Friday, January 10, 2014

Let's re-start at the very beginning ...

Hi all,

Welcome to my new and improved blog.  You'll notice that it looks different, but I think you will find that the feel and content will also be a change of pace.

I want to make this blog more fun, more casual, and more varied in 2014.  You'll still find vintage tidbits here, but you might also see a picture of my dogs, chat about books and reading, a retro recipe, or talk about Downton Abbey.  I'm excited about this new approach to blogging, and hope you'll follow and join in with comments.  I would love to chat with YOU here.

Since it's been a long while, I'll re-introduce myself.  My name is Trish.  I live in Georgia with my 16 year old dachshund, Barney Fife, and my 4 year old "doxie-Jack" (dachshund/Jack Russell Terrier mix), Abby.

My business is Birdhouse Books, and I sell vintage children's books and ephemera on eBay, Etsy, and Bonanza.  This year I will also be expanding to some of the book sites (more on that later!).

My previous lives have included bookstore management, teaching preschool, and (during one fun year in college) working as a singing telegram messenger.

When I'm not researching vintage treasures, I enjoy reading (historical fiction, mysteries, children's literature, classics), vegetarian cooking, retro pop culture. music (oldies, jazz, Broadway), and thrifting some more (I know, it's an obsession!).

What else can I tell you?  My favorite color is lime.  I hate mushrooms.  I spend way too much time on Pinterest

There's more to say, but this conversation will continue.  Wishing you a good day (or evening!), and looking forward to chatting more soon.


pat said...

Love your newly designed blog Trish! The layout it great! Looking forward to more posts from you!!

pat said...

Love the newly designed blog and layout Trish. Looking forward to reading more entries and updates from you!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks so much, Pat! I am having way too much fun with it. :-)

mymomsbooks said...

Nice fresh updated look, love it.
Your so passionate about the nostalgic items you acquire.
Reading "their" stories will be fun!

The DSRS of our lives said...

Wow Trish, what a bright cheerful blog site now!!

Good for you, changing things up. Looking forward to hearing more.

and please feel free to post on my Antiquedaze Facebook page

I know a lot of your books and emphemera will fit in perfectly there!!


Jeannie Marie said...

So fresh and pretty! I love it! I've become a follower :))

Tealsculptress said...

So impressed & proud of you, Trish! Will be following you. So hard to believe we've been friends since elementary school! "Vintage friends" are the best!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, Suz! I am looking forward to telling the backstories of some of the more unusual vintage things I find.

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, Beth! I am off to visit your Facebook page in just a second. Hope you have a good weekend!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, Jeannie Marie! You know I love your blog. That Pyrex bowl you just posted is fabulous!!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, Dawn! I like that - "vintage friends!" And yes, vintage friends are the best!

Hope you have a great weekend!


Tealsculptress said...

You, too, Sweetie! Stay dry & warm!