An Affair of the Heart Vendor Rises from the Rubble
This years An Affair of the Heart is filled with items for you and your home. Eighty vendors are brand new to the show and others have been coming for years. One vendor is back in business after a setback after the Moore tornado struck her home.
Scribbles and Dribbles has been coming to Tulsa for several years now. Owner Kelly Byrne hand makes all her items and they have everything you may need for your little one. Just a month ago, Byrne wasn't sure she would make this years show.
"Our garage fell in on top of itself and that's where most of my product was and most of my supplies were," Byrne said.
Last weekend, Byrne was able to get to the storage unit where all her products were and found out almost all things she had made were saved. Her equipment wasn't so lucky and she had to replace all of it. Byrne said once she was able to see what she had, she knew she could make the trip.
This is the biggest year for An Affair of the Heart. More than 850 booths are at the show and more than half of the vendors have brand new items never shown at the even before.
"It may be the same people, but they want their new and different always, they are creative, they creativity never goes away," Co-Owner of An Affair of the Heart Anita Hinkle said.
For Byrne and her business, this time is about moving forward and getting life back to normal.
"It's just one more step back to normal because this is something we do six times a year. So, it's life is moving forward things are going to be ok," Byrne said.
An Affair of the Heart continues Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Expo Center.
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