Thursday, December 31, 2009

Junking Woman Lovers Club Membership Drive Rerun

Sitting here tonight, reading all of y'alls great New Year's Eve wishes and remembrances has been wonderful. It renews my faith in all of us that even with the past year full of trials, loss of jobs, triumphs, personal conflicts, joyous moments and sadness...not a one of you has lost hope. Twenty ten brings with it the promise of an exciting year full of new adventures and opportunities. I did a post last year detailing my own resolutions for 2009. Y'all have each extended a hand of friendship to me that I never dreamed of finding and proved time and time again what strong men and women you each are...unique in your gifts and your ability to give with nary a thought of personal gain. How lucky am I in having been included in your lives through 2009. As bad as it was for me, y'all were the silver lining in my cloud. I'm reprinting that post and what I felt last year...I still feel tonight. Y'all have proven that integrity, honesty and hard work are alive and well. Thank you my sweet friends! You know how I said in my previous post I wasn't going to make any New Year resolutions. Well, I changed my mind. In reading some of my friends New Year's posts and comments that have been left on mine during 2008, it got me to thinking. I only started blogging in August of this year, but it has opened a whole new world to me of women who are fantastic! In light of this, I've decided to form the Junking Woman Lovers Club. Now it's open to all who will join me in my resolutions for 2008. No haters, posers or fakers allowed. Sincerity will be the annual dues and are payable over the course of the year. These will be real easy resolutions to keep if you're feeling it. If you're not or if you really like tearing someone else down to make yourself look better or passing off someone's great ideas as your own or constantly patting yourself on the back or well, you get the idea. I suggest you now click off because frankly we don't need your participation or fake dues. But if you really like this idea, I'll list my resolutions and you can join by commenting. I'd also like to say some of y'all are already charter members. You have been so wonderful and giving, you've set the bar high. OK, ready then? Here goes:

  1. I resolve to always have my sisters-in-business back at all times. If she needs something and I have it to share, it's hers. This may be in setting up for a show, tearing down or just an itch on said back. If she needs an extra two hands, she's got them. This also means I will not use said back as a launching pad. You will never find my footprints on the back of your favorite tee. I'll gladly let you stand on my shoulders, but never try to climb up my back and I'll stay off yours.
  2. I resolve to never talk about someone behind their back. If I have a gripe or complaint, I'll take it to the source. I'll risk a b---h slap for honesty. I also resolve to try and avoid those who like to stir you-know-what!
  3. I resolve never to question someone else's taste. We're all different and that's what makes us each unique. If you love it, I love it for you, even if it is dog butt ugly to me. Always!
  4. I resolve never to borrow someone else's idea without permission and when I do I further resolve to give credit where credit is due. This is a big one but there is just way too much stealing (let's just call it what it is) out there and it has got to stop.
  5. I resolve to share ideas, tips, locales, recipes, love advice, sources and just about anything you can think of to help you stay in business. I do draw the line at Cat Daddy unless you really, really need him then we'll negotiate.
  6. I resolve to listen when you need someone to listen. I'll even let you whine and have a little pity party if necessary. Heck, I'll whine with you and I'll provide the cheese.
  7. I resolve to never repeat anything you tell me if you tell me not to. This one is very important. Everyone needs to let off steam now and then and one needs to know it's not going to come back and bite one on the butt.

As we roll into 2009, we don't know what lays ahead. It's important we protect the friendships we have made and protect each other. Feel free to add any resolutions I may not have thought of. So let's all tighten up those bra straps, slap on some lipstick and make money. If not money, new friends in 2009. Now what do you say, let's go put on a show in the barn!!!

I'd like to add that this is not limited just to women. There are some wonderful men out there who have rocked my world and in my mind that makes them honorary members for not being afraid to put themselves out there time and time again! Y'all know who you are!

Now, go have a wonderful New Year's Eve and I'll be talking to y'all next year!

47 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You are wiser beyond your years! And that's why I love you and consider you my friend. You are so genuine and just real!! Thank you for this.

ajunkqueen said...

Every thing TC said and more, thanks for being YOU!!!! and letting CD help you.

bella shabby said...

Oh , Deb - you are just the best! Happy New Year to you and yours! I would be proud to be a member of the Junking Womans Lovers Club. I am going to print out your post as a reminder throughout 2009. I am so Happy , Glad , Lucky and Blessed to have met you. Sue

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Trash Talk:

You are just so dang special! What a perfect way to start off the new year! Thank you, thank you, thank you...and please count me (and Karen) in as members of the Junking Woman Lovers Club!

I am sure that you are not aware of it, but all those qualities that you listed are so important to Karen and ms. We were fed up with that negative, back-biting, climbing up the back stuff...which motivated us to have the courage to follow our dreams. Now, you come along and summarize it all up for us! Girl, we are behind you and the Junking Woman Lovers Club 100%!

Now, I just hope that everyone realizes that humor does not mean lack of sincerity. I can't live without humor...and sarcasm...I think I know another little lady just like that!

