Memorial Day: 2011

Today we remember and give thanks
to the men and women that so bravely protect our country
and to those that have so honorably given their lives
so that we may be free.


Marketing Monday: Living In A Fishbowl

Recycled wine jug center piece

I read a post yesterday, 10 Terrible Tweet Types Killing Your
Twitter Strategy. And while I haven't been on Twitter as much
lately, the post reminded me of some advice I received as
a manager at a big retail shoe chain.

We live in a fishbowl.

I don't know about you, but the whole thing sounded crazy.
Our personal life should be just that, personal, right?
But as mainstream media shows, nothing really is so private .
And that translates to us as artists and sellers.
How you treat the people you have chance meetings with may
reflect on your business.

So mind your P's and Q's in your daily and virtual life!


What's Up Wednesday

Our What's Up Wednesday post now includes a look inside the shops of our talented team members as well as the events they will be selling at.  Whether online or in person, stop by to shop our recycled, upcycled and vintage wares.

Do you like your trashion with "sprinkles of fun & funky"? Then a visit to the shop of marysmenagerie to see her eclectic trashion wares like these is a must:

Handmade Beaded Body Jewelry Purse made with cd's
Grunge Victorian Lace Boot Wall Hanging

Earthtones Hand Dyed Upcycled Slip

Have a sweet tooth for trashion? Then get out and visit Emily of Candy Calamity at Soulard Market Park Arts & Crafts Fair in St. Louis, MO on Saturday May 14th, from 9am - 3pm. 

This fun and funky craft fair kicks off its 2nd season on May 14th.  It features the best of the best in local arts and crafts and offers more than fifty artists to shop with. In addition to the delightful wares, the fair will include live music, food, street performers, and area nonprofit organizations.  You can visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Emily will be there selling her coffee bag wallets, candy wrapper bracelets and earrings, and other fun trashion jewelry and accessories.


Marketing Monday: Be Yourself

Ever find yourself to be a little shy talking about what you do?
Just be yourself!

upcycled material cuff - eco friendly

A recent post I read, Come Out on Top of Your Competition,
really made a lot of sense. If you just be yourself,
the words flow, and if you are like me, you cannot stop talking!

A few key points:
No one else has it.

Madonna Record Album Purse - 26" shoulder straps

Offer your talents.

White and Black Glass Salad or Dessert Plate

Your audience will come.

Portfolio clutch laptop sleeve black leather unisex

Just do what you love and be yourself.

I Heart Vinyl Rockstar Necklace