Sunday, December 30, 2012

First Holiday Season Online

So I made it through my first real holiday season blogging and selling online. My Etsy store opened at the end of November last year, so I don't really count last year. I'm so impressed with all the bloggers I've been networking with. They never stop, even blogging on Christmas day. Now you can schedule things to post whenever you want but still very impressive. I figure who want's to hear my ramblings over their holiday? Right?
Anyway, November was actually quite busy for me. Even sold 4 pieces of furniture! I did not expect that! You saw the post on the Gothic dresser  a few weeks ago.  It was a bit of a shipping nightmare but I finally found a super nice carrier to deliver it for me.
I also sold these two pieces together.

Turquoise Buffet
Turquoise and Cream Linen Cabinet
The buffet is going to be used as a bath vanity and the china cabinet (I love when I forget to take final photos, note no hardware) will store linen's. Both pieces are en route to Utah! Here are the before photos.

It's amazing what paint can do to update a sad, old piece of furniture.
My most exciting sale in November was more about where the piece is going that the piece itself. This little ole french tapestry chair is going across the world to Australia! I'm officially international!
French Tapestry Chair
I found a carrier that primarily ships high end cars between the states and Australia. They fill the extra space in their container with furniture items so it's very affordable to ship this way. I haven't mentioned this previously because I wasn't sure if the shipping would pan out. But it's at the warehouse and will be going on the ship in about 3 weeks. This is so exciting for me!! Silly me just thought I'd be selling my furniture with in a 50 mile radius. 
And of course, over the holiday season, I sold puzzle piece wine charms. puzzle piece earrings, custom wine glasses and beer mugs, wine bottle lamps, washer necklaces, towel hooks, many of the items custom. I also painted several pieces of furniture that were for Christmas gifts and striped a room. Here are a few of those photos.

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas! I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year!


  1. Holy moly, you did a fabulous job on that buffet! I love that! Luck person in Utah. Also, congrats on your first international sale! Exciting!
    Happy new year to you!

    1. Thanks Jamie! I love sending my transformations all over the world! Have a happy and prosperous 2013!

  2. Hi Sandy, thanks for the comment on my blog, Happy 2013 creative! Kisses!

  3. Wow! You are extremely talented!
    Following you now :)

    1. Thanks Abby Lee and thanks for following neighbor!

  4. Oh my goodness, the buffet and cabinet look awesome!

    1. Thanks so much Lorraine! Looking for a similar buffet now for another client!


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