Home and Harvest 2011

When I was about 12 years old, when I probably should have been thinking about all the boys in Teen Beat, I was instead sketching my dream retail store.

Seriously, I am not lying.

Dork, right?

That’s okay, I own it.

If anyone is familiar with Westwood, NJ, there is a triangle shaped building built right into a corner, kind of in the style of the Flatiron building in NYC. In the 80’s, it was abandoned. It used to house an old school pharmacy / gift shop. Everything was still as it had been left the day it closed years before, right down to the greeting cards right on the racks fading in the sun.

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That was going to be my store.

And I was going to sell scrunchies and hair accessories.

Before you judge too hard remember I was about 12 and more importantly, it was the 80’s and it was Jersey.

Scrunchies were quite essential to a 12 year old Jersey girl at that time.

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So why do I tell you this now?

Because the older I have gotten I have realized more and more that really is still my dream, minus the scrunchies of course.

But, the realities of our life and two amazing children who I am working so hard to raise well, make a retail life unachievable at this time.

And, let’s face it, the brick and mortar retail market is not what it was in the 80’s.

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For over ten years I have been gathering articles about people who began holding sales in their homes a few times a year and have been successful at it.

That became my new dream.

Except, one problem.

I was a scaredy pants.

Until last spring when I finally decided to just do it and held my first sale, Bloom and Shine.

Was it a stellar success.

Not overly, but you can read about that here.

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This turtle quote has been my push. I may move at a turtle’s pace, but I am still moving forward.

When I started this blog a year ago, my main goal was to push myself towards having a sale and I have decided to give it another go.

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My hope is that those attend will find items that are unique and interesting.

I am trying to be very focused on reasonable price points.

What will be found at the Home and Harvest Sale?

Vintage treasures, unique furniture, home accessories, fall and Halloween decor, a little bit of Christmas, some jewelry and hopefully a whole lot of fun.

Here is a little sneak peek of some of what will be available.

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I also have items coming from some artists / crafters that are really fun and unique as well.

If you would like to “Like” Finding Home on Facebook, I will be adding updates as well.

If you are interested in attending, we are located in Orange County, NY. Send me an email and I will forward you more information about our location.

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I am getting back into a regular schedule these days, I even cleaned out my office and I have a place to work other than the kitchen table. So, you should be hearing from me more regularly these days.

Thanks, as always for reading, and have a great weekend!