Sunday, April 19, 2015

Turning 52

Okay, well, I turn 52 in a few more hours.
Melissa over at Granny's Hoard posted 37 things we may not know about her in honor of
her 37th birthday, so I thought I would do the same.
So here goes...................
  1. I grew up in a very small town with a population of only 400.
  2. I totally hated school
  3. I stutter when I talk too fast
  4. I love to binge watch the Waltons and Gilmore Girls
  5. I dream of living in a town like Stars Hollow
  6. I spent the first 12 years of my working life as a waitress
  7. I have owned a consignment shop, an antiques and collectibles shop and tried my hand at running my own Cafe.
  8. I have held at least 50 different jobs in the past 33 years
  9. My first paid job was washing windows at the tender age of 8
  10. I am terrified of lightning
  11. I am not a sports fan but I love figure skating
  12. I am a nail biter
  13. My favorite snack is warm peanuts and popcorn
  14. I suffer from Bipolar and ADHD
  15. I once was a feature story writer for my local newspaper
  16. I am afraid of the dark
  17. I hate to cook
  18. I love to clean
  19. I never learned how to sew
  20. I wanted to be a country singer when I was young
  21. I am double jointed in my elbows
  22. I have five siblings, three sisters and two brothers, I lost my oldest brother 31 years ago
  23. My favorite color is lavender
  24. Fall is my favorite season
  25. I would love to own a 1952 Dodge truck
  26. I can be a little bossy 
  27. I am not a very good listener
  28. I hate talking on the phone but can talk your head off in person
  29. I love coffee with lots of cream
  30. I played basketball in middle school and ran track
  31. I have met Chelsie and Bill Clinton and  Interviewed John Anderson while working for the newspaper
  32. I have been 2000 feet up in a Hot Air balloon
  33.  I love to roller skate
  34. I was a sleep walker, and dived out my bedroom window in my sleep
  35. I never did like Barbie dolls
  36. Clowns freak me out
  37. My collecting has turned into hoarding as I get older
  38. I have always been fascinated with the New England States
  39. I am a  procrastinator
  40. I love to read
  41. I have two beautiful daughter and three beautiful grandchildren
  42. I eloped when I was 18
  43. I never finished college
  44. I started a novel but never finished it
  45. I have a hard time making decisions
  46. I love Mexican food and Seafood
  47. Silas Marner was my favorite book
  48. I hate Soap Operas
  49. I would love to  meet Tanya Tucker
  50. I am most comfortable in my sweats
  51. I am afraid of bridges
  52. I am like a child on Christmas morning when it is yard sale season!!!

It will soon be a year since I set up shop in my new booth.
Sales have been pretty good despite not advertising other than 
on Facebook.

My booth is pretty much an eclectic mix of primitive items, vintage collectibles, and gently used
 stuff I think someone else might love.

I have spent the last few months dreaming about making a living selling on Ebay. 
Hey, I know several folks who do just that!!!

Anyway, here's a peek at my booth.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Junkin' along.........

Well hello there, my it's been a long, long time.

So much has changed since my last post.

I am still junkin' along, just in a different place.
The little mini mall where I used to have
 my booth sold to a new owner last year,
and the new owner decided she did not want
any vendors so we all had to move
out and find new places to peddle our wares.

That was Feb. 2014. By the time April rolled around we found a new place to set
up shop.

Well, it just so happened that an old restaurant building was up for rent.
Lot's of roon for a few vendors, great parking and amazing location.

The new place is called Reed's Trading Post and my daughter and son in-law
rented the building where we sell all kinds of cool secondhand goods.

From lawn and garden items, to bicycles, cars
and RV's to antiques, collectibles, vintage and primitive decor,
the shop has something for everyone's taste.

This is the new place.