Saturday, October 25, 2014

Selling what you wish you.....hadn't.......!

Let's face it, if you've been in the business of buying and selling antiques for enough years you'll eventually run into this situation.

Selling an item that-after the fact-you wish you hadn't.
It's just a given that this will happen at some point.
Case in point for me is this fabulous antique butterfly sewing basket from the victorian era. Why I let this one go I'll never know......the fact remains that I did. Probably won't find another one of these beauties....lesson learned.

Lucky for me I was shopping and found a lovely "replacement" in this heart shaped beauty............!!!!!!

It had the perfect amount of shabby...actually quite a bit of "shabby".

Of course I've added many of my own items even though this came with a lot of it's own favorite are the pretty reddish buttons on the card above in the upper pretty!

So yes, this one is a keeper for me.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My latest keep or not to keep, that is the question.

I daresay that one of the hardest decisions for any collector is whether to keep or to sell...I run into this problem frequently.
I found this wonderful rustic box at my thrift and knew it could be spectacular and I adore it's size...not too big, not too small. I also love the chains on the side of the lid that help keep it open for display.....absolutely perfect. Also the leather corners and handle. Perfection!

Do you like my linen stash I found today? I was in heaven with these gorgeous pieces....again, keep or sell? Sigh, it's so hard to know.

Do you notice the wonderful little 'cubby' areas behind the big center area? So very perfect for storing so many things.

Found this astounding wallpaper on Etsy, wish I had 50 rolls of it! Hmmmm, wonder how many times I've said that in my life.

Well, happily at the moment we don't have room in our booth to display this awesome piece so I guess I'll have to live with it for awhile......such a sacrifice. Although I guess I could sell it on Etsy. What to do, what to do.

I painted the outside with a chalky blue paint and then distressed me it's better off than it was.....!
For now I love this great little trunk/box and will fill it with some of my favorite things.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Our photo wall is up thanks to my dh!!!!!!!

Went to the booth today with my dh and dd. He helped me fix my wall for prints and frames.....what a sweetie! The booth is set up, we're selling well every day so far.....and looking for a bigger space!
Fingers crossed that it will happen soon!
Did I forget to mention that we have a lot of stuff to sell?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

We're open for business~~~~!!!!!

A small sneaky peek into our new tiny space! This is the space on the right that we'll use for mostly holidays and some other items.

The center (and largest area) which will be for all miscellaneous and wonderful things.....

The doll dresser sold today (yay!). Had it in my Etsy for quite some time but surprisingly it didn't sell. Three days in the booth and it found a new home. Happy, happy!

This blank wall gave me grief today...I couldn't drive a nail in that wall as hard as I tried....wanted to make it our "print" wall.
Hopefully dh can help me out and make that work.
You can see our limitations.....a rest room on one side and an office room on another. Oh well, so far we've had three decent sales in as many days so that's a good sign.....right?
What matters is we're having fun. I think with the holidays coming up we'll have a blast finding fun items for the booth and with me making some fun things (from my lips to God's ears!)

And I have totally left out my photos of our "ledge" space above that has some fun suitcases, umbrellas, and other fun things.

Please excuse my less than stellar photos, I took these with my phone today because I forgot my camera.

Please come visit us at The Vintage Industry!
Kathy Colby has done wonders transforming it.
I'm looking forward to 'vegging' tonight and reading my Fall edition of Jeanne D' Arc Living....purchased at The Vintage Industry! So cool to find this gorgeous magazine locally.

Hope you're all enjoying a wonderful Fall season so far!!