Years ago, I published a weekly electronic newsletter in Rochester, Vermont, which we called "Birdie". My totem is still the barn swallow, and Barn Swallow Antiques has been a lovely entree for me into many wonderful worlds.
I must admit I spend more time than strictly necessary researching many of the items I choose to sell. I have decided that it is my chosen path of doing business - to find the "flashpoints" for the wonderful time-travelers that pass through my hands on their way to a new home.
I'll share some of my discoveries here with you - a quick look into why I love this business. Have fun!