Monthly Archives: October 2016

Side of the road vintage salvage treasure!

vintage salvage

scanning the roadsides

Today I was driving along and out of the corner of my eye, I caught the glint of a piece of mirror from within a pile of wood on the side of the road. I have a great little frame that needs a piece of mirror so, being the dutiful vintage salvage junker that I am, I decided I would stop on the way home and see if there is a piece big enough to cut to fit. I stopped there a couple hours later and this is what I found! Continue reading

Small Business start-up, part 1. the shop.

small business

early 1900’s to present


After many months (years, really) of planning and dreaming about a small business, I am about to embark on my next adventure: A retail vintage shop… hopefully with coffee too!  I will be writing about all the steps I go through to build out and start a small business in this building in a really small town.

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I stole it.

small business

That’s how it felt, anyway.  Maybe 8 years ago, I went to our county’s tax sale for delinquent real estate, it was spur of the moment and I really doubted I would be successful but off I went with just enough cash in my pocket for the required 10% down payment. No checkbook, no credit card, nothing that would allow me to bid beyond my predetermined maximum spending amount. Continue reading