In two days I will open my Etsy shop. August 11, people. The cheese becomes more binding. (Wait. Huh?)

You may be wondering why I picked August 11. The date was picked semi-randomly (like everything else I do, it seems) but was also based upon the date I got my state business tax registration and seller’s permit. There is a waiting period from the time you get the license to when you can begin to sell. Yes indeedy, I am doing all this correctly. I hope.

Most of the inventory is ready to roll, the business cards are here, I ate my Wheaties this morning, and have my game face on. Any other cliche you can think of is applicable.

I thought today would be a good time to give everyone one more sneaky peeky into the shop before it actually opens.

This is a lovely butter-yellow shirtwaist dress, size 14. The waist is elastic, and I believe would fit a 10 or 12 quite well.

This coat was made in 1951 for the Air Force, size 35.

Old Squirt soda bottles. Not the most riveting items on the planet, but still lovely. I have a few of them placed in a window so that greenish light filters into the room. Very nice.

I love the bright primary colors on this old oil can. I saw one of these Big Pay cans on display in a ’50s themed diner. Very cool.

Well there you have it, a sneak peek at 4 more items that will be listed in the shop. To see everything else that will be for sale, you’ll have to check out www.blacksprucehound.etsy.com starting this Thursday. It will take me a few days to get everything listed, so keep checking back!