Ahhh, a new year and some new vintage junk!
Usually we make a family junking road trip or two over the holiday break but that didn't happen this year. The children are no longer as malleable as they once were and sometimes it's just better to cut your losses and go in a different direction. Like to the movies. Or to the mall. Neither of which we did, but you get my drift.
Mr. VJIMT and I did manage to sneak off to a local antique shop once school started. We can't really call it an actual road trip since it's less than a mile away, but hey, I'm counting it. And everything was 25% off, so it even felt thrifty.
I got this sweet little shelf -- as you can see, I'm still fond of those aquas!
And more pink Shiny Brites, as we may have had a cat-in-a-tree accident or two.
Mr. VJIMt stuck with a similar theme while shopping for Christmas. He found this fabulous aqua toolbox on Etsy and stocked it with some of my favorite things.
I am moving slowly through the holiday haze and trying to figure out which of the multitudes of projects to start first. I should probably take that aluminum tree down soon. Although Stella may not be happy about it.
One venture I have begun concerns my Etsy shop. I have a basement full of inventory. And maybe a spare bedroom. And a couple of cupboards. And the trunk of my car -- did you think I was just kidding with that "vintage junk in my trunk" thing?
Anyway, it's a little daunting but I figured if I just do a little bit every day I may get through it. So my goal is to list ONE item a day. Just one. That's it. Perfectly doable, right?
So far I'm right on schedule. The item I listed last night took me an hour to research because I had a hard time figuring out the maker's mark and I started to panic at 11:45pm but I got it done.
Now what if I go nuts and have a DD Iced Mocha Coffee (no cream, just sugar) and list more than one a day? Does that count toward x number of days, or is it still just one listing? I think I'm going to be a little tough on myself (at least in the beginning) and only count it as one listing. Check back with me in August; that aspiration may change!
Besides organizing my inventory and clearing out the clutter, having more items listed should improve my Google visibility. I am normally at around 110-120 items listed, but those in the know say you should have between 300-400 for maximum exposure. Whew!
So wish me luck. Maybe you want to join me? We can form a support group!