Monday, June 24, 2013

Good News, Bad News

Bad news first: My mom and I have decided to shut our booth down at the end of July. We are just not making enough to meet our rent. It's not for a lack of trying though. We always have a nice variety of cute items, rotate our items, rearrange our booth about every other month, etc, etc. It seems that people who shop our antique mall prefer to purchase mostly furniture instead of knick-knacks. Neither Mom nor I have a truck to be able to transport furniture home and then to the booth, we're pretty much limited to smalls, and you gotta sell a lot of smalls to make the rent!
Goods News: I'm not done with junking, oh no. Mom and I both will start selling on Etsy in the near future. I will still get out and junk, mostly for myself. I'm going to start focusing my blog on decorating my house. I've got several projects in mind and soon, I will have the time to devote to those projects.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Celebrating 50 Followers!

I'm so excited because I have 50 followers as of yesterday. I know that might not seem like a big deal to most, but I've often wondered if anyone is reading my posts. I'm a lurker for many posts, but I've finally figured it out that by participating in the "parties" and posting comments on other blogs rewards you with new followers. Thank you to all who read my posts, I'm glad you are here!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

For The Birds...and a couple of other things

I made this bird feeder a couple of years ago, but thought I'd share it. It's made out of an old graniteware lid. I removed the wood knob, used a long screw to screw the lid into a wood spindle that I painted, added a screw eye to the top of the spindle, then added a chain for hanging. It works great and the birds love it. I was looking for a clever way to display my potholders and ran across this turquoise laundry dryer at the Goodwill for $1.50. I hung it from a hook in the ceiling. A simple way to display them and it doesn't take up much space. This past weekend, we had the last of our yearly yard sales to finance our travel expenses for our family vacation. One of my brothers and his wife donated some items for the sale. While going through the boxes they sent over I gasped and said "What?". In the box was the jadeite platter above. They know I've collected jadeite for many years and I couldn't believe they were holding out on me! I'm assuming this was from my SIL's mothers estate as she passed away last year. I kept digging through the box and again said "What?" because I was staring at I Love Lucy wind chimes. I didn't get a picture of them, but they are so darn cute! I've been an I Love Lucy fan since I was a little girl. I found two treasures at a yard sale Saturday, my own yard sale! We made our goal of $1000 for our vacation, and I found some treasures too. It was a good day!