Candle Holders

When I was looking for stuff to sale at the Vintique Flea Market and my Furniture & Home Decor Sale, I came across these 2 metal candle holders. I thought they were appropriate because they are made of metal. I could not decide if I should paint them different colors. So they stayed their original color. What color would you paint them?

Wood Shop Signs

Since opening the wood shop I have been making several signs. I’ve gotten pretty good at making them. I find a piece of flat wood, paint it, stencil the letters and paint with a contrasting color. This is our “OPEN” sign that hangs on the wood shop door which can be seen on the road when the shop door is open. You’ll notice I have placed a credit card logo sticker that came with the Square (which is a phone attachment to take credit payments).

Our “ORDER NOW” sign hangs on the gate. As you can see it list the tables at the top and my phone number on the bottom.

 

 

Here is the sign I made to use when I have my furniture and home décor sales.

The only other signs I will need to make are for the different holidays.

Mothers Day Furniture & Home Decor Sale

I had a furniture and home decor sale yesterday at the wood shop.  I should have done it on Saturday also but wasn’t quite ready.  I had my wine displays,

conversion picnic tables, American flags, rice bag pillow, outdoor furniture, mirror stand, horseshoe hinges

and bird houses.

 I was hoping to sell something or at least get an order for a flag or picnic table.  No such luck yesterday.  I have learned that I need to have this type of sale at least for 2 days and make sure to advertise it on Nextdoor maybe a day before.  I learn as I go.  My next sale will be for Memorial Day.  I’m hoping to have some different things done by that time.  Wish me luck.

Flea Market

 

We have been trying to find a way to market the items we are making in the wood shop. We have the conversion picnic tables, horseshoe door hinges, American and Mexican Flag, as well as “Beware of the . . .” sign. We decided to try a flea market at a Vintique store a couple of weeks ago. I also took some other smaller items such as: cross-stitched shirts and towels, Precious Moments pillows, collectible Elvis Presley and Marilyn plates and a classic car.

 

We printed flyers and business cards so customers would have our information if they decided to order something. We set up before 7 a.m. with the flea market running from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It was a beautiful day but started getting hot around noon. Although we made many contacts, we did not make a sale. Very disappointing ;-(

Ditch New Years Resolution Day

I updated you on my resolutions on January 3rd. I thought I was headed in the right direction. But we are now 2 weeks into the new year and I have not done anything more than described on the third. I guess as long as I continue to practice crocheting & welding, I can say I am still sticking to my New Years Resolutions.

How are you doing with your resolutions? Found out that today is the day to ditch your resolutions. If you are not keeping your resolutions, I suppose today you can set them aside as described in the article below. This article made me chuckle. Hope it will at least make you smile

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Ahhh New Year’s Resolutions. They’re a great opportunity to really set ourselves up for some magnificent failures and disappointments, amirite? Well, there comes a time when you just have to acknowledge that your New Year’s Resolutions were unreasonable and unrealistic, and that time is a fortnight into the New Year! Rejoice in your new found freedom from torturous diets and horrible exercise regimes, pick up that pack of smokes and down another glass of wine. Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day sets you free from your first mistakes of the New Year!

History of Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
The History of Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day is as old as New Year’s Resolutions. In the inebriated, hopeful light of the dawn of the New Year, we all believe that the next year is going to be different, that we won’t go back to our old habits, and we won’t let things continue as they are. What a terrible shame that, year after year, New Year’s Resolutions are shown to be about as effective as a hole-ridden umbrella is at keeping the rain out.

So don’t keep yourself tied to them any longer, realize that you’ve got to make real strides, all year long to make any kind of change happen, and start looking at real lifestyle changes. Little bits at a time you can make whole life resolutions, and leave the bitter disappointment of not going down a few sizes in the dirt of changing a lifetime of bad habits.

How to Celebrate Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
Well, this part is pretty obvious, don’t you think? Ditch those New Year’s Resolutions like a bad habit. They’re not really going to see you through the year anyway! Instead, as mentioned above, the best way to celebrate is by reevaluating your life as a whole, and start finding real and meaningful reasons to change, not just because it’s a New Year and that magically inspires you with Will and determination you didn’t have the year before.

It’s also important to realize that some of your New Year’s Resolutions are just silly, limiting, or depressing. Some people swear to things like never falling in love again, and who needs that in their life? Get out there and start living your life and being satisfied with who you are, and if you aren’t genuinely satisfied, change it for that reason, and not because a new calendar has flipped over!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ditch-new-years-resolutions-day/

New Year Resolution Status

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I’m feeling really good about my resolution progress. My resolutions are: learn how to crochet, learn how to weld, set up a Twitter account, and refresh my HTML knowledge so I can improve my blog and possibly set up a webpage

I had some red & green yarn but no crochet needles. I got a 10 piece kit with 7 crochet needles, 2 large hole sewing needles in a case at WalMart. Next I found a video on YouTube for beginners and away I go. I can make a chain and make a couple of rows of single crochet. My tension is not very good yet but I will continue practicing.

We purchased a 90 amp welder at Harbor Freight tools. I got a new welding helmet, gloves and sleeves. Mac welded in the Army so he is helping me. I was able to weld 2 pieces of metal together but it wasn’t very pretty. More practice in my future for sure.

I did set up Twitter and Instagram accounts but haven’t made any tweets or messages yet. Not sure my life is interesting enough that anyone would want to follow me.

I took a college class on how to set up a webpage about 4 years ago. I can’t find the book and since I didn’t make a webpage I have forgotten what HTML codes to use. I also can’t find my HTML book so I searched online and found a sight that tells you what HTML codes to use to create banners, tables, marquees and more. So now I will be trying some different things on this blog and than move on to making a webpage.

How are your resolutions going on day three of 2017?