Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Looking for a Needle in A...

Last weekend I took some time to go looking for new "treasures" for Bella Rosa. I chose a local antique mall in a small town nearby. They've got some oldies but goodies there. But you have to LOOK.

When shopping for antique inventory for my website I search high and low. It's got to be just right. Sometimes it is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

I search through old books. I like books especially the old old late 1800's editions. The art work on the covers are amazing.

Since my customers seem to be collectors AND crafters, I go through trays of old greeting cards, postcards, or other ephemera.


I also peek into display cases and hope to find something to catch my eye.
And sometimes my eye gets caught on something weird. She does have a bizarre look, doesn't she? (No offense of course to the mannequins of the world!)
It's the thrill of the hunt and I love it!

2 comments:

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I did that exact same thing today ~ I didn't find anything but it was fun and definitely the thrill of the hunt ~
xoxo
Lori

MJ said...

I'd probably look a lot worse as a mannequin if I had no arms! I can only imagine the look on my face!