STICKERS!!!!!

Even though we collect and sell vintage stickers, we are always in the market for purchasing vintage 80's and 90's stickers as well. If you have a sticker collection that you are wondering what to do with, please contact us at contact@thesilvergardens.com. ♦


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Monday, May 11, 2009

So where did the name "Miss Midie" come from?

I had sold artwork on eBay for a while and when I decided I wanted to sell stickers I didn't want to use that account and get my customers all mixed up and confused so I needed a new account just for buying and selling these wonderful vintage stickers.

I decided to name my new account after one of our cats of course. :o) She is a beautiful jet black cat with a white marking on her neck as well as white all over her tummy. We named her "Midie" which is short for Midnight. And one day when talking to her "Miss Midie" came out my mouth and it stuck as it sounded just right for her. So that was my new sticker account name and I used a piece of my artwork with a black cat for my avatar which all just seemed to fit perfectly as well.



So I know it might have seemed like a bit of an odd name but when you see just what it means it's actually really cute. :o)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hello & Welcome!

I decided to create a blog for sharing my current vintage 1980's sticker collection. I started collecting (I should say recollecting) in May of 2008. I had a few smaller collections as a kid but never kept them on their backings so when I wanted to move stickers around I ended up ruining them instead. The biggest heartbreak for me though was when my prized unicorn and other favorites collection was stolen one recess afternoon on the playground. I was SO heartbroken. I spent allowances, birthday money, and whatever other money I had building it and even taking several years to do it too. I remember having dreams about my favorite stickers and hoping one day I'd see them again. But I never did find that precious collection sadly.

So last Spring I had a wonderful idea to try and see if I could still buy 80's stickers on the internet...mostly eBay of course. To my grand amazement there was SSOOOO many of them on there...and not cheap either. I wasn't the only one I guess that had the idea to recollect or continue where I left off so many years ago.

I have to admit I went a little overboard with the buying and collecting for a while. I used my artwork sales to help support the new found fun and gained quite a huge collection in a very short time. Any extra stickers that I came across I got my grade school daughter into collecting with me. She has a pretty large collection herself now and is having just as much fun as me. lol She even started a sticker club in her class because she would bring her collection to school and her friends wanted to start a collection as well.

I finally decided to resell stickers and opened shop on eBay to help pay for my collecting as sales slowed way down for my art and sticker sales were still going pretty strong for others. I am now having so much fun collecting and selling and meeting a lot of awesome folks who share the same passion. I even opened another sticker shop on Etsy due to the great success of sales and how appreciative collectors were for me offering these little gems from our childhood. I have links to my shops on the righthand side if you want to stop in and take a peek. :o)