When I opened up my day this morning, I discovered that I have been chosen as Blogger of the Week in our Canadian Bloggers group! What a huge surprise, a mind-boggling honour, and a great start to my week. Thank you so much Heather from Inspire Me Heather – you inspire me, truly!!
A Day in the Life of…
Here’s a quick, un-staged shot of where I work – don’t judge the ‘excess’! 😉 I thought it was a great place to show you where I start my day! My wall decal is from Danielle at Urbanwalls, the print by Nancy Marcus of Marcus Design Inc., and you might recognize the DIY bookcase I wrote about here.
I actually have a DIY post that’s been in the works for a while now, but keeps getting delayed because of, well… a day in the life of my new reality called Audrey Would! But it gets better than that, and my fellow bloggers, e-tailers, I know you’ll understand!
On any given day this is what my entrance might look like.
Boxes of treasure finds! No, I’m not a hoarder, just a treasure seeker!!
And then these treasures make their way to my table, so if you pop by you might see something like this.
Pieces waiting to be catalogued into Audrey’s inventory… most pieces, that is ;-). My table doesn’t stay like this for long since we have to eat dinner somewhere!
And then my kitchen counter might be in a state of this.
Yes, I hand wash every single treasure that makes its way home with me, and when the area is full, I get down to drying so there are no water marks or streaks left on the pieces. No, I don’t put anything in the dishwasher – vintage treasures generally should not be washed like that!
This is when I get to really inspect a piece for imperfections and flaws I might have missed ‘out on the street’. I try to only list pristine vintage pieces, but if you are wondering, always check the condition in the listing details to make sure. Some pieces are just that hard to find!! After this I shelve the new-found treasures and begin the photographing and listing process – bloggers, I know you can appreciate!
When an order comes in it gets bundled up and ready to ship like this.
And set into a box of biodegradable peanuts like this!
Off to Canada Post I go! That’s how I ship treasures your way.
That’s a basic day in the life of me, Sheila@AudreyWould!
Where have I been?
This last month I’ve been in the the process of creating a whole new e-commerce site as the result of a technical program glitch they can’t seem to fix. :-/ Wasn’t exactly in the plans quite this soon! It’s kind of like redoing your blog site, and bloggers, I know you get that, too!! But with change comes good things, and I’m really excited to say I’m very close to getting back to ‘a day in the life of…’!
I can’t wait for you to see Audrey’s new site. From behind the scenes, it’s faster and easier to work with, and has more options to choose from. Part of the change will be my blog integration. I’ll be writing just one blog, here at sZinteriors, so you’ll get a well-rounded scoop on what’s happening. As a result you’ll see a few subtle changes to sZinteriors, but in a way, coming full circle. I’m planning to bring back some of my earlier focus on vintage pieces and designers of the time, and hopefully with example pieces I’m lucky enough to stock in Audrey Would!
Yes, I will still be DIYing!
Of course I won’t stop DIYing, so there will be lots of that, too! And yes, that poor, in limbo quick & easy DIY post is on its way soon!
Thanks for sticking by! For that there are not enough words of gratitude.