A Purse Fit for a Queen and Other Finds

Queen Elizabeth II is known for carrying handbags, especially her black Launers. Besides using them to hold a few basics–a pair of glasses, mints, lipstick, a pen–the Queen uses them to send messages to her staff. Switching the purse from one arm to the other means she’s done talking to you! Setting it on the…

My Top 10 Favorite Vintage Finds of 2017

I’m a bit under the weather and decided to redeem the time by working on a blog post. Started working on a “2017 Wrapup” post, but found it too depressing. Not that it’s been a bad year. It hasn’t. But I didn’t reach the sales and revenue goals I’d set for myself. So I decided…

Small Finds, but Good Times

It was a perfect sunny fall day and my oldest daughter and I decided to go thrifting. (Good plan!) Our first stop was a Goodwill store five miles away. We arrived about 11:00 a.m. and the place was hopping. It’s bigger than my neighborhood Goodwill, but I’ve never found a home-run score here. Never. And…

It’s a Hit-or-Miss Business

Sourcing for items to resell is hit or miss. When you walk into a yard sale or thrift store you never know if you’ll find anything or not. (Half the time not!) Even with estate sales advertised items may be snatched up before you get to them. And auctions, whether online or in person, are…

“Fly Me to the Moon…”

Honestly I am hardly doing any sourcing these days. I am being a good girl and working at listing my backlog. I just pop into my neighborhood thrift store on my way home from errands (no estate sales, no yard sales or trips to thrifts further afield). And when I go into the store it’s…

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…