Monday, July 15, 2013

Weekend Haul

I kind of always assume I'm going to have a terrible buying weekend when I miss a good auction on Saturday.  But, class is more important.  And I'm learning the most interesting things that I hope to apply to my own business soon.  I'm in the process of writing a business plan and submitting to the SBA an application for a loan.  I know what I want and I've been working towards it for almost 4 years.  Time to make it happen!  And get rid of the dreaded day job.  Any advice or encouragement is GREATLY appreciated!

Anyways, on to the finds.  Saturday I got out of class around noon and headed up north to Lapel, IN.  They had an auction going on.  I only caught the tail end of it.  But, here's what I came away with (along with some new storage for my garage!)...

Since the auction ended about 15 minute after I got there, I paid and asked if there were any local places I could go to dig through for some treasures.  Well, apparently Lapel was having their town-wide yard sale in conjunction with a parade and street festival (carnival?).  Here's what I picked up...

I also got a box of Shiny Brites... but forgot to take a picture of them.  I was sad that there was no Pyrex to be found except for these cute little s&p shakers.

Sunday morning I hit up the Meridian mansion again that I had shopped at 2 weeks ago.  I have been itching to start collecting great furniture pieces for an eventual shop opening.  Let's see how long these beauties last...

Also picked up the cute little child's ironing board with owls!  After I unloaded these cabinets at home, I headed to Lebanon, IN where there was a rare on-site Sunday auction.  So glad I didn't stay home, because I got lots of great stuff.  I couldn't even properly take pictures of it all...

Seriously, I bought so much more stuff.  I had to break out the adult beverages to get me through all the cleaning, sorting, and pricing. 

Still not even close.  Ironing and pricing linens is going to happen tonight.  My least favorite part, but great sellers.  So, I wanted to show you a little glimpse of my workspace.  I love it more and more everyday.  My lime green laptop looks great on it.  Don't mind the Breaking Bad that was playing on Netflix while I was working. 

Here's a shot of it all cleaned up.

And finally, I'm participating in one of my favorite flea markets again this Saturday...

3956 South 575 East, Whitestown, IN 46075

Saturday, May 4, 2013

8:00AM - ??
Free admission and parking.


  1. WOW! I am lusting after the luggage and trunks you bought. Great cabinets. Yes, the cleaning and tagging is my least favorite part of resell, too.

  2. Holy crap, you totally deserved that beer! I love the cabinets and all the luggage. Someone needs to buy all of them from you and stack and display them just like you have them.
    I'm happy your class is going well. It sounds crazy, but when I wrote a business plan years ago for a jewelry business, I glued rhinestones where I had bullet points. It was just for a class, but my professor loved it. She said anything a bit different helps you stand out in a sea of applicants.
    Maybe bind it into an old book! That would be neat.
    Good luck!

  3. Love the little ironing board. Good luck with the business plan.

  4. The ironing board is sweet, I had a yellow one when I was little!

  5. You really did find some great items for your shop! Love all those suitcases! Thanks for joining TTF this week.



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