Category Archives: Vintage Goodies

Randy, I Have Your Slide Rule!

Honestly, I wasn’t going to go out sourcing yesterday. I wasn’t! But the mini downsizing estate sale was just two miles from my house. There wasn’t much in the photos that interested me, but I figured it’s just two miles. From my house. Might as well go! I got there a few minutes after opening…

Are Thrift Stores a Bust for Resellers?

In general prices have been going up in thrift stores. The internet is to blame. Savvy store managers are now researching items online and have a better sense of their resell value. Some stores now feature eBay /Poshmark pricing. Take today for example. I found a basic Fossil leather purse for $29 at my neighborhood…

A Few Finds and a New Venture…Maybe!

Haven’t been out hunting much but I did find a few good things at my neighborhood thrift store this past week. Despite all the visits when I come out empty-handed, this tiny Silicon Valley store still yields exciting bits from time to time. Last week I spotted this carved wood box with lock and key…

Sweet Finds: Ceramics, Fabric, Silver

Haven’t been buying much, but lately everything I’ve bought is…well, kinda sweet. Like this vintage Labor Deruta (Italy) ceramic relish tray. I spotted this on a cart at my neighborhood thrift store. It hadn’t even made it to the shelves yet, but I recognized the style and moved darn quick to put it in my…

Vacation Sales Spike :)

Here’s a weird trend I’ve noticed…when I go on vacation I always get more sales than normal in my store. There’s no logical reason for it. None. Whatsoever. I mean it’s true when I go on a mini-vacay it’s usually over a weekend and weekends in general tend to have more sales. (People are off work,…