Archive for New @ The Speckled Goose

Rotary Phones

How many of you remember these phones? Those were the days. Which color is your favorite?

I LOVE the orange and red one!!

We do have a few in the store, but not this wide array of colors!

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Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

New at the store

Well I finally took some new pictures of stuff in the store. We have neat stuff arriving daily!

This is a cute table top curio cabinet. You can also hang it on the wall. Super cute to keep you trinkets dust free!

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this is an adorable signed Bijan sculpture ~ would look adorable in your garden. Made of metal & rock.

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have a wonderful day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Creative Container Gardening

I am so ready for spring, warmer weather, and beautiful flowers. I am sure that everyone else is also. Today I thought that I would share some unique container gardening ideas.

Who doesn’t like to re-use, and re-purpose? I certainly do, and I am going to create a couple of these soon!

Take a look around the house and garage to see what you can find to re-purpose for a cute garden.

YES, we do have a few of these adorable & unique containers at the store!

and don’t forget to share! we love to see your creative ideas!

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Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Christmas Dinner Table Centerpiece

We are all busy these days with work, children, keeping up with the house, and now Christmas is upon us. I know, where did the time go?

I have some beautiful Christmas dinner table centerpieces, and they are so simple to create, but oh, so lovely!

I LOVE the colors of this white pitcher with red & white foliage.

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This is also lovely, and it brings back so many memories from my childhood. Skating – such fun!

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if you are inspired and create one of these lovely centerpieces, please share pics. We love to share!!

Don’t fear if you want to create one of these centerpieces and don’t have a set of skates, or a beautiful white pitcher, we have several to choose from at the store!

Have a lovely day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Old Wood Box becomes Bed Side Table

I love to sharing ideas with our customers as to how to use something you might see in the store. This is a great example! So simple, but so awesome!

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We have several wonderful old wood boxes that would look awesome as a side table! In addition to being awesome looking, they are functional. Storage – and who can’t use more storage?

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Hope we have gotten your creative juices flowing!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

New in the Store

It has been quite a while since I posted any updates on the blog. I have been so busy with the new store, and thought that I had better get somthing going here!

 

Below is a pic of some of the old bottles we have in the store.

 

 

Hope you all have a great weekend!

 

Nancie & Haley d’Pug

 

 

Holy Cow – where have I been?

It sure had been a busy year for me. I had stuff in four (4), yes 4 local antique malls. If that doesn’t keep you busy besides working in one 4 days a week I don’t know what does.

Anyway – long story short – I moved out of all of the malls and opened my own Antique Mall on February 1st, in Old Town Lafayette, CO.

What happened to The Speckled Goose when I opened Lafayette Antiques & Home Décor? Good question – The Speckled Goose is still where I sell my antiques & collectibles. The Speckled Goose is a dealer inside Lafayette Antiques. I just have all of my treasures inside one store!

You can find our treasures located inside:

Lafayette Antiques & Home Décor

304 E. Baseline Rd, Ste A

Lafayette, Co 80026

720-890-4747

http://lafayette-antiques.com

Store Hours: Mon – Sat 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday Noon – 5 pm

We have VALENTINE’s Day Gifts

Are you on the fence about what to get your sweetie? We have many to choose from. Beautiful jewelry, candles, candle holders, great smelling soaps, and so much more.

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We have several wonderful French Soap fragrances to choose from.

Have a great day,

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

Tax Time

I have finally figured out why today is called Tax Time – it because it is taxing getting all the info together to fill in the numbers into the computer. Whew – done – I REALLY need to find an easier way to keep all this info.

I have recently talked to a couple of dealer friends and they are in the same boat. There has to be an easier way to keep all of these numbers together while taking less time.  Paperwork, paperwork – and more paperwork. Maybe I just need another me to keep up with all of the paperwork.

Well I have started a couple of new speadsheets and may have figured out a way to at least take less time entering info into the computer. I am using google docs and have created a form to enter inventory, income and expenses. It seems a lot easier to enter the info into a form instead of the spreadsheet itself. The other advantage I see is that I can enter the info into the pc or on my tablet. So when I am out at an estate sale, I can open the tablet, enter where I am, and how much I spent, along with a description of what I purchased.

This way doesn’t tell me how much I spent for each item, but I at least have a total dollar amount I spent. I then will continue to write my inventory info into my book to keep track of how much I spent on each item, and my research info on the items. I will them be able to enter this info into my inventory form (spreadsheet). Do I need this much info? I don’t know, but I do know how much I spent on each item, and not just an overall total amount made or lost.

Would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how you keep track of all this stuff for “Tax Time”.

Have a great week,

 

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

 

What’s New @ The Speckled Goose

Things have been going well here in Colorado. I have been super busy getting my new space filled inside Homestead Antiques, Arvada, Co. I have a nice size space, and I am loving it! I love walking around checking out everyone’s treasures. Homestead Antiques also has a Great group of dealers – everyone that I have met are super nice.

John has started competing in the Jr.High spring rodeos. Hubby and John. have been gone the last three weekends, and they have a rodeo scheduled every weekend through May, except Mother’s Day weekend.

Spring has come to the ranch – all of our girls (sheep) have had their babies, and everyone is doing well. I have to get pictures, but the weather has been so weird that I haven’t gotten out there yet.

More soon as I have a lot more to share. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug and Bear