Thursday, February 13, 2014

Out of Touch

Signed up for Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/daisytoad/

Selling out all of Daisytoad's Vintage goods.  (so I can shop for more to put on the Etsy page!)

Facebook page active  https://www.facebook.com/daisytoads

and now, I learn how to link it all together, hope I'm smart enough and one of these knives doesn't land wrong!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's been a while.....

I can't believe how long it's been since my last post! This last year has been full of chaos, good and not so good, but life is in full swing and that's all I can hope for! The Loft opened in downtown McCook in November, hard to believe its almost been a year already! We are gearing up for 3 sales, the first being Treasure Hunt on Hwy 36 through Kansas, we will either be set up in Norcatur or Oberlin...stay tuned for that update! Barn Fest is the last 2 weekends in September in Hastings, Ne so come check out the beautiful barn and all the fun vendors there and then October 12-13 we will be at Junkstock in Omaha! Then back to McCook to prepare for the Christmas open house. We have tons of new inventory coming in...so fast it's piling up! Stop in and see us!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Brainstorming a Vintage Name

If any of you have read much of my blog you will know that I've been dreaming of opening a brick and mortar store. I've had a few opportunities but it was never the perfect one to fit into the plans of my Maker. from FishBones1
Now I have the opportunity once again but need a name! This will be a partnership with a good pal of mine and will be located in the upstairs loft area of a current home decor store and we are looking for the perfect name! Idea's we've stormed or words anyway...attic, loft, modern relics, vintage loft, the loft, nest, nesting, renest but I feel they've all been used? or maybe I'm being hypercritical? What are your ideas, words, takes? from StreetTreasure
Do we go really out there like The Pink Elephant, classic like Modern Relics? Homey like The Swallows Nest? HELP!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Rainy Afternoon/Bullfrogs

I've always had a thing for frogs and toads. Rescuing them out of our window wells so they didn't' meet a frying in the sun fate, saving them from the neighborhood baseball game, I even made a frog piggy bank in high school pottery-Oh yeah and I named my store after them! In October we moved from our home that was also home to many, many, many toads....on any given night you could count 35+ toads sitting in our driveway catching bugs.

No one was allowed to pull into the driveway after dusk, Toad Crossing by ButtermilkHollow

I combed our yard and caught toads prior to mowing...get the picture? All winter I've been worried about whether or not we'd have toads at our new house, maybe worried isn't the right word-more curious and brainstorming how to attract them.
Toad Palace by ClaySoul
Last night we had a beautiful thunderstorm and it has carried into an afternoon shower, opening my window I was super excited to hear BULLFROGS! My house is finally home (weird huh?)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pay it Forward

My family and I have been so truely blessed this year.
It may have come in an unexpected way and at an unexpected time,
it may have not been written in MY plan but HIS plan!

I am joining Jeane
from Junxtaposition
in 2011's Pay it Forward.

Here is how it works...
The first FIVE people to comment on this blog post
(don't forget to leave an email address!)
will receive a gift from me, either handmade or vintage.

In return you must FIRST write a blog post
explaining Pay it Forward 2001,
then send out a handmade (or vintage) gift to the first five visitors
who comment on your post!

Please do not pressure yourself or worry yourself about the gift, give with a joyful heart and it will be a joyful experience!

"It's not the size of the gift that matters,
but the spirit of paying it forward."

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ranger Retailer!

Its been a long 4 months since I've posted, but I'm back with some great news! I am now a retailer of Ranger Products! That means when you need anything from Distress Crackle to a Beeswax melting pot to jewelry embellishments to scrapbooking papers....I am your woman!

Ranger bring you Jim Holtz, Adirondack, Idea-ology and many many more, check them out here, and them check back in my Etsy shop and see what I have listed! (You can contact me for special orders as well!)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Failures vs. Setbacks

The weekend of my first physical sale has come and gone...how did the sale go?? It didn't. After spending all summer readying the garage, house and inventory the store will not open. I didn't say will never open, however things didn't quite come together as planned.1934 Vintage Uncle Sam Toy Cash Register, by Durable Toy and Novelty by calloohcallay

First to come about was my husband's new job offer, that includes housing. Okay fine, we'll move, find a renter and continue to use the garage as a store. Sounds all well and good until I start thinking, would I really like living 10 ft from someone a store, what happens when someone stops in "on the fly" to shop? What happens when I'm at the store and have to go to the bathroom or use the sink?

Vintage FOR RENT sign tin metal rusty red by MySeriousSide

As bummed as I am, I know that everything happens for a reason. I put some of the inventory at Red Roof Antiques in North Platte, added some inventory to my booth at Accent's Etc here in McCook, and will continue online. When the opportunity arises to do a physical store again, yes I will jump at it, because it really is what I long to do.

As Steven Tyler has said time and time again "Life is a journey, not a destination" What fun would it be if life was all smooth sailing?

Through the Viewfinder Photograph 5x5 by jillruthandco

Did my store fail? NO!

I fully believe that the timing was wrong, when the good Lord see's the timing as right, things will fall smoothly in place. Setbacks are His way of showing us He is really the one in control and if we fully give our lives to Him amazing things will happen!

Faith Color Block Wooden Cross by MagnoliaMarket

"Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith
bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience."
James 1: 3