Dealer Biography – #903 Mel LeFever

Dealer #903 Mel LeFever

Booth Location:  1st Floor, West Back Wall and 3rd Floor on the East at Front of Mall by the Windows

What got you into this business?  Loving to Buy cool stuff

What is your “other” occupation?  Sales Girl at SHOPGIRLS

What other hobbies or interests do you have?  Gardening

Dealer Biography #888 Lucy C. Lovier

Dealer #888, Lucy C. Lovier

Business Name:  At Liberty Estate Sales

Booth Location:  2nd Floor, East Aisle on Right Hand Side

Do you specialize in any one type of merchandise or consider yourself an expert in it?  Textiles!  Quilts-Tops-Blocks, children’s items and wood primitives

What got you into this business?  I grew up on vacation every year in a log cabin in Northern Wisconsin.  It was built in 1905.  My great grandfather had it built and I still go every year. 

What is your other occupation?  I have an old tobacco barn and have trendy barn sales every memorial weekend

Other than antiques, what other hobbies or interests do you have?  I am related to the “sock monkey”.  They are originally made from Rockford Red Heel socks and my great great grandfather was John Nelson the inventor of the first machine that knitted socks and the “father” of the sock monkey!

Dealer Biography – #124 Lisa Comai

Dealer Name:  Lisa Comai

Business Name:  Find a Warm Fuzzy

Booth Location:  1st Floor, 4th Booth on West Wall

How long have you been a vendor at RMA?  This will be my 1st experience

Do you specialize in any one type of merchandise or consider yourself an expert in it?  My stuff is a mixed bag of honest, reasonable, playful, sparkly, whimsy, sometimes misunderstood, fragile, worn out, loveable, crusty, frilly, sentimental, raw, lovely, sometimes unattractive, genuine, handsome, useful and intellectually stimulating small to medium vintage things.  It’s safe to say that the essence of all the items I claim to be an “expert” in, know well, and enjoy mirror something about my own heart and personality collectively.

What got you into this business?  My heart and senses.  Throughout my life journey, I have always been aware of the feelings of sentiment that echo through me when I happen upon items I remember from the past.  The constant stir of joyful feelings had me wondering and then searching for an avenue to quite possibly provide an artifact “heart smile” experience for others.  As I love the search and recovery process of dismissed things, I find it enjoyable to blend the found diverse items in playful displays and market them to others looking to “find a warm fuzzy” to gift themselves or others.  Vintage markets is where I have this opportunity to experience and exercise this joy.

What is your “other” occupation?  Mentoring, inspiring and encouraging youth and other adults who come from hurtful pasts to grow their possibilities, to live accountable, overcome adversities and to learn that living with shame is debilitating and there is freedom to be found from living without it.

Other than antiques, what other hobbies or interests do you have?  My 5 children, my husband, my own joys and inspirations, life coaching and leading and participating in the Heart Connection/Breakthrough self awareness program.