Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Little Closer

WHOA! Hey there! It's been a while. I've really been thinking about my blog lately and how I've neglected it so. I was thinking about a topic in the midst of a "LIFE STORM". I figured to put up something a bit more personal.


And Now
I've been partly busy doing nothing, swimming in the pool with the rug rats, studying, and listing all of my stuff on etsy, and a few things on eBay.

Ah, there have been some other things going on too. Right after the Expo, we had a death in the family. My son was really sick and had to go to the hospital. Poor Kid! Monday, starts the internship!

I have some more stash photos to list of some of my new finds.
Stay Tuned!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thrift Score ::: HUGE Scavanger Lot

Well I can’t say that I was a bad girl this time. I had legitimate rights to spend the money, and I did it with pride, much to some old lady’s annoyance. She must have had her hearing aid in or I was just talking to loud as I announce which item I wanted to look at.

I can’t tell you exactly where I went, but I will say that when it happens, once a year, it’s like vultures out to pick at the carcass. It’s crazy, people fight, give nasty you nasty looks, there might even be a bit of name calling, and you’ve got to get there early. They even have security just in case things get ugly. But, it’s so much fun…

This is my new catch, and in fact I have some stuff that I purchased a while ago from another secret source. I actually saw her where I scored all of this stuff. She needs to get a hold of me so I can hook her up!

Well if you see something that you MUST have, contact me, we’ll work something out.

And as always, I take custom orders, weather is be something you have or something I have, IT CAN BE DONE!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Spectra Nova on ETSY Offically Open

As with the passing of the World Steam Expo, I have promised to list all of my unsold items in my New Etsy Shop. I will be listing items gradually for promotional reasons. If you were at the Expo, and there was something that you would like listed STAT and reserved in your name, please do not hesitate to ask!

The World Steam Expo was a blast! The entertainment was top notch. The staff, guests, and con goers were extremely nice & cheerful. While I was setting up, I actually had a piece that was stolen from me. I thought for sure that I had just misplaced it, but that wasn't the case. It was sitting on the table and was obviously swiped somehow when I had my head turned. I didn't want to think that, so I confided this issue with a few friends and promised to look for it. Within minutes the staff was there wanting a report on what it looked liked and that they would spread the word about it and have all the other staff members come over to get a look at the pieces that were similar to the one that was stolen. I never got the piece back, but the staff was so willing to help out, I was very impressed.

As for my set up, I got everything I needed at the thrift store. I vintage doll case provided the look and feel I craved and wished to convey to con goers, as well as ample display room. I also found an unfinished shell of a clock that I painted, fixed some shiny metal object & dials to it, and added nails to hang my earrings. The large case was provided by my ever awesome and amazing sister in law who sells vintage goods (Mary's Vintage Rose on EBay). I added a palm and peacock feathers for warmth and a natural looking aesthetic.

I was lucky enough to see Abney Park & Repo: The Genetic Opera after the vendor's room closed. Abney Park was scheduled to play a bit earlier, but was pushed back, which was a huge plus. Mostly I stayed at my booth, but I was able to take lost of pictures of people in their costumes and a few contraptions as well!

Needless to say, I can't wait until next year!