Sunday, January 18, 2015

Kindness of Strangers

    Market is always difficult.  It is comprised of really long days, difficult decisions, and  aching feet.  On the other hand I always come home with new ideas and great merchandise scheduled to ship throughout the year.  This year's trip to market in Atlanta did not disappoint.  I am especially excited about the merchandise I bought and some store events and displays which are brewing in my brain!  I encourage you to visit the store at different times through the year to see some changes which will improve and update our space.  When you visit please remember that interesting displays and new products always have a starting point.  Most items in the store have been handpicked with our clientele in mind.  As often as possible I speak directly with the artists or at least meet the designers.  I love offering our customers products which have a story behind them.

     This year's trip to market was, unfortunately, also fraught with more than the usual number of bumps and bruises.  My Dad was hospitalized almost as soon as I left town and my room reservations were messed up causing me a great deal of stress.  It did not help that I had yet another sinus infection either!  Without going into the painful details let me just say that some kindhearted strangers offered me solutions and friendship in Atlanta when I desperately needed it .   A motel clerk, the diligent workers in the housing department of market and a jewelry designer from Manhattan all smoothed my way and reminded me that most people are sympathetic and caring --- even with strangers.    I needed that.

     So, come by Vineyard's and see our fabulous products and redecorating and share your stories with us and we will share ours with you.   It will not matter if you are a stranger or an old friend we will be glad to see you!