Category Archives: Hunt Stories

The “Marie Kondo Effect”

By now you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo–the Japanese pixie who has taken decluttering and organization to a new, almost spiritual, level. She’s written books (four) and more recently has been featured in a Netflix series. She is soft-spoken and gentle and her philosophies and techniques do work for a lot of people. Her overriding…

Itching to Go Thrifting

Some days I wake up just itching to go thrifting. (Know that feeling?) I just knew there were treasures waiting to be found yesterday and I wanted to find them. My sensible self told me to stay home and list the items I’ve already bought. I’ve got plenty. My sensible self said stay home and…

Ceramics, Sticker Shock, Sales

Long before I started reselling I was enchanted with fun ceramic things, particularly handmade ones. My eldest daughter and I have a long-standing tradition of attending our city’s annual clay and glass festival and over the years I’ve bought a number of creative pieces. One of my favorites being this tiny bird. I haven’t been…

Any Bargains in Boutique Thrift Stores?

I was meeting a friend at a cafe for lunch one town over and thought while I was there I should stop into the three thrift stores nearby. Mind you, they are boutique thrift stores. Small and expensive. For a reseller these are tough picking. Really tough. But I figured I might as well look…