Friday, May 25, 2012

Show Break

Just a quick post to let you know, I have decided to take a show break in June.  So, I will  not be at Kane County next weekend.  Instead, I will be selling by appointment, and having another three day sale.    So, I'm taking a deep breath and playing with my dried flowers and vintage bottles, before the madness begins.



This sale is not an impromptu one.  We're placing an ad today, and I already have several appointments scheduled.  Many of my customers prefer to come out by appointment. Less hectic than a show.




Last weeks impromptu sale motivated me to do this.  Although I moved a lot of excess, we've been hunting and gathering, and will be picking up more over the weekend.  We also have sources we will be shopping during the week.  It's that time of year.  I know the abyss will be full again.  However, it will be full of my focused finds, and some items I've decided to part with.  There is only so much I can take to a show, but I can go nuts selling from home.




My goal is to keep the abyss organized.  I have so many endeavors coming up.  I have to stay focused.



The next week is going to be a super busy one.  I'll be sharing along the way.  If you live in or around the Illinois area, and would like to stop by, send me an email.

Hmmmm, is this really a break?  See ya soon.

24 comments:

CraftyLoops said...

Sounds like you will be a busy wee bee. Best of luck with everything and have fun too. Lee x

Anne said...

Rosemary,
Sounds like this will work out so much better.And you don't have to spend extra money on gas to do shows.That can add up.It costs enough just driving around looking for things.Have a great weekend.
((Hugs))
Anne

Grammy Goodwill said...

Sure wish VA were closer to Illinois. Good luck with your sale.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

It sounds fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Dee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think it sounds great, Rosemary! You are still selling yet I think it's less stressful with your doing it from home right now. Plus, I think it's good to organize and assess what you've got and what you want to get to be ready for the next show when it is time. Have a relaxing weekend! : )

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Well, if I was closer...I would be there in a second!!..Please enjoy your weekend..!

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! I hope you enjoy doing this and not rushing to do another show.

Have a very happy holiday weekend!

Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! I hope you enjoy doing this and not rushing to do another show.

Have a very happy holiday weekend!

Pat

Karen said...

Hi Rosemary, good luck! I hope things are more relaxing this way. Love your pics. Have a great weekend.

Brandi said...

I hope your sale at home goes really well. Enjoy your break and I hope you have a relaxing weekend.

Jenny said...

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miss flibbertigibbet said...

That sounds like a good plan for you! I think you'll have plenty of appointments and customers to keep you busy! Enjoy some restoration time along the way....
Blessings, Lorraine

Kelly said...

It sounds like a good idea to take back control of your life by slowing things down a bit and doing things at your own pace for a change. I am always conscious of that with my life because of having a history of putting too much on my plate and burning out. I prefer a much slower pace now! Good luck to you on your "sale by appt." I'm sure it will be a success.

The Vintage Barn said...

Too funny! We had a big sale at the shop last weekend and all the getting ready, setting up, loading and unloading is so much work! I plan to have a sale here at my house too, just have to get more organized.....still buying more stuff too! Aren't we vintage addicts a funny sort! LOL! Good Luck with the sale!
Nancy

Kathy said...

I am not surprise, wise decision. I imagine it will work out the same if not better and certainly be tons better for you. Wish I lived near, I would be looking forward to an appointment. That is a clever idea. The best of luck to you. I will be looking forward to an update. Kathy

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Rosemary,
Sounds like you'll be working harder at home than at the show! LOL Hope your muse continues to inspire you and your customers show up in droves!
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Patti

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I think this is a great idea Rosemary and a lot less stressful!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

YOu have quite a following~! Must be nice to know when buyers are coming, so then you can pace yourself. Enjoy the weekend Rosemary!

Rhissanna said...

I can see the attraction of appointments and having the buyers come to you, instead of travelling around. But, yes, I don't think this qualifies as a rest, Rosemary!

Oh, and, those are your pink roses? They look really beautiful dried. A big bowl of them would make wonderful potpourri. Do you know what kind of roses they are?

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Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

good luck with your sale- sure it will be fab!

Karen

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL - I was thinking as I read, "How can she possibly call this a 'break'?!" Great idea to have a scheduled sale like this -- I'm sure it will go well!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I would give apnything to live near you. I'm sure I'd be one of your best customers. Lol. I love all you do. But since I don't I wish you great success. I'm sure all will be great. Thank you for your blog!!!

CJ - Juniper and Roses said...

Beautiful Bottles - thank you for sharing. CJ