We've been interested in antiques and old things for many years, spending many enjoyable hours wandering around at flea markets, auctions, estate sales, and antique malls. We had the good fortune to help clean out an old Victorian home over 40 years ago, and we saved a lot of "junk" that the rest of the family was going to throw away. When we had taken all we could possibly find room to store, somebody broke in and stole even what was left!
Our intention had always been to flea market after we retired, but it's never too cold, too hot, raining, or snowing on the Internet, and we get to meet people from all over the world. So now we are busy bringing up box after box of collectible "stuff" from our basement, researching the history of all the wonderful junk we've collected over the years, and we're having a ball selling online.
In Case You're Wondering About Dirty Butter ???
As for the Dirty Butter name ...
Our part of Alabama is at the very tip end of the Appalachian chain, and there are still a lot of places tucked back off the beaten path around here that look like time has stood still.
There are even two covered bridges within 20 minutes of us. It's a beautiful area, convenient to the big city of Birmingham, but also, quiet and picturesque.
We live on Hard Scrabble Hill, which is an old Appalachian term for land that's hard to farm. The dirty butter part is another Appalachian term we ran across years ago, that refers to homemade butter, but hopefully not really dirty.
Anyway, we're just weird enough, I guess, to like it.
So we named our house Dirty Butter Estate on Hard Scrabble Hill, and now we're using the Dirty Butter name with our shops.