Making a business out of collecting something you love can actually be a bittersweet thing. Of course it's full of joy (i.e. that immediate excitement of discovering new papers), but with that joy also comes sadness (like the heartache of inevitably parting with that same paper later on down the road). We really do hate to say goodbye to our favorite papers...and that's why we haven't!
Throughout the last 20+ years that we've been collecting vintage wallpaper, when the time has come to at last say goodbye to a cherished pattern, we have kept a yard here or a partial roll there as a token to remember it by. These little remnants have been tucked away in boxes in our warehouse for safekeeping until a day when we can unwrap them to "ooo" and "aahh" and find something truly special to do with them.
As dreamy as that is for us, we have encountered a real problem---we have too many boxes!
So over the summer, we have been busily exchanging our boxes of remnants for a digital archive by photographing all of these saved patterns. That way, we can maintain a record of our favorite patterns from Hannah's Treasures' history in a safe, long-lasting format while also making room for more wallpaper discoveries--woohoo!
But there's still the problem of the boxes and boxes of paper!
Enter our new Etsy shop: Remnants and Rolls.
We've opened this shop as a way to clear out shelves in our warehouse and create space for new vintage papers. After we lovingly photograph each of these remnants that have been special to our history as a business, we are making them available as a single piece in our new store. We already have quite a few papers listed and will be adding more often, so please check it out!
Remnants and Rolls consists of vintage wallpaper remnants, ends of rolls, and partial rolls. Each paper available is the last remaining piece that we have of that specific pattern. As you browse, make sure to read the descriptions as each paper will vary in length according to what we had saved.
Thanks for stopping by!