Category Archives: A Few Lessons

Forgotten Stuff and Moving Forward

Last weekend I was busy ordering Christmas gifts (almost done!) and putting more stuff in my Etsy store. But as I was digging through some of my unlisted inventory I found things I’d forgotten I’d bought! Oh jeez. Does this happen to anyone else?? It was a surreal experience. I suppose it was bound to…

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…