Over time, they convinced me that selling good stuff in the shabby shops was a very good idea. They started me selling at Second Hand Rose Too, another Buffalo occasional shop that has since closed. They also introduced me to Teresa the owner of The Porch. Thank-you Mike and Kris for giving me the opportunity to meet and work with the shabbies of Buffalo.
A couple of years ago Kris, Mike and I drove together to a huge auction at a farm just outside of Wadena, Minnesota. The auction started at 10 AM and after operating in two rings for a while, it was still going at 5:30 PM. The final 20-25 items sold in the barn with Kris and I standing with the auctioneer. He was perceptive enough to say "I guess that you aren't going to bid against each other". My reply "not if she is going to ride home tonight". We filled the truck, we filled the trailer and we had to leave a couple of items there because we ran out of room. Kris had to sit at an angle in the back seat because the rest of it was filled with "delicate" items.
Now I am reminded why my garage is difficult to empty.
Kris & Mike with Trike and Trailer