Introducing: O’Malley’s Pop Up Shop

by Cate on June 5, 2012

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I still have stuff in boxes from when The Ex and I separated over three years ago.  Items we either don’t need, don’t use, or that won’t work in this house.

And um, I tend to change our design around.  Like a lot.  I am currently thinking all white for my bedroom.  But I digress.

I have a pretty awesome collection of napkin rings, table runners, place mats, and cookbooks.

More than I could ever need.

Books read.  DVDs enjoyed.  Tastes changed.

I’ve been doing a major purge since the beginning of the year, making stops at consignments stores, and the like.

But it’s time to simplify.  So I’m going to try something new.

I love the concept of pop up restaurants, and, on a related note, I not-so-secretly dream of running my own underground supper club (if you’re into that sort of thing, read this book.  It’s very dog-eared and one of my favorites).  The restaurants pop up in a temporary space.  You enjoy the food.  And before you know it, poof they’re gone and they’ve popped up somewhere else.

I have bought stamps from a fun pop up rubber stamp shop.  Which I kind of loved.

So then I thought … why not a pop up shop to sell some of our favorite (but underloved) items?

I plan on adding new items to the pop up shop weekly, and will ship on Saturdays.  If you see something you like, you just click the add to your cart button and you can check out and pay with PayPal.  Super simple.

It’s going to be a random collection of items (picture your favorite flea market that never closes!), so be sure to keep popping in to see what’s available.  If you click to add something, and it says it’s not available any longer, it means someone else beat you to it, and I need to just remove the listing.  I’ll do that as quick as I can.

This week, it’s a few napkin ring collections, cookbooks, dishes, table runners, and two DVDs.

I’ll be adding an ad to my sidebar here so you can just pop over whenever you like.

Hope you find something you love … happy shopping!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) June 6, 2012 at 7:36 am

Brilliant idea, Cate!


Joanne June 6, 2012 at 8:02 am

Love this idea! Have to check it out…I always find myself in need of plates and table runners :)


christy June 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

yay! I am feel like i am a super fan of yours. I aspire to be like you and love all your posts (excluding the mushroom items). :) Will this post be up starting this saturday or sooner? Thanks,


Cate June 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

It would help if I included the link to the shop, right? Sorry, long day yesterday. It’s open now – go get ’em! HERE.


christy June 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

Yes I bought 2 things!!! I’m so excited!! That made my day :) It’s the simple things!


Cate June 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm

You were officially the first (and second!) customer – thanks so much!


Sarah June 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

Love this. Can’t wait to check it out.


Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef June 6, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Great idea, too bad I live so far away.


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