Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some Much Needed Advice

I think I am addicted to shopping lately. I have tons of projects to start and some I already started that really need to be finished, but it has been so hot I just don't seem to get anything done...except shopping for more pretties. I love these little flowers. They are papery and cute.

I got a great deal on some Cath Kidston fabrics.
I thought this velvet ric rac was just so cute I couldn't resist.
These aren't vintage buttons, but they were so bright and colorful I just had to get them. I also have a few more treats on the way. I'll show you as soon as they arrive.
And since I have so many goodies lately, and because I won my first giveaway last week. I want to host my own 1st giveaway soon. Keep checking will be before the end of the month. That gives me some time to gather some really pretty goodies for you!!
And I treated myself to some pink loveliness!!
More flowery goodness. I love hydrangeas, but all my bushes outside are deep blues and purples. These white ones are so pretty.
Some Gerbera Daisies, and pink hydrangeas in the mix.
And since it was so hot we all went out for some much needed ice cream again yesterday. Rose Orchards in Branford is right up the street. I don't know why we have never been there before. After we ate our ice cream, we took a walk around. There was this adorable water wheel and they had some farm animals for the kids to see including some goats and horses. Usually we can see llamas when we drive by, but they must have been keeping cool becuase we couldn't see them anywhere.
Okay, now I need some advice please. I have been thinking about reopening my online shop again. I stopped selling online last year right after Christmas, but I miss it. It wasn't much...I had some pretty chandeliers and chandelier crystals, some refinished shabby furniture, and a few cute little things I made. Well I have been thinking about starting up again. Maybe adding in a few more items this time.

What do you think, should I give it another go?? Let me know.


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello~ what a cute post. About the advice....make a list of pros & cons. Consider things like how much time you really have to put into it and why you closed the last shop. Were you burned out? Stressed out, worried about the economy? Lately Ive been soul searching and I will be making some big decisions too( my goal month)I've put so much into my line and quite frankly I miss baking cookies and goofing off with my kids. But I know myself and I get bored really easy. I wish I could be of more help. I'm sure blogland will give you some good ideas. Good luck:)and hang in there.

Holly said...

Hi, Rebecca! Oh, I've got to get me some of the velvet rick rack! LOVE!

If selling made you happy- do it again! I'm all about happy these days! ☺

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

About the on line shop - Are many people doing impulse buying, in this Economy?

Ana said...

Hi Rebecca,
What lovely pictures. My fave is the white hydrangea and rose...I love hydrangeas too. By the way where did you get you tiny papery and cute flowers? Love them. And I agree with both Pansy Cottage Girl and Holly. If selling made you happy, go for it, but always measure your pros and cons. That wasn't much help huh? Just look within, the answer will be in your heart.

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

koralee said...

Yes...Yes go for it...follow your heart. Your collection of treasures are wonderful...I adore the velvet ribbon and your fabric...what fun you are going to have creating...your flower images are stunning!!!! Rememeber to follow your is too short!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I left you a comment on the post below...
Although it meant to be for this one!
Sorry! I`m still half asleep! Lol

Enjoy life`s simple treasures,
Debbie Moss

Susie's country cottage said...

Lovely buttons, all those colours. I loved the Cath Kidston fabric but then I am a bit of a Cath Kidston fan! I am always very impressed with people that start up online shops. You should go for it again. What have you got to lose?

Susie's country cottage said...

Hi Rebecca

Me again! I just left a little something for you over at my blog. Congratulations!
Susie X

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Rebecca, thank you for following Bella Vista and visiting. It is really lovely to meet you.

Please join us for the Rooster Party on the 28th if you have a rooster. We would love to have you.

Hugs, Barb

Lori said...

Hello Rebecca! Oh what a delicious post! The Kath fabric left me in a tizzy!! And I love those flowers!!! I long for the day i get to go on a craft spree, I'll have all winter to play then with it all!! have alot of fun! Lori

Karen said...

Please share all the advice you get regarding re-opening your on-line store. I am soooooo on the fence myself. I have so many things I want to share, but i just don't know . . . I've never done anything like that before . . .
I think you should go for it. You're an old pro!!! (hehehe)
I'm headed to down to the fridge to get my 3 "Dibbs" which is all I can eat on my diet. Normally it wouldn't be a problem, but since you had to mention eating ice cream!!!!!!!! Now I want some! :)
Karen - Some Days Are Diamonds

icandy... said...

Such a wonderful post... goodies galore! I CANNOT give any advice, would really be like the "pot calling the kettle black"! In fact, I must read your response comments and learn from others about how to handle the dilemma, as well. Yes, I have the very same problem! You should see my studio! It looks like a bomb went off in there! So much to do, so much to buy...