November 27, 2010

How was your Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving started with me getting up at 3 am, not to cook a turkey but to do some paperwork I was worried about finishing. Two hours later I was back to bed.
I took it easy the rest of the day, loading more books and items into my car.

Prince of Persia by A. B. Sina, Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, Alex Puvilland
Long ago in Persia, there lived a Prince -- a man of honor, of valor, and full of strength -- a man for his people, who lived with them and took on their trials and hardships. And he was loved.
His name is no longer remembered. When people speak of him, they call him merely, 'The Prince of Persia,' as if there have been no others, and his descendants are enjoined to live like him, to be like him, to the ends of their days.

Black Friday, I spent most of my time eating, reading, talking photography and books.

November 26, 2010

Happy Holidays from Whatnot Rambling!

The moon shone high in the sky
as I sliced into the pie.
As I served a smile did appear
On all those I hold dear.

Happy Holidays


November 23, 2010

What's that smell!

This morning walking into the kitchen I noticed an odor. Alright, I had not done the dishes last night, but an odor means the kitchen is dirty. I promptly did my dishes. Took out the recycling, retrieved the recycling bin from the curb. Now I sit here with the windows open. I found the odor it is my trash can. It seems I have not emptied the can all week. The can is still not full, but something in there sure smells.

Well you can guess what I will be doing this morning.


I still have not put up my tree. I just have not had the time to pull it out of the closet, perhaps this afternoon.

Tomorrow I decorate my booth at the fleamarket. I am having so much fun talking to people as they shop. Now if only I can sell enough to pay my rent and for the items I am selling.

November 18, 2010

My Friday at Fleamaster

The big Flea market in Fort Myers is Fleamaster. I rented booth 48 orange. This booth is not on the outer perimeter. One side of the isle the stores have been there for several years, Sparky’s features Ed Hardy Cloths. Here’s your sign makes custom signs on the premises. The other booth has a woman who hand crafts sweaters, quilt and tea towels. The couple to my left feature handcrafted Christmas ornaments. To my right is an insurance agent.

I have 1,000+ books jewelry purses, shoes and infant hats.

Friday, One woman stopped and purchased 23 of the The Gunsmith Series by J R Roberts, I now have 6 left.  Other than her traffic has been very slow. Sparkey's has a return customer. I recognize the customer from earlier.

Down the hall is a stand that sells cutlery.

I managed to purchase a taco salad from the Tex-Mex stand down the way, an excellent choice.

The rest of the day was very slow; I spent most of my time talking to my neighbors.

This booth is tight. The sun is bright. I am tired.

November 16, 2010

Christmas comes early?

I was just reading The Eccentric Thrifter Blog this morning. I have been considering putting up my Christmas Decorations before Thanksgiving this year. Normally I wait until Thanksgiving weekend, but I am considering opening a booth full time a the local Flea market.

If I do this I will not be home Thanksgiving weekend to put up the tree. Also I have enough ornaments for 3 trees. I might consider selling more of the ornaments I do not use. I have posted a few collectible ornaments for sale. Take a look at them.

Oh no! I found the best ornament on Bargain Express's site take a look at this dress! Hum maybe I need more ornaments after all.

November 7, 2010

Book grading

The problem, or is it a blessing, of selling books is, I find many I want to read. This morning I found:

Something the cat dragged in by Charlotte MacLeod

Watch me as I grade this book.

Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, 1983 Marked N50 on page 184. Dj has 2495 on the back. Jacket By David Johnson
Hum, First Edition! Maybe I will not read it.
The Dust Jacket has rubbing, edge wear, a small tear at the upper spine and on edges of the book. My grade Good.
The Book, The spine is not new tight it has been read, the pages look clean, no dog ears, Price in pencil on first page I will leave this there. Bottom spine looks bumped, Corners lightly bumped. Small spot bottom edge.

My final write up
"First Edition VG Has been read, Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, 1983 Marked N50 on page 184. DJ has 2495 on the back. Jacket By David Johnson, sticker on back of DJ and Spine. Price in pencil first page. Soiling on back bottom corner of book. Edge wear light. Binding normal wear. Corners are bumped. Pages clean and crisp. DJ Good has chips tears and/ or rubbing. "

#4 in the The Peter Shandy Series


The venerable Herbert Ungley wouldn't have been caught dead without his toupee. So when his landlady's cat dragged it into her kitchen, Betsy Lomax knew something was amiss. When she found old Ungley lying behind the Balaclavian Society clubhouse, she knew it was murder. And when the police chief called it an accident, she knew it was time to call Professor Peter Shandy, whose success at sleuthing had already surpassed his fame as father of the world-renowned rutabaga, the Balaclava Buster.

Before long, the Hercule Poirot of the turnip fields found himself knee-deep in unanswered questions: Who was Ungley's long-lost heir? Where had Ungley's shockingly large bank account come from? Why had another dead body been planted among the trees of Balaclava College? And would Professor Shandy be able to root out the killer?

It takes me time to get each book posted If you want this book I am posting it without the picture now, but I will have a photo posted tomorrow.

Blogging. Please Post Your opinion!

New to the blogging world, when I look at my blog, I think I did am doing a good job. But then, I happen to look at another blog and I see so many wonderful ideas.

Take The Walls that Talk Blog. It has a peaceful serenity to it with its subtle deep blue background and pale yellow foreground. Even the product pictures have the same feel. They have some wonderful Holiday decorating ideas.

Lighted Glass Blocks
"Have you seen those clear glass blocks at all the hobby stores? They have a hole that you can slide a sting of Christmas lights inside. Apply a holiday design or quote to the glass and the light will shine thru. What a great way to lighten up a dark corner and bring in some Christmas sparkle!"

After looking at the blog I wonder should I change mine, but then I stall and think I like my background. What do you think?

November 2, 2010

Just listed!

I have been waiting the arrival of these little Beanies!

The infant hats are so cute!

Just the right weight for winter or summer.

Can you picture them with ribbons and bows attached?

I would have loved to used my new great niece and nephews,

but they are just to far away to model for me.

Of course the 18" doll does not come with the hats:)

Just enough stretch to stay on they are available in 9 colors



Buster Brown

Creamy Yellow

Cotton Candy

Hot pink

Sweet Pink

Snow White

November 1, 2010

The ghosts and goblins

have gone to bed, along with the group of Hippies.

Last night I enjoyed myself answering the door and handing out Bandz.
Just one of the styles I have

We all deserve a treat.

November is about Thanksgiving and family. It is a time you begin to winterize you home and snuggle up with a book.
I have 1,500 pounds of books I will be posting slowly to my website this month and I am going to have a sale at the same time. I must be insane. They will also be on my Amazon and Alibis store.

The codes below will allow you and your friends 15% off through Google checkout.
familyreads 15.0% off Whatnot

thanks10 15.0% off Gems

Green Freshwater Baroque Pearl Bracelet

Perhaps you can help me with my goal of getting these posted and sold.

I also will have some crocheted baby hats hitting the site later this week I do not list until they arrive.