What I Sold on Etsy April 2018
It’s that time of the month again…where I reveal all…what sold for me on Etsy for April 2018. If you’re new here, I give monthly round-ups of what sells for me…an effort to help other sellers or seller wannabes.
April can be a hit or miss month. It’s often sparse due to tax season, but I was happily surprised by the good level of sales.
What Sold in Vintage Southern Picks Etsy Shop:
3 Small Wallet Size Vintage Picture Frames
$1 each at a thrift store
Sold to someone in Hawaii for $15.00
Heavy wool afghan, in my family for many years.
Vintage Avon Powder Box. A recent estate sale find for $3
Sold quickly $16.00
Vintage Better Homes & Garden 1947 Cookbook. This took a long time to sell, and bought by a guy. I probably paid $1-2 for it.
A sweet children’s book, and a first edition, c. 1923…”Boys and Girls of Bookland,” but not in good shape. Paid $1-2.
Big solid brass home decor piece or furniture decal, which is what I used one of these for. Paid $2.00 (Took a long time to sell.) It definitely matters what you call it in your title, keywords, and description, so that could have been a factor.
This little thing could have several names…Sterno Can Holder, Incense Burner, or Candle Snuffer.
Vintage Corday “Toujours Moi” Perfume Bottle. I’ve had it a long time and finally got it listed. A little research and I learned these are very collectible. After it sold, someone emailed to ask if I had others, so grab it if you ever see one. The atomizer was even hard.
Sweet vintage cross stitch kitchen sampler. Found in a musty basement at an estate sale. The frame fell apart all around it leaving a big dirty stain on the bottom. I tried cleaning it so I soaked it in a soapy solution, but the stain was stubborn. Luckily, it was mostly around the bottom left.
Aren’t these pretty? Found at a thrift store.
I had the following 2 pictures listed together for-EVER! But they wouldn’t sell, they wouldn’t sell, and THEY WOULDN’T SELL! So I decided to split them up, to sell individually. The shipping would be lower for one rather than two together.
Someone came along wanting to buy both of them. She bought one, then saw the other for sale in my shop and bought it too, so everyone is happy. Go figure.
Both bought at thrift stores & I can’t remember how much at the moment.
Sold for $17.50 & $18.00…a good deal considering they were ready to hang with frame and glass.
Generally, cross stitch is slow, but I like them, so I often buy. Not always a good rule of thumb, but I have weaknesses, LOL.
Gold napkin rings, an estate sale find. Took a long time to sell.
Sold for $18.00
This and the next are two are crochet sales I’m happy to get rid of, but not making any money on.
TIP: Selling anything cheap doesn’t seem to make them more attractive to a buyer. They take just as long to sell, and “cheap” makes buyers wonder what’s wrong with it.
Sold for $8.50
Hollywood Regency decor is a good seller, and this tissue box cover was in very nice shape. It sold quickly.
I sold 2 pair of ladies leather gloves last month, which is very unusual. Gloves rarely sell. Two pair in one month…unbelievable!
These were purchased by a California shop owner who used gloves to protect her hands in restoring cane and wicker.
Pretty little unused needlepoint compact, found at an estate sale in my own neighborhood.
A rare razor, made in France, called a GYR Sufam razor. It worked on a flywheel principle, or to put it another way, it worked like the pull string on a Chatty Cathy doll to make her talk. I found one on Ebay, priced at $40, and it didn’t have the case or instructions.
Thermos lovers, eat your heart out! Found at an estate sale for $2, it still had the original label.
Scrabble tiles used to be good sellers, but not so much anymore. These took a long time to sell.
Those who follow me may remember this Hollywood Regency trash can cover I repainted and turned into a shabby chic vase! I can’t believe I bought it…it was so nasty!
Sold for $26.60
Blogging buddy, Michelle L. bought this vintage makeup brush for her friend.
Set 6 Turtle Drawer Pulls I found at a yard sale.
I found 30 of these little mini brass shadowbox figurines at an estate sale a while back, and decided to split them up in groups of 5 to sell. This is the first group.
Paid $5 for all 30
Sold 5 for $15.00
Everybody had one of these Mateus wine bottles in the 70’s! The label was messed up on it, so I didn’t know if it would sell or not, but it went quickly.
You wouldn’t think monogrammed/personalized coasters would sell, but these do. It’s the second set I’ve had. They looked barely used.
Sold for $21.00
This was a very interesting vintage Good Housekeeping Cookbook from 1942. It had a Wartime supplement telling housewives how to conserve and make do with rationing.
A vintage telephone I found at a thrift store for only $4.99. Probably the reason it was so cheap was because the casing on the base was cracked in 2 places. This was NOT a repro either…it was a genuine 40’s telephone.
Sold for $65.00
What Sold in SquareDanceNWestern Etsy Shop:
I found this cute red vest at an estate sale.
Pink Conch Belt
Sold for $17.00
Wide Navy Belt
Sold for $18.50
Red Petticoat selling for friend. The basic colors of red, black, and white are much harder to sell, and anything in size small is almost impossible to sell.
Red bandana skirt (mine). Not an elastic waist. These are also much harder to sell.
And that’s it folks! Thanks for sticking with me. Which one was your favorite?
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