Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sarah Jane & Bentley

I recently started my first etsy store in which I am selling all things vintage. I had a difficult time deciding upon a name for my store. A store name is important -It becomes your brand. I thought of many names many of which included the word "vintage." I finally decided on " Sarah Jane and Bentley." Sarah Jane was my great-grandmother's name. She passed away when I was in the 8th grade - but she made quite and impression on me at a young age.

I loved to go to Grandmama's house. She always had such pretty things and she lived close to the mall. There was no mall in the small town that I grew up in - so the mall was a special treat for me. Grandmama would drive me to the mall on the brick streets of Augusta, Georgia in her 1964 Buick Skylark. It was the best. I would spend the days playing Price is Right with all her beautiful things - I was a regular Barker Beauty. At night she would let me stay up late and we would watch The Andy Griffith show and eat cream horns. Sometime my mother would let me stay for a couple of weeks at a time. It was always the highlight of my summers.

Grandmama had a little dog that she adored and his name was Bentley. I could think of no better name for my etsy shop; Sarah Jane and Bentley is was.


Magnolia Street Style said...

Thank you for visiting. I love the story of how you named your blog and your etsy business. It's a charming story. I checked out your etsy store, WOW you have been busy...the best of luck to you with your store.


Mitzi - The Vintage List said...

I think it's a great name! Memorable for sure, and it kind of sets a good tone for your shop.

I checked out your shop, great job - I hope when you start advertising that you consider buying a spot on the List! :)

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