Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Recent Junking Finds

Hello friends...
Today I have been attempting to create my
 52 FLEA Facebook page
 which is connected to my regular personal  FB page.
I have no idea what I am doing.

Ruth from The Beautiful Life 
was gracious enough to guide me a bit...
...but, I am a slow learner and a bit timid in these techie things.
( I wonder how I managed for so long in the corporate world !)
I really like junking, styling, blogging and photography much better!

I am hoping that when I publish this little post
 that it will appear on my 52 FLEA Facebook page.

Which is here:

So, really...this is a test! 
If you have time and you visit there...
...please let me know of any suggestions you may have for me.
And if you want to...you can like me...
(gee...that sounds pitiful).
But what's even more pitiful is... right now it shows that I only have one friend...
...and that is my sweet 19 year old nephew Joe.
He loves his Aunt Laura.
Make no mistake...Joe's not pitiful...
..he's totally awesome...and brilliant and tall and handsome too! :)
But...one friend?
so sad.

And the other thing I have been working on
 is my Etsy shop and my Blog shop.
They are all set up and ready to go.
Why have I not opened them, you may ask?
I have no idea.
I am not sure exactly why I am hanging back.
Is it because I am afraid you won't like my junk?
Is it because I am having trouble letting go of my junk?
Am I afraid of commitment?

I just don't know.
I guess I need shop therapy....
or shock therapy.
I used to use shopping as therapy...but that's not the same thing.

Anyway....just so you know where my head is at!
All the little things pictured here
 were picked up at last week's flea market.

So that's my story for today.
What's yours?


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Laura,
I love absolutely EVERYTHING that you found and bought at the flea market. I have the silver bird....it was my mum and dad's.
Love the old box, the childrens bricks,the silver purse(?), the bowl and the enamelware. I would have bought all of it if I'd been there !!!!
Will you be shipping things to England from your Etsy shop ? If so, can you hurry up and get it open !!!!!! haha.
Have a lovely week Laura. XXXX

Anne said...

I just liked you I hope you will like me too...LOL that does sound sad doesn't it.I just started my facebook page a week or two ago.I still don't know what in the world I am doing.
I love all of your photos of your treasures.

June said...

Thanks for the good laugh today Laura. You crack me up sometimes : )
I know your shop will be awesome if you can get yourself to let go of this cool 'stuff'. That's something I just don't know if I could do...coming from a lady who still has clothes hanging in her closet from the 80's!
I will get over to your page and like you...because I DO like you!!!!
love to you...

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh my goodness Laura, hurry up and open that shop of yours!!! I would be so excited to be able to buy some of your amazing treasures! You have an amazing eye for buying!
I am off to follow your Facebook page, hope you have a beautiful day!!~

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I know exactly how you feel about facebook,I've just set up a page and am plundering through, I have 1 like :( so I think we should stick together and like each other and we can be sad together ;) I'll pop over in a mo and like you. Please have a go at Etsy, I do and though it's not mad crazy I do sell some things but I should make more of an effort. Suzy x

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Ok, it's me again. This is just to prove what a novice I am at facebook, but can you tell me what do you have to do to like someone. Been to your page and couldn't figure it out! What a dunce hey! x

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Great finds, Laura!

And I *LOVE* that you admitted that you don't know what you're doing in setting up a FB business page...me neither! That's why I never had one. Maybe Ruth can help us both!!!


PURA VIDA said...

each and every find spectacular!

Jennifer said...

I don't do FB, but if I did I would definitely "friend" you. Love you recent finds!

Celeste Kemmerer said...

I recently set up my business FB page. I might be able to help...To the person that didn't know how to "like" there should be a tab at the upper right of the page that says like. Just click it and it should change to liked and that's all.

Judy said...

Facebook, Twitter, installing apps...all of that stuff drives me NUTS! I simply don't have the patience for it! The only reason I have a FB page is because my daughter got so frustrated that I didn't have one, she sat down in front of my computer and started barking out questions and set mine up. My son put the photos on. :)

FleaingFrance & French Shopping Tours said...

Great finds Laura! I like the hunting part much better than the selling part too!

Carole said...

Your shop will be a big success, I have no doubt! I don't understand Facebook really but it seems the thing to do. I can't even keep up with blogging:)

Olive Cooper said...

Dear Laura, I cannot bring myself to start a FB page for my blog so you are making long strides. I know FB is the way of the culture I am just not certain I am going the same way. Maybe that is not a good business decision but I do not sell online only in actual stores at this point. The techie stuff comes to me as I am forced to learn it and it seems I am forced to learn at least once a week. I look at your blog all the time even if I do not comment frequently and like you lots. Olive

BellaGetsREal said...

You find the most amazing things at a flea market. I wish I could shop with you and learn your techniques.

All Things Chic 2 said...

Fun, your smarter then you think...
Blessings Lori

MyFancy's Author said...

