Sunday, June 21, 2009

Vermont postcards

We listed a bunch of Vermont postcards this past week, as well as a lot of other states.

Please take a look by clicking on the title above.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Auctive throws a curve ball

Wow, what a bummer! Auctiva, which has been our image hosting site and been free, has suddenly decided to charge for services. For us, it would be move that $25.00 a MONTH!

We're just not going to pay that, so we're looking into other, alternative image-hosting sites.

This will mean a change to the way we do business online.

Guess we'll roll with it and make the best of change.

I don't mind that they want to make some money, it's just that it is a HUGE jump - zero to $25.00 a month for the same service we have now.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Pipal Leaf Painting

We sold this one earlier this year.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ebid sale - finally!!!!!!!!!

After months of waiting, we finally sold two postcards on Ebid. So the price of my $50 t-shirt is down to $46.

I hope to see more, of course, but it's a start.

The picture here is from our driveway looking towards the North. It has nothing to do with the topic, but I took it yesterday as a reminder that Spring is here!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lovely Eliza Ridgely

We've had this postcard for sale at different times. Lovely Miss Eliza Ridgely plays the harp. No one's liked her enough to buy the postcard yet. (Artist was Sully).

I think she's very pretty!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Altered Art At Annapolis

I painted this picture in 2006 of my man at the dock at Annapolis. This is a version where I took PSP 8 to alter the painting to black and white.

I like the original in colors, too, but I enjoy this altered version. Art is like that - the artist can do whatever she wants to the subject.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Taxes already

Because we filed late last year, legally with extensions, it seems impossible to believe it's time to start on taxes already.

But I downloaded Turbo Tax and started getting everything input from the pieces of mail I've received so far.

I don't hate taxes or mind doing the work, it's just that there are so many exceptions and "unknowns" out there. Seems like they're waiting to grab you!

Minefields, I tell you, doing taxes is walking thru minefields.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The monkey is sold

I'm posting this twice today on two different blogs, because I think it's interesting. (click on the title above to see the other blog).

I've been busy this week. We closed down our brick-and-mortar antique booth and carted home 15 boxes of items. Now, I have to go through and decide what to toss, keep, sell and give away.

Our last week we were selling items for 70% off. We sold all the furniture but one old table - pretty good since we had about 10 pieces. Even at 70% off, we at least broke even on most things and should get a nice cash infusion over all. Kinda like what those big stores are having to do, huh?

Among those items we sold was this little chalkware monkey. The man bought him in Jefferson, N.C., at a shop in January 2007. We thought he'd jump off the shelf. Well, not quite! But I didn't think it would take 70% off to sell him. Bye, Monkey!