Aunt Sisters' Picks

11Jun/14

It’s a…BOY and a…GIRL….Beach Time and more

In the past week we have learned the sex of our grandbabies due in October..Aunt Sister Cindy's son and daughter in law are having a boy and Aunt Sister Deb's son and daughter in law are having a girl!   Both are due in October.  Add to that our participation in the Handmade Harvest Festival in Bethpage, TN and it's going to be a busy month!

In addition, Aunt Sister and I have been taking an Etsy seller seminar and have learned and put into effect a few new things in our shop and in our social media connections.    Now, besides our accounts on instagram: auntsisterspicks, and Twitter:  AuntSisterCindy and AuntSisterDeb, we also have an account on pinterest:  AuntSistersPick (we had to leave off the s as it was too many characters).   We have also rewritten our story and about sections and these "new" additions will soon appear in our shop.

We always invite you to look at our daughter's shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/HalfSkyCovered

We would now like to invite you to look at another daughter's shop, just opened this week, at:  www.etsy.com/shop/QueSuertePY

Finally, Aunt Sister Cindy is taking the next two weeks off at the beach in South Carolina for much needed R & R.   What that means to you is that Aunt Sister Deb will be holding down the fort and continuing to ship linens, BUT other items will NOT be shipped until Monday June 30th.  We thank you in advance for your patience.

Happy thrifting!

 

Aunt Sisters Deb and Cindy

Suddenly we seem to be chair people.  Everywhere we go chairs keep calling our name.

Suddenly we seem to be chair people. Everywhere we go chairs keep calling our name.

Aunt Sister Cindy has been doing some organizing in the Aunt Sister "room"

Aunt Sister Cindy has been doing some organizing in the Aunt Sister "room"

16Feb/12

The Flea Market Weekend Hendersonville, Tennessee

"TJ"This past weekend, Friday-Sunday, Feb 10th-12th, Aunt Sisters Picks had a booth in a flea market in Hendersonville, Tennessee.     We rented a 10 x 10 booth and then stuffed it to the edges...and a little beyond!   

The location was great!   The expo center is large and heated.  As this was our coldest weekend this winter heat was wonderful!.   The traffic was heavy and we had a lot of visitors, both friends we already knew and some we just met.    We spent the weekend together with our mother and my daughter, and well, for us, it just doesn't get much better.

As for our sales, we sold a lot of painted furniture that Aunt Sister Cindy loves to do, some crazy teacups she made late last year, and the rest was a variety--a handpainted sign on barn wood, vintage clothing, a cross stitched sampler, and more. 

The most often looked at and asked about thing was "not for sale"--our new mascot "TJ", a not real but very "real looking" kitten.    "TJ" spent the weekend sleeping on a pillow in a suitcase and was moved all around the booth.   Many asked "if she was real" and "if it was okay to pet her" and, of course, a few wanted to know "how much?"   Everyone loved "TJ" and it gave us another way to make new friends.

So, what's next?   It's "almost" yard sale time but happening now are estate sales.      We'll soon be back at the weekly sales and, as always, trying to continue to list, list, list on our etsy site.    And, we found out about another sale in late April where we'll probably try to set up a booth.   We continue to look and buy booth space, looking for that flea market, treasures sale or festival that we feel "fits Aunt Sisters Picks".  

Till next time, please check us out at AuntSistersPicks on etsy and for vintage clothing and other fun doodads, check out our Aunt Sisters Juniors at

www.etsy.com/shop/EdistoBound

www.etsy.com/shop/HalfSkyCovered

www.etsy.com/shop/SunnyDaysVintage

Keep on pickin'!   Aunt Sister Deb