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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Just Here to Say Hello!

I feel so bad that I've neglected my poor blog!

I have a goal...this week, I will set up an interview that I promised a fellow-Etsyian that I would do a couple of months ago! I hope I can find her and get it going!

Does anyone have any clever questions I can ask? No, not "If you were a tree, what kind would you be"!

Don't forget, Halloween is Friday! Are you dressing up? Going to a party? Let me know what you're up to!


Friday, October 17, 2008

My 15 minutes of Fame

Such excitement Wednesday when I came home for lunch! I did my usual checking of my Etsy shop, and logged off, so I could log onto my other shop (http://www.mymilkglassshop.com/ ), and before I logged back, I noticed my plates on the front page of Etsy, in a treasury! Okay...so that was exciting enough!

Then, I started receiving convos telling me my plates were in the Etsy Storque email, which I hadn't checked earlier...and there it was!

I received so many nice message from other Etsyians, and pics of my treasury!

I'm going to try to attach one of the pics right now-here goes-

okay-that one didn't work-let's try this-
okay-still having trouble!

Never mind...anyways, it was exciting, take my word on that! You can probably find it on flickr, there's a place where someone keeps a snapshot of all of the front page treasuries!
Have a good weekend,

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's Wednesday...what are you up to!?

I don't really have anything to say, but I've neglected my blog long enough, so I wanted to say hi to all of my nice blog friends that have left me a comment...thank you so much!!
I just sold this darling embroidery piece...I just love it!
It's Wednesday, which means it's off to work (Tuesdays and Wednesdays are my work days). It's a very small office, which is kind of nice. Definitely a lot different from a larger company, where they don't even know who you are! The owner of the company will call me into his office, and right away I think, "Oh no, what did I do wrong!?", but Pat will say, "pull up a chair, what's new!?"...and that's it, no hidden agenda, just a nice guy. This guy is a go-getter too! I'm still trying to figure out exactly what the company is all about, but I've kind of got it figured out! They are marketing reps for other ventrigular pump and electrical parts companies, or is it fentrigular, oh, whatever, I just know it has nothing to do with the pumps I love to wear!
Anwyays, I admire Pat's tenacity; he's always selling and it motivates me to push harder with my Etsy shop!
Okay, that's it, gotta go!
I wish everyone the best of luck...enjoy the rest of your week!

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's Friday!

I just thought I'd tell you that in case you didn't know! Yep! It's Friday! I hope everyone had a good week...with all this negative talk about the economy, things seem to be a little slower for everyone in regards to their shops. It just means you have to get out there and market your shop a little more!

I have been shopping (again!), and found some great new things to add to my shop. My problem is...I have enough! Wait, I'll change that, I have TOO much, and it's taking over my house! I'm thinking of having a Christmas Open House and people can check out my lovely vintage items in person..and maybe I can sell my overstocked inventory!

Has anyone had an open house tell sell things? I have helped my daughter with several jewelry parties and those were always very successful! And they're fun! We always brought a bottle of wine as a thank you to the hostess, and plus, depending on the total sales, she would get a discount on what she purchased! It's just one big fun party, where you actually make money too!

So today I will go to my usual Friday morning Bosu class (ever heard of Bosu?), and after that I will try to take some more pictures and get a few more things listed. I may stop in to my new place of employment to chat with the other girl in the office. She just got back from Europe, and her boyfriend proposed to her in the Eiffel Tower, try to beat that one! How romantic! So I need to chat with her to get all the details! We usually don't work together, I work the days she doesn't work, so I try to get in when she's there so we can chat, and I haven't seen her for a couple of weeks, so that will be nice!

Take care everyone!!


Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Pyrex That Got Away!

It's haunting me!! I went to a church rummage sale yesterday, hoping to find some great Pyrex pieces! When I arrived, 15 minutes before opening, there was already quite a line of people waiting to get in! I started talking with everyone around me, and one nice lady had been to this sale every year for quite awhile, so she knew her way around! I told her my interest was in glass and kitchenware, and she told me exactly where to go!

So I went to the correct room, and found some fabulous milk glass, but alas, no Pyrex to be seen anywhere! Well...that is, until I was in line to pay, and there, right in front of me...yes, I could have touched it...was the prettiest Pink Oval Casserole with a lid....for $1.00. Yes, you heard me right, $1.00! But it belonged to the lady in front of me...oh how I wish I would have offered her a little more for it, maybe she would have done it! I happened to be looking around on Etsy, and there it was, like a tease, someone had listed one just yesterday (in another state, so it couldn't have been that lady!).

So, I need to move on and forget about it! Good news is I did find some pretty things! Some beautiful china that I will list soon!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend..the weather here was gorgeous! Sunny and the perfect temperature..just cool enough!

Best wishes to all!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Wednesday!

I hope everyone has a fun and successful Wednesday.

I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed my first giveaway so much, that I will be adding another one soon! Keep watching!

I'm thinking of maybe having it be a Christmas item, to get us all in the mood..for Christmas, that is! If anyone has any suggestions, leave me a comment.

I've been listing like crazy, so don't forget to check out my shop!

I am so ready to do another interview too...so if you're interested, just leave me a comment and a link to your shop so I can check it out..who doesn't need some extra promotion!!??

Now get other there...and sell!!