What beautiful finds from the flea market! Love the aqua items. :) As for your Facebook page... be bold, be brave. You'll get comfortable with it. Wishing you much success!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Laura...first of all hats off to you...I don;t have a face book page,good heavens blogging is enough for me...and I am sooooooooooo happy you are opening up a shop...can not wait!!! x0x0x

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Me again..dah!! Love your treasures...see how easy I get off track!?!?!

oldgreymare said...

Sounds like my split personality disorder has migrated over your way lol.

Leap girlfriend leap! Have faith. <3

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Oooo...I love the bowl with the light blue trim. I see your success and think "not tech savy" that's me and it drives my kids crazy. But I'm learning:)

karen said...

Good luck with the Facebook venture, I am a slow joe in that department myself. Can't wait for you to open a shop-I love all your selections! Karen from CT

Rustique Gal said...

Hi Laura,
Lovely finds! I just love the blue enamel ware and the peacock, etc!
I totally know what you mean about your etsy shop and blog shop. I've been dawdling about doing the same thing. We must just do it, I guess!
Have a happy week,

Cindy said...

Just "liked" you on FB! Now I won't miss a minute of your treasures!

Miss Holly said...

Ok. I stopped by to see if your back is better....hope so.....I am in the exact same place with my etsy shop....I am on the cusp of opening it ...just finished a baby quilt and now I have NO excuse.....well except for the garden....the housework.... projects not done......................... YOU
CAN DO IT!!!! and if you do I can!!!

Miss Holly said...

Oh!!!! You opened Camp!!!! We are going up in June I hope.....we are a lot more rustic that you and so we have to wait a bit longer....but I was thrilled to see the lake pics......Can't wait!!!!!

Kris said...

Beautiful finds! I love all of them.

Don't worry about friends on FB, they will come ( I liked your page). I also struggled to set up my FB page and Etsy shop and it was frustrating but after you become familiar with the workings of both it gets easier. Trust me, I'm no techie either!

Now, if only we can get FB and Blogger to leave things alone!!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi Laura - I still don't have facebook, so you are much more techie than me!! And, my blog is barely 3 months old.

I love following your blog as it is always a visual treat!! Your styling and photography are awesome, as I've said many times. And, your treasures and finds are always charming and unique.

Heading over to your facebook page, although I don't have an account. We'll see if I can access your FB site......Loi

Laurie said...

Laura, I'm excited to see your new Etsy shop when it opens! I've been selling on Etsy for about 3 years and it has not stopped being FUN! Please email me your address and I'll send you a review copy of a book I worked on, called Etsy 101. It might just give you the last little push you need to open up that store!

from me to thee......... said...

your funny....and, I like you.....smiles, Linda

nancarts said...

Love all your finds! Beautiful photos! and beautiful colors.
Lucky you to come home with all the goodies.

Peace and Blessings,

Special 'K' said...

I love all your beautiful treasures. Best of luck with the FB page setup. Thanks for sharing another post full of amazing eye candy. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

A Cottage Muse said...

I do not have a FB for myself but am going to take the plunge soon (making 3 actually...one for me, my blog and the shop)!!
Loving your photos and am very excited for your shop to open!

Sarah said...

Laura, great finds again.
Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Mother's Day. ~ Sarah

Tutti Chic said...

what awesome finds laura! love them all especially the wooden crate. lol good luck with the facebook thing! :) chris

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

I´m sure your shop will be a succes. Your finds are awesome. Hope the facebook thing works as your wish :)

Veronica Roth said...

It's wonderful that you have a Facebook page. I must admit that's where I am if I have time for social media, although I do love your blog. I collect all sorts of vintage stuff too. Too much, actually, because I can't resist garage sales, flea markets and boot sales, (I spend part of the year in England) So I've "liked" you right away.

bec said...

Hi Laura, I've just stumbled across your blog and I too am having great difficulties getting my fb to happen. when I make a comment or like something my profile pic is non existant... I'm only new to blogging too and still no followers. I wont give up though as I'm just enjoying the whole process of documenting my days and learning about adding gadgets and stuff... all fun!
love your blog x

AshTreeCottage said...

I'm not much of a techie either. Like you all I want to do is go junking, taking pics and decorating with my finds. I "liked" your FB page and am now following you on Pinterest. I have loved your blog since the first time I visited! Have a great weekend.

Susan and Bentley

Katey said...

I recently opened an Etsy store and had been wanting to as well for a long time and been putting it off. It's a commitment. It's hard to sell things that you would love to have in your house instead!! But you have to treasure shop with a different mind set. You are shopping for someone else to love! Good luck. You can do it! You will sell out the first day because we will all shop there!!!!

Shelley in SC said...

This is hilarious. Thanks for verbalizing all of the doubts and fears and hesitations and over-thinking that all of us have and do as we navigate our online lives. Sweet post and great finds!

vicki said...

Hi Laura-- don't be mad-- but I'm laughing---- because I've been there!! It took me forever to set up the facebook page for my blog-- doing that is totally different than setting up a personal page-- I just did not understand that though!! Anyway-- I'll check out your page and happily be your "friend"!!

Your etsy shop will be a huge success- you already have such a fan base- I say go for it sister! You will totally rock! You know what they say-- one persons junk is another persons treasure!