Monday, August 31, 2009

Hocking Hills Antique Barn - Final Report :(

Yep, this weekend me and my stuff left the Barn and hit the highway toward home - toward the big yard sale my parents and I are having this weekend, to be more specific.

It was a hard decision to make, I did like doing it, but the return just wasn't there for me. It's funny, I had to make the decision coming off my best month yet - in July I actually made rent, plus $42.00. But, I knew it wasn't sustainable, so I told them I would move out at the end of August.

I put everything at half off for a week, then at 75% off for the last week. For the whole month of August I sold $61.50. Granted, I didn't add any new items in August, which didn't help, but at 75% off some of that stuff was super cheap and still didn't move! It helped me feel like I made a good decision....

It may be something I try again in the future, maybe somewhere closer. It just wasn't for me right now, but you never know unless you try, right?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Country Home fix with Flea Market Style magazine?

I just discovered that there is a new magazine out called Flea Market Style (from the amazing Ki Nassauer) - will it give us the Country Home flavor we've been missing? I hope so! They have a blog now which is great, but it looks like the mag is only available in stores, I couldn't find an option to subscribe... So, the hunt is on! I'll let you know if I can snag a copy... :)

Update: It looks like they released a test issue this spring, with another new issue set for release next spring... if I hear anything more I will let you all know!

Friday, August 14, 2009

And the winner is...

I am so happy to announce the winner of the giveaway - congratulations Christina from Pardon My Vintage! The Eames Hang-It-All is over the $100 limit, but I have no doubt that you will be able to find something else to choose as your prize. ;)

Thanks so much to everyone for entering!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's Contest Time! - Giveaway

TIME'S UP! Winner will be announced tomorrow - thanks everyone for entering!!

I am *so* excited - the amazing site All Modern is sponsoring a giveaway right here on my blog! How cool is that? They are offering any item under $100 to the winner - there is tons to choose from, for every room in the house... all of it totally drool-worthy! Here are a few of my personal favorites:

Do you see why I am so totally excited? I could be here all day showing you the goodness that is on this site - but luckily I don't have to, you can head on over yourself and start choosing what you want if you win!

Which brings us to the details of the contest...

I will be running it for one week, from 6pm today, Thursday August 6th, through 6pm next Thursday August 13th.

I want as many folks as possible to hear about it and have a chance to win, so here is what you need to do to enter!

Pick one (or all!):

Post about the contest on your blog
Send out a tweet about the contest on Twitter
Post about the contest on Facebook, MySpace, or any other network
Send out an email about the contest to all your vintage geek friends
(Be sure to leave a link to this post so people can get all the details!)

Once you are done come back here and leave a comment telling me what you did - and you are entered! Don't forget to leave me your email address as well!

Did I mention how excited I am? ;)

All Modern has a fantastic selection of modern furniture and home accessories from many leading designers. Part of CSN Stores, All Modern is just one of over 200 retail sites that offer a diverse array of products from office furniture by Herman Miller to wall sconces by Murray Feiss.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Featured Collectible - Vintage Bathroom Scales

I love it when a theme develops in my treasure hunting adventures - and here is a perfect example. A couple of weeks ago I picked up this vintage bathroom scale at an estate sale:

Vintage Borg Mid Century Modern Bathroom Scale

It's got some wear and tear but told me my weight the exact same as my digital scale at home (though it could have been nice and shaved off a few pounds if it was so inclined!). I hadn't ever bought a bathroom scale to sell before, so I got it to give it a try.

A few days later as I was going through the vintage fashion magazines I got at the same sale, I happened to see this ad:

Be sure you click to view it full size - these have to be the most perfect bathroom scales ever created! Flowers, an owl, a frog, a butterfly, a ladybug, a strawberry, and yes even one that says Hey Fatso - I guess that is supposed to be "motivational"?

Anyway, a quick search for these online only brought two results - the first is from one of my fellow vintage Etsy sellers:

Vintage Counselor Owl Bathroom Scale

Can you believe that price? One of you had better snap that deal up while it lasts!!

The second is from a seller on eBay - is this one supposed to be "motivational" as well?

Vintage Counselor Keep America Beautiful Bathroom Scale

I did find a few other cool scales listed - they would all fit into a retro styled bathroom quite nicely!

Vintage Salter Blue Flowers Bathroom Scale

Vintage Borg Pink Bathroom Scale

Vintage Blue Counselor Bathroom Scale

Maybe for my next post I'll look at vintage shower curtains to go with these? ;)

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

New goodness at auction on eBay - Vintage 70's & 80's Fashion Magazines!

I love finding a huge box of vintage magazines at an estate sale - I always do a secret little happy dance (while trying to look casual, of course) as I scoop it up and run it to the checkout table. Last weekend I found a box of fashion magazines from the 1970's and 1980's - the one on top was this one:

Vintage December 1977 Vogue Fashion Magazine

Vogue magazine? Are you kidding me? I dug right into the box, under the Vogue was a few of these:

Vintage January 1978 Seventeen Teen Magazine

What teenage girl doesn't read Seventeen magazine? If I ever find any of the ones I read back in the early 90's I'll flip. (I would truly die if I found a big box of Sassy magazines though - that was my teenage Bible, and I sold all of them at a yard sale before I went to college, like a total idiot.)

Under the Seventeens were a few of these classics:

Vintage July 1979 Mademoiselle Magazine

And the rest of the box?

Vintage January 1976 Glamour Fashion Magazine - Christie Brinkley Cover

Yeah baby - Glamour magazines - a ton of them! Four of them have Christie Brinkley on the cover - apparently in the mid to late 70's she was Glamour's favorite cover girl.

Head on over if you want to check them all out! :)