Wise and witty introduction to becoming your own person in the antiques business. The authors suggest you start by thinking small, loving antiques, enjoying horse-trading and meeting people. One woman they know enjoys buying but winds up with a horribly overcrowed house. So she has a yard sale three or four times a year, then goes on buying and turning up new stock, She's never tied to a shop, has plenty of time to restock and regular customers who know she'll have terrific new pieces. Other people like to buy low, then refinish, and sell high--these are folks who love to work with their hands but aren't keen on meeting customers. Their clients are other antiquers. The authors offer their wisdom about estate and country auctions, how to buy antiques, how to sell them, and how to take care of business. The idea is to love the business so much that work is more fun than play.