Trying to Shake Off the January Blues

I haven’t seen the sun much this month and I miss it. Even in winter I sit out on our front stoop for a bit on sunny days. I read or write. Or just think and watch the birds. (I put out a few walnut bits for the bigger birds and have managed to get…

Putting On My Big-Girl Pants

So far this year I haven’t purchased anything for my store! Not one thing. I’m only allowing myself a few sourcing trips this month and the two I’ve done so far were total busts. I considered going to a rather posh estate sale about 10 miles away but most of the items were large (furniture,…

Time to Limit Buying…for a Season

The start of a new year always presents a wonderful opportunity to make changes and shake up the status quo…so that’s what I want to do. For my business, I’ve decided to start with a change that’s going to be hard, but necessary. Here’s the story… Most folks who resell online and/or have an antique…

Still No Jewelry Jars For Me!

Over a year ago I wrote a post on “Why I Don’t Buy Jewelry Jars.” Since that post I have been encouraged by others to try them. And I would love to, honestly. I follow several vloggers who buy them and they usually find a few good pieces amidst the dreck that make the purchase…

When Life Gives You Time to Think…

Our little 2018 family Christmas was low-key and lovely. Just perfect. Then Boxing Day dawned and I got to work catching up on a few chores–washing dishes, starting laundry and making turkey soup with leftovers. After lunch I was going to putter around in the garden pruning roses and raking leaves. Then my body thought…