Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What Do I Know?

I know a lot. And you know I'm gonna write it alllllllll down!

Today was a productive day in a big blue sea of productive days. And I've really needed that.

Since this blog was originally about my vintage reselling adventures, let me say Paris on Ponce is still going well - it's paying for itself and I love the idea of what I have going there. I'm the inexpensive mid-century dealer. I believe I've carved out that niche and I want to keep doing it but it's been just-slow-enough that it hasn't required a lot of my energy for the past few months. But all that's just to say - getting back to auctions and weekend hunting excites me to no end now that spring is springing here in Atlanta.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What Happened to Fall 2012?

I just came across this nearly completed but never published post which *actually* makes me feel marginally better about the blog drought. Enjoy...

Well - okay. It has been an entire summer since I've posted anything here. I'm not really sure why. Part of it is that I've been busy with all things S.A.L.vage and all things not-S.A.L.vage.

We haven't traveled much this summer but we did get away for nearly two weeks to Lea's home in Maine - that was amazing. And we have just been super busy getting into what has become our new-norm.

I definitely work for myself both with the re-selling at Paris on Ponce AND as a project manager for local interactive web groups - that's what I have always done professionally and it's nice to be able to do it from home now for smart clients that share similar life/work balance sentiment.

I think I have become a better wife this summer, really attacking the home duties better than ever and we're on a crazy (not really - actually pretty biologically normal) diet - so I'm cooking nearly every night. All that feels good - just keeps me busy.

The shop has been slow this month but overall it's been a great summer in that regard. We put ourselves on a financial freeze trying to get rid of some inventory we had stored at home.

I'm really trying to just purchase and / or acquire pieces that I have room for at the shop - AT THAT MOMENT. In other words, no more using our home as a storage unit! It makes us all crazy.

We finally got our wood rings up on the partition wall and it looks great. Currently there is a great selection of mid-cen tables, a vintage, wooden school desk, an orange vinyl therapy couch acquired from a local elementary school - oh the stories!...and a lot of other cool stuff. All priced to sell! So...hopefully it'll all sell!

At home, I finally got Alice's room in better order. We purchased a vintage mini-piano (not so mini weighing in at like 800 pounds) for her room at auction late last spring and we JUST got it set up. Isn't it adorable?!

The hand-drawn "Famous Women in History" Alphabet Deck is strung up and displayed in a frame I bought from Paris on Ponce before I had a shop there.

*UPDATE - this is so out-of-date. We've MOVED since!

Michelle Obama was great at the DNC 2012. We watched it all. Well, lots of it. Watched the RNC too. Ugh.

I loved everything that came out of her mouth and I'm inspired by our first family more than ever.

I've been sewing a lot for my friend and tattoo artist, Danielle's little girl. I mean really - this upcycled denim blouse with vintage buttons is almost too much. I love it so.