HI…I'm T&S Antiques! I was born in 1979 to Tom & Sheryl Brosamle. During my infancy, I was an occasional, weekend flea market hobby. As a pre-schooler, in the summers of '81 and '82, I became a real business and thrived as a lakes region, resort area shop. My formal education began in the fall of '83 when my folks opened me as a full-time, year-round endeavor in rented quarters back home. Grade school lasted 4 years.
My matriculation into junior high arrived with the purchase of a much larger home in a better neighborhood. What a growth spurt I experienced then! And occasionally, I got to go to an antique show. High school indoctrination began the day my big sister, Jill Swanson, joined the staff in 1990, adding furniture refinishing to my curriculum within two years. Then they got a CAT! (It never goes away.)
Following that, in 1999, the three of them enrolled me in college -- Internet U, I think it's called. Well, I WAS twenty years old. I guess it was time to spread my wings and fly away from home. I think I had developed an allergy to cat hair, anyway.
Well, then they really did it! They got a puppy for Christmas, and, eleven years later, here he was with Mom Sheryl.
They named him Hershey! WHY? No, he wasn't chocolate colored, but he sure was full of kisses! (Hershey crossed the Rainbow Bridge shortly after he turned 12.)
And Punkin, the old cat? She lived with us until she was almost 19 and then went to kitty heaven.
A year later, as I turned 30, they got a new one, and it was only a kitten. HELP -- Tiger Lily is now almost five and I'm still trying to train her not to break the dishes. But she sure has learned the greeting duties well around here!