From the time we fly home from Europe after an antiques buying trip, it takes about a month until the container arrives at the EuroLux Antiques Gallery in South Carolina. Our containers ship across the Atlantic ocean, arrive in Charleston, and then are trucked to Newberry after we receive the green light from US Customs.
It’s always exciting to receive a container, but also a great deal of hard work. It normally takes us between 4 and 5 hours to unload a container. Our friend who packs our containers describes them as packed “full, like an egg.” Everything is unloaded by hand, one piece at a time, and very carefully, of course.
Once the container is unloaded, it looks as if there has been an antique explosion inside the Gallery basement! It usually takes us a few days to get everything unpacked and organized. Next, we start cleaning and waxing the antique furniture, and checking all of the vintage chandeliers to make sure they’re functional. After a couple of weeks, Greg and I start photographing the items and preparing the data in order to upload the products to the Internet. And that’s when you get the chance to see what beautiful “new” treasures we’ve found!
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Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with Aimee on Google+ or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!