Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Down in the Delta Hits the Road--The Lucky Rabbit

It's Wednesday, January 13th and I can't believe how fast this year has already started flying by!  January is half gone...it probably has something to do with the fact that getting this business up and going is keeping me so busy that I don't have time to look at the calendar!  I just notice now and again that a few more days are gone.  I have literally been running around like a crazy person.  There is so much work that goes into building a business, and you can only understand it if you've done it.  I will say, though, that I'm enjoying every minute of it.  And that could be because I get to go to really fun places to advertise the market, meet potential vendors and shoppers, and shop for fun finds to resale!

Last Thursday, I ran over to Laurel and Hattiesburg in neighboring Mississippi. There's this wonderland called The Lucky Rabbit that I had been hearing about and figured it was a place I needed to check out.  I had marked it on my calendar--January 7, The Lucky Rabbit, 9-6.  They are only open one long weekend a month, so you can imagine the line that forms outside.  I planned to leave early to get a spot in the front of the line.

I got up around 4:00 and headed out while it was still dark.  The route over is a very boring and notoriously dangerous two-lane road, and it was hard to hold my eyes open at times.  I really don't enjoy driving by myself...it's always more fun with a companion in the car, but on this trip, it was just me.  I actually contemplated pulling into the Dollar General parking lot and taking a little nap because the caffeine just wasn't helping much...but, then I thought about getting there late and ending up in the back of the line and that just couldn't be, so I kept driving. I'm a diehard early bird shopper at these events.  Some of my friends think I'm crazy, and I will admit that it is a bit of an obsession.  A little voice in my head is always whispering, "The early bird gets the worm."  So...I found myself there, on the sidewalk waiting in the wind in freezing temps with two other friendly early birds...at 8:00.
 

Looking through the glass...
We watched with anticipation through the glass doors as the ladies buzzed around getting things ready to open. The first 25 through the doors got a certificate for a free Lucky Rabbit logo t-shirt.  It's a cute shirt, so that was nice.  See?  The early bird did get a worm!  And, I got the first look at the treasures as soon as the doors opened.






I did grab several of those treasures--they will be up for grabs at Down in the Delta--A Vintage & Antiques Market, and I met some wonderful new friends.  I will go ahead and put The Lucky Rabbit on the calendar for next month.

After loading my car and getting ready to leave, I paused to grab a couple more pics, just because it looked so dang cute.



For first looks at my adventures, follow me on Instagram where I share events as they happen.  I am also on facebook where I have been giving away some goodies.  There's actually a giveaway going on now with a drawing for two free Early Bird Tickets (a $56 value that includes breakfast!) to the market.  You have to like, share, and comment to get in on that fun!  Drawing will be January 18th, so hurry!  Look for the facebook post that was posted on January 4th that begins with, "How about a giveaway?".....Follow the link above.

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6 comments:

  1. Judy,
    I am so glad that you had a fun time shopping at The Lucky Rabbit...neat place.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. ...and I believe you are the sweet friend who first told me about this great place. Thank you!

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  2. Looks like a really fun place, but how can a business afford to open only one long weekend a month?

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    1. I'm not sure, but it's fabulous. A lot of cities are providing incentives to get people to move into buildings and open businesses to revitalize downtown areas. Could be something like that, but I really have no idea. It's actually a smart way to "push" customers into a groove of coming in during that short period of a few days if they want to see what's in there. It's a mad rush, then it gives them time to restock for the next month. Otherwise, you pay an employee to stay in a place 40 hours a week with maybe a customer or two strolling in each day. It's an interesting business model.

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  3. Jerry and I have been wanting to go to the Rabbit, sounds wonderful.

    Ramona

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    1. You should go==you will be glad you did! And, like me, you will be putting it on your calendar for future visits.

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