Well, its been two weekends here at the flea market.
Last week I opened during terrible weather. People's homes were flooding, septics were backing up, everything was muddy, damp, and slow.
This weekend it's a bit dryer and lots of "tire kickers" as they say.
It's kind of a downer but I'm persistent and it won't get me down.
Am I doing something wrong? Is this not the venue for me? Do I just have to wait it out? Is my product not "fleamarkety"?
I brought in more items all in various price ranges and tastes. I've done my research on fair prices for the product and for the type of clientele that this area brings.
I've had many compliments on the style of the booth, the professionalism of it, my marketing, products, candles, rustic details with the glam. Yet I still wait for a sale (that is by a stranger and not dear friends and family!!! Thank you to this who did come! Your support is greatly appreciated.
I leave "little" notes like this for G all the time. I literally have notebooks devoted to these ideas.
I am a visual learner and luckily I can draw so I am able to express my thoughts to my husband, not so luck for him sometimes.
A year ago we removed (ok, I removed the door because I was tired of waiting for him to do it) the living room door around Christmas time. Over the past year with house guests (sometime up to 12 additional people staying over night) and the noise of teen daughters and their friends, a barrier/privacy was needed.
I was not cutting into the wall to put in a pocket door, nor was I rehanging the old door.
What we needed was a barn door.
Months went by of us scouting out hardware, door plans and styles. Do we build a door? Do we find an older door with character?
Well, thanks to our weekly Saturday morning county tours, we found amazing hardware from the local store in Warkworth called The General. I scooped up the hardware and we waited a couple of weeks till we found "the right door".
Since moving here, I have wanted to stop in at QBR -Quality Barn. Removal just outside of Havelock. After the thaw, big rubber boats on and gloves on hand, we went picking through all their salvaged piles.
Low and behold, it was a gold mine! I found barnboard for a great deal, tin, old barn beams and G found his barn door!!!
Within the week we had a functioning piece of local history in our home.
We did have to cut down some of it down to fit and remove the original handle so it would be operational. One side has a wonderful red patina and the other is the natural aged wood. The poop and straw came at no additional cost!!
PS, Jake says hi!!
Since then, we have bought so much items from there to build so many ideas I have!
Stay tuned to see the process of the soon to be covered back deck made from reclaimed beams and tin. Oh and 100+ year old pine floors that will become my kitchen counters!!! (After a whole lots of planing, sanding, staining, sealing....)
When you shop local, amazing things can happen!
Hi, i'm jodi!
I am a wife to a railroader, mother to two daughters, caretaker of two Golden Retrievers and a Himalayan cat. I live in a small town with a big heart. I enjoy antiquing, furniture re-habbing, D.I.Y's and painting.