Rita's Garden - How it all began...
I started my shop after being unemployed for four years. I decided to start the shop to help with my monthly income and also to feature the vintage items I find and include my handmade items.
Most of the items featured in my shop, Rita's Garden, are purchased from local thrift shops. There is a hospice one that supports end of life care for dying patients and their families, a senior thrift shop that supports our local senior center activities and an ARC thrift store that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I like knowing that my vintage addiction goes to help others. :o) I also purchase from garage, estate sales and online auctions.
The link for my shop is:
I love finding vintage items and find myself imagining who may have used the item over the years and wondering how it ended up being in my little town. I called my store Rita's Garden because I have always loved flowers and gardens.
Ponce de Leon
Guardian Angel Kitty
RIP - Ponce passed away from diabetes in July of 2014. He is dearly missed. :o( - Ponce de Leon got his name from being the only kitten in his litter who would climb out of the basket and wander around the house even before his eyes were open.
Assistant, Research And Development
Panther is my little love bug, he loves to cuddle. In his former life he must've been a crafter, because he loves to watch when I am making things. His favorite food is anything fish! His favorite place to sleep is in a box on top of my armoire.
Lizard Patrol And Catcher
Pablo is my rescue kitty that I found after my cat Pebbles passed away. I call him my "Cat-Dog" because he acts more like a dog than a cat. He walks on a leash better than most dogs. He loves lizard hunting and brings them in the house as toys.
"Head" Model And Marketing Assistant
What can I say about Hedy? Well she has some psychological issues like feeling disembodied and plastic, but I gave her a job as top model for my shop. She works for free and doesn't eat, so it's a win-win situation for me. So far the cats ignore her.
- Money Order
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale