Wednesday, May 11, 2011


 This is the first guest interview in my series,"For The Love Of Vintage!" We are featuring an interview and GIVEAWAY of a $20.00 Gift Certificate with Reana of Niftic. She is a gracious and kind spunky lady who has a great shop!
To be entered in the giveaway you MUST follow my BLOG, Tweet or Facebook the page and leave a comment here! 
The GIVEAWAY winner will be announced Tuesday May 17th!

Please visit her shop here:

A lovely item from Niftic Vintage!

 For The Love Of Vintage

How did you get started on Etsy?
I was selling on Ebay for quite some time and was tired of the fees the endless listing and just wasn't happy doing it anymore. I started researching online venues and stumbled upon Etsy in 2005 and was knocked out. I new immediately knew that this would be the place for me, I looked no further.

I opened a small shop in 1997, although the process was simple enough I felt that I had so much to learn and decided if I was going to move forward I wanted to do it right. I closed that shop and did my research into online marketing and all things Etsy. Finally in 2010 I launched Niftic.

The learning curve never stops and I am constantly tweaking my shop, my tags, my pictures, my marketing techniques, well everything really. It's just a constant process to get better at what you do, improvements can be made every single day, it's never ending and it's exciting.

What is your typical day like?

 I must say that I am nearly on my computer 24/7. I'm up before the birds around 5:00 or 5:30, a nice tall iced coffee in hand I head straight to the computer. That is where I usually stay until at least 7:30. Quick shower and off to the shop where it is more marketing, team treasuries, team invites, blogging, FB, tweeting, photographing, listing and packaging when I have a sale. Dinner is usually around 7:00 then it's back at it until 10:00, then head to bed with a good book in hand. My life in almost entirely Etsy focused at this point and I am loving every moment.
I do take days off though! Every Wednesday morning is a fabulous auction just moments from the shop and I enjoy going to yard, estate and church sales. I try to kick back a bit on Sunday as well to spend time with family and friends.

Any tips?

Stay diligent, market heavily, get to know your camera, read everything that you can about what is hot and happening on Etsy, provide stellar customer service, the list goes on and on. Basically never stop learning and realize you can always get better at what you do, the sky is the limit.

Most importantly join a team that suits your needs, one that provides information, camaraderie, exciting ideas and increased exposure for you shop. The Vintage Etsy Society Street Team or Vestiesteam is the best thing that I have ever done for my little slice of Etsy.


  1. Great interview Reana and great advice too! You are inspiring me to get off my rump and do more marketing! And of course you are so right - the Vesties are a great team to belong to!

    Thanks Kelly - love your blog!

  2. Thanks so much for the feature, it's such a pleasure working with you. And your store is as fab as you are. Hey people! Remember to become a follower of Kelly's blog! And give me a visit to see how you can spend that $20!

  3. Thank you Rebecca and Reana!
    FYI I changed my post to include that you must FOLLOW my blog, Tweet or Facebook the page and leave a comment!
    Thanks everyone! Good luck!

  4. Ahhh.... LOVE IT! what great advise for us all! I'll have a latte and join you some morning ... at 5! I sometimes feel we are 2 peas in a pod!
    nice job kelly!
    love it and so glad you are both on our team! xo

  5. Wonderful post! Love reading about others who love vintage!

  6. Great interview. I can't believe how much hard work Reana puts in. She is also a super nice person. :)

  7. Great advice from a wonderful Etsy seller, and one of the best treasury curators I've ever seen! Keep up the great work, Rena!

  8. Oh, and I'm now a follower of this awesome blog. Can wait for more features in the "For the Love of Vintage" series. I'm off to promote the contest!

  9. Great write up. Nice to know there are others that love vintage!...Dawn Steckmesser of Timeless Treasures Vintage Clothing Boutique

  10. Nice interview. Reana does such wonderful work for the Vintage Etsy Society Team, so nice to see recognition for her and her gorgeous shop!

  11. Great interview, Niftic is a wonderful reflection of Reanna- cool, collected and charming!

  12. Ooops - not my husband commenting..when I edited, it switched users!

  13. Great interview and wow Reana you work it! :)

  14. Fab interview with a lovely lady! Sign me up to win! I followed & tweeted the giveaway! Good luck to me! ;)

  15. Enjoyable read, You go girl. I'll be tweeting this blog and I'm posting it my FB page as well. And of course Following this blog. So count me in.