A trip down memory lane
I am hard wired for the “junk” business and live in the heart of the infamous Texas Antiques Week, a biannual pilgrimage for junkers of all types!
My husband and I have enjoyed the “show” as dealers, store owners and now hosts of an Airbnb.
I experienced Texas Antiques Week as a dealer in Round Top for the first time in the fall of 2011, with my original business partner and friend Kristie Herlong. After setting up at the Springfield Extravaganza in Ohio, we packed up our trailers and headed to Texas, not really knowing what we were getting into.
TEN YEARS AGO! Time flies!
That same year, Jeff relocated us from Ohio to Texas… empty nesters who literally flew the coop.
Once I was full time in Texas, I grew my business to participate in seven shows a year. Over time, the road wore me out and I longed to have something permanent.
The opportunity to purchase our property in Burton, Texas was a dream come true the fall of 2014. I celebrated the grand opening of Flown The Coop Antique Store during the “spring show” of 2015.
Today I’m still smitten with the “Junk” business
Ten years after my first show and three years after closing the store, the antique bug struck again.
TxJunkR opened shop this week in Burton. I couldn’t pass up a chance to set up a booth. The night before, I lost sleep wondering if I had enough stuff. The answer… YES! I had more than enough stuff to fill my little nook.
I forgot how much fun it was.
My good friend and once business partner Kristie responded to posts about the big event, “You can’t get it out of your system once you have it.”
Do you have a passion in your “system”, hard wired?
Maybe you haven’t spent that much time exploring what really sparks your interest.
The first step in identifying what you’re hard wired for is to look for what always circle back to your life.
Most of my hard wiring falls under the category of creating spaces. I love to garden, renovating homes and offering hospitality.
Understandably, my heart is always drawn to the antique business.
I want to encourage you!
Don’t waist time putting off your passion. Find a way to express what makes your heart throb!
The world needs more people who live with purpose and aren’t afraid to go for it!
I hope by reuniting with my passion, I inspire you to explore yours.
Do you need help with this? I can definitely offer help! Schedule a chat with me by clicking on my calendar link. Simply pick a date/time that works for you.
~Here’s to igniting your spark!
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky!