It all began back in 2000 when Melinda Slover created Lili and Loo and launched her concept at the “Green Flea” behind the Museum of Natural History in New York City. Every Sunday, Lili and Loo was nothing more than a couple of tables filled with an eclectic mix of wares and finds. Quickly the business outgrew the“ Green Flea” and moved into a permanent residence in the Rivertown of Hudson, New York. Hudson’s free spirit(s) and like-minded pioneers embraced and nurtured Melinda’s creative desires. There, Melinda's taste, running from the classical to the eccentric, took off. Her distinctive point of view juxtaposed the sleek and the rustic, the ancient and the modern, the raw and the refined. And it doesn’t hurt that the prices are terrific. The shop is housed in three adjoining 19th century buildings with two floors and a 2,000 sq. ft back yard. Lili and Loo has kept the feel of a private home in each of its 15 rooms. It's not unusual for customers to ask if they can move in to the second floor.