Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Setting up the booth

Recently I have been very busy with setting up the booth. I never realized how much time it would take to do this, however once I have it set up the way I want it I hope that it takes less time to just keep it stocked. I just finished painting a bookcase that I am putting in my booth and both my children helped me do so. My business was actually named after my five-year-old daughter and she loves that she is part of the business. I love that I am able to use my small business to teach my children and to become closer to them. They love to help me paint, and my daughter loves to make tags for my items with my cricut machine. They also go with me to the shop while I bring more items in or change things around. Bringing them to the shop is not my favorite part of them "helping" me.

Here is a picture of my bookcase set up in my home waiting to be taken to the booth tomorrow morning. It was supposed to go today but life happened. Life is such a blessing even when it doesn't go your way. God always has a better plan then I do. :) Here are some close ups of my bookcase.

I love how God provides for us through this business as well as guides me. One time I went to a meeting for a new homeschool co-op that I wanted to join. When I got there I realized that I needed to make a payment that I forgot about. When I was sitting in the meeting worrying about where I was going to get the money from, an item in my Etsy shop sold for the exact amount I needed and my phone beeped to let me know about it like it does with each sale. At that moment I knew that God wanted me to join the co-op and we have all been very blessed by doing so.

This weekend I was once again amazed at how wonderful God is to us. I have started to run a bit low on inventory to take over to the shop since items have been selling faster than I expected :) and I knew I needed to restock, however I needed to spend the weekend with my family instead of going out shopping. God knew what I needed for the business, and he brought the items I needed right up to my front door. Almost. Read my last post if you haven't already. You can see the vintage goodies that God provided.

“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!"
Luke 12:27-28

Monday, September 5, 2011

Don't you just love it when vintage comes to you?

This weekend I wasn't planning on "treasure hunting" at all. I was going to spend the weekend with my hubby and kids. That was until I walked out my front door and saw a sale. Sometimes I like living in the city, most of the time I don't.

So I grabbed my kids and walked over there without telling my husband. Thought I would look around for two seconds, see nothing, and then walk home. Thirty minutes later I was home. Home not just with one or two items. But a whole van load of vintage goodness!! Some items need to be painted and fixed up which my hubby can not understand, but other items are perfect the way they are. Some of my favorites are the vintage gumball machine, butter churn, and milk glass vase.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Switching Blogs

I have been working today on my new website! I should be painting, however I have found painting doesn't work so well while my two little ones are awake. :) My website address is It used to point to my etsy shop, however now it points to my website. You can click on shop and it will give you info about my Etsy shop as well as my antique booth.

I am also considering switching my blog to tumblr. I have no experience with tumblr, however my blog postings will show up directly on my website if I use it. I am going to be experimenting tumbler to see if I want to switch over to it.

Come check out my booth! :) Just make sure you come this weekend because it will be closed on Monday. Have a great holiday weekend!