Mar 12, 2011

A Milestone Celebration!

This week the Etsy Vintage Team reached and surpassed 200 member shops! Drum roll, please...fortuitous #200 is Oh Dear Watson, the shop of Cody and Amanda from North Carolina. They offer vintage home decor and housewares, presented with a delightfully fresh perspective. Who wouldn't love to have this 1930s Hall China mixing bowl set in their vintage kitchen?

After #200, we approved five more shops as our Membership Committee burned the midnight oil to catch up with a long list of requests. Numbers 201-205 are:

Seagull Island
Nostalgia R Us
Reconstitutions
Peacock Gypsy
Peacock Gypsy Vintage

Two hundred members is not a lot in terms of Etsy Teams. Some number in the thousands, but we are smaller for a reason. EVT is a professional association, and for 3+ years both our standards and our loyalty to each other have remained high. Our mission statement:

The Etsy Vintage Team (EVT) is an organization of Etsy sellers who are passionate about vintage and antiques, as well as items handmade with vintage components. Members are certified after undergoing a thorough review process to ensure they maintain high standards of professionalism, integrity and customer service. With an Etsy Vintage Team Certified Shop, you are purchasing authentic vintage goods from a knowledgeable, trustworthy dealer.

We thought it was high time we celebrated EVT certification! Beginning today, members are officially called "Certified Shops," and will display this new badge in their Etsy listings, blogs and more.

Special thanks to Mitzi of Vintage Goodness for creating all our Etsy Vintage Team logos, including this new badge! To see the full listing of Certified Shops, visit our Etsy Team Page.

17 comments:

JDWolfe said...

congratulations! I love your team!

Callooh Callay said...

Welcome everyone! It's so exciting to see the fabulous new vintage shops joining this team--and I love the new logo. Proud to be a member!

YesterdaysSilhouette said...

This is awesome! A warm welcome to all our new members!

amanda said...

yah - how exciting to be the 200th member! Can't wait to get to know everyone.

Thank you!!!

JenZee09's 201Treasures Etsy Shop said...

Wow, we are looking quite professional! Nice.
A warm welcome to all new members.

Nachokitty said...

I love the new logo!! 200 is a great number. I think the success of the team just means more success for all of us! Welcome to the new shop members & congrats to all who have brought us this far.

Mary said...

Love the "Certified" badge and all it brings. I'm a proud member for sure!

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Wow! The "certified" badge is terrific. We are so official now!

A warm welcome to our new teammates.

Anonymous said...

Hello All!
This looks great! Love the certification process and I think our buyers will love the little bit of extra assurance.

Way to go EVT #200+

Brittany, HurstDesigns
www.hurstdesigns.etsy.com

Bev said...

Wonderful news...congratulations to all!

Terry said...

Love the new badge, can't wait to get it up.

Leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

Love the badge! I feel a bit out of it, but am excited to use it! congrats all you vintage peeps. and YES, thanks Mitzi for all you do. and THANKS to all the vintage team members that make this team rockin!

bumperstickersnmore said...

Cool! I am a new member too. Congratulations on reaching 200 members.

ArtfulVintage said...

I love the new 'Certified' badge! I'm feeling very official :) Thanks!

kits said...

This is great! thanks for the hard work to get us here, and amanda...i'm in nc also....gonna check out your shop now! Welcome other new members....

Anonymous said...

Wowie! Congrats to all the newbies! Awesome new shops! This is a real bona fide bunch! Loving and can't wait to use the new badge! Extra special thanks to all the team leads!!

Anna
MoonOverMarilyn

nora - treasurehuntvintage said...

Go Team GO!!!! Our growth is a testament to the dedication of the leaders -- AND the quality of vintage on Etsy!