Let’s Get to Know Ann!
First, Happy 95th Birthday to Ann!
See Birthday Tea Invite Below!
1. How long have you been at Knick Knacks?
This October (2023) will be my 16th year as a Knick Knacks vendor. I’ve really enjoyed every single year as a vendor.
2. What do you sell at Knick Knacks?
I sell collectible items that I’m really passionate about. These items include porcelain dolls and figurines, authentic”Capodimonte” Italian lamps, crystal, and beautiful tea sets. I also sell vintage furniture and home decor.
3. What motivated you to sell at Knick Knacks?
I wanted to be my own boss. Being a small business owner allows me to earn income while selling the very things that I love. Also, at my age, this gives me the freedom and confidence to come as I please knowing that my booth will be well taken care of.
4. What do you like about owning your own business AND what do you like about having your business at Knick Knacks?
There is freedom in having my own business. It keeps me busy, and I really enjoy making my customers happy. Knick Knacks is a supportive community of small businesses. The staff and vendors are like my second family. I can share my blessings and hardships. It’s a community of vendors who understand and keep me motivated.
5. What did you do before Knick Knacks? Tell us about yourself.
Before officially retiring, I worked in various supervisory positions. I worked for Western Electric Company in Oklahoma. After moving to Texas, I worked for about 15 1/2 years as a social worker for the State of Texas Dept. of Human Services. During this time, I also opened my first doll and specialty shop. This was the origin of my business, “Ann’s Victorian Domain”. My shop was located on Hampton Street in DeSoto, Texas.
6. When not at Knick Knacks, what are your hobbies?
When I’m not at Knick Knacks I enjoy shopping and finding treasures to take back to my booth. Also, I enjoy dining out with my friends. I’ve also gotten, at 95, pretty good at playing video games on my laptop! It’s relaxing and fun.
7. Any last words?
I want to thank Knick Knacks owners, Richard and Sarith Abramowitz for their continued support. I’m so humble and grateful for being selected as Knick Knacks’ Vendor Spotlight this month.
I want to give additional thanks to Knick Knacks’ staff and my fellow vendors. Last, but definitely not least, I want to thank my wonderful friends Peggy and Deborah of “Peg’s Couture” for all the help and support they have given me. Thank you, lovely ladies, for helping to maintain my booths. Thank you all for your support. I look forward to more years of being a part of the Knick Knacks community.
Thank you and God Bless!
Ann has an amazing collection of dolls! She’s got everything from Santa and Shirley Temple to Elvis and, of course, Barbies! It’s really quite impressive. Each doll has its own unique story and brings back so many memories. Ann loves to share her collection with others and show off her favorites. It’s like taking a trip down memory lane when you see all of her dolls.