Sunday, June 18, 2017

SALEING WITH GIONI

I can't believe that some people think that a few miles is too far to go for a bargain & the chance to get 50-75% off of retail *(why I'm so cheap, see below).
    I travel 540 miles not expecting to find anything, but hoping..........& make the best of the trip if I don't find anything. Yes I'm talking about the "Elephants Trunk" flea market in New Milford, CT. We've been going there since 1976 & it never disappoints. I love the drive & the stops along the way. We were even in one episode zooming along with my pimped out flea cart........YES, I MAKE THOSE TOO!!I'm about due to make some more...






It's not the destination, it's the journey & getting to spend time talking, eating & laughing along the way is fun in itself.
     I had my big sale June 10th & early buyers June 9th & a wonderful gal from North Carolina drove 6 hours just for the sale. I was hoping that my sale would be everything she expected it to be & it looked like it was. She drove a full size van & a pull behind  trailer, she ran around grabbing everything she could in the pandemonium of the early buyers.






I am currently replenishing for a sale of the Lincoln highway buy way sales Aug. 10, 11, & 12.....**NOTE** I will only be doing the saturday Aug 12th if it doesn't rain because I will be travelling it the other 2 days ;)
    Before the Aug sale I will be going to CT & hopefully NC for some peaches. After the lincoln highway sales I will be in Bouckville, NY.....another adventure.
     I love to whitewash everything so no one can complain that it won't go with their color decor. Sometimes I do gray & aqua......even apple green, but for the most part it's whitewash.
      I also have my own line of chalk paint  &  "CIAO BELLA"© clothesline  with vintage lace accents.








I make leather cuffs


junque jewel hand stamped necklaces




     I also like to make farm tables out of  pieces/parts of vintage wood......doors/ legs etc. I had a french day bed that I deconstructed & painted the legs aqua, put out for sale twice & no one bought it & it was super cheap, so I not only reclaimed it, I claimed it as my own & now it's in my sunroom.

BEFORE
 AFTER












* why is Gioni so "cheap"/inexpensive?? because I like it when my peeps buy in quantity not one item at a time. I like to move my inventory FAST so I can bring out & work on more. I hate looking at stuff for a long time, so it's time to "MOVE THAT MERCHANDISE" & my "peeps" never disappoint in helping me clear out for another junking adventure.
       So if you live far from me.....trust me, it's worth the trip.....I'd even travel that far LOL.......bring your trucks & trailers, my sales are few & far between, so when I say "FLASH" don't blink because it is.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

DECORATING 2017 & SALE DATES

Why do I have sporadic Sales & why I don't have shop hours?
Answer: If I had a 9-5 shop, then who would make & paint all the goods that I offer? I very seldom buy all ready made items from another venue. I like that when a person shops here, they can pretty much get a unique one of a kind piece that they won"t see at their friends house.

why am I so cheap?
answer: I like my "peeps" to be able to buy more than one item & feel like they got their moneys worth & are able to decorate a room for under $100 & get a bigger bang for their buck. I like that I have repeat customers that luv my re purpose style, whether it be cottage or antiques and when they buy more at an affordable price I can rebuild my inventory & have "fresh" junque for the next sale.

Will I be having more sales in 2017?
answer: yes, I am going to try to have "pop up" sales at times, they may be last minute, but the goods will be just as great :)

What are the new styles & colors for the new year?
Answer:  so excited about the new colors being the colors I've been using......more grey is in my future & different shades of green & aqua and apple green, where have you been? I've been using this color for years!! also burgundy, blues, browns.
DECORATING STYLES FOR 2017:


indoor plants

wallpaper

copper

wood tile

acrylic

farmhouse style.....still in

more color

quirky lighting

beach design whether you live near the beach or not




     I would like to point out my selling policy: There are no saves on items and no assurance that it will be here when you get here. Pieces are sold on a first come first served basis! I can't in all fairness, hold something when you can't pick up for a week, when someone comes the next day & wants said item. I apologize for this "rule", but I guess that's why I'm the CEO of me ;)
     I post my weekend finds on my facebook page (click here ) & most are for sale, some I keep for myself but are eventually for sale at a later date, (I need to decorate to).
    I buy what I like & like what I buy, so I have the same passion as you about certain items that are "keepers". I need props to store stuff on & in. Most is for sale, so there is plenty to choose from......I luv my peeps that understand my quirky policy :)
   When I "fluff" up my home, that is the time to come to my sale March & June with June being the "BIG SALE" the whole town can participate as it is the annual town sales, this year: June 10th at 9am - ??? TENTATIVE SALE DATE FOR MARCH IS EITHER THE 18TH OR 25TH DEPENDING ON WEATHER......THE BUILDINGS ARE GETTING FULL FAST!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2017

