I love getting "Junk Drunk" when I find that perfect item! Sometimes it has to go home with me for awhile before I finally relinquish it. Kind of a catch and release program! LOL
I opened my brick and mortar store in November of 2012.
My husband and I were "dealers" in an antique mall. Being so, I had no control over quality & cleanliness, of other spaces around me. We suffered some theft as well. But most of all we didn't interact with customers.
Now that we have our own store all that has changed. We're still here, able to make rent, and slowly building a following with clients, pickers, and fellow dealers. However, I can't rely on foot traffic alone so I decided to set up on line to reach more people!
I lived in Japan as a child and still have that child's wonderment and awe over cool things I find from the Orient. Both my parents were antique dealers and our dining room table was always filled with the neatest & prettiest treasures awaiting processing. So I learned, I listened, and I helped.
My husband has lived on many Indian reservations and in Mexico and the Southwest.
He has pretty extensive knowledge of Pueblo Pottery, baskets, and other native/southwester items.
Combined we have been actively pursuing this road for about 8 yrs now. Myself after finally retiring from the Ren Faire. Time for a new adventure!