Thursday, February 9, 2012

One Year Anniversary!

I've been really busy straightening up, organizing and getting things ready for the booth and to list on Etsy.  I'm finally getting to the bottom of the piles UNDER the table that I first started my 'inventory' on a year ago.  Can you believe it's been an entire year since Bargain Hunter and I start our booth at the antique mall?  I'd been selling on Ebay for years & had just opened my shop on  Etsy, but she really had to talk me into the booth at the mall.  I'm so glad that she did.  Those 12 months have flown by -- it's been LOTS of work, but LOTS of fun!

Remember the booth that Bargain Hunter started out with (a pretty scary first step!)?
The original booth -- day 3
That was a great booth!  I struck out on my own in July...
My booth -- two weeks ago
 I was thinking today (as I was getting things ready to take to the booth tomorrow) that thrift shopping and selling, both in the mall and on Etsy, is the most fun thing I've ever done -- it literally is a dream fulfilled.  When I coordinated our church's membership classes, the spiritual gifts section's first question always was, "If you could do anything in the world and would be guaranteed not to fail (they add that part so you won't be afraid to dream BIG), what would you most like to do?"  My answer has always been "to sell antiques" (NOT a very spiritual answer, but an honest one) and now that's what I get to do in my spare time.  It doesn't get any better than that!

I'm hoping to take a few pictures tomorrow and catch up with my blog.  In the meantime -- GOOD NEWS!  The newest issue of Flea Market Style is on its way!   I'm excited to get it -- it looks like it will be a good one!

7 comments:

crit said...

auntie, i'm so happy for you. i'm not at all surprised that you have been successful too. best of luck for another great year!!

Fran said...

Love your blog! Congratulations on your one-year anniversary. Good for you that you are able to live your dream!

Kally said...

I remember when I frist learned of this adventure and we went on a hunt in Memphis! Have loved reading about your journey and even more fun walking the walk. Just tonite I served meatloaf from vintage pyrex! Thanks for the memories dear friend!

Liz said...

Congratulations on a dream fulfilled! Your booth looks wonderful!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Saphy said...

congratulations.

ILoveCollecting said...

your booth looks great!!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Congratulations - it really does sound like a dream job!

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