What I Bought, What I Didn’t, What Sold

I’ll admit I had this large aluminum “chip and dip” roulette wheel thingy in my basket at Goodwill. I thought it was kinda fun, but as I continued to shop I changed my mind about it. Yes, it was nicely made (by Metal Works, India), but it wasn’t vintage and it is big (13.5″ diameter)…

Too Much Inventory!

Sometimes you get to a point when you know something needs to change…I’m at that point! Like many people in this biz I enjoy finding the items I put in my store. The hunt is the ridiculously fun part and it’s easy to spend a disproportionate amount of time on this one aspect. But with…

Buying “Smalls” on Vacation

I’ve been a California girl for over 30 years now but I look forward to my annual visit to see family members in New York some 2,700 miles away. It is a tad bittersweet though. So many of my family, including my beloved mom and gram, are gone now, but there’s my dad, a favorite…

This Way Madness Lies

The other day started off great. I had yummy coffee before going to the gym, lots of camaraderie at the gym and later, on my way home, a bit of fun at Goodwill. So far so good. Then I got a few sales. Super!! But, alas, I discovered that one of the sold items wasn’t…

A Fragile Start to Autumn

Feeling fragile. My youngest just went back to university some 925 miles away. Since she rents an apartment year round she had stayed on most this summer to knock out some classes during summer school. We’ve only seen her in person five weeks this whole year. (Thank goodness for Facetime.) But in the few weeks…

Saturday Thrifting

It was a beautiful sunny fall day and my daughters and I decided to do a little thrifting in the morning. First I decided to return the green pebbled leather Coach Soho purse I wrote about previously. It was so cute but just not in good enough condition and I couldn’t find an inexpensive way…