It's difficult to come up with a name for a site like this. You want to keep things consistent with what you've done before ... and my name has been attached to much of what I've done before. But this isn't like anything I've done before. It's a brand new thing. So ... what to call it?
I settled on Jen Selk Chic. Forgive me.
So, now that that's out of the way, what's this all about? I should explain. Well ... it's a blog (duh). Initially, I tried putting it up on Blogspot (Blogger, whatever) but I decided I preferred to have everything here on the Jen Selk hub. All the things I love in one place, if you will.
So, as I said, this is a blog (duh). A blog about style (duh squared). More than that, it's a blog about style, vintage value finds, and beautiful, fun, wonderful things that (for the most part) don't cost a lot of money.
See, I have a problem. I love a lot of different stuff. I love furniture. I love ... lamps. I love ... rugs. Accessories. Mirrors. Dishes. I love it all. Only, I don't need any of that stuff. (Who does, really? It's nice to have stuff you love, but we can't go hog wild all the time, can we?) I know I can't. My apartment is too small and too crowded already. But ... still. I love to shop. I love bargain hunting and Goodwill and Value Village. I love picking finds out of the neighbours' trash and fixing them up in my basement. Once in awhile, if I find something exceptional, I make room, but more often than not I have to leave my finds behind. I hate it! So what's a girl to do?
This blog is about sharing the wealth (for the unwealthy). I'm going to tell you about the things I see but can't buy or take (including where to get them if you hurry). I'm also going to tell you a bit about my own collections and finds, and finally, I'm going to make some of those finds available to you via my Etsy store. You'll see how it all works as we go along.
What's the point? I guess I'm hoping that sharing what I find with you (the lovely interwebs) will ease some of the pain of not being able to keep all my discoveries for myself and my nearest and dearest. I like the idea of the things I love finding good homes out in the wide world. And ultimately, I hope some of what I post here will inspire you to be ... well, more chic. (Not that you aren't already.)
That's it. Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you're here.