However, there was lots of great stuff to see. And hot potato salad and wiener schnitzel. She believes that’s where she caught her disease. Hoarding.
Er. . . collecting, she meant to say.
A decade ago, Julie met Kory Lloyd, someone she refers to as "the guru of junk." "He taught me everything I would ever want to know about junk but was afraid to ask," she says. "Now, I can’t pass a yard sale or a junk store without stopping. If I see anything vintage pink or aqua, my car squeals to a stop. . . . When I go to a junk store and it is full of good stuff, I literally start shaking. It’s like I getting too much of an antique fix at once - an overdose, if you will."
In her youth she was a tomboy who played basketball, baseball and football with her two brothers. One day her mom bought her a Skipper doll. She now has her own collection of vintage Barbies. . . and calls her company Lacey's Antique, Unique and Chic.
Julie's daughters help with cleaning, organizing and staging her treasures. They'll be accompanying her to flea.o.logy, making it a family affair. Julie is super excited to be a part of all the fun of both selling her wares and buying from the other dealers.
Welcome to flea.o.logy, Julie. . . we hope you're contagious!