Time for the monthly roundup of What Sold on Etsy for March 2018! It was a slooowwwww month with only 18 sales. Sometimes March can be good, but in general I’ve found that as the weather warms, people aren’t in front of computers as much, and sales dwindle. I see it every year, so try not to get upset by it. In this business, learning to handle the bad months as well as the good can be an adjustment.
Keep reading to the end to see the update on the ring I mentioned in my last post.
What Sold on Etsy in March 2018
Sales in my main Etsy shop~Vintage Southern Picks
I found this pointy brass box in an antique shop around Christmas of last year.
Bought for $1. Sold to someone in New York City for use in a play…$24.00
Crochet thread lot…priced cheap to move it. I don’t buy crochet thread anymore. I’ve had this a long time and can’t remember at the moment what I paid for it.
Sold for $8.50.
Galvanized metal lighthouse, a recent estate sale purchase. This was unusual and I believe handmade.
Paid $1.00. Sold $21.00
Another recent estate sale purchase. I found it on the last day when there was very little left to be had.
Bought $2.00. Sold $22.00
Another purchase from the same estate sale. I was surprised these vintage Tupperware mugs were still there.
Bought $2.00. Sold $20.00
I’ve had these knife, spoon, and fork napkin rings a while. They were losing their finish, so I painted them gold. An estate sale purchase in Tennessee, where we often go to visit family. I always squeeze in an estate sale or two!
Bought 66¢. Sold to someone in Switzerland for $17.00 I lost money on this due to the shipping being much more than I figured on. I’m still not quite sure how I made that mistake!
I loved this large metal industrial basket! So cool! Sold to someone in Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.
Bought $2.00. Sold $59.50, which included free shipping.
Bought at an estate sale in Sylacauga, Alabama, I’ve had these a while. Old spring door hinges, and one was broken, rendering it unusable. The gal who bought them planned to repurpose them into business card holders!
Bought $1.00 Sold $10.00
Another estate sale purchase I’ve had a while. A pair of vintage pillowcases with crochet detail.
Bought $2.00. Sold $16.00
3-piece set of Spode “Winter’s Eve” china (retired)…given to me by a cousin.
Free. Sold for $30.00
Vintage Straw paper plate holders, thrift store purchase.
Bought…can’t remember, but if they’re not cheap, I don’t buy, LOL. Sold $17.50
Wooden pants hangers. Probably bought in a thrift store. I can’t remember how much without spending lots of time looking it up in my records book. I keep handwritten books. For me, it’s easier than Excel spreadsheets.
This is the last of 3 faux oil paintings I found in a little shop in Greenback Tennessee last year.
Bought $5.00 Sold $25.99
I found an old picture album at an estate sale last year. It was full of African American snapshots and falling apart. I had no idea if it would sell or not.
Bought 10¢. Sold for $18.00.
4 Sales from my 2nd Etsy shop~SquareDanceNWestern
Pair white shoes. Selling for a friend.
Free. Sold $18.00
White frilly Square Dance blouse
Here’s an outfit I made and enjoyed wearing.
A pretty burgundy Square Dance belt I bought on Ebay long ago.
That’s it for the Etsy sales! Thanks for sticking with me!
And now for the update on the baby pinkie ring I found in a vacuum cleaner recently….
I took it to a jeweler I use…
It was 10k gold with no date, and no diamonds. boo hoo. And its worth? All of $6!
So I guess I’m $6 richer!
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