Our Plan B and the opening of our shop.

Since moving to Clevedon we have, to be honest, been looking for ways to make money using eBay.

We have been working away behind the scenes, experimenting with different products and now – ta-da!! – we are unveiling our eBay shop Seaford Decor Prints.  We are selling (have you guessed?) pictures and prints.

Idea No 1 is that we scour second hand book shops and charity shops for old books that are on their last legs but which have prints and coloured plates that we can salvage.  We then add value by mounting them and in some cases framing them too, and then selling them on.  So far we have Australian fish, prints of historic Essex and North of England scenes, and coloured plates of Devon.  We are adding pictures of Dartmoor, fairy tale characters, scenes from Shakespeare, Arthurian legends …  so watch this space.  Here’s a little preview …

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(a banded sea perch)

Idea No. 2.  Personalised wedding gifts. We have picked up a move away from wedding present lists towards more personal gifts, and came up with the idea of taking a poem or a reading from an old book, and framing it with the names of the happy couple and the date of their wedding.  (or civil partnership, of course).

Here’s a sample:

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We also have two versions with standard verses, as of course we can’t guarantee which vintage books we will have available at any one time.

Idea No 3 is to frame up first day covers into themes, so we have a sports version, one featuring British theatre, one on Gallantry and military and one on animals.  Again, more to follow as we make up the frames.

Plans B part 2 and  C are in development, so watch this space!

We are enjoying being creative, and we are genuinely delighted with the results so far, so please do have a look at the shop – and let us know what you think.

P.S.  Very excited!  Broadchurch, with David Tennant, is on ITV tomorrow evening.  Wonder if we’ll see our house in the background?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 comments on “Our Plan B and the opening of our shop.

  1. Rosie says:

    Hello Margaret, just to say how much I enjoyed reading your posts, having accidentally found them via a google search for Clevedon. We’re moving to Clevedon ourselves very soon, to be closer to family! Best wishes, Rosie

    • Thank you Rosie! How nice that you are joining us. Have you enjoyed seeing Clevedon in Broadchurch? We were walking past the skatepark as they were filming there, but not a glimpse of us on the television. Maybe next week! The shop that they used for the Echo is shortly going to become a community run food shop/market. It’s a experiment I hope will work, and I’m looking forward to dropping in.

      • Rosie says:

        Just watched episode 3 and have already spotted a few familiar sites! Like the sound of the food shop/market, a great idea, and I’ll definitely have to try that… We also plan to join the Film Club, the cinema sounds lovely. Good luck with your new venture!

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