Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Mine was mixed, but I do feel like I’ve climbed out of the rabbit hole of shock that my brother’s unexpected death threw me down. I had put my store on “vacation mode” the day of his death and was intending to leave it closed till the new year, but realized I needed the normalcy of dealing with store/biz stuff! I turned it back on two days before Christmas and am spending time listing things. It was a good move…feeling productive.
One of the things I added was this vintage made-in-Israel brass menorah for $60. This was a thrift store find ($4.79) from earlier this month. A few hours after I listed it I was contacted by a potential buyer who offered me $40. I declined and she bought it 30 minutes later for $60.
I’ve accumulated a large amount of vintage wood anagram letters over the years that I had intended on using for crafts. In the end I barely used any of them and decided it was time to move them along.
There are three different styles and if my math was correct, a total of 266. I’m hoping somebody will have fun with these.
I recently bought this small vintage sterling silver locket on eBay. It’s as sweet as can be. It came with a silver chain that I’m keeping, but I am selling the locket with a piece of silky cord. I can picture a young girl being enchanted with this.
We are swimming in artwork at our house and I decided I need to move a few more pieces along. I bought this Mark Coomer (1914-2004) serigraph for myself a while back on eBay. I love the moody colors of this mid-century New York City winter cityscape (Washington Square Park). I don’t think this will last long in my store.
I adore hand-made pottery (at least most of it!) and this realistic leaf dish was beautifully done (and signed). Wouldn’t this make a charming ring dish?
I bought this alabaster/onyx pot in August at my neighborhood thrift store. With its honey coloration I thought it would look great with a votive candle in it, but not a real one because of the mess and difficulty in lighting it. So I’ve been intending on buying a battery-operated tea light for months. And today, as I was in the checkout line at the grocery store, there was a display of small packages of tea lights. Perfect! It looks as good as I thought it would.
Now this vintage all-leather tooled box was part of a nun’s estate that I bought years ago. I believe it’s Moroccan as I used to own purses of the same type of leather and style of tooling. Just a really nice box. I’ve been using it to store some unlisted jewelry but decided it really deserves to be more appreciated.
Haven’t bought much this month, but I’m realizing I still have things in nooks and crannies that can be listed! And it’s been good getting that done and getting a few more end-of-year sales. Working on a few New Year’s resolutions for myself and my business. How about you? Any changes forthcoming in the new year?
Happy hunting in the final days of 2021,