Saturday, August 14, 2010

Whew! What A Day!

Well, Four Dog Vintage is now open and I am so excited. I started photographing and listing things this morning and spent the entire day on it. I did get eight things listed and worked in FourDogDay for a little while too. Tomorrow will be more of the same. Here are a few of my favorites. You can click on the pictures for details.

I decided to relist a lot of things in FourDogDay too. I had let a lot of things expire when I was trying to decide which direction I wanted to go with the shop. Now that we've opened a second shop, I decided to relist my pillows, coasters, pins and even some of my picture frames. I feel really good about it so I know it's the right decision. I will be making new things, but just not at the pace I was able to before. My time will be divided between the two shops. So....we shall see how it goes.

I also had this awesome flower girl basket sitting in my workshop. Long story....but I made two of them for a relative's wedding and they ended up only needing one. I really wasn't sure what to do with it, so I listed it in FourDogDay today. I think it's so pretty. I'm hoping someone will be able to use it.

Baby update.....the doctor said that if Tresa went into labor now they wouldn't stop it. I am getting more nervous by the day. We are down to 38 days! We are going there next weekend to work on the baby's room. I can't wait!

So, what have you been up to the past few days? Anything interesting? What's on your agenda for tomorrow? For me it's early morning grocery shopping and then back to the workshop! Have a super day tomorrow and I'll chat with you soon!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

So Sorry

I am afraid I am going to be neglecting you for a little while. Irv and I are opening a Vintage shop on etsy. We are busy cleaning our treaures and then I will start photographing them so we can get them listed.

We decided on Four Dog Vintage for our shop name, and I really do love it. I wasn't sure I wanted to keep the Four Dog, but it really is how people know me so it would have been silly not to use it. I made a cheapie banner through etsy, but it's starting to grow on me. You can see it here. I'm trying to get all of my info in the shop so we can just start listing items when we have enough of them ready.

I will give you a little sneak peak at the first thing I am going to list. It is this set of vintage dresser handles. I loved them when I saw them. They cleaned up nicely and they will be item #1 I think. :)

So my evenings now are all about getting the shop ready. I am popping in and reading some blogs in the evening so I'm still here. Now it's time to have some dinner and iron some cute little hankies and embroidered cocktail napkins. I think I am going to love this!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We Have a Winner or Two or Three!

Thanks for the fun comments on yesterdays old photo! It's really fun to look back and remember things you did when you were a kid....and I was a kid when that photo was taken....probably all of 18 years old.

As I am writing this Monday evening......

of the people that commented about what one of their first jobs were, we had another telephone operator, an almost telephone operator turned key punch operator, a bank teller, a library worker, a cafe worker and a vacuum cleaner salesman! How fun is that?

For those of you who tried to guess which one of those charming young ladies was yours truly......second one on the right....the one sort of and sort of not looking at the camera. :)

Do you enjoy looking at old photos?

Monday, August 9, 2010


I told you a while back how I worked for the phone company after high school. I was an Operator. Yes, the kind that use to connect your long distance calls. I worked at a switchboard and plugged the little plug in when a light popped up and said, "Operator". The person would tell me the number they wanted to call and I would mark it on a card and then take another plug and stick it into an outgoing hole and punch in the number and away went the call. The cords stayed plugged in until the lights on the console turned red and signaled that the call was done. Oh my...those were the days.

I got promoted to a Junior Supervisor where I would help train new Operators and then I transferred out to work in the Business Office where people would call to order phone service. I quit when I was pregnant with Tresa so I was there for about five years.

A friend of mine that I worked with at the phone company posted the following picture for me on Facebook. Can you find me?

I love our clothes. Even sitting at a switchboard in an office where no one ever saw dressed for business!

Carol reminded me how we had to get permission to get up to go to the bathroom and there was no talking allowed. I do remember that the hours for people with little seniority were awful. I especially hated the A/E shift....that was afternoon/ other words...your entire day was shot. I loved days, but most of the time those hours went to the "older" ladies that had been there for a while.

Oh the memories.....what was your first job out of high school or college?

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