Jot It Down & Do It!

Ringing in a New Year!

2016 will be a year of new habits and time management for me personally.
  1. Setting up changes for our shop South & Main In Dalton
  2. Listing items on our Etsy shop SOUTH and MAIN.
  3. Offering items we've been hoarding on Ebay.
  4. Working on our living quarters above our shop in Dalton, Wisconsin.
  5. Time to fish, canoe, cycles and play with the grandkids.
  6. Updating this blog!


Updating & Wrapping Up 2014

Well Hello, 
Lets get the ball going again ~ literally, the New Years Ball into 2015 and writing posts! 
I have a lot to catch up on, so here is a quick list: Galoshes 2014:

You will have a blast. We get this tiny little town rocking on those market days! And I encouraged my friend, Teresa to open a vintage shop and coffee spot right up the road! Ms. Bouvi'es Vintage Market.
Mocs {Mike} and I had to say goodbye to our 14 year old dog, Willow. Gus is now 2 years old and is learning to hunt with Mocs.
We did The Christmas On The Farm Sale in Belvidere, IL this November, so MaryJanes and I had a road trip and a blast selling at this show! 
We are now replacing windows and making changes to the South & Main building. 

I got a batch of chicks which are now big laying hens and a rooster...still waiting for Mocs to build me my dream coop yet! MaryJanes and I have been doing some day trips and thrifting and crafting. I have South & Main in Dalton closed now through January so that we can expand and replace windows. I can't wait to reveal the new look! Also more industrial, farm, shabby chic vintage treasures and some new new lines!

2014 MaryJanes
She and I kept busy with weddings and photo sessions. She worked on her MJ&G Photography blog and business plan this past year. 

MJ upgraded her camera and added new equptment as well.  Some exciting news for her is that they have the one room school house ready to be her studio. It is gorgeous and shopping for the furniture and art work for it is a blast! She just received some incredible new regarding her work, but I can't spill the beans yet! Dang. She continues to educate herself all the while she raises her 4 kids. 
 MJ&G have penciled in some fun events into our day planners and I will be good about capturing our outing for you to check out. 

This year will ROCK!! Check tomorrow to find out what MJ&G started on December 28th. I hope it inspires you! It involves both of us, each doing the same yet different thing. I hope you'll follow along!



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Fun, Funky, Festive Flea & Farmer's Market

After a long deed problem which caused a few closing dates to come, then pass, we finally own our buildings and land which have named, South & Main, In Dalton. This past Saturday, May 10th we held our first indoor/outdoor market.
38 peddlers set up on both sides of the road and peddled their wares & goods. Mother nature gave us a break from so much rain and chill in the air for the entire day! Peddlers got their first kiss of sunshine on their shoulders, faces and neck lines. We still have work to do on the buildings both interior and exterior as well as digging a septic and other improvements but it was fun to get started with sales.
The Fun, Funky, Festive Market offered both hand crafted work along with the vintage and re-purposed objects. I heard so many customers say that they wanted to just camp out all day.....and I recall seeing a few of them stay the majority of the day!
It takes a bit of work to pull of hosting a market and I wouldn't have been able to get everything done without the help of my husband! I also was lucky to have my Niece, Jenn, a cousin, MarySue, my daughter, Taylor and a friend Cindy all chip in to help make everything run smoothly. Offered for customers to experience was a blacksmith giving demonstrations. 

We also had a crystal reader set up and I heard so many positive things on how accurate the reading were. From farm items to beautiful clothing there was such a wide variety of  eye candy to pick from. The canned goods such as pickle, beans, honey and syrup were so pretty displayed in the sunlight!

Now we are gearing up for a smaller scale sale over Memorial Day weekend, then a MJ&G workshop "Painted Thistle" in July. First up this weekend, MaryJanes & Galoshes Photography has our "Garden Tea" mini sessions set up. Our next large Market at South & Main In Dalton will be October 11th. Hope to see you there!

~ Galoshes.