Category Archives: A Few Lessons

Temporary Dip in Sales? Put the Time to Good Use

When my online sales dip precipitously I tend to get a bit obsessed with my store. For better or worse, it’s on my mind…a lot. Like right now.   August was a good month but September has not been kind. The truth is smaller online stores (like mine) that focus on vintage stuff/antiques/collectibles tend to…

A Season of Purses…and What I Look For

Lately I’m finding a lot of nice purses when I’m out thrifting…and that’s fine with me. They’re useful, attractive and most women (and some men) carry a purse/handbag/tote/messenger bag and usually own more than one. Best of all, they sell! My neighborhood thrift store has two big display racks full and some “better” purses in a…

Ups and Downs in My Vintage Biz

Was sitting outside the other day pondering that summer was almost over and kiddies would be heading back to school in a few weeks. (Where does the time go?!) And I let my mind wander to my business and starting thinking about how it’s been going this summer. I came up with this lighthearted list…

I Got a Bridge to Sell Ya…Really!

First things first, yesterday was a good day. I got six things listed in my Etsy store. Now I know what you’re thinking…“Six??! That’s nothing.” But for me that represents two-and-a-half hours of work. I had to choose the items to list. Some had to be researched. Others needed to be ironed. All needed to…