I’ve been lucky so far because I’ve had some of the best customers. Many of whom have gone the extra mile to leave me nice feedback or send me messages. But then I got this one gal and red flags started popping up for me pretty quickly from the copious communications she sent. In the end I decided to cancel her order and refund her. It was not a decision I made lightly but it was the right one for me. (Bottom line: Sometimes a sale is not worth the aggravation and stress!)
But onto fun things. Even though I’ve scaled back my sourcing this month I did find a piece of Wedgwood for myself! It’s a vintage (circa 1980s I believe) Peter Rabbit “Stop Thief” porringer or child’s bowl in near perfect condition.
I bought the creamer in this pattern years ago and it still makes me smile when I use it. Not sure what I’ll use the bowl for, but I couldn’t resist it.
But I’m not so sure I made the right decision about this piece. I spotted this pretty ironstone platter at my neighborhood thrift store. I could tell it had real age, but it also had a lot of utensil scratch marks and small paint losses.
This Wedgwood stamp is circa late 1800s (from 1862 onward).
Despite it being Wedgwood, at $9.00 with the scratches I just wasn’t sure if it would be worth reselling. I tried to do some in-store research but didn’t find anything helpful. In the end I took it out of my basket and left it behind. I think I made a mistake. What would you have done?
Well, in my attempt to clear up more of my backlog I’ve been trying to list items 4-5 days a week. Lately I’ve been focusing on jewelry, but I need to move on to the bigger items like purses to make a dent in the piles!
That said I just listed this charming, vintage articulated teddy bear.
An here’s an unusual Viking charm.
This vintage English sterling silver charm bracelet with heart padlock was one I purchased years ago for myself and am finally letting it go! At 6.75″ long it’s for smaller wrists.
Jewelry has been selling nicely too. I bought this pretty Chinese jade bracelet in a lot on eBay.
These Coro shamrock screwback earrings sold the other day. They are in great condition, but not uncommon.
And this neat 1998 Jerusalem sterling silver sculpture/paperweight by Sam Philipe found a new home.
I rather enjoy having it in my one of my cubbies (#23) so now I have an open spot!
I’ll close for now wishing you happy hunting,