I like helping my kids out. My son is 50/50 with me in the cabinet shop & garden business.
This is for my daughter. Her & my wife will be covering the hours. Daughter will pretty much be running the business.
We found there is more room than we thought, so may rent out some booth space, too.
Both of those shops look great. What sort of fee do they charge for handling your mdse? I have to decide soon what to do with all my treasures. There are lots of options so I want to examine all possibilities first before making decisions that are set in concrete.
We are toying with renting out booth space.
I had one in a shop for a while. My little spot was $35 a month + a %, but can't remember what it was.
I have a room that is 9ft by 17 ft I am thinking $50 per month, no %. But I would have them cover some hours as clerk. Maybe 1 day a week.
P.S. Elena, load up a truck & come on up here, we will get rid of your things!
Bernie, you are just too darn far away!!!! I could sure work with you on lots of things if you didn't live on the other end of the world from me! LOL! Ya never can tell though. I am looking over all the options right now and I will put that in the hopper. We have lots of the bigger things that need some work for sure before selling them. It would be crazy to store them all these years and then not fix them. I am starting to analyze all that as soon as we get this living room project done. Still thinking on the best solutions to many things!!!! Wish we hadn't put so much off till we got so darned old!!!!!! That is what we have to work with though. Old age planning!
We've been busy getting the place in shape. I am now in the process of putting up shelves & unpacking inventory.
I am making new price tags for everything. Lots of items need cleaning, so this is a slow process.
Here's a couple pictures taken today.
It surely is looking good, Bernie. I am excited for you as this looks like it is going to be a really cool adventure. I am like the others and wish I could be there for your grand opening. Those shelves are really fantastic. You did a super job on them.
I collect McCoy vases, Bernie and would like to start getting a few Roseville, Lilly pieces. I like so much glassware. Have a collecting of Blueridge crabapple, madrid amber depression glass, some primitives. Love, love, love antiques.
Wish I was closer, I would drop in.
bluegrassmom we also collect Roseville. We got ours a long time ago so I suspect that they are pretty expensive now. We have about five or six pieces. I will post one to show you. Cannot find pictures of the rest! Does anyone here collect Russion Laquer Boxs?
We have a great old fashioned fleamarket in Greenville, KY called Lukes. They have buildings with fenders that are there year round but also about 200-300 fender outside on Tuesday. On holidays they are also open on Monday. You can find a rabbit or puppy. Glassware or tools. I have gottens some great finds there. Some folks drive in from TN, and IN to set up. I have set up a few times and did ok just hate packing and unpacking stuff.
Bluegrassmom, do you happen to know what the charge is to set up there? Maybe I can call someone to find out all the particulars. I am not ready to do that yet but sometime before next winter, I will be. We are doing some in house remodeling now, working on reclaiming our yard after the storm destroyed the huge tree, the wooden fence and much of my back yard, getting ready to replace the roof and Lord only knows what all before we start cleaning the attic and barns. Man! I would have never started remodeling if we had known the storm was going to destroy our yard. Thanks for telling us about Lukes.
Jo, I hope your wrist is doing ok. I hope and pray it won't give you a lot of arthritis pain.
Thanks very much for that info. I think that sounds like the best price I have heard of anywhere. Usually they want your right arm and a leg for letting you use a table. Since I don't drive any longer, I will be taking my dearly beloved or rather he will be taking me. By the time we get ready to go gas may be up to $100 a gallon however. Time will tell whether it is a bargain or not. LOL
Hey, let me know when you might come. If I am off I will come over. I never know my schedule ahead of time. The holiday Mon and Tuesday are huge! I might set up beside you :) I have sold a bunch of dayliles there when they are blooming. Just take my noids. Most folks there don't mind when they see a pretty bloom.
Yes we have a collection of Russian Boxes. We knew a woman that would go there and sell over here in the back of a bank - really. Then my girlfriend went to Russian to meet the artists. The places the artists come from are small towns that are very poor. After they stayed there a few days, the town had a feast for them. Every person in the village contributed and for them it was a very expensive meal. It was very touching. Of course she bought some boxes while she was there so we bought some from her as well. The story about these boxes is amazing. I had heard that often the artists use one hair from a squirrels tail. I was very seceptical about this untill my girlfriend got back and confirmed it. It is a long process. Another hobby I have is collecting miniatures. Every year there is a large show by Tom Bishop Preductions. One year I went there and there was a woman selling them inminiature. After talkng with her I learned that she had also gone to Russia and had the boxes made in scale for miniatures. They are wonderful.
