When we started our shop in 2011, we really had no objective for our shop except to try to sell a few cute handmade items. We picked a general name so that we wouldn't be stuck with selling a certain product like, "Jen & Mel's Amazing Hairbows'! We picked The Vintage Honey Shop because of the color...a golden yellow. We had no intentions of selling anything vintage and certainly no honey! We started off selling fabric & paper items, so we came up with a tag line, 'where paper & fabric stick'!
We started off selling a lil bit of everything until our teething necklaces took off. Here is a lil 'throwback' from the early years of The Vintage Honey Shop...
We use to make diaper cakes...they were oh-so-pretty, but they were so hard to ship.
These were two our first items we listed into our shop...felt flower pins!
Our coupon organizers were so much fun to make...but they were really had to reproduce. We made them so that they could attach to a shopping cart handle. This is when we started using designer fabrics!
For a short minute, we made personalized pillows! Not really sure if we sold any, but we had them available! Ha!
Our rice therapy wrist supports was a product that we were sure would take off...but as we have learned over the past few years, if a product doesn't take off, don't worry...either perfect it till it does or move onto something else!
Another diaper cake that we made...all of our cakes were custom orders. We are sure that this mama-to-be was happy to have this at her baby shower!
This burp cloth cupcake was a lot of fun to make, but again, it never took off in our shop!
This burp cloth/onsie set was actually our first custom order that we ever received! We were so excited to send this gift off!
Before we started selling teething necklaces, we made our necklaces with fabric rosettes. We decided to stop making our necklaces with rosettes because as we started making teething necklaces, we were scared that they rosettes would pop off.
Our very first sale was of one of our notebooks that we covered in scrapbook paper! We made a matching paper clip to go with all of our notebooks!
We also make lil post-it-note books!
Wow....wow! We have come a long way baby!! It has been such a blessing to see our shop grow into what it is now. We honestly had no idea three & half years ago that we would be selling teething & nursing necklaces, nursing scarves & cupcake toppers! Thank you to all of you for supporting our handmade shop & helping us become what we are now! We can't wait to see where God will have taken us in another three years!