What is it about the day after that makes us want to start organizing and fluffing our nest? I'm at the DJS today and ready to dig in and do some organizing! If you've stopped in the past year you know it needs it:) All of the operations that happened at home (like sorting and pricing and listing) was dumped (literally) into the shop! We needed the extra room at home AND we really did need to clean out! So...today I'm starting! I'll post as I go along:) It will keep me motivated and inspired if I know you all are following along...
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Doing a little blog hopping tonight and thought I would check out one of my favorite junking sites. Forgot how great her ideas were. She even has her site set up so that you can click on a piece of "junk" like wood windows and then she has a whole page devoted to uses and reuses! The site is http://www.robomargo.com and here are a few of her ideas for old windows! Tons of old wood windows at the Dresden JUNK-Shun...most are just 5.00 each! Hope her pics and website will inspire you to create something fabulous!!
Too cold to work outside or drag stuff in and out for our booths so I've been working on some vignettes to take to the booths once it warms a little and the holidays are over. Also been listing a ton of books on Amazon and pricing and sorting others for the shops.
Spent the afternoon emailing back and forth with a customer over some interesting books we picked up at an estate auction at some point this year. Unfortunately I couldn't tell them where they came from...I'm a procrastinator when it comes to listing books and they tend to pile up for months at a time (as all of you know who've been to the DJS in Trinway!) Anyway, several of the books from this box were from an African American doctor located in Reading Pa in the 1940's by the name of Dr. Terry. Makes me wonder how they ended up at an east central Ohio estate auction! A mystery we may never figure out....
Kids got their 2nd snow day...3 is the max this year and then they'll be making 'em up! Things are quiet here at the DJS today. Working on sorting, pricing and listing all the goodies from the two auctions this week. Stop by if you like poking around in boxes...LOTS of great stuff just waiting for a home!
WOW...it sure was cold but didn't stop the auction crowd:) Gotta love 'em...we sure a die hard bunch! Auction started outside but thankfully finished inside. I filled the van...called Dave to bring the truck. Picking up another truckload tonight...hopefully it will all fit! Lots of great old primitive furniture pieces, stacks and stacks of old cupboard doors and the coolest old china cupboard! Posting a few pics tonight...more to follow as we pick the rest up. Stop by for first dibs:)
Finally got around to listing the farmhouse table and Cupboard top that we picked up a few weeks ago. I love these two pieces. Came from a customer who was getting rid of some of his family pieces. He had such great memories of his grandparents using some of the pieces...loved hearing his stories:)
When I see these old pieces it makes me wonder what Christmas and Holidays were like for our grandparents and great grandparents. Most didn't have counter space to roll out the pie dough and sugar cookies. The kitchen table was where most of that took place. Kinda low...wonder how their backs handle it??! How on earth did they keep the varmints out of the flour sifter? I would love to talk with someone that really used one.
As much as I love the Hoosier I have, I can't imagine having to use it on a daily basis and not having counter tops:) Thankful God put me on earth when he did and not a couple of generations earlier!!
Woke up to snow on the cars this morning and ice on the windshield. A little snow on the ground now. I love snow this time of year..after Christmas not so much! My winter signs that I picked up at Finder's Keepers looks so adorable with a little snow on and around them! Hoping this snow puts you in the spirit too! OH...if you haven't heard of Pandora.com ... it's a neat website that lets you plug in your favorite song or artist and will play a whole genre of the type of music you are looking for. I typed in "Andy Williams Holiday" and have been listening to all the old crooners sing my holiday favorites this morning!! AND...it's free!! Oh how I love the web!!