#141 Katrina & Mitch

#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

 

#139 Katie

#139 Katie

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

#123 Howard

#123 Howard

Booth Location:  1st Floor, East Wall towards the Back

How long have you been a vendor at RMA?  12 years

Do you specialize or consider yourself an expert in any one thing?  Chapman Dairy Products Advertising Items.  Chapman Dairy was a major Kansas City dairy during the first half of the 20th Century

What got you into the business?  Retirement Hobby

What is your other occupation?  Retired Teacher, Mathematics and computer science division coordinator at Shawnee Mission District

What other interests do you have?  Domestic and Foreign Travel