Saturday, May 19, 2012
Coffee and blogging. Could it get any better?
And as soon as I typed this title my Internet service decided to act up. Of course. Why not? Yes it could always be better, but I'll take what I have now and cherish it. I love this still time of the morning when everyone is still sleeping and I can relax on Saturday morning. Not much on the schedule this morning so I'll update my blog and get busy on my store.
I was quite selective this week looking for thrift finds. I wanted to stay under budget and managed to get some great finds and do just that. Lately I've been thrifting in my own collections and the things I accumulated while being a home owner. Now that I'm in a smaller space I've downsized and only kept the items that had potential for selling. Still some furnishings to empty out, but with today's economy and people needing so much it won't be hard to find them homes. The hard part is getting someone to lift and move them when they want them.
I don't have a favorite item this week, but the one item with great potential is a cake plate surrounded with strawberries that is vintage Japanese. Then comes the vintage fruit and vegetable hooks made in Japan. I found a couple pieces of yard goods that I'm not sure if I'm going to make something with or sell. The souvenir tray is from Arizona and a lot of people seem to collect these. I found some vintage cardboard Disney wall hangings, a brass owl trivet that needs some polish and a vintage Santa made in Japan. Just a statue this time not a music box, but he was so cute I couldn't resist.
It's been a slow month selling on line. I've come to the conclusion that it's because everyone has been as busy as I have. This month has Mother's day, Graduations, Memorial day, end of school year events for children, getting gardens cleaned and planted and who knows what else. I have summer on my mind and I'm sure everyone else does also. I'm ready to start with the numerous yard sales too. It's just an itch that needs to be scratched. I guess if that's what I'm doing so is everyone else. Please everyone have a wonderful week and check out my store for new listings. butterflyplace.etsy.com