Monday, February 2, 2015

The Nancy Drew Series c1972

My local Op Shop was having a book sale (buy two get one free) and I came home with the almost complete set of The Nacny Drew Mystery Stories from the 70's - The pages have browned beautifully, but apart from that they are in really good condition with little shelf-ware, no torn pages or inscriptions… Thankfully I found them when I did as they were destined for land fill and are quite collectable - I just remember reading Nancy Drew when I was younger, and the series bought back some nice memories….

Created in 1930 by publisher Edward Stratemeyer the Nancy Drew books were ghostwritten by various authors and published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. This series is from the 70's and has been revised and shortened since the series was first published...

Monday, January 5, 2015

Friday, December 26, 2014

New Years Resolutions

2014 has been a challenging year both Personally and Professionally and I'm looking forward to a fresh start in 2015.. during the year however reading Abigail Ahern's BIZ COLUMN  has been a highlight, and the last business column for 2014 has been particularly helpful and inspiring....

"Instead of figuring out what is wrong with your business instead optimise what is right" 

Simple really and something I'm going to focus on in 2015 Personally and Professionally


Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Green Machine

"How is The Green Machine going Mrs Ten Green Balloons"

Having just doubled in size the Waverley Antiques and Collectables Bazaar means its time to get serious and take things to another level… Abigail Ahern is someone who absolutely knows what she is on about, and in regards to growing my business, I'm finding the Biz Column on her blog an extremely useful resource especially when the doubts start creeping in and I question myself.. WHY AM I DONG THiS!!!

Sure running and growing a business is hard work and sometimes scary, but it can also be extremely satisfying and rewarding, and as it turns out buying a thermos, taking good advice, and not procrastinating was the easy part…..surviving, backing myself, and increasing the risk, in an extremely competitive environment, is when the hard work began… and the rewards increased!!

Sometimes you have to ride through the lows….Today for example, the car was pre packed for one of the biggest outdoor flea markets in Melbourne and it's a wash out….  I've had to pull the pin, write off the stall cost, and figure out what to do with the excess stock sitting in the car…. Again WHY AM I DONG THiS!!! because something bigger and better may just be around the next corner!!

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Green with Envy - Green Penguin Books

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After coming across two Green Penguin Books in an Op Shop recently (which I quickly snapped up simply because they were green) I've become obsessed looking for more - not realising they were quite so hard to find - I decided- with a company name like Ten Green Balloons it would be a great idea to start collecting them…..  
I've since learned that Green Penguin Books fall under the genre of Mystery and Crime
and the graphic imagery of the covers is quite amazing!!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Old Postcards - Padova Northern Italy

My de-cluttering project is coming along nicely………all be it a little slowly!!!!

Just like this great quote by AA Milne (who just happens to make an appearance in my family tree)
I keep discovering great things I had forgotten about, like this old postcard from Padova probably
 found at a flea market or in an Op Shop…….goodness knows when!!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

De Cluttering 101 take 2 - Good Old Fashion Spring Clean

I'm failing miserably at De Cluttering 101 and still haven't found the Vacuum Cleaner Bags - which seem to have simply vanished…

but thats ok…. I've given it some thought, re grouped, and am starting with a good old fashion spring clean…. & I have already bought more Vacuum Cleaner Bags

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