My quest and Sabrina’s is to become
oil painters, blacksmiths, dress
designers, and treasure hunters that
are friends with you who are truly
connected while creating your
Knowing you is going to affect the
size of our business and make truly
having a resale company take a lot
longer, because we are creating
works with our customers in mind.
Imagine that we had a conversation
at a Civil War reenactment at Port
Hudson while watching a certain
scene during the battle. I would
draw and paint oil paintings of that
The first thing you will hate about
Lato A.C.D. is that you can’t have
one of a kind items that you love in
our gallery’s that have already sold,
like the oil painting above.
Someone may see your one of a
kind painting, but they can never
have one. Even if I decide to paint
others they will not be exactly the
If I make prints, they will be prints,
not the original painting.
The second thing you will hate is
waiting for new collections to be
offered once current collections sell
Sabrina and I will be working on
many projects throughout the year,
while at the same time buying and
selling storage auction, estate sales,
and flea market treasures.
In order to bring you our best
work, we must be focused on the
project of the day and not revisiting
Between dress collections, or
collections of knives, your comments
and reviews are more than just
appreciated, they aid us in future
The third thing that you will hate is
Lato A.C.D prices after kick starter
projects. Our kick starter projects
are used to develop new skills and
help us to explore arts, crafts, and
study in places that we could never
attempt without your help.
These projects will develop us as
your artists faster than just using
other treasure profits, and create
works for charity auctions.
The fourth thing you will hate is
missing events with exclusive items.
Civil War reenactments, Renaissance
Festivals, Art Shows, and even Fire
Sales will have items not available
on our website, E-bay, or Etsy.
They will be offered to you again,
however because they are only at
these events you will have to wait.
The last thing that you will hate
about Lato A.C.D. is that we
will never have a store. We will
have a warehouse with a very small
gallery and pick up area for internet
The internet sales warehouse
business decision allows us to focus
on our works of art and finding
your special treasures with much
less cost and time wasted running a
The first thing you will love about
Lato A.C.D. and Resellers, is our kick
Imagine being in a gallery on Royal
Street in New Orleans, five years
after funding the projects that made
our wrought iron decor and oil
How smart will you look talking to
the owner or customers admiring
our work, after following our
Facebook page, or reading our blog
post. We will have about four
projects a year.
After the first one, you become a
part of and will be one of the very
first people to see new collections,
and influence the treasures that you
will love for the rest of your life.
The second thing you will love is
showing off one of a kind items.
Most of our oil paintings, dresses,
blacksmith merchandise, and jewelry
will be in very small collections with
one of a kind versions offered on E-
bay, kick starter, and at events.
Many of your house guest will be
seeing our works for the very first
time when they visit. Unfortunately
for them, you own the only one ever
The third thing that you will love
about Lato A.C.D. and Resellers, is
that you will see and talk to us at
events like art shows, bridal shows,
and Civil War reenactments, on
social media, and even E-mail.
We will answer your questions as
best we can and attempt to get to
know each other. Meeting us in
person at events with our wrought
iron and dresses on display or in
the process of being created.
You will be able to judge us and
our creations for yourself. I love
learning the favorites of my new
friends, and seeing them react for
the very first time they experience
their treasured creations.
The more we see each other and
get to know each other, the more
influence you will have on your
treasures. At times, you will truly co
-create them with us.
The fourth thing that you will love
about Lato A.C.D. and Resellers, is
our warehouse. It will not be a true
You will not be allowed to visit
most of it, and it will be available
to you three days a week.
So, why did I say you were going
to love the Lato A.C.D. and Resellers
warehouse? Simply because of these
(1.) You will love the prices that we
can have without the cost of a full
store, as well as the fact that you
are buying directly from us, the
(2.) We will have HUGE tent sales
and arts and crafts fairs outside.
(3.) You will love seeing the very
best we have to offer in our gallery.
The last thing that you will love
about Lato A.C.D. and Resellers is,
having true artist and treasure
hunters as friends.
Imagine Sabrina having made
dresses for you for a few years.
She knows your size. You and
Sabrina talk about the latest trends
and styles that you love, and
Sabrina knows what you hate about
Sabrina just might see the perfect
dress for you in Paris, France, send
you a picture, and ask if you would
like her to pick it up for you.
When you get married, or have to
attend a friend’s wedding, she will
make your next favorite dress. Just
don’t forget to buy one of my
wrought iron bridal hangers to
show it off on. 😀
Thank you for being a part of our
dream. Your interest in Lato A.C.D.
and Resellers is appreciated and you
truly are co-creators through your
comments, Facebook posts, and
As we grow, become full-time,
and perfect our skills, there will be
larger collections of our blacksmith
items, dresses, jewelry, and on
Amazon with the amount of resale
merchandise, lessening the things
you will hate about us, Lato A.C.D.
There will always be one of a kind
treasures once collections sell out,
are gone, and our kick starter
projects are by far the most
economical way to own or work.
Stephen Mark Lato
April 18, 2013