I slacked off a bit with the Christmas listings -- only listed one item, but what an item! Styrofoam, glitter, and mercury glass vintage kitschy craftiness at its best. Sold within minutes of my posting to Facebook!
Well, the last month has certainly flown by! I feel like I've neglected to keep you updated here; I've said it before, but I'm much better at posting a quick image to my Facebook page as things happen.
Luckily, you are seeing most of my finds as I enter them into The Etsy 365 Project, but here are some stories you may have missed:
One of the last yard sales of the season netted us some good scores.
Like this super sweet rusty turquoise blue scale, which I bought with the intent to sell. Until I came to my senses, and put it on my desk, where it is staying.
Mr. VJIMT and I were able to do a quick Flea Market Thursday trip together because the schools were closed. Lots of fun!
My BFF and I managed to squeeze in a day of thrifting between work and kid activities. The St. Dymphna statue sold as soon as I posted this image to my Facebook page. I made a pedestal plate out of the Johnson Brothers Christmas dish and that went too. The blue atomic ashtray was listing #331 of The Etsy 365 Project and sold this morning -- cha-ching!
Mr. VJIMT had a break during his teaching gigs and stopped at an antique store. I got some gifts! Like this typewriter:
I blogged about the load of elf/gnome blow molds I found at our school rummage sale, but you didn't see the box I found them in. This is what I saw under one of the tables. I grabbed it and bought the whole thing for double what the church lady wanted without even looking at what was inside.
These large (marked 60 and 80 inches) round Christmas cloths were on top:
This is what it looked like when I got them home -- even Luna likes them! Only two (one Santa and one snowman) were cracked. Five out of the six elves (gnomes?) have sold -- who wants the last one?
I found a giant box of vintage blow molds at our school's annual Christmas bazaar. My volunteer shift hadn't yet started and fortunately I was able to scope out the yardsale section of the event. These elves (gnomes?) are almost all gone. The box also held snowmen and Santas.
This pretty tablecloth by Fallani and Cohn sold quickly too.
It's fast and furious now! We are in prime holiday shopping season so you know what I'll be doing these next few weeks.
I'm curious as to what's going to happen on January 1, 2014. Will I be exhausted from the daily listings? Numb? Depressed? And more importantly, should I do it all over again?
So here are this week's goodies --
An undated set of framed child silhouettes. I always feel like I should remove the backs of framed items to try to find a date. But those old nails are so off-putting I never do.
A gorgeous electroplated Victorian-era teapot. I love the patina and wouldn't polish it a bit. How about you?
Rustic primitive blue wall hook.
Handmade vintage illustration of the Sacred Heart.
I barely had this gorgeous camera listed when it sold to the United Kingdom. A photographer friend wanted the other (#308) when she saw the posting go up on my Facebook page, so that's probably the quickest two sales I've made. Glad I found the hoard of cameras I had; the rest will go up next week.
On to the Christmas shop. Here are a bunch of plastic reindeer picks.
A pretty and sparkly plastic tree topper, made in Italy.
I love the color and graphics of this old box of Christmas lights. The lights themselves look pretty hazardous!
I found a few Putz churches and houses I had from last season. A few of them could use some TLC, especially this really large church. But it's musical, and I'm sure someone crafty will fix it right up.
We hit item number 300 on the Etsy 365 Project this week! I can't believe there are less than 65 days to go.
I love brown transferware and have a few pieces, although I don't know the best way to display it. So this one's listed.
I also listed this huge soft green enamel tea kettle, even though I wanted to keep it. Our kitchen is yellow and red, and the green just doesn't work. Although I do love the color; maybe this is the impetus to get rid of the yellow and start a jadeite collection!
I have a bunch of these Handwork Kunstlerschutz German animals and started listing them individually. This guy's my favorite.