Happy Tuesday … here’s a little collection of vintage cocks I put together for you
Please click on the image to JUMP to Etsy …
Organizer ~ in my genes, but as work, not so much anymore.
Antique Dealer ~ EEEK! Not yet!
Tag Sale Diva ~ not nearly as often as I would like … love me a good tag sale!
Proprietress of an online vintage store ~ YES! Everyday!!!
When trying to get a small (really really small) business off the ground word of mouth is key. That is why it is vital I can answer the questions “What do you do?”, “What are you up to these days?” At the bus, at a dinner party, in a class, Walgreens … people are so nosey! No they are not … I just don’t answer these questions well.
I find myself rambling, giving the entire history of the last 3 plus years of evolution, only to get to I have an Etsy Shoppe.
An Etsy Shoppe! It’s an online market place for vintage and handmade goods.
“Oh, like craiglslist?”
I struggle. I have to … SIMPLIFY IT!
Maybe I need new business cards? Handing someone a business card makes it a legit business right?
Thank you all for indulging me … allowing me to work this through, you are witness to my over thinking and over analytical brain …
In this Series …
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh or Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
For those of you not in New York this week … sorry! There is nothing quite like New York on St. Patrick’s Day ~ or the entire month of March for that matter!
A little Etsy Treasury Tuesday inspired by the Emerald Isle …
A new little something I am going to try to do for you guys every week, is come up with a fun Etsy Treasury for sharing …
This week we go back in time, in the office … since I love surrounding myself with antique and vintage pieces, and I have been spending so much time in the “office” lately I thought OOOh Vintagey Office Things …
What kind of treasury would you create … I will do it for you if you want, I take requests.
For the last few months I have had a complete identity crisis! I have tried desperately to combine all my ventures and failed miserably … and for that I am sorry.
In my failed attempt to merge this blog and my Etsy shoppe I have lost track of my vision … lost my voice. I am not a salesperson, I could not sell a bucket of water to you if your head was on fire … I love doing estate sales, and I am very good at it … but that is because I am good at advertising and marketing. I am not good at asking you to buy stuff … so I will not use this platform to push my Etsy listings anymore, PROMISE!
I will try to get back on track blogging about things that I dig, and things that come naturally to me … like telling people what to do … WINK!
The “soft sell” does not offend though, and becasue of that I have made a new page (look up at the top of the screen see it???) I will post pics of stuff in the shoppe, and update from time to time as my inventory changes, and I start to do some flea markets in the Spring.
ALSO … see over there to the left of the screen … that is the Sfuso featured item of the month … There will be a new featured product every month, I will post a picture of the item on the SbS Facebook page, purchase this item and mention that you saw it through SbS, this blog, Keith or me and I will refund the shipping … sweet right?
Feb 2013 Featured Item
UpCycled Antique Chalk Board Frame in Harvest Orange
This antique frame was repurposed and made into a great looking chalk board, created by NY artist/craftsman Keith Decent and will make a unique edition to any home, kitchen, or dorm room!
“Keith works out of Sixth Borough Studios in Yonkers, NY and specializes in upcycling and restorations with a sense of humor and dramatic flair.”
So … Forward we march together. Thanks for hanging in there while I get it together …
I have surrounded myself with pieces of vintage art work … family pieces, thrifted pieces, photographs, etchings, engravings, watercolors and even post cards … I love the idea that these pieces have lived for so long, spent time with other families, have a history unto themselves.
I look for art of all kinds whenever I am out picking pieces for Sfuso, so lucky to have some great pieces from a Yonkers Estate currently listed.
These two amazing pieces are superbly, detailed, hand colored botanical engravings, made for Sir Joseph Paxton’s “Magazine of Botany” published in London from 1834-1849.
How about these lovelies … Vibrant is an understatement, no? Please meet Ibiscus Iris pumila and Solanum Herbertiana respectively …
and then there are the engravings … Emmanuel College at Cambridge 1842
A View of the Capitol at Washington by William Henry Bartlett (March 26, 1809 – September 13, 1854) , Marked Jordan & Halpin, printed R. Miller …
Finally, my current fave, and obsession du jour … Fruit Crate Art! Look at this Sunsweet California Prunes label … DEVINE!
Thank you for stopping by …
It’s CYBER MONDAY … here is my addition to the world of internet commerce …
sfuso ~ say it like its spelled … it’s a great word, a word that we have been using around the house for years. Obviously an Italian word, direct translation means “bulk”, it’s most often used when referring to wine, or vino sfuso … most rural Italians take a demijohn to the neighborhood vineyard or local wine co-op and fill ‘er up. The translation I embrace is loose stuffs … hence the name of my new Etsy Shoppe … sfuso … Loose Stuffs!
A collection of vintage and antique Loose Stuffs, curated by Me, featuring kitsch, country, rustic, rusty, collectibles and anything else that I dig.
Vintage Painted Tole Ware Tray
Vintage Fruit Crate Label
Joust Arcade Light Box made from Vintage Arcade Marquee
just starting to “populate” the store, on the hunt for more …
Wanna see what I woke up to, and why I decided to go for a walk?
Remnants of the weekend grown up sleepover …
The Chef cooks … I Clean!
Phia’s Space, including 1 broken lamp!
Couldn’t find the Kindle paperwork last night … Must go through and put this system in place!
and last but certainly not least … get my Etsy store stocked!
So why am I blogging about it & not doing it??? Your guess is as good as mine … I will let you know what I get done and what has to wait until tomorrow … I have until 3:30 p.m.
THRIFTY … given to or marked by economy and good management.
Example … if you are thrifty, you can find ways to decorate your room stylishly yet inexpensively.
So I have been Stumbl’ing lately and I stumbled upon Little Big .. her name is Carrie Anne and she rocks! Thrifty finds on her etsy shop, parenting, decorating, lifestyle, cooking, organizing … and the LIFE LIST.
This morning, on a day that I vowed not to post, I woke up to this in my inbox Thrifty Living: Decorating for the Holidays on a Budget and I had to share. Wonderful ideas and resources for Halloween decorations.