FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Monday, July 18, 2011

Wow!

I just can't believe it had been so long since the last time I posted. Life has been keeping me a busy body. I have been doing a lot of painting under a 100 plus weather, sometimes I called it a day around 9:00 PM, just trying to keep myself away from having a heat stroke. I'm also doing a lot of tweaking @ the shop Downtown. After much criticism from some friends and my husband my decision of getting more space at the mall is paying off. Not only I'm selling well but it is also getting me a lot of new costumers. Some of my local followers have been telling that I need to post more often, I will try. Let me show you some new vignettes around the store.











My two new favorite acquisitions; the fainting couch with the awesome pillows made by Paula and my blue room. I'm loving the new shade of teal I recently got. I want to incorporate some of the color into my decor at home, I'm just not that courageous right now. I also started to buy red stuff for the kitchen and then one of my favorite costumers (Ms. Angela) came and bought it all. So for now, no teal, no red in the house.



                                                                      Love, love, love
                                                         You guys, come and buy me off!

I did not take a picture of my husband new french door for his workshop. He is not a handy man, he just tried and  learned how to do it because it needed to be done and we could not afford to pay a handy man. It took him 3 weeks, I mean 3 weekends to accomplish what needed to get done. He went on the internet and read, got the supplies and went to town with it. I'm so proud, not bad for a first timer. This is something I have been trying to get in his brain for a long time. None of us was born knowing anything, yet we all have experienced, accomplished and learned so much. I think that saying I can't without trying is really a bad habit. I know that he is proud of himself, not more than me.
Sales have started to pick up and I'm so thankful to God, see, I know he is faithful and yet I get so tangled sometimes. It is a good thing though, to be reaffirm once again in your faith. Well, it is late and this mama is tired. I hope I get to hear from some of you. Blessings, Marta.

9 comments:

Crystal said...

Thankful business is picking up...I can see why!!! Beautiful spaces filled with beautiful treasures!

Dana said...

Love all your pictures especially the kitchen table one. I was just at your shop a couple of weeks ago and ready to go back! Are you going to put your shop address on your blog? Have a good day!

Sassy Marsha said...

Oh, eye candy galore!! The one thing (or couple of things) that really caught my eye, those stacked suitcases ♥♥♥

xxoo
Marsha

Charlotte said...

Love the teal also. Wishing I was in Texas!

Exchange 2007 said...

Lovely!

Jennifer said...

Glad I found you and I absolutely adore your shop!

Miss Gracie's House said...

LOVE it *all*...great displays!
Rene

Marydon said...

What a charming shop & such beautiful treasures.

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Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs,
TTFN ~
Marydon

Trisha said...

Marta, I just found your blog, and I love it. I love your posts, pictures, and honesty. Blessings.