Saturday, July 30, 2011

Be blessed this weekend

I'll take the opportunity to show some random shots from the France trip a couple of years ago. 

While I didn't take notes, I'm almost sure this scene above is from Notre Dame.  Correct me if I'm wrong.

My wonderful daughter, led me to the Montmarte district.  What a view.

Now I want to return to Paris with my husband and take a slow trip around the city, enjoying the sites at a leisurely pace.  There's so much to see.  How I love that city!

Be blessed this weekend.

"There is only one Being Who
can satisfy the last aching abyss
of the human heart,
and that is
the Lord Jesus Christ."

Oswald Chambers - My Utmost for His Highest

Saturday, July 23, 2011

When a Dealer is Glad for Missed Sales

When is a dealer glad for missed sales?...Glad when an item doesn't sale?...Glad to be hanging onto a piece of inventory?

Answer:  When the hanging wicker chair and stand from the 70's are found at Pier One Imports, as a repro, for $500!

I have held onto my hanging chair and stand, after no one paid me $59 for the set at Liberty Belle.  Now I am so thankful that I didn't sell it there.  It might get moved to River Market Antique Mall, where I can command a bigger price, but I've grown attached to it on my screened porch. 

I've said it before and I'll say it again, there are great bargains to be had at the first Friday weekend sales in the KC West Bottoms.  I will be shopping there in a couple of weeks.  Never know what you'll find!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Irish Rock Band Love

Saint Louis, Missouri hosted the band U2 on Sunday night.  We drove from one side of our state to the other and loved every minute of this concert.  I only snapped a few pics because I like to savor the moment without having to worry about getting a "good shot". 

After leaving Saint Louis, we headed southeast and have wound up in Nashville.  Though I'm not a country music fan, we are going to the Grand Ole Opry.  When in Rome...

Yes, I junked along the way and will show you what I've found.  I'm so excited!  A vintage starburst clock for a few bucks!  Maybe it will pay for my concert ticket.

Friday, July 15, 2011

If You Want Different Results...

Do you have to do things differently?

I'm speaking of my junking business.

I am selling in two locales, currently - Good Company and River Market Antique Mall.

I closed my space at Liberty Belle;  the set-up times are very structured and don't allow me to be flexible with other aspects of my life.  So, for a couple of months in which I'd like to travel, I've stepped out.  I'll miss the dealers at Belle.  Here's a shot of Heather and Ellen's space - The Red Swing.

I'd like to sell a better class of junk than what I have been trying to sell.  Dealers like Heather and Ellen and Dale spur me on to better things;  to step up my game.  So...should I stop relying on yard sales for most of my inventory?  I think I need to focus on specific categories of goods rather than buying a broad array of stuff.

Sure, I couldn't resist that alligator head I found yesterday.  And the "man" tins I found will help me pay my rent.  But that's so short-sighted. 

Change is in the air....

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Oh Happy Day...

Oh happy day when Jesus washed my sins away...

Enjoy this Sunday and relax...God is in control.  You can trust him.

Above is a picture of us girls, our group, serving at the Convoy of Hope here in KC last month.

Last year, we decided to stop sitting around talking about what Jesus and his disciples did.

We now serve a monthly dinner at at women's and children's shelter in the city.
We also sponsor an apartment for a ministry that gets homeless people back on their feet. 

I can't wait to see what God is gonna do this year.

 Oh happy day...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Junker or Hoarder?

After perusing these wonderful craigslist ads for more junk/inventory, I'm questioning whether I'm a dealer or hoarder.  I have a hard time passing up garage sales. 

All these ads are eye candy to me.  I particularly love the white vanity, even though vanities are hard to sell. 

I justify my junk as "inventory" and keep telling myself to buy only small pieces of furniture that I can move by myself, for obvious reasons.  I can just look and dream.

I don't think I'm a hoarder...not even a collector.  Just a junker who sells.