Thursday, May 28, 2009

Decisions, Decisions...


I just finished going to garage sale day number one out of three for the city wide sales this week. Found some really cool stuff which I will post at the end of the week. I am then thinking, why am I buying all this stuff? Well, my usual reasoning is that I am going to sell this stuff one day. I am either going to have a shop or set up a booth in an antique mall or something! Well, it is decision time. I have to jump right in and start this. I have wanted, since I can remember, to buy and resell items and show people how to reuse items in their homes. It could be by just seeing one of your items in a new room with a new purpose. I just love that kind of stuff.
So, I am praying that I will be able to decide which is the best venue to start in. I live in a really small town so my options aren't that great. I am going to check out an antique mall, but I don't really have all antiques. I like modern stuff mixed with old stuff. I will have to see what this place is like. I have also tossed the idea around about having a shop with gently used named brand clothing in it also. I have 3 kids and am always buying used stuff because they outgrow stuff so fast and I can get really great deals on nearly new items. You just have to get up early and search for those bargains!
I also have an uncle who makes iron gates and fencing that I could sell in my shop. I would also like to put custom made pillows and some other items in the mix. So many things to think about. I have to be realistic because my husband and I are really conservative when it comes to investing in the things that concern our family. I have to figure out how I can make this work.
If anyone has any advice I would love to hear from you.
So for now I am off to try and figure out some of this stuff. And I need to get to bed because I will be getting up soon to start another day of hunting bargains:)

Until next time...

3 comments:

Lissa said...

good luck with your adventure! Maybe etsy?

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hello, why not have monthly, semi-monthly sales at your house. That way your are tied down to one venue and can redo your things, sell, and still not have to be tied down in a mall where your things might or might not sell. Just a thought, Theresa

Donna said...

Thanks Theresa! Funny, I just got off of your blog and saw you had sent me a comment! I thank you for your advice. It seems like there are a lot of occasional sales in MN and was thinking maybe I could do something like that here at home. That is definitely something to consider.
I am heading to RoundTop in the fall and hope to meet you!