Sunday, February 17, 2013

This week at the Zone


The only thrifted item this week was a total accident. No thrift shopping was scheduled so that I could work with what I already had in stock. We went out to do errands and wanted to stop at a used furniture store in search of an apartment size entertainment center. No luck there, but next door was a small but full thrift shop. This Josef Originals Owl set was all I bought, but there was too much to take in so I will be planning another visit. The set includes a coffee pot (?) or pitcher and two mugs. I'm sure the pot or pitcher had a lid, but it is still functional as is and in great condition. It was a great deal and this will be listed on butterflyplace.storenvy.com within the next few days.

This week was filled with work. Three weeks ago I left my job to work on my stores and to grow my business. Sounds dangerous, but I only had part time work. I've had a great week and sold items on both stores and eBay making it well worth my time. I probably will never be rich, but I'm enjoying the independence. I've got help from family and they are teaching me and helping me all of the time. I'm starting over again from scratch, but this time I'm making it fun and living.

Sold on butterflyplace.etsy.com were two NIP vintage sheets. Sold on butterflyplace.storenvy.com was a vintage made in Japan monkey cookie jar.

The following items were sold on eBay. I like the auctions because I can keep the cash flow moving to invest in my on line stores.


This is a large bundle of new fleece fabric, which at the time of this posting is still at auction. I consider it sold because there have been two bids on it and there are currently three watchers. This auction ends in two days.

 
Also sold was this bundle of white and pink satin fabric with white and silver lace fabric.
 


The best sale was this large stash of new lace yard goods. There were 21 yards up for auction and I got more than a fair price. This week I will be busy with shipping and listing more on both stores and eBay.
I also get to visit with my grandchildren. It is February break and I am so excited to be able to visit with them. That's what life is all about. Working at what you love doing and having time with the people who mean so much to you.

9 comments:

ThrifterSisters said...

I love Josef Original pieces. I have never seen that owl set before, though. What a great score!

Have a great week,

Erica

The Joyful Thrifter said...

cute mugs!!!

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
This my first time on your sweet blog ! Love your sweet Mugs I do have a place for them in my Kitchen ha ha. I m your newest follower on your blog now, hope you will come see me also and join.
XXOO Diane

chickinstyx said...

I've never seen any Josef Original pieces like these, how cute. I've collected Josef's since I was a little girl, and even blogged about some awhile back (post name "Noel"). I quit working last spring & have a space at an antique store & have never been happier. Great luck to you.

Van said...

I love reading your inspiring reselling stories. And that find is just perfection! That should sell in no time.

SueLovesCherries said...

Cute Josef set! I checked out your site and just adore the mother cat and kitten. (Unfortunately, not in the budget) Hope you sell everything!

LV said...

Never saw those Josef pieces before So cute.

Connie Haack said...

I envy you for being able to quit your job. I also sell on ebay and do well but I don't know if it would be enough to quit my job. I keep hoping for my husband to just say quit your job and do ebay full time. I wish I had the courage. And those Josef Original pieces are so cute. Love the owls.

Diann said...

Great score on fabric! It has been a very busy week for me so, I am just now catching up from last week's party. Sorry to be so late! Thank you for sharing at TTF