Teresa, you might have noticed my posts about having to clean out our two barns, our attic and a barn I have at my daughter's house that we own. I have collected for years and am ready to get rid of things that don't fit into my decorating scheme any longer. Many things we will have to fix. Fix means everything from repairing, painting, adding to, and all that jazz. In other words, I want everything to be in the best condition. That is going to take TIME. If I have sentimental things that belonged to my grandmother or mother, I will get rid of something in the house to make room for those and they will need loving care also. I think we have a huge job on our hands getting this done. When we get the new roof on the house because the storm ruined it a couple of weeks ago, the huge tree cut up that is in my disaster of a yard, the old wooden fence cleaned up and a new one built, the redoing of the inside home improvements completed, then we will start on the inventory job. We had no idea that we would have a storm or we would have never started a re-decorating job. The living room is totally painted now (Albert did that), the floor is refinished, the oriental rug is back from the cleaners, and we are set to put everything back in place. Gotta get the rug straight on the felt pad though. It is as crooked now as a dog's hind leg. Our guy comes Friday to rip off the top of my kitchen counter. They come Saturday to put on the granite top if it doesn't rain. Hubby is refinishing the cabinets and the contractor has made new doors and drawer fronts for everything. Hubby is staining and varnishing them. When all that is done, we start on the bathroom. Sigh!!!!! We are getting there in baby steps but at least it is a start.
Teresa, I will most assuredly let you know when we are ready to head to the flea market. That is if we are still alive by then. In other words, if all of this doesn't kill both of us. LOL The picture will show you part of what we are dealing with in the back yard. That is one of my barns that is filled to the brim with my treasures. Wish I had a way to turn it into a shop. Oh well!
Looks like no shade plants in that area for a while. When did this storm hit ? I know there was bad weather all over the south but didn't realize it hit you guys.
Sounds like you are very busy redoing your house. We'll have to check it out when we come down for RU.
Bernie...If I were you I'd bring a moving van to the RU and go by Nashville and free up Al and Elena of some of their Treasures...you could fill your new shop to the rafters...
(I sure hope they are through with all this work if I get to come their way in Sept!}
It hit us on Thursday night two weeks ago. It was such an errie thing. That tornado sound is something I won't ever forget. It came and went so fast that there wasn't time to do anything. It dipped down in a very small area and then moved on. It is unbelievable how it looks all over our little subdivision. It is going to take a long time for everyone to get the damage cleared up. You wouldn't believe all of the huge trees that were uprooted.
Here is a picture of the yard directly behind us and part of our wooden fence and it is pretty typical. Our fence is gone in this spot. We had just let our granddaughter have our dog that she loves dearly so for the first time in over fifty years we were dogless. That is a welcome relief that we didn't have to run right out and build a fence to contain a dog.
To give you an idea of the height of this tree's roots, here are my two grandsons having fun at the disaster site.
This is just the other side of my back fence or should I say, where my fence used to be? I am so glad it didn't fall into my yard. Albert is going to be forever getting ours chopped much less trying to cut on that huge one hundred year old tree.
Good grief, a tornado! No wonder there was so much damage. You're lucky you didn't lose everything, they can be so bad.
One 50 miles from here last summer, went across farmland. It was a ½ mile wide & was on the ground for around 20 miles. Took out almost ever building in it's path. Even large Harvester silos were toppled. You can still see the mess, as a lot isn't cleaned up & might never be. Old groves & tree lines in fields. Even Spruce trees along the interstate are still laying where they went over.
I wish I was close so I could give you a hand cleaning up.
Thank you, Bernie. Thankfully Albert is still strong although he will be celebrating his 80th birthday at the KY roundup this year. He can still do more work than you can imagine. I think it is because he does keep working and doesn't lie around watching TV all the time.
My Dad will be 90 in August. He and Mom are still on the farm. He is getting more feeble but still has a veggie garden,loves coleus, and annuals,mows, has 15 angus. We help out when we can.
He is one to stay busy too. It must work lol
My dad made it to over 90 before cancer got him. He was amazing as he continued doing almost everything he had ever done almost to the end. Sitting around doing nothing is definitely not good for the health. Couch potatoes aren't doing themselves any favor with the lifestyle they lead.
Dad lives in the lower south end of Nichols. I still remember him turning our part acre with the tractor and how jelly like and black the dirt was. His cracks in the dirt will get at least 13'' deep in dry weather. The dirt turns to ''impossible to break'' clods. It's clay, but black clay. I call it gumbo. I may be mistaken on the definition. When you leave Nichols and head East, it's blow sand. That's the dirt my Dad grew melons and potatoes in when he was a kid, 1/12 miles out of town.
I am on the higher end of Nichols and have sandier dirt. I also added compost and leaves and turned it under yearly till I got in the habit of only turning my rows. Now DD has horse manure so I try to turn it in in the Fall.
Nichols was originally a swamp, long ago, and sits at the bottom of a nice bluff, North West and South of us.
Thanks for the explanation about the soil. Black gumbo doesn't sound too good. Thankfully I don't have that. I turned under leaves for many years. Have pretty much gotten too lazy to do that any longer. We used to collect the leaves that had been raked by several of our neighbors and put in bags. They would put them in the back of their houses for us to pick up. That was how we built our soil for years.
Black Gumbo is great stuff to grow in. It's just a matter of learning how to use it. I just have more reddish clay and it does the same thing. Add lots of compost and treat it good it will reward you. :~)