Just sayin’…February 2019 sales were great, but March got off to a slow start…like switching off a lightbulb! And all sellers know just what I mean, and that’s what you have to get used to…lots of ups and downs in this business.
And why am I even talking about February sales in April anyway??? Yes, well…hope you don’t mind “suffering” through it, LOL. I haven’t been able to finish up this thing in a very timely manner…sigh.
I “love” those titles I see on Pinterest having to do with running an Etsy business…
bragsclaims they have a $70,000 income on Etsy
bragssays they have sales every day
- people are making so much money, they can quit their job
Just so you know, that DOESN’T happen to most of us! Never has, never will. I wish it did! But all that to say, don’t allow yourselves to get discouraged.
So on to the sales…32 in all for the month.
Let’s start off with…
What Took FOREVER To Sell
A Vintage Tower Craftsman Swing Arm Lamp…someone gave us this at a garage sale, but without a shade, no one was interested. Finding one that worked wasn’t easy.
FYI…most Tower Craftsman lamps have a glass ball near the base, and this one was faceted, making it a bit more interesting.
Cost: 1.00 (shade)
Men’s vintage gold tone cuff links. These were in a gigantic bag of cuff links I found somewhere.
Finds From Decluttering the House
Vintage harmonica sitting in a drawer.
My Grandfather’s Report Cards from Medical School in the 1890’s.
An estate sale person told me recently that report cards are hot…hmm
Old Photographs & Cabinet Cards from Long Dead Family Members
My husband’s brother passed along a box of mechanical pencils & pencil leads. This one was new in the package.
Another brother passed along a vintage Colgate shave stick holder.
Black and white postcards all from Brussels, Belgium that my dad picked up when stationed in Europe during World War 2.
A Total Surprise
I bought these winter mittens years ago when I had a booth thinking I was going to make a banner with them. That idea flopped, so I thought I’d give them a try. Lo and behold, someone bought them!
Other Miscellaneous Sales
Vintage Paper Plate Holders
Wooden Scrabble Racks
Old Handwritten and Typed Recipes
Vintage Metal Bath Shelf…a thrift store find
A vintage Hollywood Regency mid century modern tissue box holder…a thrift store find
Really cute fabric with a sewing theme
Flower basket…thrift store find I regretted buying, & was surprised it sold.
Vintage Oil Lamp
Vintage Letter Opener…used to be good sellers, but now I find they’re slow movers unless really unusual.
Brass Lotus Dish…thrift store find
Vintage Sewing Trim with 3 pink floral decals
Grab bags of left over knitting yarns
Large ceramic bunny
Old Photo Album with over 20 cabinet cards
Vintage yellow sheet set, reminiscent of Mad Men
Sales from my other Etsy shop, SquareDanceNWestern
Men’s Square Dance Necktie…sold to a guy in Italy.
Boho maxi skirt
Boho maxi skirt
Men’s Western Shirt
White Square Dance Blouse.
Someone offered me a box full of Square Dance clothes for nothing if I would pay the shipping to get them here. I thought it was a good deal, and this is one of those. I’ve already made up the cost in sales.
Men’s Western Belt
Men’s Collar Tip & Scarf Slide Set
And that’s all…what do you think?