Once a long time ago I came upon a large box full of antique Venetian glass beads. I had never seen anything like it. Each bead was unique, hand crafted and whimsical beyond my imagination. I stopped in my tracks and caught my breath. Then I asked the antique dealer the famous question that longs for an answer that will set a buyer's heart a dancing,
Though no matter what I offered, begged, bartered, or insisted for, his price was firm and defeating. I could not justify a deal where my clients would make only pennies.
Finding unusual, creative, beautiful antiques was one thing, finding them affordable at a good resale value was another.
Everything has its price, even small whimsical antique Venetian glass beads, and unfortunately the asking price was not feasible for resale.
I started to walk away and in doing so I heard the knock on my head, "Hello?" I realized that even though the price was too high for resale, it certainly wasn't too high to buy and give as a gift to someone.
My cousin Julie aks Sheba collects beads, and I knew in flash they would be a perfect gift for her. Carefully I scooped some up....Isn't it a pleasure to find the perfect gift for someone you love?
My cousin adored the antique Venetian glass beads, and created a mobile with them. Which is a perfect ending for these sweet little beads... Ah fate offered a twist of sparkle and twinkle. My cousin's apartment which they hang offer a spectacular stage to dance, and bounce back light.
The other day I saw Mr. Antique Venetian Glass Beads, he had very few left from the warehouse load he bought years ago. I bought a few packets, and will be offering them on my Brocante Online... The price hadn't changed, neither had my desire to have a few to bring home.