Yesterday was frustration in a non-thrifted bottle. One of those days that you realize a little too late (I just typed latte - maybe THAT would have fixed things!) that your feet just shouldn't have hit the floor that morning.
The South, even the Not-Deep-South, is not somewhere a liberal should be during election season. No, wait, don't leave....this isn't a political post, I promise. I'm not even going to detail the experiences, it essentially boils down to strengthening my resolve of running a successful online business so that I can work anywhere anytime. That means really committing to making thrifting and crafting work financially.
Today is a fresh day, my headache that's hung around for the past week is gone (woohoo!), I finally have no pain from the dental work ~ yes, it's amazing how pain affects the human body ~ and I'm ready to tackle the day of crafting, sorting, selling and strategizing.
I need to do some patching/painting on items I've thrifted for my local booth as my goal is to swap all of the stock out early next week. The display there is a large baker rack size and I pay a $50 monthly rental. Including fuel/expenses, it's probably closer to a $65 rent as the store is a bit of a drive but it's really the only store of the nature in the area. Up for sale now is a manly man grouping of items - vintage tool boxes, military themed bookmarks, sports themed Saturday Evening Post glasses and you get the idea. While great for the holiday shoppers, the clientele is primarily female - though from observations while I've been restocking, there's quite the age variance (20's to 80's) which is why I try to keep a pretty wide variety of items available. Next week's inventory will include bird house themed items, ragged flower pins and some new milkglass or hoosier glass finds I scored last week. I'll post next week on sales after the revamp!
For today's thrifty finds share:
Huge metal tray ~ I originally thought it was one of the old style TV trays that snapped onto legs because it's so large but it's just a simple tray. I'm going to try cleaning it and see if some of the scum comes off - I'd like to keep the vintage-feel print but if not, I'm thinking pink and white polka dots.
Edited to add: Linking to Thrifty Things Friday