2/15/2012

Bring it on!!!


Johan is ecstatic and nervous tonight because the container arrives tomorrow so he can load it up with all our goodies. I am definitely going to try to be there for the loading of the fall container. Poor Johan has to deal with all of the details, which are not easy. He has to prepare all the treasures to be ready for loading: selecting, crating delicate items, wrapping, etc. We have to use every nook and cranny of space to make it worth our while since it is quite expensive to bring a large container from Europe. But even before that, he has to prepare all the paperwork and documentation with details for shippers, brokers, customs, etc



For those of you who think we have a dream job, it's true most of the time, but there are little 
nightmares in between. Smile! It takes months of searching for items, cleaning, fixing, painting, etc. 
Then it takes 3 to 4 days to load it all up in a safe and sensible way.

 


Thank you Johan for all your hard work on that side on the Atlantic. Be safe as you load up 
and we look forward to having you here soon when the container arrives on our shores. 
Big hugs from us and I am sure from all our friends who read this.



And to those of you who are reading this, take a stroll through our web site here
for a preview of some of the beauties that will be loaded up tomorrow.

Trino


40 comments:

Ido said...

Good luck guys! you always do an incredible job. I will be in California this weekend, will you be in any shows? I would love to visit you! Have a fantastic day!
XXX Ido

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Believe me, I understand the nightmares in between. lol I know you guys will get it all together, and wow us with your finds. Best Wishes!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Oh how I wish I could see all that in person!! Much work but such joy!
Lorraine

Acquired Objects said...

From someone who has loaded and unloaded a container before I know the work involved and it isn't always fun. But now I'm on the other side of things and I get to enjoy this more. Work swiftly and be safe Johan as we're all looking forward to your found treasures!

XX
Debra~

Katherine said...

Anyone who has owned a shop will attest that by the time something ends up on the selling floor, it has already been slaved over a few times. The reward is the client who gushes 'I must have this'..... it's like hearing Angels sing.

In the midst of the hard work, enjoy the choir of the Angels.

Decor de Provence said...

HANDS DOWN you guys have the BEST taste!!! I'm dying to come to one of your shows - hopefully sometime in the near future! Thanks for all your hard work and vision... if it wasn't for people like you, no one would have gorgeous treasures in their home!

Best wishes,
Desiree

Heaven's Walk said...

The hard, honest work that you guys do is so evident in the beautiful treasures that you offer in your shop, Trino. Believe me, if I lived on that side of the country, I'd be there in a heartbeat to scoop some of them up (after I helped you unload them, of course. lol! :)

xoxo laurie

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

If I was closer I would definetly help. Seems like I have been hauling, moving stuff my whole life. You have the most incrediable treasures.. you need to be on a tv show. All your hard work is paying off. Never stop.

toves sammensurium said...

Now Ithink sweet Johan here should fatter gooverseas to you,fill up a container and bring it here.Now that's a dream I love;)
Tove:)

Martha at Authentica said...

Thank you for always giving us the most beautifully inspiring photos of true found treasures! All the hard work is worth it! We so appreciate your love for your work and business. It shows in your displays and how you put yourselves out there! It doesn't go unnoticed! Blessings to you all! :)
Martha

Vintage Home said...

Oh I truly know you work very hard....I am on such a small scale compared to you...and it is overwhelming @ times!
But well received by those of us who truly appreciate your hard work!
Stunning!

summersoul said...

I have already looked at each and every photo that you have on your site of the treasures that Johan is loading. Good luck to him. Though it is arduous I am sure you guys know that it is worth it when you see the faces of everyone running into the container sale.

xo
MC

Lana @whatsthestorymorninglory said...

Hi Trino,
Oh how I wish I could be there. I live in Canada and hope someday to get to one of your sales. Everything you source is my style. A trip to California would cost a lot less than a trip to Europe. Can;t wait to see what you are bringing back.

Karen said...

Wish I had been in Sacramento for your show. What great things you offer.
Karen

amour du temps passé said...

de très jolies choses...très chics!!
véro

agnès said...

