I was raised in a small town, Pawhuska Oklahoma and my mother owned a gift shop. My dad was the local banker. Both worked on Main Street and I followed their lead and opened my antique store on Main Street. After meeting my husband I moved my business to Nichols Hills in Oklahoma City. After owning a retail store for 21 years, it became harder and harder to keep the store full of inventory. Every time stock would arrive it would sell out immediately and my store would be empty! I finally found the solution. I opened a warehouse and closed it to the public and decided to sell wholesale to other antique stores. Now after being in the antique business for 30 years, I'm working out of the warehouse and provide stores across the United States with their inventory. I open the doors several times a year to the public and offer antiques that I've selected on buying trips for the "locals" only . I travel to the UK 4 times a year to find authentic items for my customers. My mother use to drag me to antique stores as a child and now that's my career. My father always told me to never forget your roots, it keeps you grounded. I'm grateful for my start in my hometown.
Follow along on my journey to the UK via Instagram and see the lovely countryside that I share in my photographs. @nottinghillantiques