Last Valentine's Day ('09), my friend Alison got a most atypical but amazing gift from her husband: he rented space in an antique store! This was something that Alison had talked about (a lot) and thought about (a lot) for a long, long, long time. Suddenly it all became real! (Whether she was ready or not).
And this is where I come into the picture. Alison and I were friends and share many of the same passions... antiquing, collecting, junking, repurposing and well really, almost any type of creative pursuit. So one day Alison said, "Do you want to do the antique store space together?" And I thought, of course, and I also thought if I really think about it long enough I will come up with plenty of reasons why this is not a good time to start something like this. Sometimes though, you really just need to do and not to think! So I said "Yes". Just two weeks after we had agreed to be partners, we had a name, were building up inventory and it has been non-stop ever since.
Now that blue cardinal is almost a year old we are starting our blog to talk about everything this is happening at the shop and in our travels to discover great antiques and vintage finds! I hope you can stop by every now and then to see where we are on our journey...we think it is going to be one great adventure!