Learning from Your Competition

Even though the sales and revenue in my Etsy store have grown a little each year since I opened in 2012, I want to be doing better. A lot better. So I realized it was time to look at my competition–those sellers who are running more successful Etsy vintage stores. What could learn from their stores, blogs,…

Sale: “Raining Cats & Dogs”

I’m starting a new feature where I’ll be highlighting interesting categories of items I’ve put on sale. For those of you lucky enough to have lovely summer rain, I call this sale collection “Raining Cats & Dogs.” Some of the items in this selection are new to my store, like the Royal Copenhagen figurine I found…

Finds & Friend Mail

Happy July friends. Hope life is treating you kindly. Life slowed down a lot for me this past week after I caught a stomach bug, but thankfully I’m better now. Though I had to pass up a number of social engagements and estate sales, I did manage to get to my neighborhood thrift store once…

End of June Vintage Finds and Sales

Here’s the weird thing I just realized–2018 is half over. How is that possible?? I find that rather disconcerting! Anyway, as anticipated, my Etsy June sales were lackluster–not tragic, just anemic. And with a backlog of unlisted stuff I curtailed my June buying…a bit. 😉  The things I bought in the last few days are…

Zany June Sales and Good Finds

June has been an emotional roller coaster of a month. A dear friend’s lovely visit has come and gone. My youngest daughter is home from college for the summer, which is wonderful, but it’s been challenging adjusting to four adults living in our small house. And sales are firmly in the summer doldrums, though I’m…