Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mid week happenings.


What a busy week I am having and this coming weekend is going to be even busier. I have plans to spend a few days on the hunt. We'll probably do a few thrift stores, estate sales and maybe a church sale or two. Spring fever has set in and the need to get out has too.
I found a few new finds that have proven to be good ones. My favorite is a 1920's Pyrex bean pot.
The most whimsical item is a turtle bank made in Japan. He is so cute and I had a hard time listing him on the store.
I found vintage Christmas fabric, African animal napkin rings, Garfield mugs and more Pyrex bowls. There's more, but for now this is what I have ready and I am busy listing them on the stores. Please stop by and visit and .
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Letting it be.

The turmoil in my life seems to be fading into the sunset since I decided to just let it be and go with the flow. I'm finding time to take a break and get out some just for me. This week I got a surprise visit from my younger daughter and we went out for a good cup of free coffee and visited a local department store to just look. I saw some things I want but nothing I really need.
Earlier in the week I had done some thrifting and just found so many wonderful items. Of course there were linens and fabric. I found NIP double size pink sheets. One fitted and one flat. Unfortunately I had to take them out of the package because they appeared soiled and needed washing. They are perfect for the fabric squares I need to match other fabric I am using for sewing and selling projects. There was a vintage piece of Hollie Hobbie fabric and a bright yard of yellow and green fabric.
I found a Precious Moments Friends mug, two Pyrex Cinderella Early American pattern bowls, a vintage Pyrex coffee carafe with candle stand, and a lovely vintage set of green enamelware. The pool ball shot glass was added to a set of five I already had listed. This is one third of what I found. These items are listed on I have also added inventory to I will be sharing more throughout the week so stay tuned. I have been so blessed in my full time venture as an on line reseller.
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Treasure Hunting

It wasn't a super week for finds until this past weekend. Believe it or not I got out three times this week to thrift. I won't be able to include those items in this post because I am still cleaning and prepping them. I got out more because my daughter needed items for a collage class she's taking to finish her degree. She needed weird things. I found the larger Pyrex bowl with the wrong cover, but I cleaned it up and added it to the smaller bowl on One of those item in which you find one and go back a few days or weeks later and find more. It's been happening a lot lately. I feel lucky in that way.

I found a couple of ribbed refrigerator dish covers number 503c. They are not perfect, but for the price some one may need them and I cleaned them and listed them.

This Vera Bradley bag was waiting for me to clean and prepare to be re loved. It is a retired Pink Pansy Molly bag which I listed on
I really couldn't pass up this darling divided dish. I fell in love with the pattern and could see it being used for dainty finger foods on a summer deck setting. I thought it was flowers by a fence.
I don't remember this golden book from my son's era, lol, or my grandson's younger years, but when I saw it I just fell in love with the graphics. It is now on the shelf above my desk because I have so few golden books I read to them. It's a keeper for me.

Right now I have well over two dozen items sitting on my table ready to be photographed. I can't wait to show you all the treasures from my hunt. I am truly blessed with finding wonderful vintage items to resell on my stores. I wish I could keep more for myself, but that's just the way it is. Until later blog friends. Have a wonderful week.
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Monday, April 08, 2013

Spending time enjoying family and thrifting.

It isn't always easy to spend time with family these days. Most of the time we are all so busy and we forget what's important. Changes happen and we want to run from them. When they say you can run but you can't hide, they mean it. I personally have changed in just the past few months. I've slowed down and realized that the important things are those around me and not the stuff or the money. My body is physically unable to do what I used to do and being a divorced older women unable to find good employment and living without medical benefits to get the help I need,  I've grown to know that I need to spend more time with my family while I can and do what I can now. I think that this is becoming important to them too. This past weekend I spent time with my younger daughter and her children. She is realizing with her own struggles what mine have been and she is making sure I have more time with my grandchildren. We aren't super close my younger daughter and I and I hope this changes but I see it starting.
Friday the boys, my eldest daughter and I went to dinner and yes they learned a few manners. They were really just being boys, but they relearned Grams rules. Gentlemen hold doors. This was a tough one, but by the time they left they were doing better. Saturday we took them out to breakfast and did some thrifting. They found Nike sneakers and sports shorts and T's and I think the most expensive item was $7 after discount. I couldn't believe the condition of some of the items we got for just .99. I hope they learned a lot too.
Saturday afternoon we did the child swap so that the children could spend equal time with Gramps. We dropped off the boys and picked up my granddaughter and yes we took her thrifting. She found one pair of shoes, but not any articles of clothing. She is leaving for college in August so she is being careful about how much stuff she has. I think I will be getting her a large supply of different Command Hooks for her dorm room. It looked so small from the pictures and these may come in handy. I am so proud of them learning how to thrift shop and learn to re love items. It was fun watching them search for what they would use and not just want. It was nice to see that they understood what I did when I reinvented myself as a reseller with two on line stores and selling on eBay. I gained a lot more respect from them and at the same time taught them a little more about life. I'm changing the world one little step at a time.
I did get some time last week to thrift for items to add to my inventory. I have been letting things just happen and what I find I find and if I don't I don't worry. Believe it or not I have been finding more with this attitude.

I found shoes. Name brand new and slightly used shoes. I found Sketchers, Clarks, Tommy Hilfiger and St. Johns Bay along with those Nike's that the boy's got. I kept a pair for myself, my younger daughter took the Tommy's and I listed two pair on .
My favorite find was this vintage gold with brown design stoneware bowl  with a lovely brown design on it. I couldn't believe that it was in pristine condition. I listed this on .
My elder daughter pointed out this vintage holiday Daher tin made in England. Once I saw the graphics on it I was in love.
These vintage heavy duty plastic plates that were made in Japan led me to believe that gold was the color of the week.
And of course I wouldn't be me unless I found some fabric and linens. When I need 100% percent white cotton fabric I will have all I need and still be able to sell some because I have found quite a few NIP white sheets lately. That's about it for this week. I know I written a lot today, but sometimes sharing is necessary. Life is good. Have an awesome week everyone.