Our business depends on a lot of things but the most obvious is inventory. We work hard to keep our shop filled with cool pieces that will keep our customers entertained & inspired. Don & I are on the road every week doing our house calls but, beyond our Tuesday treasure hunts in attics, barns & basements, we have an army of pickers. Some of these hardworking friends pick full-time and others pick on the weekends to earn extra money.
Each one has his or her own specialty: Leslie picks vintage mid-century kitsch & clothing, Ian picks mantiques & leather, Julie picks clothes & accessories, John picks quirky & weird, Caron picks Asian imports & hippie stuff, Pete picks factory & architectural, and everyone picks garden for me because they know it’s my absolute favorite.
Today, I had a visit from Larry the Lighting Guy. Larry brings me every chandelier he can find including the incredible the crystal & iron fixture that hangs in the doorway of the new barn. Larry is an absolute joy, as are all of our pickers. We are very grateful for their hard work, for their funky & varied taste, and most importantly, for the joy that they bring to our day. Because what’s the point if you’re not having fun, right?