A Few Pictures of some of my Personal Collection of Antique Clothing
A Little On Sashin's Background.
I have in one way or another been involved in the antique and collecting industry since I was about 8. I grew up thinking all families on Saturdays and some Sundays patrolled their cities for yard sales, garage sales, flea markets and auctions! I remember my father would buy me anything I wanted as long as I didn't pay the price they had on it. I grew to become very skilled very early at haggling and bartering!
At the age of 17 I worked at auction houses parading things down the isle to the highest bidder. I of course spent every penny I made on my newest but oldest treasure.
I worked at several antique shops until I graduated. Less than a year after,I opened my own shop, named Victoriana's General Store. It was located in Virgina Beach, Va. just two blocks from the oceanfront. I then, sold my shop after 3 years of running it. It is currently still being run by the same buyer. Not long after selling my shop, I went to High Point N.C. and studied at Menden Hall School of Auctioneering. I graduated with the highest scoring exam of my graduating class.
At this point, I had amassed quite a collection of period textiles, clothes and their accoutrements. This collection and my extensive knowledge of period textiles resulted in many speaking engagements before various groups such as........D.A.R. of Norfolk, D.A.R. of Portsmouth, Retired Women's Officers Club, Christian Women's Society, many retirement communities all over Hampton Roads and even a television show named,"Treasures In Your Home".
From 1994 I dedicated myself to estate and tag sales, as well as, selling in many Antique Malls from Va. Beach to the famous Williamsburg Antique Mall in Williamsburg, Va.
At present, the 2,000 square foot Antique Shop "Antiqueology" and the 2,000 square foot Antique Mall are open in Florence, Mt. I will also be conducting Estate or Tag Sales all over Montana!
Pictures of Victorianna's General Store
This is not a job for me but a love and a passion!