Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Do you know Harry and Vanessa?

I have talked about them for so long, I thought I should introduce you to them :)

These two hold a very special place in my heart. We have gone beyond friendship and have become an extended family. I have known them for about 10 years. Harry started at the flea market with his rock/mineral business about 20 years ago. Vanessa has been with him for 15 of that.

When you are wandering the flea market you are drawn to their booth by the tinkling singing of the agate sliced wind chimes hanging from the tent supports. As you approach the booth you are greeted by four poodles and Vanessa's open arms. She genuinely loves everyone. She wants to know you, to know your name and invites you back to see her. She will remember you too.

Harry loves a good conversation. He has so many interesting stories from his life, it is a joy to sit with him.

No one leaves the booth empty handed. You may not find what you are looking for, but Harry will make sure you have something. Everyone leaves with a tumbled stone picked out special by him.

They never need a business card - everyone has a tumbled stone in their pocket and they can tell you exactly where they got it, and they will strongly suggest you go by the booth and meet them for yourself.

You can see behind them all the tubs - those are tumbled stones. In front of them all those beautiful gem and mineral specimens. It is rock hound heaven whether beginner or expert.

Strands of stone chips and tumbled nuggets, pendants, silver jewelry and so much more. If you are ever at the Raleigh Flea Market - stop by and see them. you will be glad you did :)

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