I suspect you might be designing us a tshirt, a bumper sticker and banner for our blog pages. You go, girl!

Seriously, thanks a million. It means the world to have found friends who we can trust as real friends! Thanks for saying what needed to be said. Loyalty means SO much! There is no reason that friends shouldn't help other friends succeed!

Thanks for starting the new year off right! I'm proud to call you sista!

Malisa

trash talk said...

Hmmm! Today bumper stickers, tees and coffee mugs. Tomorrow, the world! How does one go about acquiring such trinkets? Tn'T

delighted heart said...

In other words....Do unto others as you would have them do unto you! Good words for the New Year...you expounded on them wonderfully! I hope to get to meet you in person this next year...you sound like one Sweet Texas Chik! Have a Happy and Blessed New Year and 2009!
Patti

unique unique design said...

Debbie, one of the things Mayron and I have admired about you over the yrs. is your generiosity in sharing what you have learned and discovered in this business. Thank you! And, also your sincerity. You are special! And like Malisa says, "Keep up the humor." It keeps us young.
marcie

Antiques and More said...

Count me in the Junking Woman Lovers Club...My wish for 2009 is to take the knowledge you so dearly share with us "newbies" and learn from your experiences. May God continue to bless you in the New Year!
Lisa

Marie said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Your the best!
Marie:)

Karen from A`Musements said...

Happy New Year to you (my 'other' sister) and Cat Daddy!!! This is OUR year, Miss Deb and the rest of 'em better watch out or learn to like eatin' our dust.... Thank you for being in my corner when I needed you and knowing I'd be there for you just the same. And I can't imagine now, what it was like to have a blog and not know you before.... Just love ya, but then you know that. Happy 2009, and I wish for you everything good in Life and all the abundance you could possibly hope for--in family, friends and prosperity!
xoxo
Karen

Vintage Sue said...

This is wonderful! I was thinking something along these lines, but you've summed it up more succinctly! I'll be linking you in an upcoming post, but I'm ALL IN this clulb! Thanks! XOX

Sweet Repose said...

Can I still man-bash...keeps me sane(whatever)...

You know I was talkin' to a gal up at Sisters' that just tripped into my blog the other day and I commented to her that I have only met a couple of my blog sisters, but if any of them walked by me on the street, I would squeal with joy as if I'd known them for years...funny what a tight bond we acquire from our fellow blog-sisters.

And yes, there should be a club, cause we are a bunch...right. Junkers united in the never ending quest to confuse a man(except CD)into the beauty of the trash pile we drag home.

Right on gal, count me in, I'm a glutton for punishment!

Happy New Year, it's gonna be a good one!

sharon

PS...still no word from the birthday boy, but no news is good news, right! Ha!

the junkin' yaya said...

Count this yaya in! Does this mean I get a tee shirt and a bumper sticker that says I belong to the Junkin' Club????? :)

big hugs my dear sweet yaya sista...and look forward to LOTS of GREAT times with you, Miss "T" and Miss "M" and all the rest of the ladies I have yet to meet!

xo...deb (otherwise known as the junkin' yaya)

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Happy New Year!!! I love clubs! Can we have a secret handshake? ~Mindy

misselaineous said...

Hey Deb! Haven't visited your blog too many times, but I got a feelin' that's about to change. Love your resolutions for 2009 & I would consider it an honor to be included in "The Junking Woman Lovers Club" Another great way to start off the new year! I'm trying to give up my evil tobacco addiction for the umpteenth time, and I think spending more time with awesome blogging women will help get me over some rough spots...if not, at least I can get some fresh ideas for the odd junk that keeps creeping into my house :o} Happy New Year! *elaine*

thedomesticfringe said...

I wanna be part of the Junking Woman Lovers Club! I really like the name. ;)

I don't have a business though and don't make any money, unless of course you count raiding FringeMan's wallet.

I promise to adopt all the resolutions though...can I come to the barn party? I already tightened my bra straps...needed to anyway.

Happy New Year!
-FringeGirl

trash talk said...

Fringegirl, you have given me the perfect opportunity to add something to this post that I failed to see when I hit publish. This will not,I repeat, not be an exclusive club with memberships restricted to business people only. Never let it be said I was snob. As long as you can afford the dues and are willing to catch me when I fall, honey you are in!!! Oh and BTW, I'll even allow some menfolk to join. Tn'T

Found Around said...

We have truly enjoyed your blog and meeting you this year! You are so talented and amusing. You should write a book! Sign me up for the Club! Susan

Denise Elizabeth said...

Ha You are a funny lady! This is good. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Hugs, Denise

countrygirl3031 said...

Count me in on the Junking Woman Lovers Club...I'd be proud to be a member!!!

Happy New Year!

Hugz,
Michele

Christine said...

You can count me in I'd love to be a member of the Junking Woman's Lover's Club now all we need is a blog button! As like Bella Shabby I plan on printing out your post as a constant reminder for 2009!

