Today's Thrifty Treasures are being shared at Rhoda's again this Monday.
I have been trying to create a business to support my junking habit but haven't thrown myself into it with both feet until the past month when circumstances changed a bit financially around here. Unfortunately, I have discovered that I am not cut out to sell my junk. I am much better at buying it!
I don't know how you veteran junkers ever make any money. We did our third show Sunday and although we made a profit, it isn't enough to warrant doing this all the time. The last two shows we have done were "antique only", no new stuff made from vintage, etc. These are the only shows nearby. I would love to do shows where people can be creative with their finds but the only one near us still requires overnight stays and u-haul rental. We did very well there last September but the profits were gobbled up by these other expenses. So we set up in the rain and sold a few things Sunday, but the pieces that didn't sell are like shopping all over again for me because now I get to keep them. (Not the right attitude...I know...but what can I say) I loved my little ivory Westclox travel alarm so much that when it failed to sell I bought a companion in black. A new collection is born. What, that isn't the way to make money?This beachy basket tote was also a no sale. Yeah, I get to haul beach towels and wine to the pool. Oh, I mean, too bad it didn't sell.
Look at the adorable lining.
I bought this little folding table to sell but... hooray...er, I mean, alas...it must find a place in my home now.
I have always wanted one of these little picture tables.
Apparently this is not the career path for me. I may actually have to go out and work for someone else. Perish the thought. I will keep brainstorming for a bit before I do something that foolish. However, if you see me wearing an orange apron at your neighborhood hardware store in the near future, please say Hi!
Now go see what great finds have been scored at Southern Hospitality.
Have a magnificent Monday, P.
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