Business Name: Lyndal Carrier Antiques
Booth Location: My booth is on the 1st floor, center aisle, on the east side, 4 back from the check out counter!
How long have you been a vendor at RMA? Six years
Do you specialize in anything or consider yourself an expert? I am attracted to English, Continental and American Antiques. I buy what I love and consider it mine until it sells. I purchase mainly small antiques, artwork and some small furniture pieces. You can also find chandeliers and lamps in my booth The objects I buy have good design and proportion along with good construction and great craftsmanship that will continue to hold it’s value. Just for fun I will toss in something of whimsy so it doesn’t get too serious.
What got you into the business? One activity that I enjoyed while I was growing up was going to antique shops with my parents. They taught me to appreciate objects with history and that were constructed to last for many generations.
What is your other occupation? I was an art teacher for 30 years. One of my objectives was to introduce my students to good design and proportion in the visual arts and decorative arts along with an appreciation for art.
What hobbies or interests do you have? I enjoy going to the Nelson Art Gallery, trying new restaurants, traveling and spending time with family and friends
#141 Katrina & Mitch
Business Name: Heart’s Desire
Booth Location: 2nd Floor, NE Inner Corner
How long have you been a vendor at RMA? 4 years
Do you specialize or consider yourself an expert on any one type of merchandise? Collectible American dinnerware, especially California, Russel Wright, Shelley and sterling silver flatware. Also fine crystal artware like Steuben, Baccarat & Waterford
What got you into the business? Looking for dining room chairs to go with the antique ding room set we inherited as a wedding gift
What is your other occupations? Mitch is a waiter and Katrina is a retail sales manager
What hobbies or interests do you have? Music, KU Basketball and Royals baseball. Reading, Fine Dining, visiting family and friends both local and out of town
Business Name: Vintage Burst
Booth Location: 1st Floor, Center Aisle on West Side
How long have you been a vendor at RMA? Since January 2012
Do you specialize in any one type of merchandise? I love the 1950’s and 1960’s and try to buy as much as possible from that time period
What got you into the business? My father owned an antiquemall in Towanda Kansas for years. That was my first job and it really fueled my interest in antiques and vintage clothing
What is your other occupation? I work for Anthropologie as their home manager
What other hobbies/interests do you have? I love architecture and really into historical homes. I am pretty sure that I have toured every historical home in the KC Metro area a dozen or more times