Thursday, September 27, 2007

Treasures at Home - Just Look Around

I have been promising you a great story, and here it goes.

Remember the small book that I told you about in one of my blogs, R. H. Conwells, "Acres of Diamonds"? This is its sequel.

Sally Schwartz, our host and the owner of The Chicago Antique Market, shared this story with me. Her love of people and of the finer things brought her to the place in life that she wanted to create that special place where people could come together for a exciting and adventurious experience. So, Presto! The Chicago Antique Market was created.

"The next few years have been like a blur", she said. "The response has been overwhelming, and the public has definitly bought into the vision of something special for downtown Chicago. The Market has been in transition to make that experience even more exciting over these years." As this vision was unfolding, Sally realized that additional capital might be required, but the question was, from where? Now, the story begins to get very interesting.

As I have been expanding my friendship with Sally over these few months, our conversation often leads us to discuss paintings and how their value has increased the last couple of years. There are record sales being establish almost every day in the art world.

Unbeknownst to me, Sally had inherited a painting from her grandparents, and it had been hanging on her wall for many years. Her grandparents had purchased it from the Art Institute of Chicago, years ago. As a child she had spent many hours mesmerized by this wonderful painting of two little girls.

Asking a longtime friend in the art profession about the painting, and getting a suggestion to show the piece to another dealer, that is exactly what she did. The dealer offered to help her in the sale of the painting.

Are you sitting down? That painting brought $120,000.00, and Sally no longer has to worry about financing the vision that she had created for the Chicago Antique Market. Acres of Diamonds had been on her wall all along.

Sally has been one of our earliest 31 Club Members, as well as one of our biggest fans, inviting us each month to participate at the Chicago Antique Market.

A more complete account of Sally's story, written by our own, Cindy Stackler Nieder, can be found here.

Be sure to visit our web site for more information about how you can join the 31 Club and start your own race to your millions! Read more about it here!"The Guy in the Red Tie" --- Daryle Lambert

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