8.25.2009

sweet mary....

Hello my name is kasey and i have a problem.......

my problem is my shop.

I know.....how can i have a shop and consider it a problem....right?!





My problem....at hand......is that i love everything i buy for my shop......but i obviously can't keep everything.....

because like i said before......

i already have OCD .





There are many levels of obsessive collecting disorder....and mine seems to be at the very height of the scale....so much so that my doctor took away my credit card.

I demanded an explanation....but the only thing the doctor stated....was that i need to use my shop as a source of therapy.

Of course.....the problem there....is what do i keep and what do i sell?


I know for a fact that i am keeping 'Sweet Mary'. I have been on the lookout for a vintage Virgin Mary for the entire summer.....and i found her this last weekend.

Sorry girls....she's mine.




This locker basket full of vintage grain sacks is another collection.....so i weed thru......seperate.....keep......pile......move to shop.......reconsider.......takeback.....keep.




















Shopkeeping is hard work......

at least for a girl like me.......

maybe i should have a shop that just sells weed killer.

But then no one uses weed killer anymore because of the greenhouse effect......and i wouldn't have any money to support my OCD habit.
Or i could run a childcare......
yeah...exactly......then for sure CPS would be knocking on my door.....
so.....here we are.....

On a separate note......my online shop will re-open this Friday.

None of these things will be in the shop when it re-opens....well....maybe a thing or two...

but girls.....it will be just back to the basics........because i have another open house on October 3rd...that i need to gear up for.

Oh....the trials and tribulations....

what i want to know...is do i keep that table or not......

i mean ....how often do you come across the perfect iron legged table with the perfect grey/cream top??

xo








60 comments:

Martha said...

Hmmm...I know everyone would say "sell it" just because they want dibs...but I say KEEP IT!!! It looks fabulous in your home Kasey!!!! I have often wondered how you decide to keep or sell...so do you think you would share details for your at home event...I think I may just be able to come:)...I'll e-mail you...and my oh my...what sweet finds you found....can't wait to see what your online shop beholds...

Nora said...

That table is favulous! It truly is one of a kind...my vote is keep it. You can always find different grain sacks, vintage lockers, and other goods. That table is irreplaceable :)

Tracey said...

Am I the 1st comment? I for one am glad you don't sell weed killer...really glad. The table looks awesome, and the Madonna statue, well, you already know I think She is very special. Such wonderful pitures!!!

:) T

Simply Me Art said...

I do the Same Thing with almost Everything I make. I have a Bunch to photo and haven't yet cuz I'm debating on what I want to keep. Like I need another piece of Jewelry. I don't blame you, I would keep Mary too and that Table, OY...Decisions, Decisions...

Simply Mel said...

Keep it and love it! When you tire of it, then sell it - the perfect solution to your shop and OCD. :)

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Haha!! Oh do I know the drill!! :)

Come to my house and see that it is a MIRROR IMAGE of the shop! One of EVERYTHING I SELL!

I say, keep the iron table!! Who knows, some day down the road you may decide to sell it and then you will have enjoyed it for a while, then you can move on to new things when you're ready to part with it! :)

By the way.... the weed killer thing? I didn't get the memo on the fact that no one uses weed killer anymore... oops.... we buy that stuff by the bucket-load here!! :)

Keep the table. I have dibs on the grain sacks!! ;)

Alicia said...

well, the selfish side of me says sell it...however!! it looks far to amazing in your house to part with it!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Keep the table, keep the Mary, keep the basket. Sell photos of the table, the Mary and the basket. Ha ha! Not much help, I am. Still swooning over your house. Days later. Still trying to figure out how to make everything in my house white and shabby-ish. Ha ha!

a little bit vintage said...

Oh Kasey, I love the table...if it were me, I would DEFINITELY keep it! I also love the vintage locker basket...love, love, love! :)

Smiles,
Rachel

Morning T said...

I feel for you...I would definitely have to go with the weed killer shop if it was me. :-)
Your stuff is amazing, wish I lived near you!

Jackie said...

