About Us

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Call Me Old Fashioned was founded by the two of us, Tim Stopka and Katie Surjan. Even though we both grew up in our hometown of St. Charles, Illinois, our paths never crossed until we met at a Crossfit gym. Tim's love for vintage and the thrill of the find was contagious, and he quickly taught Katie what to look for and how to negotiate at flea markets and estate sales. Coming from a long line of antique-lovers, Tim had always dreamt of opening his own space to sell his finds like his grandfather before him. After much encouragement from Katie, he found the ideal location in Trellis Farm & Garden-his parent's farm and feed shop-and we worked together to transform an old dairy barn into a unique shopping space.

We make every effort to provide our clients with unaltered, pure vintage and enjoy challenging ourselves as creatives to bring our audience fresh displays and décor. Follow along on our buying journeys and check out our new inventory on our Facebook and Instagram pages.