Have you ever been perusing an adorable store and found a really cool, unique piece that you want to buy, only to find a NFS (not for sale) sticker on it? Or worse yet, there’s no price tag on it at all, so you ask the nice lady working there and she says, “Oh, that’s … More Selling Tips: Are you More of a Collector or Entrepreneur?
Last week I went to the first church sale of the season in my neck of the woods. And I’ve got to admit, as I parked my van and spied the morning dew glistening off the white canopy covering the mish mosh of second hand furniture, the lyrics of the Cheers TV show started singing … More For the Love and Comfort of Church Sales
We’ve got a new family blankie at our house. It’s a handmade quilt I scored at a church sale for $4. And I’m feeling extra thankful today for the talented woman (I’m assuming) that spent her many hours creating this perfect combination of function and beauty.
Springtime is on hold here in Minnesota, which is probably good, since I’m in the middle of transformation…which is messy business!
Continuing on with the Best of 2016…
I’ve spent a lot of time in front of my laptop today pouring over 2016, editing pics, bringing posts over from the old blog, and finding my highlights of the year. It was good to dwell on creative projects accomplished, how many new things I learned this last year, and generally see how far I’ve … More Best of 2016, First Half
Happy New Year, friends! I’m content to put 2016 behind, and am excited with the new opportunities and challenges 2017 will bring to this little blog I started only 3 months ago!
Last year at this time, and for many years before that, I would be hanging Christmas lights this week. Getting ready, before Halloween, for excited customers to get their first glimpse of Christmas inspiration.
A friend that I haven’t spoken to in awhile came up to me in church yesterday and asked if I missed owning the store. Good question. I guess like everything in life, there’s a little bit of yes, and a little bit of no.
Yes, I’m moving! This will be the new home address where you can find me! For six years I’ve been at PatinaGeneral.com, but back in May, Cheryl and I closed Patina General, the store. Since then, our lives have been taking different directions, and it’s just trickier to coordinate posts etc. Instead of re-working the … More A New Blog?