Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Business is bustling, and I'm just back from a fruitful road trip with a truckload of antiques.
Alice and I hitched up the trailer and set our sights on the Amana Colonies of Iowa . . . where we wandered through beautiful countryside to "Simply Iowa". Barb's show was fabulous - and the consistent rain, coupled with fog and temps hovering around 40 degrees were a moody backdrop for some of the most enjoyable days of treasure hunting! Candles provided a warm glow in her outbuildings, tents and fabulous shop. Barb is one of those wonderfully charismatic, kindred souls that I clicked with immediately. Arriving at her shop was like coming home to a familiar and happy place. Barb sent us on to a wonderful set of shops named Bloom and Sisters. They were just my cup of tea!
rain, mud, cold, fog, or on some trips, days so hot I melt into a puddle . . . mosquito bites, humidity, broken down vehicles, my trailer with a broken axle, and other assorted hassles, headaches and heartbreaks . . .
but, truth be told, I wouldn't trade it for any other lifestyle! There is something so exciting about the hunt, the find, the negotiation, the purchase, the ownership, (even tho' it's temporary), the travel, the unpacking and cleaning and pricing and inventorying and display and finally, the sale! It's not even the sale, as much as the delight of the person who purchases my finds!
I have unpacked many of the wonderful things, and they're already being seen today at PATINA.
We're basking in the warm glow of being named
by Channel 7's A-List.
We won the spot through the loyalty and support of our
and the community of dealers and buyers and friends who cast their votes for us.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! We love you all, so much!
Come see the wonderful treasures we've found for you . . . .