Thursday, July 18, 2013

Things are Happen' !

So, I made the leap of faith and signed up for a booth at one of the downtown antique malls.  I sell already...but it's outright, so this will be new for me. I hope this will be a nice little extra income for things like retreats, and extras for the kids.  Since I gleaned out my own vintage collection, I will have a nice start...and I went shopping yesterday to get more.

I rushed down the housewares isle of the local Goodwill when I saw several solid pieces of Pyrex.  I deflated when I picked up the smallest of the Horizon Blue mixing bowls and saw the "collectors" price tag of $14.99!  What?  Are you kidding me?  I had to hold back from going to the manager and telling them just how high this pricing is.  More than local antique stores!  How is a girl with a booth supposed to make any money?  There must be a new person with just enough vintage knowledge to be dangerous.  Anything that looks old now has $14.99 on it.  Some of it is a deal....most of it is WAY to high.  I did find one thing marked at that price that WAS a great deal (and I kept it for myself since I've been looking for one forever.  I actually sold a rare piece of Pyrex from my personal collection, so I have a bit of extra to find things on my wish list.  Wondering which piece?  The Black Rooster.  I know, some of you Pyrex Peeps are gasping right now.  I just went through stuff and went, what do I really love...valuable or not.  It didn't make the cut.  I like COLOR.'s what I got!

It's from 1906!  I am so excited.  It had hot pink nail polish spilled on the weighing part.  I took a chance that it would come of with non-acetone nail polish remover without damaging the paint.  It worked like a charm!

Needless to say, I left Goodwill with nothing for my new booth and headed to Value Village.  I had a 30% off coupon and managed to find quite a few things for a very reasonable price!

I found this coffee can for $2.50 at a smaller thrift, and also this rusty tin.  Sometimes the rust just works, yah know?  I just liked the age on this one.   Found a few things there for the booth too!



I found another apron for $ husband bough a little set of hooks to hang them, so I will have to show you when he puts it up.


I just couldn't resist this magnet at 75% in a little shop.  There are 4 Thermos' in it!



Also, before I forget again...I finally created a "Gluten Free Pastor's Wife" button!  It's under the list of great blogs, and it's yours for the taking!

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Kara said...

I used to collect aprons as well..but I don't anymore. I saved my very favorites and donated the rest. I just don't have the space


CONGRAT'S on renting a booth! My "few" words of "wisdon"...keep it FULL, rotate the treasures and it does take time for buyers to "find" you at the shop!
I also think the thrift stores are way too high on the "collectibles"..garage and estate sales are where we find most of our treasures!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I see that once in a while. Overpricingi if they think it's a collectible. Good luck on your booth. Loved your scale.

Jill said...

If they had antique malls around here! i would have a booth too!! Best of luck!!

I'd love to know how they determine their pricing at the thrifts, yesterday I saw a small Jimminy Cricket tin box,with a handle, $75 in the showcase, come on!!

Ranae T said...

Good luck on your booth! I would love to have one but rental space is a bit high here and at this time estate and garage sales are in a slump! Great find on your scale...I have a couple and just love the look of them in my kitchen!


Jann Olson said...

Stacey, yes; $14.99 is too high for you to make a profit. I find that with our local thrift. Anything they think is old they put it in the collectors case and it's no bargain. When I'm buying for myself I just bite the bullet and do it. If I was selling it would be a different story. Love the scale! I have three now and know that I could not pass up another if I ran across one. The rustic hostess tin is awesome! Hope you find better prices. Thanks for sharing with SYC.