Thursday, November 29, 2012

Being MIA

Well, I know it's been a Very long time since my last post. So much has happened. First my very good friend who owned the Antique store where I had my booth lost her business. Very sad day for so many of us. She is one of the most creative, kind and giving people I have had the honor of working with.
Since then, I was waiting to see if she would contiue to buy and sell antiques in some capacity. Sadly, she is not. So, now I am (nervously) going to venture out on my own, Like a baby bird leaving the nest..... I actually loaded up our truck with 90% of my inventory and drove over to a local anitque shop and gave it all away. Crazy, I know! I thought maybe I should give this up too.
I miss buying and selling and upcycling so much, that at last I have decided to give it a go, again....
This is something I thoroughly enjoy, and when I am not creating something, it feels like there is a big gaping hole in my life. It's strange I know, my other half thinks I'm crazy, lol. He doesn't get any of this. That's ok, he doesn't have to.......
Making this choice to build up a business on my own have given me much trepidation, but excitement and happiness too.Been making my business plan, have some great ideas for my company name/logo. I will be asking all of you for input on this to help me decide. Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

13 comments:

  1. Wow, a lot HAS happened in your life! Sorry about your friend's business. I wish you much success with your new venture. By the way, I'm kind of curious, did you literally give it all away to an antique shop, or just sell it at a ridiculously low price?

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    1. Thank you Sue, you are very kind! I literally gave her Everything for free, it was probably worth several thousand dollars. I had been accumulating inventorey for about 2 years. That's ok though, it's better than just throwing it away. I didn't have time to deal with trying to sell it. Boy did she get lucky, lol!

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by and leave me a little note! Last minute shopper AND wrapper, I shudder to think, lol! As far as making the gifts, I get a great deal of satisfaction from it. AND, I don't want my gifts becoming clutter in their homes, so this is the best way that I can be assured they won't, lol!

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  3. There's my cupcake! We would love to take this journey with you, you are ready spread your wings. funny you should say your man does not get this blogging gig. I just had that conversation with another blogger this week. I would love to do a post on that..do the people in your life "Get" what you do? Where else in your life do you get great feed back from like minded people...This is our guilty pleasure. The wedding I just finished and put in 100's of sweat equity hours, it was the blog friends that gave me the cudo's, I am not so sure everyone in my real life appreciated it....We need each other kid!!

    Carol

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    1. Carol, reading your comment made me smile. Thank you. You are so right about doing this type og work being a guilty pleasure! About half of the people in my life get what exactly we do, the other half is maily just scratching their head, hahahaha......
      I get the most support however from people like you (in Blogland).It's nice to know we are not the only ones who are not fully appreciated for our artistic ability. You are so right - we do Need each other!

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  4. Hi, I've had my own little antique shop for about 9 years now. It's a little bit of a struggle right now but I make enough to pay my bills and have a little left over to buy more stuff, which of course, is the fun part. One thing you could do is go to that antique shop where you gave her all your stuff and ask if you could sell things on consignment. I wish you luck and will check on you once in awhile...Connie

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    1. Connie, first of all Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I am happy to hear that you are able to still have your own store, this economy is very difficult for so many of us right now.
      Thank you for the advice about asking to sell on consignment.It is something I will think over and hopefully whatever direction this goes, the outcome will be positive.
      Thank you again for the well wishes, it is much appreciated!

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  5. It's OK!! Change is good, it can be hard but it's a good thing. We just closed our booth after 2 years, it's time to make a change. You are right, it's hard to stop hunting and picking. Nobody gets me here at home, I think they are just tolerating it. It's my passion and makes me happy..
    I'm going to keep up with you and watch you grow.
    Good luck!!

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    1. Thank you Karen for the kind words! Change IS good, but why does it have to be so dang Hard? LOL...
      I think for most (all?) of us "The Hunt" is most of the fun, it sure is hard to stop when you love it so much.
      Sorry to hear about the closing of your booth, but like you said "Change is good". It could lead to bigger and better things, plus I think it is a great learning experience.
      Feel for you about people not understanding, repurposing and keeping something out of the landfill is not only good but noble in a way.....
      Good luck to you as well!!! ;)

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  6. I love the picture of the barn and the sled, and the woman in the ornate dress. I saw your post on Willow Bird Baking and thought I'd drop by. Nice blog.

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    1. Thank you, I don't know if you know this .You were my first follower, I have special place in my heart for you! Lol.......

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    2. Well you are welcome. No I didn't know that. I am just getting used to google and all that it does and just now today have see this reply.

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