Monthly Archives: January 2013

I did it!

Even with the buying spree I went on today I made the target number OUT for January!

I bought china, a fair amount of china. I have this weakness for old restaurant dishes — they last forever. The problem? They last forever, so when you buy a lot of them you KEEP a lot of them.

The “old” booth is now MOSTLY books, but there are built-in bookcases at the back of it. I have a fair amount of restaurant dishes I’d like to sell and fortunately, or not, one of my prime sources of the stuff is just down the street from the new booth. So I stopped on one of trips between the storage and the new booth, and was bad, sigh.

Six of the dishes were maybe for the house,  but none are staying here. Some of the returned dishes (previously offered for sale, no sale) have been repriced with lower prices and will go back to the booth.

So, yes, I bought a fair amount of dishes today (14? 18? dunno, I’d have to go look at the tally!) but I intend to pack all that I bought AND a fair amount of other stuff that’s already here OUT and into the booth.

In any case, I hope it will SELL!

Also, I’m starting a new “bulk” buy sale on the books. Buy 20 or more and they’re all 1/2 off. Hopefully it will work wonders and a LOT of books will be sold.

Obviously, I’m still busy-busy! Got around 100 pieces to catalog, price, tag etc before 8 a.m. tomorrow. Gotta go!

2013 target smaller Jan 31

More moving, more reoganization, more stuff, more . . .

The table is ready to be moved from the attic! I need help to get it out, down the stairs and into the car. I could do it myself, but that’s what partners are for. It’s dirty and more banged up than I remember, so I’ll sell or donate (or ?) it after it gets used in this time. I don’t mind a few scratches here and there, but almost everywhere you rent space you can find/rent tables or sawhorses & sheets of plywood. The table was bought 25+ years ago when I thought I’d be doing lots of shows, and I did, and I’ve gotten a fair amount of use out of it, but not since I closed the store. Having it rot in the attic isn’t productive!

My last job with the table today is to clean it, so I don’t have to tomorrow. Done!

My main job today is to get everything ready for tomorrow. I have a doctor’s appt. and will then move everything into the new booth. When I’m done (if I’m not completely exhausted) I’ll move some more stuff  from the old storage unit to the new. I’ll be in/out of the storage a few times tomorrow anyway, probably.

I found two unopened packages of BRIGHT blue paper in the attic. I’ll use them for signage in the booths. I’d bought them for sale announcements, etc. for the shop. How or why they got packed away intact I do not know, but there they were. I’m going to use them up!

After I got the table staged to go, I worked on the new bead organization in my office. I’ll post a pic when I get it done, but right now, it’s a mess, twixt & between – my feet got completely numb, so I had to quit just standing there sorting beads & organizing little packages of stuff. I have given up on the idea that there is only 2 pop crates worth of beads in this house – hardly. Like everything else, if I have something? I have a LOT of it! When I was working in the attic today I found another BOX of it, sigh. Okay, okay. So we’ll reorganize the bead collection and make it neat!

I had to move the beads anyway, they had been in front of the window, and I have plans for that space. I’m not just stashing things in my office this year, like last, I’m going to actually make the space so I can USE it, although I really do need to get a chair in there to save my feet.

I’m busy!