Feb 12, 2014

Busy, Busy and More Busy - And a New Location!

I'm back!!  It has been quite a while since I posted to my blog, but things have been crazy, to say the least.  We just did a big show and now we're moving into our third Stone Creek location!  Crazy! 
With that (drum roll)....our latest location is in the infamous Through the Garden Gate Antiques in Mechanicsville, VA!  Featured in magazines and well known in the Richmond area, this amazing store is full of breathtaking displays and fabulous shops.  It has been a favorite place of mine to shop for years and we're excited at the opportunity to further grow our business there. Pam and Ronnie are fellow vendors and neighbors at the Lucketts Markets and TTGG is their baby.  Starting from a small space at a local Antique shop years ago, they have since built an extraordinary business.


We are just starting to fill the space and this is what our booth looks like so far. Pardon the quality.  I forgot the "good" camera and had to rely on our iPhones for pictures quickly as they were closing.

It's coming along and we have another big load to take.  Still lots of room and bare walls to fill and vignettes to make.

This chandelier is gorgeous....

Great grain sack striped table and super old tricycle.

I'm an oak fanatic...
This petite chandelier matches the large one in the center of the space!

We recently scored these beautiful old Miller & Rhoads hat boxes.  Love them!!

My attempt at making an "old" sign using a discarded footboard.

This is it!  Now that we are getting ready to get snowed in...I'm hoping to get back there in a few days. 

Having so many spaces, in addition to doing shows, IS a lot of work; however, I see it as building an investment portfolio.  With each location, we enter different markets, find different creative energies depending on the shops and shows, and are able to reach out and gain a larger customer base while connecting with more amazing business owners.  It does not mean that one location is better than the other, just very different - and I enjoy the variety.  This is my view and at the end of the day, our business is my income, and I have to do everything possible to ensure there is a nice paycheck at the end of the month.  A lot more work? Yes.  More enjoyable? Absolutely.  Grass doesn't grow under these toes!

So, if you are traveling along US Route 301, stop and visit this wonderful store.  In the meantime, visit their Facebook page to see the types of merchandise they have to offer.  Love Magnolia Pearl?  They have that, too!!

'til next time!



  1. So excited for you and Dean. Closer to me. I will have to check out your space. What is the size of the large mirror and what color is it?

    1. Thank you! I am, too! :) The one over the white dresser is a mixture of blues, greys and whites. It has a lot of texture to it. I don't know the exact measurements, but I'll be going there again as soon as the roads clear.


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