Rose Darden, the first of the shabby Roses that I met, has been the founder, taskmaster, owner, mentor and inspiration for Second Hand Rose. She has a unique combination of business acumen and creative energy. Rose has herded her crowd of creative cats permitting them the room to "do their thing" while keeping the business on a sound footing.
Rose has sold the shop and semi-retired to the position of "just another dealer for awhile". I met the one of the new owners, Brad, as they were prepping for the December sale. He and his wife Amy are enthused and ready to keep Second Hand Rose as the premier occasional sales event in Buffalo. Rose is ready to "just create" without many of the business hassles and spend time with David doing different and exciting things.
The photos are just a sample of Second Hand Rose this month.
P.S. - The December sale starts today, December 2nd, runs through Sunday.