Revealing what I know about selling and decorating with vintage goods
Here, under the “Learn” umbrella, I share the knowledge I’ve gained through the years and things I’m still learning, because there’s always something more to learn, about finding and selling vintage goods. I share items that sold each month, things I buy to sell, pictures of the booth, online selling tips and anything else I find that will help you succeed in your vintage reselling journey, whatever your goals in that journey are.
I spent over 5 hours Saturday re-working and doing a little fall decorating in the booth. Yes, it desperately needed 5+ hours of work. I was embarrassed to say it was my booth. It was awful. But you see, I had kind of lost my heart for it. For it all, really. The estate sales in the area we’ve moved to are generally too expensive and the yard sales are mostly clothes and last years toys. It has taken all the fun out of it and hardly seems worth my time. I guess that has bled over to not wanting to do anything in the booth, too. But I figure I’ll get over it. And Saturday was a good start.
July? Not great again for booth sales. We didn’t go in the hole this time but didn’t make any money either. Again, I blame no one but us. There hasn’t been enough furniture there for the amount of rent we pay and I haven’t been working the display. It looks tired. I wonder how we sold anything at all?
I’m realizing I’m spread much too thin and working on cutting back. There will be more about that later. But the booth isn’t going anywhere.
Here are the booth sales for July 2018. Most of the pictures are pretty crummy. My apologies.
I’m starting to downsize my McCoy flowerpot collection. I hung onto every single one for years because I didn’t know which ones I had picked up from yard sales and which ones were my mother’s. Most of which she also picked up at yard sales. Still I was afraid of getting rid of the ones I grew up with. But if I didn’t know the difference, what did it matter?? So I decided to only keep Continue reading Booth Sales for July 2018
I haven’t had an Etsy sales report in awhile — mainly because they’ve been so pitiful. June was no exception. Reasons?
My stock is lower than it’s been in years
It’s summer and people are doing other things than buying stuff online
It’s summer and I’ve been doing other things than putting stuff online
I’m enjoying decorating the house (finally got a bit of vision of what I want to do with it) and being at the beck and call of a 5-year-old granddaughter who is hanging out with us for the summer. Taking pictures and writing descriptions just aren’t on the list of things I want to do right now.
So this post is short and sweet. Nine items sold for a total of $123.00. Hey! That was $123 more than I had! And with no recent effort (like in the last several months) on my part, I won’t complain.