|Arte de la Vida||
The Nature of our Biz is to find wares ('finds'). Vintage and Antique treasures previously purchased, owned and collected by, lets say a fellow Mexican Folk Art Collector? a Museum deaccession? or even by chance,a small handful of treasures amongst a table full of dated tchotchkes at a Garage Sale. Our Shop is mainly Vintage and Antique. Unfortunately, the items we sell don't just grow on trees or sprout from the ground. They must be found or acquired. They must be discovered and brought to our shop for a new home to enjoy and be loved. Our Wares are 'good karma'; previously loved and treasured. They were made in a period no longer, a time of innocence and a time when they held very little importance or monetary value. Many Vintage pieces increase in value and because, for the most part, were made to not last the test of time. We usually label it as Ephemera which was made for present day, temporary use. We believe that the 'good karma' continues when you buy an item from our shop. So how do we obtain our inventory, mainly from Kevin hitting the Road and finding them. Driving across the Southwest, searching high, low and far between...everywhere from Big City Thrift Stores to Small Town Estate Sales.
The Road can be lonely at times, but mainly it is filled with such Natural beauty that we are able to de-stress and 'zone out' if you will. I am able to reflect, count my blessings and take time to smell the sage brush and desert mesquite.
How does one combat loneliness or solitude overload whle driving long miles? Music! it has always had an impact on my life and one of my favorites is the late, great husband and wife: Nowhere Man and A Whiskey Girl. A duo who last resided and called Bisbee, Arizona the home base before their tragic passing. This one's my personal fave:
There a times I believe I am the luckiest man alive because I get to follow my passion, Catch a 'buzz' from the 'the hunt' and hit the road. So if you ever see me in line at an Estate Sale or digging thru bins at your local Salvation Army, don't be a stranger. Sy 'hi' I won't bite, just understand i mybe a bit preoccupied, I'm on the road and my heart and head is on 'the hunt'.