My Etsy store has naturally wound its way down — turns out that finding an item, photographing it, editing the photos, posting it and then packaging and shipping it just to maybe make between $7 to $12 dollars wasn’t a great use of my free time when my day job already requires a lot from me.
However, I’ve still been slowly amassing cool thrift finds and that doesn’t mesh well with the journey to minimalism that JT described the other day. So I’m going to try out a local pop-up vintage market and see about having a stall once or twice as a way to sell off items to good homes. I still have to do the application and get all squared away before I want to delve into any more details but I think it could be a great solution to all this cool stuff that is lurking in our closets and our garage (no basement here!). I plan on using the pop-up as a way of culling down some of our other items as well – now that we’ve moved twice in the last three years, there’s some treasures from our STL house that I can already tell won’t really fit into our new house (like the three piece vanity mirror I had in our STL bedroom among other things).
I set a lot of it up to take some photos for my booth application and I noticed a pretty strong color/material palette …. what can you say, the heart wants what it wants.
And on the outskirts of the frame image, this is happening:
Yep, it will be good to start getting this stuff transitioned into new homes!
Also, Rebel … she’s still learning how to use pillows. I’m pretty sure she was an outside dog before (not anymore – this is Arizona for chrissakes). The ceiling had another leak which the plumber deemed to be “Phantom Leak Syndrome” (for real, what a joke) and so we’ve had the rug rolled back and she seems to like the backing side better than the rug side. She’s a silly one.
This was after her first trip to the groomers. I think it was somewhat traumatic for her shy self but much-needed because she was getting pretty matted. When she came back home, she was grumpy and pretty much slept all day.
Have a great rest of your week. Cheers! CT
I bailed on Etsy too…for the same reason you did. It was more work than I was willing to do.
I thought it wouldn’t be too bad but it was a TON of work!! Glad to know I wasn’t the only one. Cheers – CT