Friday, April 6, 2018

TO MY :PEEPS" **ANNOUNCEMENT**


I HAVE DECIDED THAT MY LIFE NEEDS A CHANGE. I NEED TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF & MY HEALTH
     WITH EVERYTHING I’M INVOLVED IN, THE CONCLUSION IS THAT NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU NEED TO DO, YOU CAN’T DO IT WITH BAD HEALTH .



     I’VE HAD QUITE A SCARE FOR AWHILE NOW & PUT OFF A PROCEDURE THAT I COULDN’T  PICTURE MYSELF DOING. BUT I DID IT & DIDN’T EVEN HAVE MY USUAL PANIC ATTACK.
     I WILL NOT BE HAVING ANYMORE  PUBLIC SALES, OTHER THAN POSSIBLY JUNE 9
  WHICH ARE THE ANNUAL TOWN SALES; ONLY BECAUSE I’M IN CHARGE OF SAID SALES.

     I WILL ONLY BE SELLING TO BRICK & MORTAR RETAILERS.
     IT IS MORE REALISTIC FOR ME TO SELL BY THE TRUCK/TRAILER LOAD THAN ONE ITEM AT A TIME.
     TO ALL MY “PEEPS” THAT DON’T HAVE SHOPSYOU CAN PM ME FOR DETAILS. I WILL NOT ANSWER ANYONE PUBLICLY. SORRY, BUT I HAVE TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR ME. HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND & WHO KNOWS THINGS CAN CHANGE WITH A “POP UP” SALE.
     I WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO LIST MY “FINDS” & JUNQUE & BE ON THE HUNT……BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I DO ;).........I NEED TO RELAX & TAKE TIME FOR MYSELF.







Monday, November 20, 2017

MY GLAMOROUS & FABULOUS JUNQUE SALES

I WILL BE LISTING MY EVENTS FOR  2018 SOON.

      AS MOST OF YOU MIGHT KNOW, I DON'T USUALLY SELL TO THE PUBLIC, SO WHEN I DO HAVE A SALE FOR THE PUBLIC, YOU SHOULD BE HERE ON TIME THAT DAY, NOT THE DAY BEFORE, NOT THE WEEK BEFORE......WHENEVER I HAVE A SALE, THAT'S IT. SALES TO THE PUBLIC ARE USUALLY AN EVENT.... OPENING FOR THE YEAR: MARCH (WILL BE MY FIRST SALE),, TOWN SALES IN JUNE.....MAYBE IN JULY IF I HAVE ENOUGH PRODUCT & ONE IN OCT, OTHERWISE I SELL TO RETAILERS WHO LOAD UP THEIR TRUCKS, THAT IS THE REASON I HAVE TO REPLENISH ALL THE TIME.
    I HAVE TO SEARCH,RE PURPOSE & PAINT, WHICH TAKES TIME, SINCE I HAVE VERY LITTLE GIFT MART ITEMS, MOST OF MY RE PURPOSING  ARE ONE OF A KIND.ALSO IF YOU SEE SOMETHING & INQUIRE ABOUT IT, IT MAY BE UNDER A PIECE OF FURNITURE & I AM NOT UNLOADING A WHOLE BUILDING FOR ONE PIECE,(SORRY) SO YOU HAVE TO COME TO MY SALES. I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A VERY LONG TIME  & I SEEM TO HAVE IT DOWN TO A SCIENCE. MY PRICES ARE VERY CHEAP.......THAT'S WHY I SELL IT BY THE TRUCKLOAD........MOST PEOPLE GET IT! I SPECIALIZE IN farm tables, dressers, chairs, benches, home decor, architecture,night stands,side tables, antiques, prims etc, cottage, french etc.








WHEN I AM OUT ON THE HUNT FOR JUNQUE & THERE'S SOMETHING I WANT, I BUY IT, IT DOESN'T TAKE ME 5 HOURS TO DECIDE, MY MOTTO: "IF YOU LIKE IT, BUY IT, YOU'LL ALWAYS FIND A SPOT FOR IT"






     I PLAN A VERY BUSY 2018, I HOPE I CAN KEEP UP :) (SOMETHING IN THE WORKS).
I HAVE MY OWN LINE OF CHALK PAINT ("ITALIANPEASANT CHALK PAINT") & "BELLA CHIC" CLOTHESLINE & AM VERY BUSY WITH OTHER ENDEAVORS......SO RELAX ISN'T A WORD IN MY VOCABULARY.
    I ALSO DO DESIGN CONSULTATIONS WHEN I HAVE THE TIME, BUT AM MOSTLY TRAVELLING FOR THE GOODS FAR & WIDE, SO I CAN HAVE A GREAT SELECTION FOR MY SALES.






     KEEP AN EYE ON MY BLOG FOR DECORATING ARTICLES AS I USE TO HAVE A COLUMN IN 3 NEWS PUBLICATIONS & LOVE TO WRITE ALSO. I KNOW WE CAN'T DO IT ALL, BUT I SURE DO TRY TO BRING THE BEST TO MY "PEEPS" & I LOVE YOU ALL :). SO PLEASE CHECK MY FACEBOOK PAGE OFTEN FOR NEW FINDS & WHAT'S GOING ON.
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      SOME STORE OWNERS/DECORATORS, USE THE WORD "CURATE" TO DESCRIBE HOW THEY BUY;NOT ME, I DON'T CURATE LOL, IT'S HARD TO GUESS WHAT PEOPLE WILL LIKE.THOUGH THEY USUALLY LOVE IT ALL THAT I HAVE FOR SALE. I BUY WHAT I LIKE & LIKE WHAT I BUY, THAT WAY I DON'T FEEL STUCK WITH IT. I CAN ALWAYS USE IT IN MY HOME.



     3 TIMES A YEAR I "FLUFF" UP MY HOME FOR SPECIAL SALES & BRING OUT THE GOOD STUFF THAT I DECORATE WITH......MY COLLECTIONS FROM YEARS OF GATHERING.




     I ALSO TRY TO AVOID MASS PRODUCED ITEMS. MY FURNITURE IS USUALLY REINVENTED, PAINTED & DISTRESSED. I FEEL MY CUSTOMERS WANT ONE OF A KIND PIECES IN THEIR HOMES, SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN THEIR FRIENDS HAVE.

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.

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 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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