Category Archives: A Few Lessons

Too Much Inventory!

Sometimes you get to a point when you know something needs to change…I’m at that point! Like many people in this biz I enjoy finding the items I put in my store. The hunt is the ridiculously fun part and it’s easy to spend a disproportionate amount of time on this one aspect. But with…

Goodies Found Hither and Yon

Finally, cooler days (and nights) that make me sigh with relief. Even with less daylight, I love fall. Don’t you?  These days I’m spending more time adding things to my store (for the upcoming holiday season) but I haven’t completely stopped sourcing!! I’ve found a few goodies over the last three days that I’m quite…

First Aid for Old Wood Cutting Boards

Recently I refurbished our old cutting board with Boos Mystery Oil and Boos Board Cream. In the eight or more years we’ve used this board I have never used any product on it. It looked so dry and scratched up that I contemplated tossing it out and just buying a new one. But I decided…

Buying Vintage Sterling Silver to Resell

When I was growing up we didn’t have a lot of posh things and certainly nothing that was sterling silver. But later, when I was an adult and finally had a few spare shekels to rub together, I would inevitably buy something old and sterling silver. Charm bracelets and souvenir spoons were a fav. Nowadays,…

Thrift Store Tip: Go Often!

For some of you, I know I’m preaching to the choir, but I feel it needs to be said…if you want to find the “good stuff” in a thrift store you have to go A LOT…whether you’re looking for things for yourself or to resell. For me “a lot” equates to three to four visits…

Summertime Sales Blues or Time to Recharge!

Lately, I’ve felt demotivated. I sighed a lot this week as I sorted through inventory. I sighed as I photographed items. I sighed as I added them to my store. I found myself sitting behind my laptop staring off into space…and yup, sighing. It doesn’t help that sales were sluggish in May and typically remain that…