The “Big” Store Opening

I held my grand opening this past Friday & Saturday. Now admittedly, I didn’t spend any money advertising, but I am trying to keep start up costs down at first.  Luckily, I don’t have to pay rent as the “store” is in my front yard. 

I had a couple of customers who seemed very excited to see vintage clothes & accessories for sale in the area. There are lots of resale shops & antique stores that have a few vintage items, but no store exclusively vintage. Lucky me!

Setting up was interesting. My tent is roughly 10 X 10, but I have an unused “deck” next to it & of course the outside area as long as it’s not raining…and it didn’t rain all weekend.

 I didn’t get my “official” sign finished, but I did utilize the old wooden ironing board I picked up last year at a yard sale for $1. I painted on the logo…didn’t get to the highlights or wording yet. The rest of the board I had previously painted in chalkboard paint. So I put this at the top of the driveway.

Along the lines of “trash to treasure”, I made a jewelry display from an old crib spring. You can see that in the first picture above.

Only a small portion of my inventory made it out to the sale. I have way too much & have to rethink buying anything new until I downsize the inventory I have.

Again…. just another portion of my stock.

I have to admit though, for a thrown together, out under a tent “store”, things didn’t look too bad.

Hats galore.

Shoes anyone?

Never enough handbags.

Spread out.

Thank goodness I have one good, strong rack.

All in all I think I did okay this past weekend.  This coming weekend, I’ll pop a few more flyers around town & update a Craigslist ad.


Around the Farm




I haven’t really shared any farm photos.  I did have a total computer crash just over a week ago & lost most of my pictures, but I’ve been gathering copies from around the internet & I’ll take more later.


My favorite girl, Mermaid. Actually it’s Antiquity CBHM Mermaid and no, I didn’t name her.


Onyxs Painted Ebonie…Ebbie for short.


Stella by Starlight


Kids playing with a very dead tree


Winston (black & white Boxer/Bull Mastiff mix) & Diesel (brown Pitbull) resting on the couch.


The cats, Thunder (grey), Rosie (white with orange) & Smudge (black & white with only 3 legs – lost one in a terrible milking machine accident)


This sign makes an appearance from time to time. Gets a lot of comments.


And here’s me at an auction trying to talk my husband into buying me this buckboard. He didn’t. I am wearing a corset top made by refashioning a pair of bluejeans my husband tore right along the zipper while fixing a fence.