Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The bigger injustice occurred on the way to the auction. I was driving into a small town area just before the auction site. I was doing 42 mph slowing from the 45 mph zone that preceded the town. There sat the police. It was 10 o'clock on a Sunday morning. And apparently the limit had just lowered to 30 mph. The lights went on, I pulled over on the shoulder and out she stepped. Like Robert Blake in Electra Glide in Blue there she was, 5 foot nothing and maybe 100 pounds with her entire bat utility belt included. If I was carding her, I would have questioned whether she was old enough to drive, let alone carry a gun. I don't know if its my genial attitude or my snow white hair, but she told me to slow down and have fun at the auction. No ticket, no warning, no nothing. What an angel of a little girl.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I just hope that Kari's sale is as successful as Gypsy Lea's sale was last week.
I brought the piece into Gypsy Lea's for the October occasional sale. Fortunately at least one customer thought the item looked great too. The sale was the best since we started in May. By Sunday morning we had sold so much furniture that there was enough bare space to hold a dance. I was planning on hauling some of my unsold pieces to Kari's Red Barn Minnesota sale this week in Maple Lake. The bad news was that I didn't have much inventory ready for Kari's, the good news was it was unavailable because it sold at Gypsy Lea's last week.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Its been a long time since I updated this blog. Sorry but it seems that real work and real life caught up to Mr. Flannery for a while. That and a lack of inspiration and general malaise related to economic and political issues that seem to be overwhelming my outside activities. Anyway I am going to try to post to the blog more often.
I have a wonderful piece of furniture that I have decided to call a dining room in a box. It is a Duncan Phyffe style buffet with a china cabinet at the bottom surmounted by a felt lined silverware drawer. Then a pull out table and 4 additional leaves. The table will pull out in one section as a small desk or out all five leaves to almost 8 feet long.
Unfortunately the top is badly scratched and the front is sun faded. I am going to paint it black and send it to Gypsy Lea's for next week's monthly sale.