Tuesday, February 14, 2017

More Stuff to List

Mall clean-out continues, cute stuff that really should have sold long ago.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Giving Up on Antique Malls

I have been "selling" in antique malls for over 25 years.  The early years were good, we had a booth in Galena and sold lots of furniture, then I did craft shows, which were pretty good, but the set-up work was just too much.  I also did well in the Country Sampler store in Kansas City before everything went to hell about 14 years ago.  Country Sampler went bankrupt and I lost my last check and barely got my inventory out before they locked the doors.  Antique malls started closing all over the place, mostly because the heating and cooling costs were so astronomical that the owners couldn't make a living.   I tried renting space at several in the area with just pittance sales here and there.  EBay sales remained good, thank goodness and I weathered all their changes (many I have hated, like the increase in fees and the last insult, charging me fees for the shipping cost too).  I've stayed at an antique mall for years despite really bad sales, partly because I thought it had to get better, but mostly because the owner is such a wonderful person.  I finally have to give up though, and will spend this week getting the inventory on EBay.  Here are a few things I have ready to sell.

Friday, January 27, 2017

At Last, A Sliver of Sunshine

It has been weeks of gloom here, and the sun is out at last.  As it is also freezing, that only helps a bit.
Here are a few goods ready to sell.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Seriously, Is the Sun Ever Showing Up Again?

Every day, I think I will get to take pictures with natural lighting and every day electric lamps are my only friend.  I tried a few things in the china cupboards today with a SAD light plugged in, it kind of worked.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Making My Own Sunshine

The sun has been hiding for about 10 straight days now, getting REALLY tired of the gloom.  Nothing to do but paint things yellow and hope for better days ahead.

Friday, January 13, 2017

I Really Really Really am Ready for Spring

No better cure for the winter blues than to pretend it is spring.  Well, it only kind of works, but as long as I keep working, the gloomy days seem a little better.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Be My Valentine

Rushing to get Valentine prims made, and here they are...