MY CEDAR HIDEAWAY

EVERY FALL I HATE TO WRAP MY SMALL SUNROOM IN PLASTIC, AS I GET OLDER IT SEEMS LIKE SUCH A CHORE & IT NEVER FAILS WHEN I WHIP OUT THAT PLASTIC A SUNAMI ERUPTS,LOL. SO I PITCHED THIS IDEA TO MY HUSBAND & HE AGREED TO GO ALONG WITH IT........SO........I WENT TO HOME DEPOT & BOUGHT UP ALL THE ROUGH SAWN CEDAR FENCE BOARDS THEY HAD & BEGAN THE TRANSFORMATION. NAILING THEM UP HORIZONTALLY & FRAMING THE SIDES VERTICALLY.   BEFORE: MY SCREENED IN SUNROOM
 
AFTER: 
 
 
I ALLREADY HAD A SCREEN DOOR BUT NEEDED  COVERED FOR THE WINTER, SO AFTER GOING THROUGH MY STASH OF DOORS, NOTHING JUMPED OUT AT ME. SO BACK TO HOME DEPOT, BUYING SOME MORE CEDAR & BARN ROLLERS ( ALLREADY HAD THE TRACK) & HUBBY STARTED TO CREATE (I WAS SICK IN BED THAT DAY).......UGH!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
DOOR CLOSED
 
 
I LOVE HOW THIS URNED OUT, SO AM NOW THINKING ABOUT REDOING THE FRONT OF MY LARGE SUNROOM......STAY TUNED!!!!!!! I HAVE A YEAR.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

GET THAT FRENCH LOOK

FRENCH DECORATING
A FRENCH STONE  CHATEAU.....GET THE LOOK WITH FAUX STONE ON AN OUTBUILDING. IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD THE REAL THING AT LEAST YOU CAN HAVE A GETAWAY THAT LOOKS LIKE ONE :)










TOILE & A CHANDY



A TENTED BED WITH GAUZY FABRIC IS ROMANTIC & MAKES YOU WANT TO READ IN BED ALL DAY



TALL CUPBOARDS CAN HOLD A MYRIAD OF OBJECTS & A WRITING FARM TABLE CAN BE MOVED AROUND WHERE NEEDED



CANOPIES.......VERY FRENCH OVER A DAYBED.....I TURNED MY  FRENCH DAYBED INTO A TABLE




WHITE IS SO ROMANTIC & A SEWING MACHINE BASE AS A TABLE....SO CHIC




URNS & BUSTS/ STATUARY BRING THE GARDEN IN/ A FARM TABLE CUT DOWN TO COFFEE TABLE HEIGHT ADDS CHARM




A BISTRO STYLE SETTING ON THE PATIO WITH BROKEN GRANITE & SET ON SAND












FRENCH FARMHOUSE KITCHEN
 & SINK.....MY SINK LIKE THIS ONE IS AN OUTDOOR ONE UNDER MY ARBOR





LINENS WAITING TO BE USED OR CREATING PILLOWS/ SACHETS ETC.








VINTAGE WOLFF DRESS FORMS ARE GREAT FOR DISPLAYING THAT APRON OR NECKLACE COLLECTION



WIRE DIVIDER CREATES A SEPARATE AREA YET LEAVES THE VIEW OPEN





ALFRESCO DINING





FLOWERS & A FLOWERY TABLECLOTH ADDS SOME NOSTALGIA TO THIS SWEET SPOT






A BIT OF AQUA TO A PREDOMINATELY CREAM ROOM ADDS PUNCH




EVERYONE NEEDS A SMALL POOL OR SOME SORT OF WATER FEATURE TO HELP THOSE NEGATIVE IONS KICK IN......YES I SAID NEGATIVE, BECAUSE FOR ONCE NEGATIVE IS A GOOD THING & WATER WILL REFRESH & REPLENISH YOUR SOUL, MAKING YOU CALMER. ADD SOME SAND & YOUR SET TO GO IN  "BEACH" MODE




FARMHOUSE FAUCET/ GINGHAM TO COVER A CABINET WITHOUT DOORS C'EST CHIC