Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oh! The Places You'll Go - Hobohemia

 The marvelous Dr. Seuss was talking to children, but he  might just as well have been talking to my little treasures...in the past thirteen years I've shipped things all over the world:

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!......

...And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.
Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights...."

One of the cardinal rules of retail is 'never fall in love with your inventory'.  I think when it comes to vintage goodies that rule is balderdash.  I love most all of my items and it makes me happy when they find the the perfect home.

Last November I 'met' Mike from Australia via an etsy convo.  He was looking for sign letters to spell 'HOBOEHEMIA' for a shop that he & his wife were planning to open.  I had them, he bought them, I shipped them...fast forward to the end of June - HOBOHEMIA is open for business and 'my' letters are residing happily therein. (All photos in this post courtesy of Mike.)  Here they are:
...and again:
Now doesn't this look like the most fun shop ever?  I adore these mirrors; especially the Deco number at top right.
If I ever cross that big ol' pond you'll spot me shopping here!
You, my Aussie buds, will find Hobohemia at 
285A Given Tce, Paddington, Qld
If you stop in, tell 'em that Jan sent  you!
 Thanks Mike for sharing your marvy photos!
Big congrats to you & Liz on your new venture! 



  1. I agree with you...........there is something much more personal about selling antiques and vintage, maybe because you as a seller hunt and pick out each piece.

    Hobohemia........what a great name for a shop!!! Good luck to them!!

  2. Oh YAYYYYYY Jan....I'm SO GLAD more or your Treasures have made their way down here....THANKS for letting us know about this FAB shoppe....Next time I'm up that way I'll be sure to pop in....!!

    Tamarah :o)


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