I have been dreaming for some time of starting something new. I grew antsy when I turned 40 a couple years ago. I had always thought that for some reason I would return to work once all the kids were in school. In fact, when my second child was in preschool I began taking a refresher course in broadcasting and made a voice-over demo. Shortly after, I discovered I was expecting our third child and wanting to give her the same experience I had given the other two, I set my plans of returning to work aside. A couple years ago when my youngest started Kindergarten, I again felt the urge for a change. I began to look for a new home (one with a little more property and character), but when I couldn’t find what I was looking for I started rearranging rooms in our home. Some of these rooms hadn’t really been touched since we moved in and as I shuffled things around I had great deal of satisfaction in using what we already owned, repainting some things and making some slipcovers to eek out a few more years with the couches we had bought as newlyweds.
As I researched how to complete some of these projects I stumbled upon a blog world I had never really knew existed. I loved the inspiration and useful information I was receiving, I loved the beautiful photos and I loved the stories of other’s journeys. As I scouted thrift stores, antique shops and flea markets for some pieces that fit my new design style, I discovered that I had a knack for finding hidden treasures. The first time I stepped into a barn – turned into vendor spaces selling vintage decor – a new dream started to take shape. That was about two years ago now and this week I am happy to share with you that I signed on as a new vendor at Sweet Clover in Fredrick, Md. I have a busy week ahead getting my space ready for next weekend’s sale. You can find my new Antica Market shop upstairs at Sweet Clover, 4051 Stanford Ct., Fredrick, MD this week 9/18 – 9/20. Hope you can stop by and join me in celebrating this new beginning! You can also check out the other vendors and sale dates at Sweet Clover here – http://www.sweetcloverbarn.com