I want to start off by thanking everyone who has continued to follow Ledbelly Vintage throughout these irrational, emotional, but ever so phenomenal years. It's been quite a while since I've posted anything new on the blog.
Today, I am extremely ecstatic to announce...Ledbelly is back!
Plugging at it, more than ever before.
In late 2015, I was an accident and irrationally living in an expensive area that required me to carry two jobs. This affected the shop tremendously. I began working in finance - an industry that engulfed me so quickly that I let it get the best of me every day. There is always something to learn, something to investigate, and the return only makes sense if finance is the lifestyle you want to lead. Sure, a steady income is comforting and I have met some commendable people along the way but regardless of security, I have always continued to crave working on Ledbelly all day, every day.
In early 2016, we moved out of our Eastside Austin home into a tiny apartment up North. My husband and I both worked our butts off trying to determine exactly where we wanted to end up. We thought about Cedar Park and even building a tiny home in the outskirts of Austin. Little did we know...
In early 2017, my husband was offered an amazing position in San Diego, California. We took an emotional step to leave our family and friends onto the West Coast. At first, it was a bit tough but we have great group of friends (some we now consider family) and have quickly grown attached to our new lovely home and amazing city.
Below are pictures of our new home and lovely San Diego. You can see the Ledbelly charm. :)
It's now 2019 and it's so phenomenal that we're living by the ocean, doing exactly what we love!
While working in finance, I have saved and collected a plethora of products for Ledbelly and am excited to show you what's in store (so many beautiful heirlooms, handmade jewelry, and accessories).
So with that, thank you again for being so supportive and understanding about Ledbelly lingering for so long. Although Ledbelly has been semi-active for a couple of years, this year will mark a whole new beginning for the shop and I can't wait to share more! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
- Melinda Ledbetter
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