Category Archives: A Few Lessons

Putting On My Big-Girl Pants

So far this year I haven’t purchased anything for my store! Not one thing. I’m only allowing myself a few sourcing trips this month and the two I’ve done so far were total busts. I considered going to a rather posh estate sale about 10 miles away but most of the items were large (furniture,…

Time to Limit Buying…for a Season

The start of a new year always presents a wonderful opportunity to make changes and shake up the status quo…so that’s what I want to do. For my business, I’ve decided to start with a change that’s going to be hard, but necessary. Here’s the story… Most folks who resell online and/or have an antique…

When Life Gives You Time to Think…

Our little 2018 family Christmas was low-key and lovely. Just perfect. Then Boxing Day dawned and I got to work catching up on a few chores–washing dishes, starting laundry and making turkey soup with leftovers. After lunch I was going to putter around in the garden pruning roses and raking leaves. Then my body thought…

Causing My Own Mayhem

I adore hunting for vintage things for my store.  Always. Yard sales, rummage sales, estate sales, thrift stores, online auctions…they’re all good and all fun.  But I realize some other parts of the biz aren’t so delightful. And sometimes I cause my own mayhem. My own pointless drama. Like in these cases. May my mistakes not be yours!…

Pros and Cons of Running an Online Vintage Store

Over the decades I’ve worked for a number of companies (high tech and non-profit), in a number of positions, all of which involved sitting behind a computer in a fluorescent-lit office. They were good jobs, till they weren’t! Nowadays I am happy to be out of a cubicle and working for myself doing something I…