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NICOLYNDIME; VINTAGE VIBE OF THE 5 & DIME, IS THE CREATIVE RESULT OF OWNER NICOLYN LONZO ALEPRETE AND WAS BORN FROM THE DESIRE TO COMBINE HER ARTISTIC PASSIONS INTO ONE BUSINESS IDEA TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD.
A DANCE AND MAKEUP ARTIST, EDUCATOR, EVENT PLANNER, FRUGAL LIVING ADVOCATE, AND LOVER OF ALL THINGS VINTAGE, NICOLYN ALWAYS DREAMED OF HAVING HER OWN BUSINESS IN THE ENTERTAINING INDUSTRY.  AFTER SEVERAL SUCCESSFUL YEARS RUNNING HER CHILDREN’S EVENT PLANNING BUSINESS, PEACHY KEEN PARTY QUEEN, SHE MET HER OWN PRINCE CHARMING WHO WHISKED HER AWAY.  WITH NEW HORIZONS, SHE BEGAN TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO EXPAND HER PRODUCT LINE, AND OFFER THEM FOR INTERNET SALES.  AFTER LAUNCHING HER BLOG OF THE SAME NAME, HER ETSY SHOP WAS OPENED.
NICOLYN EXPLAINS THE IDEA BEHIND HER PRODUCTS:
“MY MOTHER WAS A STAY AT HOME MOM/ HOMEMAKER WHO WAS ABSOLUTELY DEVOTED TO ME.  ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WAS OUR WALKS TO THE COMMUNITY GROCERY AND PHARMACY WHERE WE WOULD PUT A QUARTER INTO THE SQUARE VENDING MACHINE THAT WAS JUST AT MY LEVEL.  ALL OF THOSE COLORFULLY LIDDED CAPSULES INSIDE, AND THE ANTICIPATION OF WHICH SURPRISES WOULD ROLL OUT, WAS ALMOST TOO MUCH TO STAND!
EVEN BETTER WAS THE ANNUAL FIREMAN’S CARNIVAL, ALSO A SHORT WALK FROM OUR HOME, AND THE THRILLS OF WINNING NEON COLORED WHISTLES, BOUNCY BALLS, AND OTHER TRINKETS FROM THE DUCK POND; THE ONLY GAME THAT REQUIRED NO SKILL.  MY CHILDHOOD WAS MARKED WITH THESE PLASTIC TRINKETS THAT, IN THE EYES OF A CHILD, ARE SURELY THE EQUIVALENT OF RUBIES AND GOLD.
LATER MY MOTHER SUFFERED AN ILLNESS AND LOST HER ABILITY TO WALK.  CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR, AND NO LONGER ABLE TO GO ON OUR WALKS, WE WOULD REMINISCE AND LOOK THROUGH HER VINTAGE TRINKETS, AND SPEND PRECIOUS TIME TOGETHER.
WHEN I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO MAKE THE TREK TO THE PHARMACY BY MYSELF, I WOULD PICK OUT TRINKETS FOR MY MOM, AND DELIGHT IN MY ABILITY TO BRING A SMALL GLIMPSE OF OUR PAST ENJOYMENTS INTO HER HOME.
SHE HAD SUCH A KNACK FOR FILLING MY YEARS WITH WONDER, AND I’M SURE I GET MY CREATIVITY AND LOVE FOR CRAFTING AND ENTERTAINING FROM BOTH MY MOTHER AND MY GRANDMOTHER, THE TWO WOMEN WHO RAISED ME.
SUCH POWER THOSE SMALL PLASTIC TRINKETS HELD!  SO MUCH SO, THAT IF I SEE ONE TODAY, THE MEMORIES COME FLOODING BACK.  SMELL A CRAYON AND INSTANTLY BE TRANSPORTED TO CHILDHOOD, SEE AN ITEM LONG FORGOTTEN BUT THAT IMMEDIATELY TELLS YOUR STORY, OR HEAR A SONG AND TRAVEL THROUGH TIME.  I GUESS THAT’S WHY I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DRAWN TO ITEMS FROM THE PAST.  OLD ITEMS CREATE CONNECTIONS, GIVE US STORIES, AND TIE US TO A NETWORK THAT’S GREATER THAN US.
NICOLYNDIME EXISTS TO BE PART OF THAT CONNECTION.  PERHAPS I CAN HELP YOU SAVE TIME BY PROVIDING A PARTY DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR SO YOU CAN SPEND VALUABLE TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES INSTEAD.  THERE’S NEVER ENOUGH TIME…  OR MAYBE I CAN SUPPLY A WONDROUS PRIZE PUFF, OR CURIO CONE, TO A FRIEND, OR AS A NOSTALGIC GIFT TO YOURSELF FOR A RAINY DAY!  POSSIBLY I HAVE JUST THE VINTAGE ITEM THAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS REMEMBERED FROM A HAPPY MOMENT IN TIME.
WHATEVER THE REASON, I HOPE YOU CAN FIND SOME MUCH-NEEDED FUN, OR SIMPLE SOLUTION, TO ENHANCE YOUR EVENT, HOME, OR LIFE.  VISIT ME OFTEN AS I’M ALWAYS ON A TREASURE HUNT, AND CONTACT ME AT ANY TIME TO DISCUSS CUSTOM OPTIONS OR IDEAS!”
WHEN YOU MAKE A PURCHASE FROM NICOLYNDIME, YOU’RE GETTING MORE THAN YOU CAN SEE.  A CURATED OR HAND CREATED GIFT PROVIDES THE RECIPIENT WITH A CUSTOMIZED PIECE OF ART THAT SHOWS THOUGHTFULNESS AND SOUL.  A PARTY IN A BOX SUPPLIES A STRESS FREE EXPERIENCE TO MAKE MEMORIES, SAVING YOU TIME TO SHARE WITH THE IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE.  A VINTAGE FIND NOT ONLY PROVIDES A PRECIOUS MEMENTO AND MEMORY TO THE PAST, BUT ALSO RECYCLES THAT TREASURE FROM A FATE IN A LANDFILL.
WITH NICOLYNDIME YOU AREN’T A NAMELESS ORDER NUMBER PROCESSED THROUGH A CORPORATION.  EACH ORDER IS HAND PACKAGED, AND DELIVERED TO THE POST OFFICE BY NICOLYN, WHO PERSONALLY HANDLES EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR EXPERIENCE FROM BEGINNING TO END.
“IT IS THE UTMOST PRIORITY TO KEEP MY CUSTOMERS HAPPY.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME.
ALLOW ME TO HELP YOU CUSTOMIZE A GIFT OR PARTY TO MAKE AN EXTRA SPECIAL EXPERIENCE.”

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