Welcome to Vintage Junk in My Trunk, the 2015 version. I hope to have some new and improved features for you this year. And, as always, some fun junking adventures and fabulous finds!
First off, there will be no Etsy listing challenge this year -- I think 730 straight days of listing is more than enough, don't you? Ten days in, and I don't miss it in the least! I thought I would be doing it out of habit, but nope -- no desire or inclination at all. Now, this doesn't mean I'm not going to list, or have shop goals, or anything like that. But I will not be listing one item a day, like I did in 2014. Or in 2013. I'm thinking more of some theme binges… but we'll figure that all out later
Maybe Etsy isn't even relevant anymore? Not sure if that's the case, but it's something to think about. Buying and selling via social media has really kicked into high gear. I have had some success on Facebook, and I know of many others who are doing well on Instagram.
My plan right now is get back to blogging about our weekly thrifting, yard sale, and flea adventures. That kind of got lost in the shuffle last year; from June on I was only giving weekly updates on my Etsy Project listings.
My goal is at least one blog post a week detailing our treasure hunts. During the busy yard sale season that may be broken up into two to encompass the weekend stuff and the fleas during the week.
So here we go:
Mr. VJIMT and I spent the early morning of the first Saturday of 2015 at a local indoor flea market. I was having some mobility issues -- sciatica? some other old lady malady? -- so we didn't spend a lot of time, but it was fun to look. I came up empty, but he bought home this wood and glass-paneled terrarium.
I may have to stick to shopping the Facebook sales for a while. I bought these cool wood church pew embellishments from my friend Cynthia at Artycyn Retroshop.
This was trash-picked in the rain. It may be going back to the trash area.
And that was how I spent the first week of 2015. Exciting, huh? Don't worry, it will get better. Spring is just around the corner… and with it, our yard sale season. Hope you stay with me for the rest of the ride!