I LOVE your Mary...I haven't found the right one for me yet...I'm looking! She's beautiful. I feel your pain! I have some stuff from Alameda to put up, but I keep thinking, well, it could go here...or there. Anyway - keep the table!

Jan said...

Thank you for your blog. I know that sounds strange, but you hvae provided me with a few minutes of sweet, precious time w my 15 month old daughter. She LOVES the music on your blog. She has danced with me and is literally pulling my hands from the keyboard to make me clap. We are on song 10 I think. Thanks for an unexpected blessing. What a precious time with her!

Tattered Goods said...

Your style is immpecable... You are a genius! i too find myself wanting to keep everything I buy for my shop and my shows... it is very hard to say no to yourself. Enjoy your day!


Sheila

♥Aubrey said...

Ya...i'll be shopping of course as i suffer from O.C.D as well :)- My doc thankfully hasn't swipped the cards away from me yet. It got VERY close though.
Awww...no daycare? I really need a new place too in a few short weeks. I thought for sure you'd offer. {Lol}
Have a FAB.U.LOUS day luvee ♥

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

that table looks like it was meant to be in your house...so do the locker basket, grain sacks, and mary. perhaps you need a new doctor? :-)

The Tattered Cottage said...

Kasey -
What you need is a conscience counselor. What??? You ask? My sister had the same problem as you and her therapist suggested a conscience counselor, that is someone who would become her conscience when she was shopping to help her with her OCD, to tell her she already had two, three, etc of that item already and didn't need another one. I can be a conscience counselor for you :)

"You don't need that table," "You need to give it to me" LOL!!
Seriously, if it were me, I would definitely keep it.
Toni

LuLu & Co. said...

I'm laughing over this post cause I find myself loving so much! I say keep the table enjoy her and when you've had your fill you can sell her later! win win all around... now down to business i'm eyeing the locker baskets... can we make a swap, think on it... shop in it!! and lets talk! LOL
LuLu

Brandie said...

You should absolutely keep it but if you do decide to part with any of the lovelies in those photos please let me know before you add them to shop so that I can shop first;)

Kacey said...

Oh, do keep it! It's beautiful!

Rue said...

Well, if I had room I would say send it to me, but since I barely have room to move around as it is, I say keep it :)

BTW, have you been here yet....

http://theoldpaintedcottage.blogspot.com/2009/08/cottage8-before-after-reveal.html

I'm pretty sure you'll love it ;)

xoxo,
rue

The Flying Bee said...

Love it all! Keep it all! It looks to good in your house!

I have OCD, too! Maybe we should start a support group and all the meetings should be at YOUR house! He He! :)

Allegra said...

I can't say I haven't been waiting for the shop to reopen!
I'm one excited girl!!

Lissa said...

KEEP the table!!! Unless you feel like sending it to me!!! (free of charge of course!) :)

cute mary! what are you going to do with her? (i hope you didn't specify this in your post)

great photos!

AshleyR said...

Hmmm.... YOU MUST SELL IT... TO ME!!
but then, if it were me... I would not sell it,e I would keep it... I can't believe you even asked us you silly silly girl :)

Jamie said...

You have such beautiful things. I see why it's hard to part with them. I would have the same problem. Glad to hear your shop i reopening! :)

paige said...

keep the table.
let me take the blue beaded rosary off your hands.
surely your doctor would approve.
i mean i'm not enambling you or anything, right?
& yee ha on opening the shop.
well, i say that as if i've been some big spender or something, but i'm thrilled to see lolab's back up and rolling

xo

paige said...

& ps
what kinda lens are you using in the reflections shot?
mine died
all $300 dollars of itself
hence the blurry dark photos on many of my beloved beach shots.
anyway...the lens?

Chablis said...

That is exactly one of the reasons I do NOT have a shoppe. I LOVE all that stuff. **dream**

Cori said...

Oh Kasey...I love all of it! I am in the mood for a few new things for the house. Can't wait to see what you offer up for sale : )

Farmgirl Paints said...

KEEP IT!

mimi charmante said...

Don't you dare sell that table! It is fabulous and it fit perfectly in your home. (plus, I can't come get it by October 3rd, so until I can get back to you, you will have to store it for me...)
xo

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I have that same problem..darn it!

tara said...

