Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Everyone is saying Happy Thanksgiving today and that includes me.

Please take some time out today to be thankful for even the little of things. If you are breathing, can see, can walk, have a job, have your health, have family, have friends, have food, have clothing, have freedom, have warmth, have a loved one, have been in love, have been loved, have a pet............oh how I could go on.

It is unfortunate that it takes a special day to make us think of all our blessings however at the same time, I'm thankful to have the day to do just that.

Best to all of you, have a wonderful day filled with much joy and peace.

Until next time.................

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Let's chat friends - I need your help!

As you all know I sell on eBay. Mostly because that allows me to give in to my thrift store obsession! lol.

As I was going through my unsold goods recently , I was wondering what another option might be for passing them along. I've been donating back the items that don't sell (and that aren't heart pumpers) however I do have some items that ARE heart pumpers. At least to me they are! It's tough to let them go. I know, it's my problem. For whatever reason they are not selling. Could be tons of different reasons. I have no spare time to find out why. After all, most of my items actually DO sell.

So, I thought to myself, "I wonder if my Thrift Store blog friends would like these?" So here I am brainstorming with all of you. I was thinking of doing something like having you all look at my unsold items on eBay (you'll have to be logged in) and simply have you take a look and make an offer! I say offer half or something else. If more than one offer comes in it would go to whomever paid first but we can figure all of that out later.  I'll take probably just about anything.

What do you all think? Maybe you could pass it on too?  There are some fun items left. I think they'd be great for gifts for friends who love vintage or could be used to decorate with (you know how I love that!)

Of course I think it's a great idea but really it's up to all of you to let me know your thoughts. I'm open to all suggestions!

Thanks friends, hope you hear from  you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sneak peek into my bag of goodies

I met my boyfriend for lunch today and there was some time to spare before I had to head back to work. There is one of my favorite thrift stores not far from there and so I of course stepped in.

I REALLY tried this time guys, I really did! I told myself I would absolutely pass on items that were not heart pumpers. I visualized my office that I just cleaned out. I gathered 3 big bags full of stuff to take right back to GW and feel really good about it. So that helped a lot as far as keeping me from buying too much more.

So............yes OF COURSE I found some items. In the window before going in I saw a vintage red hat with pearls that was very heart pumping. It was $4 which is high for a TS I think but nonetheless, was worth it. You'll see here my bag of goodies. I also found a vintage red purse in a box style. A vintage lace clutch, some leather peep toe shoes, vintage tupperware, a vintage slip and more.

The total was $28 for all of it which was great! This thrift store is the one that has the old ladies volunterring and where they "took" cash only. That was a saving grace for me HOWEVER they've moved up in the world and now take debit / credit cards.  (big sigh) When they took cash only it was a good thing. I'd forget to get cash and was stuck sometimes. They took checks but was too embarrassed to write a check for $1 !

So, I'll be placing these items in my eBay inventory.  

They're fun items and I had some good fun chit chatting with the ladies. That always adds to the experience!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Goodwill clearance center? Isn't that like a double negative?

Hello everyone!

So this photo you see here is one I took with my cell phone standing outside the building. As you can see it is a "Goodwill clearance center." What on earth? Have any of you ever seen one of these? In all my years hunting, I have not.

I was in Bakersfield last weekend and my nephew (he's in his 30's and also sells on eBay) told me about it. When I arrived I was quite confused. "Hm? What will my plan of attack be? I've never entered one of these before. I don't know what to expect?" You can imagine I was quite excited...........until I learned they were closing in 15minutes! But that's okay, I can do a lot of damage in 15 minutes!

So I enter and it turns out everything is by the pound! There are huge bins everywhere categorized by shoes, clothing, housewares, books, etc. You dig dig dig , put your goods on the scale and there ya go! What a cool concept.

However, it was VERY messy as you can imagine. No shoes were paired. The clothing was thrown everywhere. I was afraid to break dishes as they were stacked on top of each other. So, not quite as heart pumping as my usual GW runs.

I don't think this is one that I will bother trying to frequent. For one, it is 3 hours away from my home. And two, well..........I like my stores a "little" organized. I mean, yes I'm hunting but I do have a system where I scan items as I walk. If you like to dig (which normally I do) than this is for you.

Was sort of strange not to be as enthused as I normally am about thrift stores. However, we quickly moved onto another one where we scored big time!

I will be posting some of my finds soon.

Until next time friends!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Vintage Radio Bank from Thrift Store sold!

Here's a fun item I found at a thrift store. It is a piggy bank (with no crack or chips!) I found at a thrift store for $1. I KNEW this would get attention as even a collector of radios would surely enjoy this on their shelf even just for fun.

The fact that it was in great shape was a find too! I did list this on eBay and it just sold for $46. Not too bad! I'm hoping someone bought it as a Christmas gift for a person who likes this sort of art deco decor. I know I would.

I do wish I had a spare guest room that I could decorate with fun stuff like this because every once in awhile I do love the items I find. But like everything else, I'll forget about it and move onto the next fun treasure.

The $46 definitely comes in handy too. The same week I also sold a Frankie Goes to Hollywood shirt I bought for 99 cents for $17.49. I also sold a teal vintage sweater I bought for $3.99 for $9.00 plus much more.

It's definitely motivating to sell sell sell! I popped into a Salvation Army the other day when I was feeling down and I of course found some neat items.

I'll show ya next time what I found. I'm so excited to list it!

Until next time.......

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hope you forgive me for recommending....

So I'm starting to think about holiday gifts, are any of you? I do a lot of online shopping myself.

As I was glancing through my blog (as I do to make sure it's nice and tidy) I came across my recommended thrift store projects from Amazon that I completely forgot I even had? Have any of you take a peek at them? They're sure fun.

The particular ones I'm talking about are the "thrift store" t-shirts, tote bags, sweatshirts, etc. However, I think most of us would be buying these for ourselves would we not? haha! I do have some friends however that love thrift stores just like me. I do think I'll give some of these as gifts. I didn't think of it before to be honest with you. I don't think they can be found anywhere other than Amazon so that's nice to know it's a unique gift. I think the person I'm really going to buy for is ME! My boyfriend did ask me last night what I wanted for Christmas so I think I'll put this on the list.

So hope you don't mind me passing that along. Yes I will make a few pennies (literally) from them however I mostly just think they're fun and made JUST FOR US JUNKIES!

Until next time........................


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