Tuesday, March 3, 2009

goin to Sac, cuz it's Sunday

Oh, but I've missed posting. So many things came up that hindered my mojo for writing. Health issues, family issues, work just kept me down. I am feeling better. Spring cleaning like a mad woman. (Anyone else doing that?) I filled an entire truck full of things for Goodwill. I just don't want to move anything that I don't use. And I am so hopeful that we will sell our house in the spring. I want to go back to California in the worst way. I miss my family, work, friends -- really great friends. I am painting and fixing the house and will let you peek as I go...

But for now, here is a trove of treasures I thrifted recently. I love the detail in the throw pillow and small container. (If you click on the pic, the pillow is in the background, very red. Love it.) Picked up this sweet footed urn to add to my white pottery collection. I am drawn to white pottery. I have no idea why. There is some silky fabric for more pillow slips. But the best, ultimate, exciting find is the chandelier crystals. I was over the moon when I came up on them.
And then...

I started obsessing about stuff to sell at Blooming Deals. I started noticing cupcakes are everywhere. I searched the Web and came upon these made by mommy24cs on Etsy. Wellllll, then I really started obsessing and jonesing about making one, and I did. I love it. I wanted to make a whole beautiful tray full of the darling things. But I stopped at one. Here is why: I made a bunch of spoons and vintage cones for the store recently. When I went by last week, the owner handed them back to me in a box to take back home. I was confused because she said to bring her handmade stuff. Now, this is the first rejection of my art that I have experienced first hand. I took a couple of days to recover myself.

You know what? So what? So she doesn't like the mixed media art. We are talking about a very small town shop. I felt safe there. It is a place to get my feet wet. So, do I do the cupcakes? I think I will, but I'm not sure

Next, acottageindustry will be at the Sacramento Antique Faire this Sunday. I must go, simply must. It is on Sunday - Saturday is Sabbath for me. I try desparately not to shop or work on Sabbath. It is not easy...So can you believe how excited I am to go to this thing? I cross my fingers my little one doesn't get sick or anything else comes up. Take good care, and thanks for stopping by, xo Juls


The Junkin' Yaya said...

Hi sweetie!

Thanks for droppin' by the artful yaya! And glad you have decided to join me...lucky you being #1!!!! I just posted this blog a few hours ago....so, should be a lot of fun.

Love your blog...very creative and fun!


Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You found some really nice things! The pillow is so pretty - I used to have some curtains in that pattern.


Carolyn said...

you found some beautful finds Juls !
As for the rejection on your creations - sorry to read about it - i guess the owner didn`t feel they would sell - or her kind of thing ?? Is it a small shop - too few customers to get in to view them ? Did you ask why , or maybe she should say what sort of things sell there - so it`s good business for both of you .
there`s so many reasons - and you shouldn`t let it stop you trying
everyone gets rejected and it hits you when you thought they were good . It`s her loss - look at it that way .

And yes - i do have too much chocolate anyway !!