Among the hundreds of other stickers available, here are the Christmas stickers readily available for your Christmas cards, gifting, present decorations, etc….
There are still young girls out there that might want to play with, have, cherish, save, appreciate, those dolls we had not that long ago. Whether it’s Barbie, Madame Alexander, Cher, Strawberry Shortcake… I may just have the doll you loved the most that you may want to pass on. Click here for all listings:
Head on over to Etsy or Amazon to find the following to decorate your tree or to give as a gift this year. If you have trouble finding a specific listing, just comment or message me and I’ll get back to you!
I just happened to remember that the local Hospice Thrift Store’s Annual Christmas Sale should be starting soon and so I called the store. It was that day. Darn it, I was about an hour late from the opening. But when I arrived, there really weren’t that many people there. Maybe I really was late, or everyone else didn’t remember either. Plus it was earlier than previous years. But then again, I didn’t find as much as I usually do. I did think they had raised their prices, but maybe I had lowered the amount I was willing to pay. There weren’t as many $1 ornaments as I had found in the past, but the early birds may have found them before I did.
I did find several cut-out fabric crafts at $1-$3 each. A vintage plush Santa handmade in Columbia for Favorite Things in Carmel Valley, CA. Hallmark Salt & Pepper Shakers. A Villeroy & Boch large Christmas Charger or Platter. A German Smoker for $6. Two Starbucks mugs at $2 each. A Goebel ornament, a Dakin Angel ornament from 1984, and two wooden girl ornaments. Plus a nice Santa in his sleigh with a red reindeer. In total I spent around $50. Potential Gain $250.
I should have started at the last sale where I found the Coach Beatrice Sunglasses the Ellington Satchel and the Urban Expressions Black Crossbody all for $12. The lady said she had had a lot more, but they all sold earlier. Darnit.
But moving backwards, at the first I found a pile of clothing for myself, Coach Umbrella and Fossil and Red by Marc Ecko bag, all for $30.
The only other two sales included a vintage wooden painted box from Rdo Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina that looks like a vintage German box for $1 and a Disney Store Minnie Mouse that was free.
$33 spent. Potential $225 gain.
As we approach Halloween, it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving, the long-lost-and-forgotten holiday by every retailer in the known universe. There is CHRISTMAS stuff everywhere since a few weeks ago. But where is the THANKSGIVING stuff? Just not a popular retail holiday apparently. Worry not, I have a few things you might want to craft, spruce up, wear or add to your turkey display. Click on the images to be linked to the items….
I know, I know, I know, I’ve been off the grid for awhile. Up here in Northern California we’ve been dealing with the wildfires and I’ve had friends and family affected. And as my inventory continues to stay at a very high level and the garage sales diminish, my posts have suffered the consequence. If I had a massive storage unit or a large store, I could keep up at my regular pace. But my recent goal is to try to thin out what I have during the coming holiday season. Even though, gosh darn it, I do love what I do and I’m pretty good at it. So this weekend, when there were two sales I knew I had to give a shot, there were a couple of others in the interim. As I walked out of the senior center flea market with a large shopping bag and the lady in the stall next to the door said, “Well, it looks like you found some treasures,” I had to reply, “I feel like Santa.” (large bag thrown over my shoulder, you get my drift).
I started at my furthest point and found nothing. Retreating, I picked up the two Pyrex bowls and the Spode Teapot and Cup, all for $5.
Moving on to the first of my appointed rounds, a repeat sale where I have bought plenty in the past, I made several rounds, first picking up the vintage doll hamper for $2.50 that matches a set I had as a child. Moving on I found the Mexican tin candle holder for $2, the three purses at $2 each, the box of vintage recipes for $2, and that was it after several walk-arounds. The poor older ladies were searching for their calculator as I added everything up in my head, verbally repeating, and giving them exact change after which they wanted to hire me for the sale.
On to the next appointed round, the senior center flea market. I was actually early (I’m never early to this one). So I had to stand in line, of all things. But nevermind, I began my rounds. I started with the Lladro book for a buck just for my personal reference. Then I found a great toy table. I picked up the cowboy toys and the two Barbie Corvettes at $1 each. Then the Gymboree Turtle Purse and small pink Barbie case at 50¢ each. And a piece of cute dog fabric for $2.
Circling around, I found two vintage Barbie cases on the ground, two barbies in each, for $5 each case with Barbies. I handed the lady a $10 bill. Circling around once again, I spotted the religious print at $10 and the Smurfette for 50¢. I also saw the most amazing vintage nightstand with multiple different woods and great knobs for $5! I wanted to buy it. The top needed work. But…. I just can’t have these bigger pieces sitting around my house. If I had a store…. but, anyway, it was super awesome and I’m still thinking about it.
$46 spent. Potential $500 gain.