This Business is Full of…Characters!

One of the benefits of this buying-and-selling biz is meeting interesting folks. Some of them are characters! Yesterday, I met up with one. I first met Grace* (pseudonym) two years ago through Craigslist. She had listed these two wonderful handmade ceramic flasks for $25. And I thought they were fantastic! She suggested we meet her…

Any Bargains in Boutique Thrift Stores?

I was meeting a friend at a cafe for lunch one town over and thought while I was there I should stop into the three thrift stores nearby. Mind you, they are boutique thrift stores. Small and expensive. For a reseller these are tough picking. Really tough. But I figured I might as well look…

More Than Just Fripperies?

As a seller of vintage things I am keenly aware that what I sell is mostly “unnecessary.” Baubles. Fripperies. Gewgaws. Nobody needs an antique garnet brooch or a Scottish horn dram cup or a tatted lace hanky. These items may be pretty, desirable or even useful, but certainly aren’t necessary. But more recently I’ve come to…