It’s been almost a year and a half since I’ve posted on here. And if you read my last post, you know that Brian and I closed our business in Ellicott City in April 2021 and moved to western PA in June 2021. It’s been a crazy adventure! We renovated our 102- year-old house, spent months learning our new town and surroundings, getting everything settled, if that’s even possible. It’s been quite a change. Brian is still getting used to working from home after being on the go for decades. But we’re doing good. It’s been the right change.
Family and friends wondered when we’d start selling vintage again, and for a long time just the thought of going through our packed basement and attic was enough to make me want to take a nap! We have so much stuff! But it’s always been our intention to sell again. We miss auctions, the thrill of finding new treasures, learning about them and finding them new homes. And I miss my friends from The Antique Depot. I wanted to find new vintage-loving friends here.
So this summer, armed with determination, I started the process of digging out the crowded basement. By August, I was organized enough to know and remember what I have. I contacted the owner of the antique store I’ve been following on social media for years. The 119 Antique Trading Post is an antique mall with 40+ vendors, is family-owned and has been in business just seven years but has won the “best antique store in the county” award. Chrissy, her husband and her daughters are a joy and I was happy and lucky to have secured a booth just weeks after my initial inquiry.
On September first, we began the process of setting up and filling our new booth. It’s taken us a solid month to fill it completely, and I’m happy to report we’ve been selling faster than I thought! It’s been interesting trying to figure out what our new customers want, and pricing, as always, is a challenge. But we’re doing it! Moonglow Treasures is back in business!
Here’s a visual story:
Thanks for sticking with us! Until next time–happy vintage shopping! 🙂