Monday, April 18, 2011

I got nottin'

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I've been to three shows in the past three weeks and I have no pictures to show for it. I am looking at cameras right now and I think I have the one I want picked out. That will help tremendously, I didn't know how much I enjoyed taking pictures until I stopped taking them, so for now, I have nothing to show for my shows...

Alameda was finally dry through the day. But, I didn't take my coat off all day. A wind picked up at the end of the day and we left before it started to rain... Just missed it. We had lots of customers and we sold lots of little tables, nightstands, etc. I seems that people are really in need of small tables. I took my jewelry stuff and we had a dealer come through and buy a lot of my sterling that I had been saving up.

Downtown was another nice day, although our customers were wary about spending too much. Some days we sell furniture and some days it is metal and some days it is jewelry. I guess it is good to be diversified, and that we certainly are!

I was really looking forward to the show we did on Sunday. It was sponsored by a local Antique/ Junk shop (but the high-end type) here in a local town. It was only about 15 minutes away compared to driving 2 hours to Alameda. What a blessing to not get up as early (we got there are 3:30 am - so arriving around the same time, just less driving time) We took two loads in our two trucks/trailer. Our space was very full and we are glad to say that we got the left-overs back into the one trailer with room to spare. We always bring back some and have not "sold-out" yet, probably because we don't sell but maybe one-third to one-half of what we take. But, if we don't take as much, then we still sell about the same amount, it would be just less money. This was an outdoor show and there were tons of shoppers. Mr left me for about 2 1/2 hours to go back to the Bible study and I didn't sit down from when we arrived to when he came back around 12:30. Wow! I was really ready for a small break. We have had two calls from shoppers that took business cards and want items that we had there and brought home, so the sales continue. We sold some things that we really didn't want to bring back home (damage happens when you don't want it to) a plaster statue, a plaster cherub, a large locker, and a large, heavy drawer unit and other unique junque...

We have two weeks until our next show. Our trailer is partly already packed from our good "left-overs". Alameda, Downtown and a show that will be held at an estate in an exclusive high-dollar area of our fine country-side. (million dollar homes are the norm out there). At "The Flea Affaire" in Granite Bay, they serve lunch in the conservatory... and the proceeds from the vendor rentals go to the local college's patron of the arts program. We love this show.

Well, when I get some pictures going, I will be sure to let you in on the happenings around here and let you see for yourself.

Until then...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I found a new friend and site

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Check out this blog

She has a giveaway going that is worth checking into, a $25 gift card to Lowe's. Now, who can't use one of these?

Go check it out yourself and become a follower...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Looking for Camera Advice

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I know everyone has an opinion. Tell me about what you feel makes a great camera and what you think I need.

I am looking into buying a camera. The one I had - well, I still have it but I can't use it because I lost the SD card...  Anyway, long story.

First... I can safely afford around $200-$300. I know, most really nice cameras cost well over $1000 and that is just for the body... I can spend more if needed, but that is where I am headed right now. Is that too cheap for anything?

Second... I have neck problems and I can't carry a heavy camera around for any length of time. That rules out some that I think I would really like.... but realistically, I have to take that into account.

Third... Because of the neck/weight problem, I would like for it to fit into a large pocket. But is doesn't have to be the size of a credit card...

I do want a digital, zoom, 3 plus mega pixel, uses a card that I can upload onto a computer. It doesn't need a video or sound as far as I think I need...What about special battery types? Are they a pain?

I can use my i-phone camera, but... I want a camera of my own.

I saw one at a garage sale (Olympus Optical 8x Ultra Zoom), but then they decided they didn't want to sell it!

Anyway, give me some ideas if you can.

Thanks, have a great day.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Linking Party

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Just to let all know that I *hope* I linked up with the Virginia House "We Can Do It Cheaper"

OK, hit the button on the right to go to the site and link up yourself.

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hmm, I wanted the "button" and this is what I get!!!

Anyway, head on over and check out what YOU can do cheaper than what you see in catalogs, magazines, your neighbor's yard, the internet, etc.

by the way, if you want to learn how to make your own rug, go to

That is part one, for part two, go to

Hope that helps.