Hmm, tough call....well, shoot sell it or deal with the doctor...something tells me you can deal with the doctor! :) KEEP IT! xo

Marci said...

YOU HAVE TO KEEP THAT TABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

eco-stylista said...

Cannot wait to see your shop! Please leave somtehing for others suffering from OCD :-)

vicki archer said...

What a dilemma Kasey and I can understand your hesitation in selling those gorgeous goodies. I think you had better come to France and visit me and then we could really compound the problem! xv

Preppy Mama said...

Oh I don't know how you part with any of it!! I would not let that table go!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Kasey, no brainer. You KEEP that table. It's too fabulous not to keep. Besides, it looks too perfect in your home. Wow, you found a nice Mary - it's not easy to find a really nice Mary statue. p.s. I have OCD too and my husband keeps telling me to open up a shop.

jredmon said...

Keep the table!

Brenna LaPray said...

Keep the table. It may help with your therapy!

littlebyrd said...

You definitely have to keep that Mary. I think everything you find is ownderful so it is compleltey understandable that you want to keep it :) I want to keep everything I sell and I just might since sales have been slooow on my end! haha!

Leah C said...

You do indeed have a dilemma:) I don't think I'd be able to sell a thing! Perhaps you could look at it this way...the more you sell, the more you can buy? But, keep the table;)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

YOUR SHOP IS OPENING! so excited. now that i've got a white castle - i need some Kasey in here. Oh, and you can come, too.

Do you know when you said your Oct 1 date - I thought for a minute about looking up airfare to fly there to see you? OMG, that would be SO FUN!!

xoxo

Sarah said...

It is lovely, either way it will make you happy or someone else for sure! I love your finds! Can't wait to browse through your store again, I have tried weekly to shop it. :)

thedeinesfamily said...

Keep the table. It's gorgeous!

Marie said...

Hello Kasey - I'm so happy you've found sweet Mary. She's beautiful. Definitely a keeper. And, btw, I do believe the table is a keeper too. I think you'd regret selling it. It's so unique and fabulous! Oh, and I need a locker basket. I cannot for the life of me find one here in San Diego. I've searched high and low. It's killin' me. I need (ha...need) it for my school room.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

PamperingBeki said...

I.Want.That.Table.

Jennie said...

The general consensus seems to be, keep the table, I agree! Because if you choose to sell it, it will be snatched up right away, and you'll never get it back. But if you keep it and change your mind later, or find one you like better, you can always sell that one. So you really can't lose if you just keep it. Beautiful!

Bay said...

I say you must keep it! You must. I mean really how often do they come along....and when another one does, then if it is just as perfect as the other one, then you keep that one too and you have yet another collection. O.k. you've got me...I've got it too...OCD bad!
But really, keep it, you must!

Susan said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L
I will be shopping at your next open house for sure this time!!

The Consummate Hostess said...

I understand your problem, I love all of your things as well!

Laura [What I Like] said...

Oh I love those old metal baskets! I came across one just like it in this store Kiosk in New York and have been kicking myself for ages for not picking it up. My tendency is to throw things out, but if I had things as nice as yours I'd keep it all!

Jacqueline said...

This would be the reason that I don't have a shop...if I did, there would be a door, a window and a counter with a phone on it ...that's all !!!!
Do you love the table, really love it...then you must keep it !!! XXXX

truly blessed said...

KEEP IT! or...give it to me. :)

Suzy said...

Drool worthy picture's. The table is gorgeous - keep it.

Joyce said...

Sweet Mary looks like she found the perfect home! xoxo

The Hills said...

I love how you can find things that I'd never look at twice & put them together in such a perfect way. Keep it!

-Ginny

Kim said...

The whole vinette is so great. I don't think you should part with anything.

I love the wall color. Would you mind telling me the color and source? I'd love to try a sample and see how it would look in my living room.

traci said...

great finds!! love, love, love the table. that's the great thing about being a shopkeeper. you have the perfect excuse to shop and sell what you're tired of . so fun!!!

Pearl Maple said...

A beautiful post full of all shades of white, my new favorite colour that matches with everything.