Sunday, November 1, 2009
Shop News Flash
(This is a postcard from my antique postcards collection. My earliest is from 1903. This one is a few years later; around 1915 or so; right on the edge of the roaring 20's; but still somewhat Victorian. I will tell more about my vast postcards collection later.)
Since opening my Esty shop three weeks ago I have made 13 sales - when last I checked. Of course I would have liked to be sold out by now but that didn't happen......
I have made a little money at this and am totally excited about it. This morning I slept in and when I got up my Husband met me in the hall as I was stumbling around getting some tea.
He'd been checking our emails.
"You sold two more things," he said.
"No friggin' way," I said.
Then I glanced in at my Pay Pal account.
Indeed I had sold two more things; a hat - which are my most popular items - and one of my (cheaper) beaded handbags. (I have some pricey ones; consigning for my friend Ann.)
"You know what this means?" I ask him.
"My photos are eye catching enough to drag people in!" (Terrible isn't it? Taking photos purposefully to lure people in to spend hard earned money in hard economic times)
"You're right," he said.
Then he drops this delightful bomb:
"You need to go shopping and buy some more stuff for your shop this week, don't you?"