Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Tale Of Two Shelves

I found two of these corner shelves on my Facebook Garage Sale group for a steal. I thought they would be great for displaying my collections until they sold on Ebay. They are homemade.

I got them today and decided not to wait for my husband to put them up. How difficult could that be? Well it appears to be more difficult than I thought. After an hour of cussing, I managed to put one up. I'm not sure if it is going to stay up and it will be tragic if it falls, but at least I did it. I'm going to leave the cussing and struggling with the other one to my husband.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What $15 Bought

I have a hard time finding clothes that fit me at the thrift store that I like. They are either too big, too small or fit odd. Today, that changed. I found 2 outfits plus a pair of shoes and a belt for $15

My son, William, graduates high school next Wednesday so I have to decide which outfit I like better. I normally do not wear skirts but if it is going to be hot, that would be a better choice.

Excuse the bad pictures. my mannequin is anorexic and I had to pin the skirt and pants onto her.

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Clown Car and A Vintage Coffee Table

I saw this awesome coffee table on Friday but I did not have enough money to purchase it. I sold some items on FB this pass weekend and I called my sister up asking if she thought a coffee table would fit in her trunk if she pulled the seats down. A few years ago I had bought a coffee table and it fit in the trunk of my Saturn so I was thinking this one would fit in hers. She thought that it might.

So today we went to go get it. It was still there and I asked her again if she thought it would fit. She wasn't sure but since this one guy was eying it up, I quickly grabbed it figuring we could make it work.

Apparently, my sister owns a clown car. The table would not fit in the trunk. She tried putting it in the back seat. No luck. I told her lets try to put it on an angle. We managed to squeeze it in.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

How Not To Pack Your Ebay Items

About two weeks ago, I ordered a house shaped shelf that came with some thimbles. I wrote about it here. It arrived in a big size box and I was surprised to see it was shipped First Class mail. I decided to weigh it. It weighed 4 pounds. The label said 3 ounces. I'm not sure how it slipped by the post office and did not arrive postage due. I did not originally pay for shipping as the seller had listed it with free shipping. Anyways, when I opened the box, I noticed the shelf was wrapped carelessly in brown shipping paper and the thimbles were wrapped in tin foil and placed in a plastic sandwich bag. Yes, you read that right. Tinfoil! Honestly, how do you expect anything to arrive safely wrapped in tinfoil?

Needless to say, this is what happened.

I contacted the seller and let her know what happened. She had less than 10 feedback and was new to selling. I let her know you can only ship First Class mail if the package weighs 13 ounces or less. I showed her the pictures and stated how disappointed I was that they broke. I asked her if she had any others she could replace them with. She did not and refunded me $5. It was nice of her to give me the refund but had she just bubble wrapped the thimbles, this could have been avoided.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Another Magazine Rack

I still haven't found another use for these but yet I still can not leave them at the thrift store. Good thing Ryker has a lot of books.

I have not found much of anything else to write about. I will be going to Goodwill tomorrow and hopefully I can find some good things there. I have not been in about 2 weeks so I'm due to find something exciting, right?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

Yesterday, I went to the thrift store and found a box of vintage Melmac dishes I wanted for myself. I only had $15 and already had some items in my cart. One item was a vintage Levis jean jacket. I knew I could easily triple my money. When I checked Ebay completes, I was shocked to find some of these jackets were selling for over $50 Hopefully, mine will be one of them. (and soon)

I picked up this cute vintage plush leopard from Wendy's. Not a big money maker but hopefully someone will want it.

I got this coloring book rack for Ryker. I keep hoping if he has coloring books, he will stop coloring on everything else. When will I learn and just ban crayons from my house?

I did end up getting the dishes. I called my sister and told her about them. Since she wanted to buy a pair of Converse shoes from me, she went and got the dishes. I don't really need the cups and small plates, so I listed those on my Facebook group. I'm going to check Ebay later to sell if they are good sellers there and if so, I will list them but keep the rest.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


I found two items in the last two days that I am keeping for myself. The first is a pair of All Star Converse sneakers that happened to be my size. Good thing I got to them before my sister did. I normally try not to buy used shoes for myself but these looked like they were hardly worn. Plus they were only $5.99 which is a bargain for Goodwill.

My sister found this cool cigar purse. I really liked it until I saw the price tag. I had to leave it there. Last night, I sold one of my Lia Sophia bracelets on Facebook so I could buy the purse today.

I had a pretty good feeling the purse would still be there. It was. It isn't vintage but a cheap Chinese knock off but I love it anyways. The only problem is you can not put a wallet inside unless you remove the cases for the cell phone, lipstick and sunglasses. (They have velcro holding them in place)