Spring Cleaning…

Posted in business-a-go-go, Main, Mind Wanderings at 6:51 pm by carrie

With all the changes going on up at the store, I’m starting to look around and figure out that we need to get rid of some stuff… including a gazillion purses. Next time I mention purchasing purses, can someone slap my wrist??

Okay… so over the next few days I’m going to be selling some awesome stuff at a pretty good discount :)

  • Robeez soft-soled shoes for babies and toddlers
  • Purses – Leather that have the “Brighton” look and feel, but aren’t… errr… “real”. PVC – Look like leather, feel like leather, some even sort of smell like leather, but they aren’t leather :)
  • Christmas Inventory – I ran out of storage! eek!! I still have some snowmen and other little fun things…
  • Various other things… if it’s in my way, it’s going on ebay… (that rhymed!)

Susan and I got SO much done today! Our classroom should be ready the second week of May for classes!!! So far we have Sandy from Art Tea Life teaching (correct me if I’m wrong Sandy? :)), Susan, Joe, possibly Maylene, possibly Tyn from Pookieville, possibly Rachael from Scootchie, possibly me (I don’t know how to explain things well… it may just be a “show up and we’ll giggle” session) and hey… Babs, come teach something ;) (Wreaths? Florals? Tetherball? hehe).

Hard to see, being black purses on a shelf in poor light, but that’s just… ummmm…. 30% of the purses I got.

More purses…

Start of the “at the sea” display. Vintage pink bathing suit, salt water taffy, shells, straw purses and other fun things…

The classroom is beginning to take shape! (The Canon has spoiled me… the Nikon definately has poorer quality pics!)

A pile of paper lanterns… when I think whimsical party setting, I think lots of paper lanterns… so this room is going to be filled with them!

Okay, need to get home (still at the shop). Yesterday’s cleaning marathon wore me out!! Now for a ebay listing marathon!


  1. Graycee said,

    April 26, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    Love the paper lanterns! I think the classes are going to be great! And next time you go on a purse binge, call me . . . I’ll snap you out of it. :-)

  2. Babs said,

    April 26, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    The shop is getting cuter and cuter –and definitely beginning to resemble a ride at Disneyland!

    Wow – I’m so on board to teach something! How about “How to Be a Obsessive/Compulsive Decorator 365 Days Out of the Year!” Or “The Joy of Doo-Dads.” Then there’s “Collecting Vintage Wedding Cake Toppers – You Can Never Have Too Many!” (or, of course, those 1950s Birthday Angels!) I can definitely come up with something! :)

  3. Tyn said,

    April 27, 2007 at 11:02 am

    LOVE the lanterns!!!!

  4. Art Tea Life said,

    April 27, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    laughing ! You’re RIGHT , You’re Right…WHAT am I teaching ? ((laughing)) BEading ? Quilting ? Blogging ? Tea ? How to procrastinate your Spring Cleaning away ? We gotta TALK.

    And I would show up for any class you teach – Even if it is just giggles! That would be great ! Tea and Giggles and TAles of a Gift Shop ! (LOVE it !)

    HOLY MAckeralllll on the purses Girl But I gotta say..they all look pretty darned cute !

    At The Sea is darling ! (that swim cap the perfect touch !)

    Did you sayyy S A L T W A T E R T A F F Y ? ? ?

    and save me a lantern !!!

    Canon-smanon ! these photos are great !


  5. Art Tea Life said,

    April 27, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Babs- The Joy of Doo Dads sounds wonderful !!! I will be there with bells on !

  6. Art Tea Life said,

    April 27, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    pss. I have a timer for the telly. Bring by this weekend ?

  7. deb said,

    April 29, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    paper lanterns.. my *favorite*!! :) How exciting Carrie – can’t wait to hear more about your classes. I’ll be there in spirit! hee hee.

  8. Sezz said,

    May 2, 2007 at 4:07 am

    Those lanterns are stunning. My first Violets are Blue packaged arrived in Sunny Guernsey today. Your packaging is an absolute treat and thats without even seeing the stunning contents. I shall be keeping an eye on your Ebay shop. Thank you :-)

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