Sunday, February 10, 2013

~To Market, To Market~

     I got up early this morning so I could hit our local market.  Its not very big with probably only about 15 - 20 stall depending on the weather and its pretty much the same ones each week so there is not alot of change.    I was on a mission today to pick up  my birdbath from a local maker who attends the market most weeks.

    Found my statue lady straight away and paid her  so I wouldn't be tempted to spend the money and then did the regulation two laps.....cause you never know what you might miss on the first lap.  It was a wrought iron day today.  First find was a wrought iron stand with 3 graduating was a wrought iron hanging candle holder for $1 but I had to give it a serious clean as it came with bugs at that price..ewww, then a wrought iron stand of some sort...looks to be old...victorian maybe with its delightful twists in the sides....but I am going to use it as a plant stand and last was a very heavy metal urn complete with rust.  I love rusty items.  So I had a great day and all I spent was $59.



Saturday, February 9, 2013

~A Shabby Slice of Life~

          No news as yet about my adoption other than they are now researching my documents.  I have a new calm feeling about it all and I suppose time does that to you.  I am excited and nervous all at once but I think finally I am feeling good about me.  When the papers show up, then I will deal with what they say or don't say but for the moment I am getting on with life.
          I have decided to go back to selling to try and clear some of the many, many, many boxes of treasures I have hoarded over the years.  I lost interest in selling due to having to chase people and ask for payment.  I hate asking for payment.  As a buyer I never make anyone wait for payment unless I have made arrange before hand, so as a seller I expect no less from my buyers.    To get my feet wet I have listed a few items on gumtree (nothing too exciting) and have had a great success on a couple of items on ebay but the fees are horrid and I wont be using that too often although it is good for the more unusual items.
           So hopefully by March I will be back selling on my fb page ~ShAbBy PrIm DeLiGhTs~ ~ MiChElLe~
             My facebook page has been a wonderful source of joy.  I have the most gorgeous people follow my page and everyday their loyalty amazes me.  It is a humbling experience when people like what you do...even if it just posting a picture of something pretty.  As women we are nest makers regardless and we love to surround ourselves with beauty and for me its searching for that beauty everyday to share with others.

 I mustn't forget a quick thank you to the lovely Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for being the gracious host for so many years.
 Enough of my ramblings....have a perfect Pink Saturday <3