Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Treasures

I'm working today in my shop, but I wanted to show you what we found this morning when we were out and about. We will be in the city tomorrow and I will take lots of pictures of baby things...we are counting down the days until our little guy's arrival.

Wonderful old grass shears
Darling little rose covered tins

Very old electric grill...looks perfect for grilled cheese!

Charming Avon Butter Dish

Old Thermos....I remember these well!

and a very old nutcracker....a style I've never seen before. :)
Everything will be in Four Dog Vintage later today! Chat with you soon!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My New Vintage Life

I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I am having with my new vintage shop, Four Dog Vintage. I've only sold one little glass, but every day I am adding new things and hopefully the sales will follow.

Talk about having a lot to learn.....I am reading and reading and reading. It is a lot of work. It's more than just buying some old things and throwing them in your shop. You have to take good pictures, give good descriptions and make sure that you are not overpricing your items or even worse UNDER pricing them. That is one of the hardest things for me. Here are a few of things I did list this week.

I have a couple of things sitting here that I can't list, because I can't price them. One is an old wood working plane. I can't find another one anywhere exactly like it. Some of the planes I see for sale are pretty cheap and others are pretty expensive. I will keep looking until I know that I am pricing it right.

The other thing is an old glass washboard. There are lots of them for sale...some really cheap and some not so cheap. I can only find one like mine for sale anywhere and it pretty expensive. That leads me to believe that this one isn't as common as others and is probably worth more.

Then there is the very old china. I listed a cup and saucer in my shop and really wasn't sure about the price. I couldn't find the pattern anywhere. It seems to be older than everything I see on line by that company. So, I'm waiting to list any more of it until I have a better idea on what it is worth. Here it is. It's so pretty.

See, it's a lot of work....but it's fun work....and now I have to get back to it. I hope you are all well. I will be seeing Tresa on Sunday. I'll take pictures. We are down to about 35 days until baby boy's due date. I am so excited!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Is it Just Me....

or are a lot of people not blogging as often as they use to? During the winter it seemed as though everyone I followed had a new post every day.

This summer I've noticed a lot of people missing lots of days of posting...just like me. I just don't have the time. If I want to keep my etsy shops going, I have to work in the evening...and that is what I am doing.

Are you blogging as much as you were, or have you slowed down a bit? If you have slowed down is it because you have more to do in the summer or you are just tired of blogging?

Just curious.....

Monday, August 16, 2010

Give Me A B....

Give me an R......

Leave me a comment and tell me what let you think it is!

At first I thought it was a B....and then after closer look, I thought it was an R. It's a gorgeous vintage embroidered hankie that I want to list in Four Dog Vintage.

What do you think? B or R?

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