Monday, July 27, 2015

What sold last week

It's Monday!
That means re-capping what sold last week.
It's always interesting to see what people are looking for, buy and collect. 
 
Sometimes, things we think will fly, linger for a bit....on the other hand, things that we think "do we even put this up? who's going to want it?" fly off the shelves and into the mail.
 
It just goes to show, you NEVER know what someone will be looking for
day to day, minute to minute.
So, if you're doing the same thing....Get those items up people! :)
 
 
Vintage Pink Candy Swirl Buttons SOLD!
 
These were so darling! Just like candy! We hand stamped the tag with a cute, big eyed owl.....it really completed the retro look.
 
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Large Antique Wedding Photo in Ornate Folder SOLD!
 
 
Antique photos sell so well, and ornate wedding parties are the best! Look at this bride's veil and flowers, absolutely gorgeous! It was found (and sold) with it's original folder which was just as beautiful, with an embossed decoration that reminded us of an antique hand mirror.
 
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Small Vintage Baby Donkey Ceramic Planter Decorative Collectible made in Japan SOLD!
 
 
This little guy was so cute and was definitely an example of something that we thought was so cute that he'd be gone quickly, but this one lingered a bit. But, now he's off to his new home!
 
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Vintage Catherine Ogust Dress Designs for Penthouse Gallery Japan SOLD!
 

This one went quickly, we knew it would, what a GEM! Even the fabric was so soft and comfortable to the touch. This buyer scooped a fabulous dress at a great price!
 
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Vintage Hazel Richardson Teachers Elementary School Playground Gymnasium Classroom Games  SOLD!
 

Another interesting find....these are the things that are so fun, because they are usually thrown away when the newest school curriculum comes out, or if a school is being renovated. Ephemera is always fun because a lot of people overlook it for the mundane and chuck it....lucky for us, and our buyer, someone thought this was interesting enough to save for all of these years (it was from the 50's).
 
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Mid Century Glass Ice Bucket with Gold Caddy and Metal Ice Tongs SOLD!
 
 
What can we say about this that you cannot tell by just looking! Total Mid Century, Mad Men bar fantastic! Didn't last long....we knew it wouldn't.

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Vintage Afghan & Clothing Knitting Crochet Magazine SOLD!
 
 
Another post and gone! This booklet had fantastic knit/crochet fashion, and tribal patterned afghans. Wish one of us knew how, we'd have the coolest retro clothing on the planet!!
Not that we don't already, but we'd have more ;)
 
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That's all for last week! It's Summer and it's been steady but slower, always is this time of year. It's ok, we need this time to source, inventory, clean, and list in preparation for the busy season which is Fall. So, we're starting to get all the Christmas goodies ready and in the pipeline and ready to go!
 
It may seem odd, but even when we worked the cosmetics counter years ago, July and August always meant Christmas, because that's when all of the stock for the holidays would come in.
 
Remember all of those great fragrance sets you could only get at Christmas? Remember the 80's "Blockbuster" case of tons of makeup that you could purchase only if you bought the fragrance set?
 
We've seen that Youth Dew vintage sets are still quite popular amongst collectors.....though we'd love to see Lutece, Maroc, and Ciara come back! Can sometimes get just the fragrance, but not all the fun stuff that came with, lotions, soap, powder, etc.
 
Amazing....I can still smell them now!
 
What was your favorite? We'd love to hear!
 

 
 

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