Published on May 7, 2012
My husband is an artist.
He has the eye and sensibilities of an artist, and in our business that can lead down strange and interesting paths.
Steven has always collected unusual objects, and they have had an important place in our offerings at shows and in our shop. They are wonderful to have in our booth, as they often spark great conversations with like-minded (or like-eyed) customers who appreciate both the beauty and the quirk.
But the challenge has always been a) how to display them for sale and b) how to demonstrate to the customer that they can use…READ MORE
Published on November 27, 2011
One might think that, as a purveyor of fine antiques and other old things, I would be a hard-line purist when it comes to books. Someone who waxes poetic about the smell of old books and the feel of the paper between the fingers. The joy of hours wiled away among tall shelves in dusty bookshops. And so on.
While that aptly describes more than one of my favorite people (and you know who you are), it is actually not me. Not that I don’t love to read, because I do! But because…well, let me explain.
Two things come into…READ MORE
Published on January 10, 2011
Words are cool. I like words.
Just a single word, something as broad and abstract as “texture”, conjures up emotions, memories, pictures in your mind. Different for everybody. What was your first thought when you saw the title of this post?
I was working through a portion of Danielle LaPorte’s Fire Starter Sessions (awesome resource for any entrepreneur looking for a positive kick in the business pants) and she asked me to describe my business in one word. My mind immediately went blank. Probably not a good sign.
But then later I was brainstorming blog post ideas and hit on…READ MORE