Monday, March 30, 2009

My sale was a good one!

Just an update, my huge sale was paid for so it was legit! Yay!

Great week ahead!

WE are in for a great week! WHY ? Because I said so! LOL, we gotta stay positive right?? I am in limbo here. Last night I made HUGE sale of 40 items to one person. On one hand I was excited, and another scared. I havent heard back from the customer yet. I convo'ed another seller that the seller had bought a lot from and she emailed and told me she was good for her money, and she didnt think I needed to be worried yet.
SO. We will see! But won't that suck to have to relist 40 items if its not a legit transaction??? Its really sad, that we have reached a point online, that fraud takes away our joy of selling. Know what I mean? I mean back in the good ole days of ebay you would be have been ecstatic to have sold that many items to ONE person. And never questioned it validity! But today, with fraud runnning rampant, every transaction can at any point raise red flags.
I hope hope hope it was a good transaction! Not for the money, but because I REALLY REALLY REALLY dont want to have to relist 40 items!!!!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Anyone else having a good sale right now? If so post it here for all to see!
Mine if 50 percent off through tomorrow!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

HI all! Do you treasure hunt?

I hope everyone is having a great week! Just wondering how many treasure hunters are out there! By that I mean, do you go to yard sales, flea markets, antique shops, and resale shops, in search of the ultimate treasure? Well, I am the biggest treasure you will every find. I LOVE love love, to look for things, and find things that are worth money. Because I love money? NO! LOL, I just get a thrill out of learning about new things, especially antiques and collectibles, and then going to a sale and finding a piece of gold for a dollar thats worth 200. I have had many many home runs, (a home run is something you buy for a dollar, and get at least 100!) but havent really found much lately. But I thought I would share with you something I just recently found. As you may know, if you ever look in my Etsy shop, I LOVE jewelry.
Not any particular brand or line, I like it all! Well, a couple of weeks ago, I went to a little resale shop in Nacogdoches Texas. I bought 30 dollars worth of jewelry that day, and came home with a pretty big bagful. One of the things in the bag, was this sorta cute, sorta ugly, sorta gaudy fertility looking God plastic and rhinestone pin. I thought it was neat as it had tons of rhinestones, and was just DIFFERENT. Original price 2.00, on sale half price LOL. Cant beat a dollar right??

So, I go through my new jewels and list my newly acquired vintage pieces on Etsy, and even sell a few right away. My cute little pin sits to the side, just beggin for me to say "HEY why dont I look you up today?"

Today was the day! My little pin man was happy, as I searched for the marking that was on the back of the pin.

Hattie Carnegie

So I always choose ebay as my first search option. Looked on there, and was pretty astounded, couldnt find MY little man, but some sorta gaudy and such.

This is an example of a Hattie pin!
To make a long story short, she was a famous designer, and designed jewelry from the late 20s to the 1970s. Most of items are all worth money. But the pins and bracelets that are figural with the lucite plastics on them and clearly signed are worth a bunch!
Here is a link to some pins, to show you what to look for the next time you are out treasure hunting!

Ok, now that you have seen what Hattie looks like, let me finish my story! So my sorta cute little man has now been researched, and the total of his value is 600-800 dollars!
So he is now listed to go to a new home through a popular venue called RUBY LANE.
Here is a link :o)
Pretty interesting stuff huh?
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Giving a shoutout!

Have you ever heard of Bonanzle?? I hadnt either, but another Etsy member referred, and I must say, I LOVE IT! Now, its different than Etsy, I wasnt looking to replace Etsy by any means, I love my ETSY! BUT I have been looking for a place similiar to ebay to sell items that I cant sell through Etsy such as kids clothing. Have a look at it wont you?? Everyone is super super nice, they have this live chat feature, and to list is FREE, there is just an end of item charge, so its way cheaper than ebay, AND there is a lot of traffic!!
Here is my shop web address:
Let me know what you think!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday night feature Spots and Dots!

Hi ladies! Im so glad to NOT be seeing spots that I am passing them on to you :o) A few greats from Etsy sellers:

Black is back!! Tomorrows feature is BLACK

Black is cheery dont you think?? Well maybe not cheery, but surely elegant lol!!
Tomorrows feature is BLACK!!
Heres the thread:

Wednesday feature DOTS AND SPOTS!

I am seeing spots! Could it be from the recent fever?? NO, I just like polka dots, and polka spots lol! Post your item on the thread below to have it featured on the blog tonight!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Back from the dead!

I am STILL not feeling well, but at least I am outa bed lol! I have my kids out on spring break this week so I am having a fifty percent off sale in my shop! If you have seen something you like, now is the time to buy, the sale is today through friday!
Lots of new things just added too!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We opened our new shop today :o)

Here is the name on etsy:
Check it out and tell me what cha think!

OMG I am so sick with the flu!

YOu know, this really sucks! I NEVER get sick, I work in healthcare, and always get a flu shot, but I have the flu! Or it might be just a cold, but STILL I feel terrible, I sound terrible, I wasnt even able to go to work today! Oh well, hopefully I will feel better by tomorrow. Tomorrow our new Etsy shop is going to open :o) NIght Night everyone!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring is near!!

And aren't you glad??? I am for sure!! I have already started wearing my favorite old navy flipflops lol, even if my toes freeze!
My aunt and I are getting ready to open a new ETSY shop featuring designer pillows made with vintage elements, and decorator bottles for the home, made from vintage bottles, and accessories. I dont want to give too much away as its kinda under wraps lol, but we will hopefully have it open sometime on Wednesday! We are excited about it as we already have the products made and ready to go!
Here is our shops name, tell me what you think!
Baubles 'n Bottles & Posh Pillow Talk!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

working this weekend :o)

And man does it suck too! Oh well, I am only here at work for like 5 hours, but I am SO not a morning person! I dont know why, but when I get up really early, I feel sick lol. Even after I eat, I still feel sick for a while

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Congratulations for me are in order :o)

NO Im not pregnant lol, but I hit my 100th sale on Etsy, and I have been on Etsy almost three months now! Not too shabby huh??

What do YOU need to make something wonderful??

Here are a few supplies from Etsy sellers that might help you make your next wonderful thing!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

happy hump day! Tomorrows feature: Supplies!

Hi all! I havent gotten to do a feature lately as I have had an ill family member. But I am going to do one for tomorrow night, and it will include anything that can be used in making something else, as in supplies! Here is the link!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Anybody else having a sale???

Hi everyone!! Ive been busy as my sister has been in ICU over the weekend, she has Lupus and started having gran mal seizures, to point of not breathing! Thankfully she came home today! I decided to have a sale in my Etsy shop! I am having 50 percent off anything from now through sunday! So if you like vintage or sterling jewelry, check it out! Here is the link: