Monday, March 12, 2012

What I found - March 12th

I wasn't planning on going out to sales this past weekend, but I guess I've got the Craigslist bug, and HAVE to check, just to make sure.  We'll it turns out there was a sale going on two blocks down the street and it was starting in 15 minutes.  And you know I went and I AM SO GLAD I DID.   :)

I really need to start taking pictures of the "pile" when I get home, but I didn't so you'll just have to see a few of the items I've got around to cleaning up and photographing.

He-Man Lunch Bag- 23 of them :)
I added these awesome paper bags to my man store, AVintageMan.  Someone is going to LOVE them!

1940s Planter

Enamel Tea Pot
I love the orange enamel above.  Its sure to make one awesome unique vase!

1950s California Art Pottery

Unmarked Roseville Pottery - in Laurel Pattern from 1934
So that beauty above was unmarked, but I later found out (after I sold it approx 2 minutes after I listed it...) That it is an early unmarked piece of Roseville from their Laurel line and dates to the 1930s.

Yes, those are bicycles on that tie :)
That tie is also going to end up in the Man Store and Everything else has been added to the my Etsy Shop, NellsVintageHouse.  I've got lots more to sort through from this sale, so I best be going.

Hope you all found some great things I can't wait to see what you got!
Linking up with Apron Thrift Girl's: Thrift Share Monday

Thursday, March 1, 2012

February Recap

 February turned out to be pretty A-Okay for me and my Etsy Shop.  I took part in a listing challenge over at Apron Thrift Girl, which helped motivate me to list, list, list.   I feel good about the amount I listed, which on most days was 2 or 3 new items, and had some pretty great things happen along the way, including exceeding my Etsy revenue goal by $14.00  (THANK YOU LEAP DAY!)

New Etsy Items:  Lets just say 70
Because I didn't keep track and I don't want to go count
Eva Zeisel Creamer for Hallcraft
New Ebay Items: 4
Some things I picked up seemed like they might fare better on the bay so I took a shot and it payed off.
1980s NOS Nike Shoes with Velcro
Total Etsy Sales: 27

Valve Knobs- there is a buyer for everything!
Biggest Heartbreak:  My first (and hopefully last!) item breakage.
I'm not ready to talk about it yet.

Best Surprises:  In one week I had one item make a front page treasury and another show up in the Etsy Finds email (Etsy send out an email everyday of some of their favorite finds)  Both of these brought in tons of views and even a few sales.
Featured Etsy Find email item.  Yay!
And finally, I started a new Etsy Shop.  One for men.   I haven't done much with it, other than list a few things to get me started and am hoping in March to really vamp it up and get a few sales over there :)
Check it out if you have a second,  A Vintage Man.
Labyrinth Maze Game
How was your February? Any Highlights?