Hello there my Dear Bloggy Pals!
I'm sorry about the confusion with "Market Monday". Here's what happened. First of all the day started off with a very nasty email from someone who read a post of mine. And by nasty I mean that this woman was completely out of her mind. But more importantly she was so very wrong, both about me and the post itself because she didn't read it closely. So after immediately deleting the comment I got right to work on my "Market Monday" post.
(Several weeks ago I scored this big concrete planter for $9 at the 50% off day of an Estate Sale)
So then my market started at 5:00pm and right away I started having problems with
being able to contact any of my customers. Every sale was from someone
that had a no-reply email and a completely blank profile.
(Vintage aqua plates marked "Poppy Trail by Metlox", found at Goodwill for .99 each)
So after waiting all evening with no contact, and not even knowing if they were serious buyers...I just decided to shut it down. It was just "one of those days"!
(A bunch of spun heads, including a jumbo one, found at my favorite antique store)
Now let me say that each of these customers ended up being REAL (and very nice) !
They contacted me by last night and it all worked out. And of course I appreciate them shopping at my little market so much!
Did you think I could get through a post w/o showing any x-mas stuff? Haa!
Fun "smalls" from that same antique store.
Now for my "SOAP BOX".
I believe that It's frustrating for many bloggers who receive comments from people who have Google profiles that are totally empty, and a no-reply email address. I get that it's each person's right to create their online identity whichever way they choose. But I can't tell you how often I want to thank someone for a kind comment they've left on my blog, and I can not. And it's even worse when someone has asked a question and then I go to answer it and it says "no-reply". I worry that they'll think I'm being so rude to not even answer.
And it really makes things difficult when it involves my "Market Mondays".
( Because I love tacky spun cotton characters so much, I felt I should have some that are encapsulated forever in "unbreakable" plastic! lol They were a good deal on EBay )
So, that's the story! I'm just suggesting that if you have a no-reply email address you might want to consider changing it, or just make sure that you leave us a way to get a hold of you when we need to.
Here is a helpful tip: If you name your dog Noel (not Noelle) you can easily find her name on an assortment of Holiday décor...making it even more tempting to buy! :)
These were each .50 at that 50% off Estate Sale. I think I will cut a hole in the round piece to make it a feather tree skirt.
OK- I will re post my previous "Market Monday" this coming Monday the 18th at 5:00 central time. I'll be sure to add more items too!
Thank you all so much! I hope you're having a great week.