Magnifiques les fauteuils
Agnès

HeartVintageDesign said...

Very well put and you guys do a great job!

Anne said...

Wonderful! So glad I found your blog...♥
Best,
Anne
www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Oh, how I wish I were there when you bring all those goodies home!
Happy Weekend guys!

Anneke said...

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I have a AWARD for your blog!! because I love it.
so please look on my blog www.madamemoiselletje.blogspot.com
the rules are in englisch.
I hope you accept it.
groetjes Anneke.

Veronica said...

Lots of wonderful eyecandy as always! Hi have not stopped by for a while and happy to be back!

Veronica

Veronica said...

Lots of wonderful eyecandy as always! Hi have not stopped by for a while and happy to be back!

Veronica

sharon said...

This must be the least enjoyable bt of your wonderful job - the packing and the paperwork. You know it's worhtwhile in the end, just look at those happy customers!
on courage!
Sharon

Trouvais said...

I'm checking the photos of incoming regularly!!! You guys are so good to do this for us!!! XO Trish

lvroftiques said...

I feel for Johan, I really do! As someone who has done it I know how NOT fun but crucial it is. And yes it still looks like a dream job to me! You've gotta take the good with the bad in everything right? *winks* As always I'm drooling all over my puter! I've really missed your posts. (((HUGS))) Vanna

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Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh those baskets! And I am lovin' the sign! I know it's tons of work but it's wonderful that you enjoy it and bring so much pleasure to so many people!
Bon Weekend!
Angela
Parisienne Farmgirl

PS - Perhaps we could talk about doing a story for Parisienne Farmgirl Magazine?

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh those baskets! And I am lovin' the sign! I know it's tons of work but it's wonderful that you enjoy it and bring so much pleasure to so many people!
Bon Weekend!
Angela
Parisienne Farmgirl

PS - Perhaps we could talk about doing a story for Parisienne Farmgirl Magazine?

La Dolfina said...

Dear Trinidad,
I am so sorry I didn't stop to love you but I promised my hubby that I would race around and take some photos for the blog super fast and get back home. I was on a mission. It's been ages since I've been there and of course I saw you and Martin and you both looked wonderful as usual so I left content that my boys were well and flew back home!!
I waited a bit for you but you were engaged as usual and I didn't want to interrupt!!!
All my love,
Terri

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Trinidad,

I just stopped by on this cloudy grey day, looking towards you for what sooths my soul with all you inspire loving all I can take in :)

Thank you for adding beauty in all things Rustic French and perfect French brocante.

xoxo


Doré

lvroftiques said...

Hi Trino!
Glad to hear that all is going well for you. I hope the weather is great for you because I've got snow! I can't wait to get to Cali for a visit. Vanna

Jody and Stan said...

I just found your blog and love all the wonderful photos of the things I adore. There is not one thing I don't like.
New Follower.

I'm having my first linky party Simple & Sweet Fridays. Hope you can stop by with your inspirational blog.


Jody

Francine Gardner said...

Just fell upon your blog as I am on my way to our warehouse to check our container which is being unloaded.
I hab
I have been doing this for 15 years, going to France every other month, no matter what I always a twinge that something will go wrong, which inavertidly, always something goes wrong... A piece of furniture per sold left on the dock by our packing company, something arriving in a thousand pieces, the wrong chandelier...
Your store and blog are really special and you have a new follower
Good luck with the container!

Alex said...

What a great assortment you have -very nicely curated! I love doing the fleas in Paris and Italy -this brings back so many great days spent there! Thanks!

Windows Huddersfield said...

Be safe as you load up and we look forward to having you here soon when the container arrives on our shores.

Forbrukslån uten sikkerhet said...

It is quite expensive to bring a large container from Europe. But even before that, he has to prepare all the paperwork and documentation with details for shippers, brokers, customs, etc

BJJ Belts said...

Galvanized industrial boxes, to store or use as planter box. Right, metal galvanized French grape.

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