Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shane's Espresso Cart comes to the Glen Waverley (Antiques & Collectables) Bazaar....WOOHOO....!!!!!

Greetings Seekers Of The Past....!!

I have FANFREAKINFABULOUS news....As if there weren't sufficient reason already (with 170 dealers & hundreds of thousands of individual Vintage Treasures) to come visit us at the Glen Waverley (Antiques & Collectables) Bazaar....We now have tea, coffee & snack facilities to enjoy in the form of the A.W.E.S.O.M.E 'Shane's Espresso Cart'....!!!!!

And let me tell you....Having sampled the coffee & snacks....I can GUARANTEE you are in for a TREAT....!!!!!

Those of you who know me well KNOW I am a COFFEE HO....Rarely seen without a cup of Joe in hand I am VERY particular about my coffee so I wouldn't be putting my coffee drinking reputation on the line by sprouting the DELICIOUSNESS of a coffee it weren't in fact....DE-FREAKINLICIOUS....!!!!!!!!!!!

See....You KNOW I'm keen when my punctuation which is generally quite manic, kicks into OVERDRIVE & I can't help but !!!!! all over the place....!!

The cart is is situated inside the Bazaar down the back corner....Right next to two of my FAVE Vendors....Nicole from Milkbar Vintage & the GORGEOUS Shelley, in a generous size booth space where Visitors & Stall Holders can sit a spell & rest up from Treasure Hunting & frantic re-stocking & BOOTH FOOFING....!!

The very SWEET (& not at all hard on the eyes) Daniel tells me Shane also has a cafe / restaurant in Ferntree Gully by the same name, so keep this on your radar while you're in the area so you can pop in say HEY....!!

The LOVELY Daniel is more than happy to make your coffee ANY way you like it....!!
And with reasonable prices ranging from $3.50 for a small cup to $4.50 for a large....You can afford to indulge your LOVE of a good cappuccino....Or TWO....!!
These freshly made sandwhiches are D.I.V.I.N.E & are all you need to give you the energy to work or PLAY while you're visiting the centre....
Or....If you're the hungry type....There are YUMMY cookies & muffins to indulge in....!!

So there you have it....Yet another FANFREAKINFABULOUS reason to come & visit with us at the Glen Waverley (Antiques & Collectables) Bazaar....!!

Oh yes & don't forget....We're open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm With new stock arriving EACH & EVERY day....WOOHOO....!!!!!!!!!!

Tamarah  :o)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spend time where you're gonna make the most money....

....Advice given to me by some of the BEST in the business & for the most part....Advice I keep first & foremost in mind when engaging in most activities relating to my business....With the exception of my hand made price tags that is....!!

I've been making these beauties for a while now....First having appeared at the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza & then at my space at The Vintage Shed down at Tyabb & soon to be a regular feature at the Glen Waverley Antiques & Collectibles Bazaar....!

They take HOURS to make....And yesterday I made 500 of the buggers....Today my thighs are ACHING like they've never seen action before....All that squatting....Up a bit....Waddle to the side as I moved through the process out on the back deck....Dip....Dip....Flick....Flick....and....Tweak....

Although time consuming, it's a process I enjoy as it allows me to 'switch off' a little & gather my thoughts....
With every ticket there's a smooth side....
And a rough side....And as long as I've been making them I haven't been able to work out what it is that I do that makes it this way....!!
Once the tickets are made I hand stamp them 4 times each....Mr SVJ says I should have a stamp made but that just wouldn't be cricket....
Although the stamp pad I use is only a couple of years old, I source my ink from the hard rubbish....I have another 6 vintage bottles of ink waiting their turn....And of course, my stamps are at least 70 years old....!!
SVJ goes on the rough side while the price & description go on the smooth side....I should be able to finish stamping them when we get home from dinner tonight but if I don't that's OK....I have a LARGE supply of stamped tickets ready to go....!!

What activities do you choose to undertake as a small business owner that could be reduced via electronic means or other 'modern shortcuts'....I'd be interested in hearing about them....!!

I hope everyone's having a FABULOUS week...!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah  :o)