Thank you for all the suggestions for internet shops, I've tried lots of different things over the past couple weeks and think Ebay has me whether I like their rules or not! I spent a whole day setting up a picturetrail page and hated the results and it took forever and then I realized I'd need to buy some expensive advertising to get anyone to see it and cancelled the whole thing. I reopened an Etsy store, but haven't had time to fill it up, will try to do that this week and get a link put in here. I unravelled the mysteries of Pinterest, but have to admit I still do not get the point of that site, and I can't even find the pages I made unless I sign in to my account. Where do they go, I wonder?
So, back to ebay and the crazy fees, the one that has me so annoyed is they are now charging the final value fee on shipping. So, I can either lose money or charge my customers extra, neither choice do I like. I used to get a power seller discount on my fees, but they've taken that away too unless I cave in and buy my shipping labels through ebay, guarantee everything ships within 24 hours, and instantly refund money for any reason whatsoever. I am one little person selling one of a kind antiques, not some big box seller of electronics, which I am beginning to think is all they want on their site, but they have the customers, so not much choice, since I hate doing shows. I don't know how the show people do it, getting up at the crack of dawn and loading and unloading heavy furniture and packing up fragile and valuable items that I know I'd drop and break just from the exhaustion of the show. Almost everyone I know who does shows still sit there with smiles on their faces--I'd be such a grouch!
I got into my fall mood despite the unrelenting heat and have a new idea with some Shaker labels that are from the witch's herb garden, lots of those tins coming soon. For something completely different, here is my little farm collection.