You rock!
Christine

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Dear Miss Trash,
The 2chippys kindly accept your gracious offer to join your club. Furthermore, we are delighted and tickled to put forth the idea of having our first 'meeting' during the SPRING SHOWs.
We remain,
Your Sisters-In-the-Bond
lulu & Lauri
xo

trash talk said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!!!! Tn'T

delighted heart said...

Thanks Deb for the awesome comments! Sorry about not getting the photos up sooner. But look at it as early....now you've got ideas to use for next year! LOL I've got more...hope to get them up tomorrow night. More stuff with sticks!! I wanna be a member of JWLC! Thanks again for the comments...comming from such an expert in the field of junk it means a lot to me!
Patti

Frippery said...

Sign me up. Can we have a uniform? Fishnets and stiletto's maybe? Nah, I like to be comfy, a T-shirt would be better. True words, Ms. Debbie, I'm glad you put them down for all of us to read and be reminded of. Thanks for being you, Pam

Rosemary said...

Wanted to wish you a Happy New year!! Hope you had a great holiday! Rosemary

A Dreamer said...

Hey Deb.... Girl, you are a hoot!!What a great idea! Thanks so much for making us all laugh with you in 2008 & look forward to a fun ride in 2009! You are a real inspiration to so many of us, I hope you know how very special you are. Thanks so much for introducing me to the wonderful world of bloggers, a real treasure trove of kindred spirits who love junk in all it's forms. I would be proud to be a member of the JWLC! Jo.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

You are so on it. I'll join your club!

time-worn interiors said...

Where do I join up??? I'm with you trash mouth!! Can't wait until the spring, I'm glad you will actually be there for the whole show this time!! I am so excited!
Theresa

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

TnT, COUNT ME IN!!! When I started my business I made a promise to myself to share what little I knew with others, always be fair, and give fellow dealers the best deal I could. This is a very cut throat business to so many. I'm just so glad to have my blog sisters. Thanks for being little ol wonderful you!!! XOXO, PATRICIA

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Count me in, too! After a couple weeks away from blogland, I realize how much I've become attached to my blog family! Love ya, girl!

Amy

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Oh girl....you're a kick in the pants! This is a riot! Love your way with words Debbie, your posts are always fun to read!

I'm with Mindy though, do we have a secret handshake?

Later girl!

Laurie

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Miss Deb, sign me up! :) Let me know if everyone is getting together at Round Top this Spring. I am thinking about planning a trip & inviting some of the Silver Bella's down for a weekend of junkin'. xoxo, Joanna

V. said...

sign me up!!

www.repurposed.wordpress.com

www.repurposing.etsy.com

V.

FineEstate said...

Love This...!

Only problem, I can't join...

OH Well, didn't stop me from linking it to one of my twitter post...Good Luck on the Drive...and if you ever form a male auxiliary...Let me know...

FineEstate

LMH said...

I know I am a day late and a dollar short, but how can I be a part of this amazing group?????

Laura
whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

Wizard of Was said...

Better late than never to join..I just read this...love love love it. You have just about summed up this whole wonderful crazy business that we all love so much. Your words are worth reading and re-reading. In fact I'm gonna print out the "by-laws" for the 'ol fridge.
Gale

Six in One Hand said...

I would be most honored to be a JWL!!! Where do I sign up???

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Hope it's not too late to join. We all need each other in this crazy business and these crazy eco-times! Got ya'lls back anytime ~ all the time!
Seriously
Maureen

Lauri Evans said...

I love a woman who is willing to negotiate for her man......You are so my role model..... Lauri@chippys

Jill said...

I love your candidness! Wishing you the best....

Laura said...

Dear Miss Deb-

Today (New Year's Day) at about 4:30 pm, I was standing at your window at Winnie's and Tulula's.

I had my speech all prepared. Here goes-

Hi Deb- it's me- Laura Belle/White Spray Paint.

Short, right?

Instead I stood there admiring your window first hand telling my oldest daughter (we were on our way back to Spring from Canton), this is my FRIEND Debbie's window.

It was AMAZING.

Happy 2010.

Laura

Janet said...

you ROCK girlfriend! so blessed to know you! lots of love & kisses for you in the new year!

Dixie said...

You are one great woman and I for one... adore you!

I was a blogger winning queen in December wasn't I! As soon as I get that cocoa maker I'll be posting about the fabUlous hot cocoa I'll be makin'...

Happy New Year Blessings. Dixie

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Yes, yes, me, me!!! Absolutely, I wanna join! How the heck did I miss this post the other night?

Anyways, I'll be in charge of gettin' us all T-shirts, just send me your sizes and I'll have 'em all mailed off by Monday! :-0

Proud to call ya a Junkin' Woman Friend!
Anne

Frippery said...

Love it, Love you! Pam

Auntie Joy said...

This was definitely a post worth repeating. I admire you beyond measure. I for one know that humor and sarcasm often make the truth easier to speak (and hear)thanks for Talking Trash.
JOY!