Category Archives: Hunt Stories

Finds & Friend Mail

Happy July friends. Hope life is treating you kindly. Life slowed down a lot for me this past week after I caught a stomach bug, but thankfully I’m better now. Though I had to pass up a number of social engagements and estate sales, I did manage to get to my neighborhood thrift store once…

End of June Vintage Finds and Sales

Here’s the weird thing I just realized–2018 is half over. How is that possible?? I find that rather disconcerting! Anyway, as anticipated, my Etsy June sales were lackluster–not tragic, just anemic. And with a backlog of unlisted stuff I curtailed my June buying…a bit. šŸ˜‰Ā  The things I bought in the last few days are…

Zany June Sales and Good Finds

June has been an emotional roller coaster of a month. A dear friendā€™s lovely visit has come and gone. My youngest daughter is home from college for the summer, which is wonderful, but itā€™s been challenging adjusting to four adults living in our small house. And sales are firmly in the summer doldrums, though Iā€™m…

On My Radar: Vintage Medical and Scientific Items

I enjoy finding new categories of things to sell and one of them actively on my radar is vintage medical and scientific stuff. Years ago at a rummage sale I found a 1960s-eraĀ German travel first aid kitĀ that was in great condition and even included some pills in tins (with crumbling shrinkwrap) and quality Solingen implements.…

Keep Learning, but Trust Your Instincts

I love learning about new categories of things to buy for my vintage store, but there is just soooo much out there. So much to learn. One cannot be an expert or even familiar with much of it.Ā So when I’m out sourcing I tend to rely on my instincts for spotting things, sometimes followed by…

Thank You Little Thrift Store

Lately my little neighborhood thrift store (just over a mile from my house) has done alright for me.Ā I popped in today on my way to the grocery store and found two quality vintage items. First I spotted this taped-upĀ bundle of four bar tools. They are quite heavy with solid brass handles. I tried looking for…