The first mechanical cash register was invented in 1879 by James Ritty. In 1884, the company and patents were bought by John and Frank Patterson and the firm was renamed the National Cash Register Company. The first machines were expensive – $50 – which at the end of the 1800’s was a lot of money! The company owners were convinced though, that once shopkeepers learned how much the machines would help business they would buy them. One big selling point they pushed was the security – the cash register was hard to steal.
I’m finally getting back to the blog to share the pics I took of some of the other vendors at The Summer Market. I’ve been being lazy – I just cannot get my energy back and my creativity flowing much. Hopefully soon.
I’ve been having requests for a slipcover tutorial. And I’m happy to tell you that it is in the works. Hopefully very soon. I happen to have aquired a couple really nice, vintage wingbacks for our home and they need to be slipcovered. My plan is to do the best I can getting photos of the whole process with the first one and do a video tutorial with the second. I’ve never worked with videos much so this will be a trial and error thing I’m sure! I’ll get going on those as soon as I decide what fabric I am using for the covers.
We made it! The Summer Market was great. The weather was wonderful – only a bit of rain after closing Friday night. And it started sprinkling just as we were done loading back up on Saturday night. The crowd on Friday night was crazy! Our booth was constantly packed full – and I sold out of my latitude/longitude pillows.
The vendors were great, as were our hosts. The whole experience was really really awesome. Praise God! I feel so blessed to be able to contribute a bit to my family’s income this way – I love using the talents God gave me to create things that will make someone happy every time they see them in their home.
Ready to see my treasures I accumulated last week at my town’s community garage sales? I found some really fun stuff. Most of it is pictured here but there are a few bigger pieces that I didn’t get pics of before they were stashed away. A couple chairs, a desk, 2 end tables, a writing desk, and the couch we got for my daughters room. I shared a pic of that on Instagram. I’ll shoot some pics of it in its new home soon too.
A few weeks ago I went to a school sale. The school I went to. It was a small church school, at it has made some changes over the years and they decided it was time to get rid of all the extra stuff they had around that wasn’t being used anymore. I didn’t make it till the last day of the sale but I still managed to find quite a pile of fun stuff. I try not to think about what I missed by not being there the first day!