December 10, 2010…the day I became the boss of me! It was an exhausting, sometimes frustrating journey but my little gift shop in the village of La Mesa finally opened to a welcoming crowd!
I couldn’t have done it without the help of my best friend Julie, who was with me pretty much every step of the way as I hunted, scoured and picked my way through hundreds of boxes of antiques and collectibles over the past 2 years.
I also need to thank my husband who patiently tolerated our dining room and patio becoming more and more crowded with all my “finds”.
And I couldn’t have made it to opening night without the help of my sister Terry who helped catalogue all the books and cookbooks I’ve brought into the store and my best friend Sheri, who shared a dream with me many years ago to get out of the mortgage rat race and open a little shop in the village.
It’s been fun meeting new people and sharing in their delight of their newfound treasure. I feel strangely sad when I have to say goodbye to things I’ve found that are so “cool” but I have to stay focused on the reason I bought them in the first place.
Still, I’ll miss things like the neat portable stereo turntable:
Or some of the beautiful international Christmas dolls that we had:
I hope Bill loves the vintage Philco Radio I found. This estate I’d found it in had so many cool, vintage radios! I still have another cathedral Philco if you’re interested…
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