January 28, 2010

My Bucket is Over Flowing ...

My business bucket is full ... over flowing full ... full of sweet, sweet opportunities, challenges, and new adventures! Let me fill you in on what's been happening behind the scenes here at the brocante.
 
As I've complained about in the past, during the winter months here on the East coast there is not much exhilarating junking action ... the flea markets are shut down for the most part and the auctions are cold and way overpriced for my budget! So what do I do in my idle time? ... lay plans and put things into motion ... expand and search out new horizons ... here is what has come forth from a winter of sparse shopping.

 
I'm beyond thrilled to have my shop, Gypsy Brocante, now be a part of The French Cupboard community. I doubt there are many of you who do NOT know of this French inspired website whose motto is "Uncommon marketplace .... shop uncommon"  it is exactly what it claims to be ... a gathering of merchants with the goods you want, need, have to have for your romantic lifestyle!

 
And the icing on the cake ... not only will my shop be joining the list of inspiring merchants, but I'll also be joining The French Cupboard's blog team as a contributing blogger! My first post is scheduled for FRIDAY, February 5th ... yes, for those of you who are paying close attention, I'm dropping a hint here ; )  ... I'm hoping you all will come on over for a visit!!
 
 

The next project that will happily be keeping me busy and out of trouble for the next three months ... a challenge I'm excited about, but also a little nervous about {to say the least} I've been chosen to be a part of the Lollishop Spring design team ... what an honor to be included in this creative group of fellow 'Lolli' girls! Here's where you can check out all the fun action.
And lastly ... I'm leaving in a few minutes to go scout out a location for monthly 'Gypsy Barn Sales' ... we've been searching for the perfect venue to hold barn sales for a while now ... not as easy as one may think, at least I thought it would be easier. I'm hoping today's site is a winner ... we want to have our first sale in April!

I think that about covers it for now ... what's next? Keeping my nose to the grindstone and in the studio .... you know what's going to happen as soon as the weather breaks, don't ya? ... back to the flea and shopping!

23 comments:

  1. how exciting, you have such a great blog, thanks for sharing that with us

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  2. How wonderful, Jill! What a grand way to start the year!!!!

    ((Hugs))
    Marsha

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  3. If you have a barn sale - I AM THERE! We need some on the East Coast! Congrats on all of your exciting news.

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  4. GOOD to hear good news about business for a change!

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  5. YES .. we do need a good 'ol barn sale here!! we are looking at a location near ALL major highways ... 295, turnpike, freeway .... etc, etc ... no excuses NOT to show up ; )

    xo
    Jill

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  6. Congrats on becoming a member of the French Cupboard community as well as a member of the Spring Time design team of Lollishop!! Enjoy!

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  7. Jill, this is so exciting! I have thought of advertising/sale over at French cupboard too :)I am gonna check it out. Congratulations, and have a wonderful rest of your week.

    Sheila

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  8. Wow! Congratulations Jill! That's a whole lot of exciting news, I'll have to check out your first post on the 5th and I would definitely be at one of your barn sales if I lived closer...so sad for me! I'll just have to check out all of your goodies on French Cupboard and Lollishops. Best Wishes on all of your endeavours ~ Theresa

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  9. Wow...lots of fun things ahead, good for you...I wish there were good barn sales here, heck even a good barn. congrats on all your good news

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  10. Hi Jill,... congratulations! It all sounds sooo exciting! I think you will add so much to their team... I so wish I could attend one of your barn sales... I adore barns too and that one in your photo is stunning! xoxo Julie Marie

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  11. Congrats on all this--change keeps it all fresh and good and it sounds like you found some great niches to do what you love. I too miss the flea markets in the winter! Love the barn idea!

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  12. Wonderful, Jill that things are going so well and that your creativity is being blessed. I wanted to tell you how gorgeous your stamped flower pins are from yesterday. I went to buy one but they were all sold, let me know when you get more in I'd LOVE to purchase one!
    Debra

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  13. ...this is very awesome news! Good for you girl!! ~ and don't be nervous, you have a most lovely eye for pretties, you will be a fresh new approach and only add to their lovely endevours! Can't wait to see how it unfolds! xo, Rosemary

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  14. Congratulations, Jill - This is all wonderful news! And, since I live in NY State, you can bet I will get to your Barn Sale. You are too close by for me to have any excuse - (other than being out of town!)

    xo
    Claudia

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  15. Congrats on joining the French Cupboard. Can't wait to check it and your new place out!

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  16. Oh Exciting, Exciting, Exciting!!!!!Congratulations and good luck. Looks like a fun year is in your future:)!!!
    ~Debra
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

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  17. Congratulations!!! It all sounds so wonderful. How fun that will be to go barn hunting, I love old barns.
    Debby

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  18. Boy-lots going on! I wish I could come to your barn sale. Now I have to look thru these new blogs you have brought to my attention. No dinner tonight!

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  19. How great that you'll be part of The French Cupboard! I'll be sure to check in on 2/5. Can't wait to see/read about the barn!

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  20. Good for you! I sure hope that barn works out for you. I know I'd like to shop with ya! ~Mindy

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  21. HOW EXCITING!!!
    I'm already of fan of The French Cupboard, so you joining the team is GREAT!!!
    Wish I could come to your sales :(
    Look forward to visiting The French Cupboard on the 5th :)

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  22. First of all...your talent speaks for itself.

    You are undeniably creative.

    I love your new belt buckles.....one day I hope to be in your neck of the woods and would love to come to your barn sale.....are you in with Gypsy Fish?

    Congrats on all your new ventures.....is Vintage Black Friday being hosted at The French Cupboard too...thought I read something about it.

    I am back in the swing of things myself...slowly but surely. My Children's father passed away a few days before Christmas so I have not been doing much online lately.

    The Flea market is back open and I can't wait to start shopping again :)

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  23. Too bad we're so 2000+ miles from each other...I have the barn but need someone with the *vision* to partner with...hopefully I'll get to play at vintage black this time around.
    Rene'

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