDIME, YOU’RE GETTING MORE THAN YOU CAN SEE.  A CURATED OR HAND CREATED GIFT PROVIDES THE RECIPIENT WITH A CUSTOMIZED PIECE OF ART THAT SHOWS THOUGHTFULNESS AND SOUL.  A VINTAGE FIND NOT ONLY PROVIDES A PRECIOUS MEMENTO AND MEMORY TO THE PAST, BUT ALSO RECYCLES THAT TREASURE FROM A FATE IN A LANDFILL.
WITH NICOLYNDIME YOU AREN’T A NAMELESS ORDER NUMBER PROCESSED THROUGH A CORPORATION.   I HANDLE EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR EXPERIENCE FROM BEGINNING TO END.

 

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