I mentioned in my last post that my sister-in-law was coming for a visit. We had a great time (we always do). She is a very creative and talented person and just really squeezes the most out of life.
"Patra" started a vintage costume jewelry business about two years ago. She was doing it for fun and it's taken on a life of it's own. She is also quite an authority on fashion trends, style and vintage jewelry. In fact, she was an attendee at a seminar with the nations foremost experts and designers of vintage jewelry and ended up answering a lot of the questions that the speakers couldn't answer.
Anyway, the point of her visit was to find more inventory for her business. I joked that I was her "assistant buyer" because once I found out what the next/hottest trend is, I was helping find the pieces. We did our buying at thrift stores, boutiques and the Georgetown flea market--I learned a lot and it was a blast.
Check out her blog Vintage Couture Jewelry, it's a lot of fun to read.