Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday Ketchup

Okay. Not ketchup. Catch-up. I have been picked on a little by Jason about my southern accent. Lovingly, of course. It is what it is. A drawl, I suppose. Anyway, ketchup seemed the way to start this post.

My day did not start out like I had planned. I overslept and missed my church meeting, so here I sit having some quiet time. Reading. Posting. Practicing my guitar. I have to do better in certain areas of my life. This is one of them.

The week has been very, very busy. The beautiful weather here is such a welcome change from the icy cold, and people have been out in droves in every part of town, including my shop. I am just so very much enjoying meeting the people who come in. I met an especially nice couple yesterday who came in and chatted and took pictures. They were from out of town but were interested in the history of my hometown. They took a very good set of pictures of the shop and sent them to me.



Something that had not occurred to me prior to opening the shop is that people would come in to sell things to me! This has been such a fun part of the job! Sometimes the offerings do not fit the personality of my shop but sometimes they do! Sometimes I have the cash and can indulge, sometimes I cannot. A recent potential purchase was this beautiful late-1800s blouse. Oh my!! The owner wanted more than I could pay. 60-75 dollars for one piece. Was I tempted? Yes! Do I respect the price she asked? Yes! I am sure the piece is unusual. Most clothing items just don't make it to 120 years old. Anyway, I took her number and may call her back at some point. She was kind to let me get some photos. Very nice lady!





In other news, I guess the fan-cam at the UNC basketball games works. Yours truly.



Now, here are some things that have inspired me, from Pinterest.

Source -- bunnies and kitties. Enough said.

Source -- a dream of mine is a building completely from recycled materials.

Source -- can there be too many greenhouse pictures?

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Source -- gasp!! Pink!!!

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There. I guess you know where my mind is today.

Enjoy this day!

Lynn

15 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful blouse. I love seeing the old clothing and wonder who last wore it! :)

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    1. Thanks, Far side. I am looking forward to taking some more time and looking at your old photos blog. I always wonder the same things you do.
      xo
      Lynn

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  2. Funny, my first sentence was going to be exactly the same as Far Side's! So I'll say it is lovely, that is a softer word to me.
    Love the greenhouse pictures!
    Nice of those people to send you the photos of your shop. Can I make a suggestion? I think you need to make a nice antiquey looking 'Sidetracked' sign for the outside instead of the banner? you have now. Maybe chalkboard style with a big old frame, or painted on some old barn boards, or maybe on an old headboard? Hope you don't take offense:, but I think it would suit the style of your shop better:) Enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. Hi Karen! Not at all offended. A new sign is on my list but just waiting to have the funds to have it made. I made the banner myself for about 2 dollars. LOL. I know it is an eyesore! I love your ideas!!!
      xo
      Lynn

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    2. Well great job on the banner for $2!!! My kind of price:)

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    3. And it is certainly not an eyesore:)

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    4. Karen, I think it is an eyesore. I am so ready to have something new. Hopefully soon!! And I truly appreciate your comments. You have given me some ideas!!

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  3. Blouse, bunny and pink greenhouse! How lovely! I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday xx

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    1. Melanie, we are on the same page!!
      xo
      Lynn

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  4. I think your mind is skipping ahead to spring..ha! I feel it will come early this year (or I hope!). That blouse is neat...maybe you could let her sell it on a consignment basis at your shop and you take a %. Andrea

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    1. Hi, Andrea! Well, that was sure a thought but she explicitly did not want to do that. Spring...ahhhh.
      xo
      Lynn

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    2. Oh! Well you are in the business primarily to sell....too bad she doesn't realize that! Your shop looks so pretty and inviting! Andrea

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    3. Andrea, thank you! Wish you could visit!!

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  5. Lynn, I want that bunny and kitty cat and one of those greenhouses. Would you write that down somewhere? So we won't forget. I love you! Mom

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    1. Mama, ha ha. We won't forget!!
      Love you!
      Lynn

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Dear friends, I love hearing from each and every one of you. I will always do my best to respond and to keep up with your blogs as well. xoxo Lynn