Archive for August, 2010

Time is Flying By

August 22, 2010

Consignment Mink from the 70's

This week, we began taking furs on consignment for the season. I was telling a newer employee all the things I think about when pricing the coats  brought in for consignment. Price if  new, style, condition, quality and age being the major points. I showed her how to check for worn areas and explained the most common worn areas are the edges: cuffs, fronts, bottom and pockets then elbows and seat area.
I explained you can usually guess age from the condition of the pelt and the style but confirm this with the customer. I suggested to ask if it was purchased for a special occasion and learn the age from that. Some times timing is everything!!!! Just as I was explaining my reason for this I had a customer bring her mink coat to sell and the style told me 1990’s. I asked how old and she said under 10 years. I then asked if it was a gift for a special occasion and she said yes when my son was born. I asked what grade he was in. We all laughed when she said he was just heading back to college. I had to explain to the customer that  time flying by is a very common problem and I had just finished explaining that to my co-worker.
I do it also, just ask and I will tell you I am 35! LOL


Change is in the Air

August 8, 2010

I have been back from vacation for a week and I can tell that everyone is starting to think about the change of season. In the last week I have made lots of changes back to work after a month off…….change from sleeping late and sitting by the pool to getting up early and sitting at my desk. My house was transformed last week with new siding and roof after a storm damaged it. I am luck my house is at the end of a dead-end or I would have driven right by. Truth of the matter is the biggest change in my life was my hair I have been growing it to donate it for the past 3 years. Let me tell you I hated every minute of it. (I donated a kidney to a friend and that was easier) I love wash and wear hair! The long hair look is not for me. But I had promised my niece when she was 10 that I would do it with her. She donated 3 times in the time mine grew for my one and only donation. Thanks to a talented hair stylist, I no longer see my grandmother when I look in the mirror.

What do you think? My next planned change is to get back to regular excercise and regularly blogging. I seem to procrastinate when it comes to these 2 subjects.