Friday, July 17, 2009

It's a Matter of Shopping

Despite the heat, Charlene and I were able to get out and shop the countryside looking for new treasures. It is such a pleasure to meet shop owners. You can tell that they love their shops as much as we love RBC. When we first got into the antiques business back in 1992, we were under the impression that shop owners are competitive and don't share with other owners. That couldn't be farther from the truth! Many we met have long since become wonderful friends and we are thankful for their insight and wisdom.

We wandered into one delightful shoppe courtesy of Miss Charlene's great eye was Keeping Up with the Jones' in Odem, Texas. What a precious shop with treasures of every kind (the owner, Sandra, was gracious enough to let us take her picture. The ladies there were just treasures!). This shoppe is a home that has been lovingly made into a customers dream. Packed with everything that you can imagine for the well appointed home. I picked up some lovely dishes for Broken China Jewelry that you will see soon. We spent almost an hour and a half just going through it several times and we still probably missed seeing some things. You know that kind of shop, don't you? Would love to hear your favorite brick and mortar store!


  1. Kim ~

    What a wonderful shop! I love ones that you can spend hours in and still not see everything.


  2. I would have loved to have been with you! Most of my closest friends don't live near me nor does my family get my way much so I do not have a chum to antique with until I get to my sister's in CA. I can't wait to see what you got!!!

  3. Hi Kim! What a treasure trove you found. It was wonderful of her to let you take her picture in her shop. Great advertising once it hits the pages of MMP. Have a wonderful week.
    Susie, The Polka Dot Rose

  4. Oh, that sounds like a lovely time! I love to hunt for tresures. I have yet to find any good antque shops near me but I do love this little shop about 10 minutes from here called Elements. Great home decor and clothes!

  5. I hope to have someone say such nice things about my little shop someday. Very gracious post. k

  6. There is something so incredibly fun about spending hours in a shop and leaving feeling like you spend hours with good friends!
    bunny hugs to you!

  7. Kim, Lucky you and you're right. It is a lovely business to be in. I just wish I had the time to visit and shop like you! Pink Hugs, Tedi