DH and I had NOT planned to attend our usual Friday night auction, but we had friends who wanted to go and asked us to join them ... so we did.
The auction house was in a state of chaos. Their computer system crashed yesterday, and it was still not functioning. Their normal clerk was out. Their head ring person was out.
The auctioneer asked DH if he'd mind helping as a ring person (he's done so in the past a few times) ... so I visited with friends and spent money while DH worked. I helped clerk at the jewelry auction (which is held separately from the main action on the floor).
The line to check out wrapped around the counter and out the door. Everyone in line was friendly and cheerful, taking it all in stride. I mentioned to the gentleman in front of me in line that I had a shop on Ruby Lane ... and the woman in front of him turned around and asked me what the name of my shop was ... I told her "Charmed Life" and she smiled.
I had just met the "C" of C & J Vintage Treasures !!! We spent a while together in line chatting, and we both agreed that without The Vintage Village and the community we've found here, we'd have both been lost with all the changes on Ruby Lane ...
I'm so happy to have met a new friend !!!
Now that was PAWSOME!!!:)...
What a great story and it also shows us what a small world we live in, you just never know who is right beside you !!!
Isn't it fun when you can visualize who you are chatting with online.
My husband and I usually don't attend Friday night auctions, but, well, for the past two weeks items in the pre-auction pictures have grabbed my attention. OK, and really, I'm not going to be selling an elliptical trainer in my shop - but it has been on my wish list for a while!
So for the past two weeks we've been making an effort to drive through rain and fog to these lively auctions. Usually we attend Sunday auctions. So there we were, standing in line to pay. And I hear, "shop on Ruby Lane"! I was so excited!
What fun to find out that this person was our very own "Charmed Life" from TVV! Amidst the noisy after-auction chaos, who do I find, but a friend! :)
What, C ??? You're not putting an elliptical trainer in your shop? Can you imagine shipping that !!! ACK !!!
It is an awesome auction house, and there's always something going on.
It's our Friday Night Date. Of course, when they ask the Hubby to give them a hand and work for the evening, it kind of throws a wrinkle in the "date" part of it.
Hope to see you there again soon!
It's awesome when it's so random. Anne of the Vintage Jewelery Boutique and I met last spring, we were both at the same show and will be again this month. I had already warned her that I looked nothing like my avitar (even when I was in my prime), she replied that's ok, I don't either. She was right she didn't, but she looked just fine as herself ! :)
Yeah, I don't look anything like my avatar, either. ;-)
It is so much fun to meet folks that we've known on line. I've had the experience a few times, and have life-long friends from it. Some of my on-line friendships go back almost 20 years.
Whelp, I hope I don't look like my avatar! But, heck, I probably do--you know how owners begin to look like their dogs...?;) BWAHAHAHAHAH! ARoooooooooooooooooooooo,