Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Post I Never Wanted to Write

Three months have gone by since I last posted. A week after my last post my dad had to go to the hospital. He was weak and could not walk on his own. We thought he just needed to get some fluids and he would be back to normal in a few days. We were pretty shocked to find out his kidney's were failing and three days later we lost him. He was the most amazing man, and it has taken a great toll on our family to say the least.
To make a long story a little shorter, we have moved my mom. and I have spent most of my time the last few months getting her settled in a new apartment. She is in a different senior living apartment where meals are supplied, so it much better for her. She has macular degeneration and cannot see well enough to cook for herself.
The good thing is my mom loves to go antiquing, so we have done a lot of estate sales to keep busy. It has been a big help. We have been taking all of our finds to our booths at Sentimental Journey and keeping them stocked.  We have actually had some record months this winter. I will try to start taking pictures and posting our finds. We love to go the last day of the sales to get in on the markdowns.
We sure miss you Daddy, but we are making the best of things.
Love, Ann

Friday, January 9, 2015

2015 and New Beginnings

A New Year, A New Look and a New Beginning

I guess you can see I have changed the blog's name and look. I wanted to update and felt like I was really more into my Flea Market phase and less into the furniture updating. I still will have projects to redo, but I really want to focus on my antique mall booths and shopping for them.  I have really had a good couple of months at the antique mall, and I want to keep it that way.
'The Flea Market Home' is more fitting to where I am with my home and my antique mall journey at this point in my life.  'Stylish Once Again', truly focused on restyling furniture and makeovers. I still want to do some of that, but have found the time is just not right, or available.  For now, I am enjoying the hunt and decorating with flea market finds.

 I am currently in three booths at Sentimental Journey, an antique mall in Olathe, Kansas.
 I am really enjoying having everything in one place. I have actually moved two of the three booth locations since my last post and am really happy with where I am now.  Moving around has taken a toll on my old body, but I think they all look great.

I love going to Estate Sales and will share my finds with you as I shop, but I also love shopping in the antique malls.  You can get some great buys, especially when other vendors are moving on to a new phase in their own life.

I have been starting to sell a few things on Ebay, and my husband has turned into a Ebay buff as well, buying vintage WWII aviator jackets.  I will be sure to link up those items as I can.

Here is looking forward to a great year with many new adventures.