Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Blog Giveaway

Time for a giveaway. The winner will receive this signed lithograph by Leslie. It comes in a beautiful silver 5" x 5" frame. Giveaway is limited to only the United States.

How to enter:

First become a follower if you are not already following
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This contest will end next Wednesday, December 4 at 10 pm Eastern time. will be used in picking which number comment wins. Good luck!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

My First Etsy Sale

I got my first Etsy sale today. I sold this vintage nut bowl with nutcracker and picks for $22 plus shipping

You can purchase shipping labels through Etsy but they do not take the money out right away from your paypal account. They charge it to your monthly bill. 

I have 22 items up for sale in my Etsy shop, including these sweet holiday postcards

If you are still looking for a unique gift for that hard to shop for relative, check out my Etsy shop here

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

This past summer the thrift store had this sleek looking stereo/cd player they were using in the store. I wanted to purchase it but unfortunately, it wasn't for sale at the time. Fast forward a few months and they put the stereo for sale. It fits nicely in my record stand but you have to pull it out if you want to listen to a cd as the top opens for cd use.

I also found another Chicago Bulls jacket. This one was priced higher than the last one but I managed to find some discoloration on the white part of the sleeves that they missed and I got it for $10 less than the asking price. I was going to keep it for myself but I didn't like how it fit on me. You can see it here in my store.

My husband asked me why on earth I purchased these vintage socks. Well, because there is a market for them on Ebay. Check them out.

If tube socks are not your thing, how about some vintage leg warmers? Jane Fonda rocked them and you can too.

I also found some pretty cool nut crackers. They are made in China but still make a decent display.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

BOLO: Hallmark Muppet's Animal Ornament

Wednesday,  I walked over to the thrift store and noticed a sign: 50% off  Christmas. Our gift to you. I decided to look through the Christmas stuff and see what I could find. The first table didn't have much I was interested in. I then walked around to a shelf and found a Hallmark ornament box. Sometimes these boxes don't have the ornament that is pictured on the outside. I was happy to see this one did.

I don't know a lot about Hallmark Ornaments but I figured Animal would do well. I was surprised to see closing sales of $60+ I decided to list mine at $64.99 with free shipping. It sold today.

I also picked up this animated Christmas scene. This too was in the original box.

You can check it out here in my store

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Treasure Chest

I bought this chest from my facebook garage sale group. It was advertised as having children's costumes, dance outfits and formal wear. The seller was basically selling the chest and the clothing was free. Although the clothing wasn't exactly what I thought it would be, I had fun digging through it and hopefully something will sell.

Dance Outfits:

The cheerleader outfit had too many issues, so that ended back up on the garage sale group. The other 3 I listed on Ebay. There were actually 2 of each outfit, a medium and a large. Right now, I am running auctions on the mediums.

You can check out my auctions here.

There were a couple of outfits and hats I had to redonate. Maybe someone can fix them but I do not have the time or the ability.

The best part of the chest was finding the vintage clothing. This was marked in a separate box as formals: wedding dress and capes. I didn't find the wedding dress or the capes and these were the only formal dresses. They both look hand made.

The strap on the blue dress needs repair and unfortunately when I washed it with the pink dress, some of the pink coloring stained the blue dress under the arms. I listed the pink one on Ebay.

I wish some of the dresses were my size. I really love this black and white party dress. The black is velvet. You can see it here

Found some dresses from the 50's I think

I love the white flowers on the bottom of this dress


Lorrie Deb yellow dress

Youth Fair Petites

This is another velvet dress. I love the bead work on the bottom of it.

If anyone has any keywords or suggestions to get these to sell, please let me know. I don't list a lot of clothing but thought since I had it, I might as well give it the old college try.

Monday, November 4, 2013

What $5 Bought

I walked over to the thrift store today and found this:

I looked at the price tag $4.49 for all 5 pieces. What a steal. I then thought about the nightmare this would present for shipping. How on earth could one ship this to arrive safely? I almost put it back. But who can resist such cute containers? The only flaw is the chip on the front of the salt shaker.

I have no idea how much a set like this will sell for. Listings were all over the place. I decided to price it high with best offer and see if I get any response.

You can see my listing here