In my minds eye, I had a vision when I first started this blog, which included selling flea market finds. It was one of the reasons for the name, Melange, in the first place. It means a *mix* of things, and by George, that is what we have created here, isn’t it?
I used to have a small spot in a local antique market, but it got to be too much work with a full-time job, driving back and forth 25 minutes each way, doing inventory, tagging everything etc, etc. I knew I still loved the concept, just not the mode of operation. So, it was my intent to somehow, do it on-line.
Well, it has been almost a year in the making, and I had to not only overcome my fears of technology, but come up with the time. Sometimes, I don’t like to work in a little-by-little fashion. And some projects don’t warrant that kind of approach. No, this was a put-your-nose-to-the-grindstone- sort of project. You know, full boar! I realized that I would never have the time….I needed to make the time.
So after knuckling down this past weekend..I ate, slept and drank- and photographed, uploaded and cataloged…my flea market treasures. I am finished, for now. *Sigh* It will always be a work in progress. Now that the bulk of the work is done..adding things here and there will be a piece of cake. If I did not enjoy it so much, I don’t think I would do it. It is alot of work. But again…you do what you love! Ah, now I am understanding that Labor of Love saying.
So I hope you enjoy my latest venture. Please have a visit to Melange Flea Market, which will remain as a link on my sidebar, if only just to enjoy the photo album of my collection of European influenced treasures. A virtual Open House if you will. And if you see something that speaks to you, you can contact me at mymelange(at)yahoo(dot)com, to make a purchase.