Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Etsy Documentary Filming In My Home ~ Day 3

If you've been keeping up with me here then you know some of the wonderful things that have transpired over the last month or so.  I had a little 'coming out' post and shared my true story about why and how I started my business HERE,  then I told you all about the phone call with Beth Levison, an Emmy winning film producer HERE, and then followed up with filming in my house HERE, and now here.

I cannot tell you how relieved I was right after Tara and Shane returned to our house early the next morning and Tara told me that she got everything needed from the interview.  That meant that I was off the hook for being on camera again.  YES, I thought to myself, YES!  I was so relaxed after that and enjoyed the whole process of what was happening even more so.

Tara and Shane began setting up right away to film and photograph in the dining room.  Out came the dining chairs and table and in came the equipment and lighting for more dolly shots.

Next we moved the table back into the dining room so that Tara and Shane could set up for product shots, which is how I'm taking all of my photos for the shop now.  My product pictures are looking SO much better now, thanks to some tips from these two pros!

We moved the table and some different chairs back into the dining room and I set up a quick, simple tablescape with some Clarice Cliff brown transferware turkey plates. 

Tara did wind up putting a mike back on me and had me talk about some of the pieces around the house and in particular a couple of plates in the room that adjoins the dining room.  I won't show it or say what it is now.  I'll wait to see if it makes it onto the video and then share it at a later time.  The day was mainly full of filming and photographing upstairs and ended once again after dinner time.  I was a little sad to say goodbye to Tara and watch her drive away, but we have been chatting back and forth ever since she left.  She is always sending me little tips and tidbits of information that I can use to help better my shop, and she loves transferware from the Aesthetic Movement.  I was getting a good feel for things she liked before she even got here and so I pulled a Circa 1880's Sampson Hancock piece in the Palmyra pattern that I wanted to gift her.   
She did love it and in fact without her knowing that I'd already taken one down for her she told me she wanted to buy two of them.   
I gave her one and she bought one and some other pieces to!

I had 12 of these plates and now have 6 left (mine are listed at the1/2 the price of what they are at another website...just sayin').  You can find them by clicking the photo above.

Now, it was time to kind of relish in the events of the past two days.  And straighten the house back up.
Shaking his head to and fro, Shawn jokingly said, "I don't know why the h e double hockey sticks we bothered cleaning the place up when they came in and trashed everything".  =)
They didn't really trash anything.  We just moved stuff around a lot!
And Shawn didn't really say h e double hockey sticks, that was me paraphrasing.

p/s Due to Hurricane Sandy and Etsy offices being closed all last week (they are in Brooklyn) the video release is now scheduled for sometime next week, rather than the 8th (which coincidentally would have been the same day as my 3 year Etsyversary!).  I will keep you posted and let you know when it comes out! 


  1. Hi Nancy! This is so exciting for you. I hope I can see the video. I went back and read your earlier posts and the one where you shared why you started selling transferware. I think it is a wonderful story, my heart did break for you and your family, and I know times had to be hard at times, but how rewarding to know how you and your passion helped your family. This has been a wonderful journey and thank you for sharing it with us.
    Shelia ;)

  2. Hi Nancy, I am back and so happy, its been a long 10 days!! This is sooo exciting, they could have not a prettier setting to work in, what a fun experience and validation for all your hard work, so well deserved!

  3. I can't wait to see it, Nancy! I'll be watching for when it is up and can be viewed. I'm sure the whole thing was a whirlwind!

  4. Nancy - Am so excited for you. Can't wait to see the documentary!! I know it'll be fantastic.


  5. This has been so much fun watching as this all progresses! The Palmyra pattern is gorgeous! Look forward to the video.

  6. Hip, hip, hooray and bravo! You deserve this, girl! Revel in it!!!

  7. Hi Nancy, I read your story of how you got started and I'm so happy things have worked out so well for you. I know it's been a lot of hard work. Your etsy shop is fantastic. I love to just browse the beautiful patterns & colors.

  8. What a huge undertaking, Nancy! Having all that equipment underfoot must have been so challenging. I can see now why you had to hold off doing any kind of seasonal decorating throughout the whole ordeal. But what a wonderful opportunity! And I hope it only helps to grow your business even more.


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