Sunday, March 25, 2012

This weekend's thrift finds.

This weekend I spent about one hour thrifting. I'm finding that I have plenty to work with as far as listing items on my store, but I had a wonderful opportunity to visit with my younger daughter and her family. That time with family will always come first. As you can see I found several items including three feet. (Shoe stretchers I believe.) I picked them up and put them in my cart and just as I did a woman came up to me and asked if I was going to buy all three. I quickly said yes and she still picked them up from my cart to check them out. I felt that this was a bit rude, but I played along and told her I was going to use them as bookends. They are heavy wood and metal. Two have names on them and I will continue to research them for resale. I also found a set of vintage Japanese coasters that are heavy paper. They are hand painted water color prints. I also found a couple of 100% cotton towels and a piece of vintage 1980's American Greeting Co. Strawberry Shortcake fabric. I still stayed within my budget for the week.
This weekend was also a learning weekend for me. I am doing more reading on etsy to learn more ways to market my store. I've needed to take the time to do this and this morning was as good a time as any. So I'll let you all know how it goes this week with the new information and how it helped or didn't help sales. My goal is to get more listed this week. After all it's just stuff sitting around until you list it and put it to work. Please stop by to see how it's going. Have a great week everyone.


Jodie @ The Haby Goddess said...

Yes learning the ins and outs of etsy can take a while. Your shop looks great. Some gorgeous trims.

leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

your shop is lovely. i need to "read up" again as well. it seems there is always something to brush up on.