Sunday, August 15, 2010

Far out August has come and almost gone

We went to Greazefest - saw this car up for sale and totally heart this car

This was July but we danced at our first Eisteddfod

Am very fragile at the moment. We attended a friend's 40th last night and it was a great night.  Far too much wine was drunk, lots of laughs and bad karaoke too.  Feel a bit maudlin that we have celebrated our 18th's, 21st's, 30th's and now our 40th's together.  Staring down the barrel to 50 I guess aaarrrggghhh.

I am going to set myself a goal to list at least 10 things on ebay each day.  My listed items is now under 100 and am getting no sales and need to generate fresh interest.  Also, less then two weeks to my next Shabby Chic market and need to price and prepare for that also.

I also would like to blog on a more regular basis.  I mentioned in my previous post that I was in awe with some of the blogs I follow and their daily posts.  They are my mentors and I aspire to their commitment.

So hopefully this time next week, I will have at least 70 new items on ebay, all my market stuff ready and a much more tidy and organised home.  Check back with me next week to hear my news.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Keepin' up with the Jones'

I am in total awe with the talented bloggers out there and love reading their posts.  The commitment and regularity of posts is also amazing.  I struggle at the moment to post weekly.  I have intentions and then life happens.  Like my darling children for instance; Clay is having issues coming down off his meds and gets very emotional in the afternoons and then takes it out on Ally.

Ally has high anxiety and a stutter from this.  We have gone down the speech therapy route which has given her and me great tools but now we are dealing with her anxiety.  She sees a psychologist now to help her overcome and deal with her worries and anxiety.  Autism really is so pervasive.  It does not just affect your child but the whole family.

Anyway onto more fun stuff.......I am totally addicted to op shopping as you know.  My husband suffers in silence.  But I totally adore him and have decided to share some of my treasures. I have had my first stall at a carboot market and have booked a permanent stall there.  It is held on the 4th Saturday of the month at Silky Oaks, Manly Road, Manly West.  Feel free to check me out.  Below are some pics from my first stall.

these gorgeous things are still available - they are cupboard doors but would look divine on a wall

setting up

some more treasures - some still available at next months

the lovely little chair has gone but lots there still available - in the green shelves (see previous post was kerbside rubbish) there are some vintage aprons which I am thinking of putting on ebay - what do you think?

the pink stool was a kerbside find that I sprayed pink and sold straight away.  The shabby mirror and pink medicine cabinet came home with me so they are still available as is the tulip tapestry

finally last pic for this blog - the Moor Park pic was a kerbside find and sold quickly - hidden behind is a glorious shabby roses painting which I still have.

It is so hard to let go of these treasures but my house was beginning to look like a cluttered up thrift shop and all my beauties were getting lost amongst it all.  One day we hope to afford to buy our own home and have more storage.

Anyway, if you see anything that you would like to buy certainly comment and if you are local then pick up is also more then welcome too.  Have a great day.