Despite this being a first effort for the Funky Junk Sisters, they did a sterling job of attracting some seriously talented dealers who put on a fabulous display for all those who entered the transformed space at the Competitive Edge Warehouse in Puyallup, Washington. ("Pumping iron" took on a completely new meaning, I'm here to tell ya!) It was a sight to behold, my friends . . . and, even if the road was a bit bumpy, it was a GREAT debut!!!!!!!!!
Lighting was a bit of a challenge, so I apologize in advance for photos that did not turn out. So many people deserved credit for their efforts, but I NEVER (. . . Timi, are you reading this?!) show bad photos of people or merchandise. Actually, I keep the bad people photos for future "opportunities" (. . . Timi, are you reading this?!)
I'm going to get this off my chest and be done with it. Thieves who who steal our merchandise, thieves who steal our ideas, and thieves who "try" to steal our good spirit and kindness are not welcome in this world created by such hard working and well-meaning companions. I left the dog-eat-dog corporate world fourteen years ago to follow my passion, and the thoughtless actions of a few rotten eggs will not spoil my efforts to believe in what I do. But your types are on notice--you are not welcome, and you WILL be exposed. Maybe not today, but certainly down the road. For there is an order and a meaning to everything beyond what we can see, and a higher power removes the burden of retribution for those of us victimized by the bad people.
Thankfully, there are far more GOOD, LOVING people than bad ones . . . and to be surrounded by them at these events is part and parcel of my reason for continuing to take the road less traveled and do what I enjoy!
Moving forward, as always, a HEARTY THANKS to all the customers willing to give this new show a chance . . . and, for those of you who missed it, our sincerest condolences. Mae West said it best: "There's nothing wrong with feel'in good" . . . and these grass roots shows are ALL about FEEL'IN GOOD!!!
Every show may not be our best; things may go wrong (we could have a cocktail party over that subject!). But we rise above it all and continue moving forward. Because we are blessed to be able to do what we love each and every day . . . and that means more than money can buy!!!
Look at these gorgeous displays . . . for those who don't "get it", perhaps this is an odd waste of time. But--for those of us who thrive and love in the living color of vintage/antique/creative world--this is a little piece of heaven . . . please continue to join us on this adventure!!!
SEE YOU AT PORTLAND EXPO THIS COMING JULY 10 (early buying), 11 and 12. I've been moved to BUILDING E (the cool, well-lit building!) in spaces E24 & 25.
Then, it's on to the mecca in the country . . . BARN HOUSE FLEA MARKET on Saturday, July 18 . . . can't wait, can you???!!!!!