Hidden Gems…..Play it Again Glam!!

In my series titled Hidden Gems I would like to introduce you to Tamara the owner of  Play it Again Glam!!

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Tamara said, Once upon a year’s ago…. while remodeling a fantastic Mid-century home, I began rescuing vintage bobbles and clothing. As each room developed (themed by “decade”), I soon discovered that my passion for rescuing would be limited by my actual “space for acquiring”. To that end, I count myself lucky to set up shop here and bring these vintage beauties before you to be considered for adoption. Thank you for caring.

Re-purpose & Recycle… Conscientious Consumerism!

Tamara would you share with my readers a little bit about yourself and your Etsy shop.

I’m a  Wife, Mom of 6, new grandmother of 1 and LOVING it!

I opened an Etsy shop last month as a new avenue for working from home and bringing in additional income. I’ve been selling vintage collectibles, clothing, dishes, etc. for several years now, locally at an antique shop, and on another online selling site. While I love to collect MANY vintage items, from clothing to dishes to decor…the truth is I absolutely adore vintage lingerie. The first time I saw the intricate detail of a vintage slip, and felt the luxurious softness of the fabric, I was hooked! The quality of these items is over the top. They are glorious!

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Moving forward, I’m excited to streamline my efforts and focus almost exclusively on selling vintage lingerie. I started experimenting with dying the lingerie, and love the results.

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I dye it in a large pot on my kitchen stove. The dye can revive pieces that might have been discarded due to stains or yellowing from age. It can also breathe new life into something that was in all honesty, a bit plain before the dye bath. While many vintage slips were produced in gorgeous factory colors, the majority by far were a simple Ivory, Beige or White. I love that something meant to be worn “hidden” can be transformed into pieces that can be worn “out” as a skirt or a cute dress. The full slips are adorable with tights and a little sweater…or with flip-flops in the summer. Or, they make beautiful “nightgowns” to be worn at home. I am thankful to have found a way to encourage “re-using” instead of discarding.

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Apart from creating things, what do you do…..

Other things I enjoy when I’m not “working” on lingerie:
Spending time with my husband and family. Teaching/doing yoga. Gardening. Working puzzles. Cooking.

You can find Tamara at:

www.etsy.com/shop/PlayItAgainGlam

I would like to thank Tamara of Play It Again Glam for allowing me to share her shop and her creative mind!!

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About Black Raven Creations

I love to create things and am one of those people who has to keep my hands busy. I have always been this way. If I am not "creating" in some form I tend to get depressed and blue. I spent many hours at my Grandmother's knees learning how to china paint, knit, and crochet. My home is now filled with items I have created thanks to my Grandmother!! She was a great and loving teacher and I was an eager learner. I have not only filled my house with my creations, but I have filled other family members homes as well. My oldest son told me recently "no more", he will not accept another painting, quilt, or wall hanging of any sort...his walls are filled!! Since my friends and families homes are filled, I have acquired a large pile of finished products... I was encouraged for years to open an Etsy shop, So I finally did!! In my shop you will find my creations using a wide range of textiles all created and made by my hands lovingly taught by my Grandmothers hands. All items are 100% handmade!! There are paintings, hand-stitched items, knitted and crocheted items, sewn items and many more. I hope you enjoy investigating my shop and if you have any questions just ask me. I am looking foward to running my shop and getting to meet new and exciting people. I hope to be able to service this community for many years.
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