August 31, 2009

"Where Do You Get All Your STUFF?"

At the Stuff Store, of course!



























If you own a store or run your own antique business, then you will understand what I am about to share.....if you don't , then I promise you have asked this question...........and that being ....."Where do you get all of your stuff?" . It is because I know the question is in total innocence that I always politely reply with a very nonspecific answer and change the subject......Like I'm going to tell my customer where to go to get the stuff I buy and eliminate the need for ME . I had another store owner once tell me to answer the question with the reply "at the stuff store". I tried that, and you won't believe how many people didn't "get it" and actually ask me where the "stuff store" was.......guess I just couldn't pull that one off, huh?

This is one of the places I go locally when I have just an extra hour or so, as it is close and usually always provides my "fix", if only for a while. The store has a good mix of vintage in with newer things, but well worth the drive. It is very unpretentious, extremely well priced, and well organized in spite of the over abundance of small inventory. I have never left this store empty handed or disappointed in what I find. I sometimes have to look very hard through all of the new imported China items to find the good stuff, but it is there. Sometimes in need of some TLC and reinventing, but that is what makes it so much fun, especially for a dealer like me who finds the challenge in taking a cast off and making someone want it again......Yep, I shop at the Stuff Store!

3 comments:

  1. THAT IS SO FUNNY, BUT YOU'RE RIGHT OF COURSE. THERE'S NOT A WEEK THAT GOES BY AT MY SHOP THAT SOMEONE WILL ASK THE VERY SAME QUESTION! OR, IF SOMETHING HAS A SOLD SIGN ON IT, THEY ASK WHAT WAS PAID FOR IT. I ALWAYS REPLY THAT I'M SORRY I CAN'T TELL THEM THE EXACT AMOUNT, BUT I CAN TELL THEM THAT IT WAS OVER A DOLLAR.

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  2. I so understand that question, I get it at least once a week, I even had a lady ask me, quite innocently, "Do you make all your antiques?" Why of course, I whip up a buffet from the 1800's every Friday. Don't ya just love 'em!

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  3. Janna, I can't even tell you how many people have asked me that question. I have so many different answers that I use but I like yours!
    We all have our favorite haunts that we like to frequent and some may totally miss seeing what we will find after others walks out the door missing that wonderfully awesome treasure. The hunt is in the eye of the beholder and we have the nack of finding what others may miss! Don't ya just love it!!! Maureen

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Your comments mean alot to me......thank you for sharing.

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