Small Finds, but Good Times

It was a perfect sunny fall day and my oldest daughter and I decided to go thrifting. (Good plan!) Our first stop was a Goodwill store five miles away. We arrived about 11:00 a.m. and the place was hopping. It’s bigger than my neighborhood Goodwill, but I’ve never found a home-run score here. Never. And…

It’s a Hit-or-Miss Business

Sourcing for items to resell is hit or miss. When you walk into a yard sale or thrift store you never know if you’ll find anything or not. (Half the time not!) Even with estate sales advertised items may be snatched up before you get to them. And auctions, whether online or in person, are…

“Fly Me to the Moon…”

Honestly I am hardly doing any sourcing these days. I am being a good girl and working at listing my backlog. I just pop into my neighborhood thrift store on my way home from errands (no estate sales, no yard sales or trips to thrifts further afield). And when I go into the store it’s…

Forgotten Stuff and Moving Forward

Last weekend I was busy ordering Christmas gifts (almost done!) and putting more stuff in my Etsy store. But as I was digging through some of my unlisted inventory I found things I’d forgotten I’d bought! Oh jeez. Does this happen to anyone else?? It was a surreal experience. I suppose it was bound to…

Delftware and Art Nouveau Sterling

A quick trip to my neighborhood Goodwill early Sunday morning before church yielded a bit of blue Delftware still on a cart that had just been wheeled out from the back room. It’s always exciting to have first whack at stuff on the carts. Some times stuff is often piled so haphazardly that it’s amazing things…