October 25, 2016

We are not a grocery store!

The word market seems to confuse people. Market is an Old English and Latin term that means trading and trafficking. It is an open place of business where buyers and sellers convene for the sale of goods. Simple right?

Let me back up a couple of steps and explain. When I named the store I had a very long list of potential names and with the help of a friend settled on the name Morgantown Market. From the beginning the name was problematic. Older, traditional dealers felt antique should be in...

October 21, 2016

This summer Morgantown Market had the local paranormal investigators, The Ghost Seekers, in to check out the store. I have to say, ghost busting was an item on my bucket list and I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the investigation. One of the questions they asked me during the initial interview was, “Do you think the noises and experiences are attached to the building or items in the store?”

That got me thinking; do the items we cherish from loved ones passed, hold a little of their essence and that’s why we're drawn to ke...

October 5, 2016

 I often hear people who come into the shop suggest that they need to open a store of their own. I smile and chuckle because they have no idea what’s involved in making a shop successful. I have to admit I thought it would be labor intensive, but I had no idea how all encompassing it would become. Now don’t get me wrong, I love, truly love what I do and  I could not have done it without the understanding, love and support of my family and friends.

Here is a glimpse into the life of a shop owner.

5am: Up with the su...

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