AAAAHHHHH!!! I feel like I have just surfaced from being underwater. January has been quite a month full of both responsibilities and opportunities for re-creation as well as recreation. We have spent some time refining our New Year's resolutions as they apply to our business, and also working on the personal ones. One of our resolutions related to the business is to be more constant in our posting here and we have not done well. Sorry for the long absence!
One of my excitements is to find pieces with old paint and patina
when I'm shopping at antique and brocante markets
We are constantly searching for more events and better opportunities to reach our customers. During this first month, we participated in our usual Alameda Antique Faire on the first Sunday of the month, which happened to fall on the first of the year, which means we couldn't partake in any of the New Year's Eve festivities. We also participated in the Sacramento Antique Faire which takes place the second Sunday of the month, and on the third Sunday, we participated in the Long Beach Antique Market. It was nice to go back to Sacramento and we got a great reception and Long Beach was outstanding!
On the fourth weekend we took a short trip to Mexico to join Martin's family in celebrating his niece's Quinceanera, and on the fifth weekend, we took a little trip to the dessert to celebrate Martin's birthday. That gave us some time to relax and re-create as well as have some fun, dance, sing, and eat some excellent Mexican food as well as visit some national parks.
Johan, on the other side of the Atlantic, has busied himself gathering more treasures at fairs, brocantes, and flea markets, making sure we have plenty of goods to fill up our container which is scheduled to arrive in our shores early April. Note: mark your calendars for the second weekend of April as we will be having our Container Unloading Sale!!! More information on that later. We are including some photos here, but you can also always follow the link to our web site here so you can get a preview of the treasures arriving. Hint: you can already start reserving items by sending us an e-mail.
Wanted to share this picture I took in our garden
at the warehouse in Belgium this morning of the snow
that came down last night