Here's a quick recap for my newest readers in 2013: We are three ladies who love vintage and antique treasures and have turned our passions into a business via twice yearly occasional sales... then I blog about it (along with my other interests). We each have different styles and tastes which helps us offer a wonderful mix of treasures from farmhouse country, to romantic pretties, to primitives and more! Below are photos of some of our occasional sales...
|Karen, Renee, and I ( Sandy )|
|this was one of my favorite pieces... along with the green bread box|
|younger people seem to like the retro style|
|this antique wicker corner chair was snapped up by the first person in the door|
|linens,linens, and more linens ...these and racks of vintage tablecloths are one of our most popular items|
Our events are like parties where we open a beautiful historical home ( where we live in the West wing and act as Resident Directors) filled with treasures we've collected. Our customers are lined up 45 minutes before we open in order to get the first "pick" of the treasures.
|here's one of our Memorial Day sales...and the line keeps going...|
|our alter egos|
We offer free gourmet coffee while you shop and friendly helpers walk around offering assistance where needed. We have a "holding room" where we hold the shoppers' items while they shop for more. Our husbands help carry out bigger items to our customer's vehicles.We have so much FUN that most of the time you will hear us laughing with hilarity! We get excited when someone picks up a treasure they've been looking for forever and WE FOUND IT FOR THEM! SWEET!
But maybe the best part of all is that our prices are reasonable. You don't think twice before snapping something up for yourself or as a gift for another vintage lover. Our customers include antique dealers who purchase for their shops. We believe that we don't have to be the last people to make money on something. So we look for the best deals in order to pass them on to our customers!
We also give a portion of our proceeds to a ministry that my daughter and her husband started in China. They help vulnerable women to make a living by knitting scarves. I'll be posting about that also in the near future.
Since it's pretty slow "picking" during the winter, we often use that time to work on projects. I'll be showing some items we're working on that will be for sale at our next event in the spring.
|4 piece 1920's wicker set SOLD|
A great big JOYFUL WELCOME to my newest followers:
Laura from I'm So Vintage
Kim from Snug Harbor
Stacey from Poofing The Pillows
Cindy from Old Time Pickers
Latoya from A Peaceful Crib
Esther from Shabby Cottage Collectibles
Pam from Winkel's Crazy Ideas