Vintage shows and business evolution

Amazing how things can change so very fast. A few months ago, all I did was make soap and a few other things
and attempt to sell them at local vending events and online.
Then along comes the Alaska Chicks Vintage Home Market, and I was approved to take part, offering my soaps and sundries, as well as Bohemian aprons>
Preparations began, and very quickly evolved into grain sack style towels and aprons, and directional pillows.
We did very well at the Market, and in the middle of it all, I was asked to consider learning how to do upholstery in the grain sack style.
Right before this Market was held we received word that there would be another Vintage Market this coming summer, called Urban Junktion.
Well, the wheels began to turn. We were very quickly provided with several chairs to get started. This has been a huge learning curve, and there is years of skill to learn, but so far, even with the quirks, the pieces we are preparing for the July market have been well received.
I sold the very first chair, to test out how to price them.

Now the house is beginning to burst with chairs, ottomans, tables and more!
This last weekend, we began emptying the old cabin/shed of all its storage and junk. Most of it just has to be shifted to the side sheds, as it is already in tubs.
As soon as it is empty, we will cut out the moldy areas on the walls (no heat for years has created a bit of a problem) sweep and scrub from top to bottom, figure out a better heating situation, other than electric baseboard, replace the sheetrock and do some painting with Kilz.
Then we can shift a great deal of the furniture business out there, and regain our office and soap preparation room.

I have lots to learn in building this blog up. My mother is working with me to gain the type of layout I want.
Its a process that is sometimes painful! But everything else is fun!
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french chair reborn
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