Tag Archives: sterling souvenir spoons

I Love Buying Spoons…Yup, Spoons!

I have no idea why I became infatuated with old sterling silver spoons. Perhaps it started when my mother gave me some souvenir spoons that had once belonged to a couple of my great aunts (Edith and Elizabeth). I was a teenager at the time and I don’t remember particularly liking the spoons. I mean…

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…