Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone!

We will all no doubt be very busy the next few days even if that only means relaxing with our families. I will be traveling up north to Bakersfield to spend it with my very large family. There are new babies around so that will be extra special.

I will be back soon after the holidays. Don't be surprised if I squeeze in some thrift store hunting in that time span. I probably will! And of course I'll report back.

I will be online however so any questions or comments will be seen. I love hearing from you all!

Until then I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Please be safe!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Squeezing in Thrift Storing Time During the Holidays

So are all of you just crazy crazy busy like me?

Well, I'm happy to say that from my eBay sales, eBay affiliate program commissions and book sales, I am able to buy lots of gifts this year. I have some family members that are not so fortunate and I'm spending spending spending on them!

I did real good with my eBay sales. This also means that I've been busy packaging and shipping my little heart out. I have not gone to thrift stores as much as I 'd like but I did go to them, oh yes I did indeed! The Christmas items are on sale everywhere and I'm definitely buying them up. Either for myself or to sell next year.

But look at this neat vintage shoe shine kit I found? The bottles are really cool! I got it for $4.99 which I think is a steal. I did see that others sell on eBay and not for too much so I may just sell the bottles. Not sure. I'm enjoying this on my counter right now. I wonder who used it. Where were they from? Where did they buy their supplies? I can't decide if it's more fun to day dream about the stories behind the items I found or finding them in general. I love how inexpensive it is to travel in time.

I'm also working on a blog that is just for my book (you can see a sneak peak here.) So I'm pretty busy.

But never too busy for thrift stores!

I hope to hear from all of you. I love it when you leave me comments.

Take care and until next time.......................

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

And they say you can't find vintage dresses at thrift stores anymore.

Hello everyone...

I don't think I ever mentioned it but I had the unfortunate experience several months back of being bashed on a well known auction site forum for being a phoney so to speak. My ebook had gotten some attention and some what I call "unhappy gabbers" who found joy in bashing me and my book. The reason for this was because they INSISTED that vintage dresses could no longer be found in thrift stores and telling others that you can was well, I guess being a phoney?

That is just about the silliest thing I've ever heard of. I mean, who knows WHAT will end up in a thrift store? Are they as abundant as years ago, well I'm sure not. But does that mean you can NEVER find a vintage dress (or any any other piece of vintage clothing for that matter?) Well of course not. I mean, to make that statement is just nonsense!

Are there 50s housewives donating on daily basis. Well no silly. But those dresses do go SOMEWHERE. Maybe grandma handed it down and the recipients are not into that style? Maybe someone is having an estate sale clearing out grandma's home? Maybe someone is packing up their daughters room full of items and donating them? Maybe a man is getting rid of an exes closet of clothes and doesn't know (or care) what's in it? Who know and who cares. 

So, this brings me to my latest find. A 50s dress! Oh my, a miracle! Pardon my sarcasm, I just found the argument I refer to above so ridiculous. 

So this I found is an original Dan Keller as you can see. Dan Keller designed some gorgeous dresses in the 50s. This dress is in really good shape too . Gosh darn it why doesn't it fit me? But it will go up on eBay and how fun will that be! All dresses were $7.99 so that's what I got this for. This was a definite heart pumper!

I have it hanging in my eBay office right now (or my home thrift store as I refer it as) just enjoying it for a little while. It appears to be a good size too. Not too small. Great beige / light brown color to go with everything. Bamboo button enclosure and loads of pleats.

So this may or may not sell for much but it really doesn't matter much to me. I just love the joy of finding these gems and then passing them on. Don't give up on thrift stores.  You never know what you'll find!!

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

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My latest goodies I'm keeping for myself

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and survived Black Friday if you dared to go out. I did not plan on it but did pop out to a store or two only to come home eight hours later. My feet were done!

Well, what I have for you today is a cute ensemble of vintage dishware I found. I love to find vintage dishware in the 50s era. Those with starbursts and space age motifs are my favorite. I usually look for these to sell too. However even though these pieces were 99 cents and a couple of dollars, and I could have indeed made a profit, I loved them too much to let them go. I've said it before that I always forget about me! If I love something so much then why don't I keep it? Okay, well we all know the answer actually to that. Clutter clutter clutter.

But if they are items you'll actually use then hey, I'm all for it! These have all already been used. I use the glasses as my water glass next to my bed stand. I enjoy looking at it before I go to bed. The casserole dishes I've also used too. It's neat when I can find a deal AND keep it for myself to use.

Don't you love these all together too? I think these would be neat up on a shelf in a retro kitchen too.

I have found many more goodies lately and I'm listing them on eBay as we speak.  I have about 30 up now with about 10 scheduled and probably looking at listing about 20 more! Definitely have my work cut out for me. But now is the time to list your little heart out on eBay. Everyone is shopping online!

After these items end I'll be on break from listing for a couple of weeks as I'll be shipping all the stuff that sells too! And then of course there are the holidays to fit in.

So I'm a busy gal but I can think of some worse things to complain about!

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


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