I had the great pleasure of meeting many new customers as well as seeing some long-time returning ones. What fun it was to visiting with people, make new friends and 'share' the love of God with so many!! I felt truly blessed to meet each and every one that came into my shop.
There was the lovely mom-in-law and daughter-in-law who came in with the cutest of babies (don't worry Brayden, grandma still loves you the best!). The young ladies husband was in the military and had been deployed. She was part of a military group that was raising money for the troops by creating a calendar of military wives dressed in vintage clothing---which just happens to be one of my specialties. We talked and shared thoughts about vintage clothing, she checked out all the different vintage styles I had and even purchased some. I gave her my contact info and hope we will stay in touch with each other.
Then there was the young girl (17 yrs old) who came in with her mom to look for and buy vintage clothing, not for any party or event but just because she LOVES vintage clothing!! It just thrills my heart to see young people enjoying great things from the past. And her mom was the best--she bought her daughter a complete outfit, dress and matching hat. This young lady is a definite individual, one who knows who she is and not likely to fall into the 'status quo'!
And remember my little buddy Zack, the one who won the American Pickers youth contest, a $10,000 scholarship and a trip to the Smithsonian? Well, my little buddy ain't so little anymore!! I saw him walking down the hall and almost didn't recognize him!! He's grown a foot and it now taller than me and has 'leaned-down' and lost his baby fat. And even though he's a young teenager, he stopped to visit and we had a good hugging session!! That kid definitely has a place in my heart!!
Well, that's pretty much how our weekend went. We only had one minor issue that was our 'fly in the ointment'. I was cleaning off one of our glass shelf units when one of the shelves collapsed and all the glassware on that shelf broke. But I count my blessings cause I could have been hurt/cut my the flying glass however, I came away without a scratch! Thank you Lord for your protecting hand!
So, here are a few pictures for you to enjoy, unfortunately none of our customers--it was just too busy to stop to take pictures.
|My 'little' buddy Zack in a 'before' picture---he's NOT this little now!!|
|The top shelf is the one that collasped--pretty much everything on it broke|
|And of course, the most beautiful baby in the world, my Brayden!|
|I had to include this pic of Brayden in NOT one of his finer moments--that's not chocolate he's covered in--ughhh!|
|Here is he all cleaned up and happy again|