I've been keeping busy
preparing for the new shop
Antiques and Home
maintaining the quality and quantity of inventory
Antiques and Home
neglected to sit down and share the journey
with you my
The delightful daily process of
hunting, examining and choosing
beautiful and soul nourishing treasures
consume all my waking hours!
toward creating a shop
is more than
licensing, legal documents,
leases, list making,
operating agreements, corporate docs and construction.
It's more than
It's even more than choosing
the flavor of inventory
personality of your shop.
making life decisions
and long term commitments
lock into a lifestyle
there to be lived with
day in and day out.
Like marriage or child bearing,
change your life,
long, long, long time.
There are no vacations from retail.
of long term leases,
divorce from obligations
no way to
I've lived for 35 years in a retail lifestyle.
Owning a small business is an everyday challenge.
The shopkeeper's holidays are geared around
what customers desire
the hours they prefer to shop.
Price competition from the big guys is unbelievably fierce.
Consumers cannot always afford to make a choice to own
a one of a kind,
handmade or antique item,
when a mass-produced lookalike is readily available at a fraction of the price.
(Who could blame them?)
I would not dream of any other approach to life.
I have chosen who I am comfortable being.
I have chosen to be content with a small portion of the retail pie.
To present a tiny portion of the population
small and select range of wares
which I hope will
enhance their live and nourish their spirit.
As the saying goes,
If you know me,
you know that my life revolves around my belief system.
Being a blessing to
working hard to do my best
to be self sustaining
to have something left over to give away.
I'm sharing with you because many ask.
. . . . YES . . . .
The new shop is coming along,
but no doubt in perfect