Saturday, August 18, 2012

Vintage cookbooks + more new goodness on eBay this week!

Lo and behold, I actually got my entire stash of vintage cookbooks listed this week! Pardon me while I pat myself on the back a few times - it was no small task, let me tell ya! Before we get into those though, let me show off some of the other stuff I have up at auction - yes I listed all the cookbooks, and then some! Pardon me while I pat myself on the back some more... ;)

(I cannot BELIEVE what the bidding is up to on these!!)

There's a few other things listed too, click on over if you want to see the rest! :)

Now the cookbooks I listed every which way - some individually at auction, some individually to my store, and some in lots at auction. Click on over if you want to see them all, I'll just show you a few of my favorites here. :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My $3.00 Keeper, + A Doggie Photo Shoot! :)

I was doing drive-bys at a community yard sale last weekend (you know you all do this too, don't try to lie - you can't stop at every crappy sale, there's no time, man!), and saw this awesome lighted mirror with shelves leaning up against a tree. Needless to say I zipped into the nearest empty parking spot and headed over to check it out. As I was looking it over, the owner shouted out, you can have it for $3.00! I about fell over. I asked if the lights worked and she said she thought so but we could test it out, which we did - and they all work!

So, I loaded into the back seat of my car - it barely fit - and brought it on home with the intentions of selling it. I knew Will wouldn't be happy about the idea of packaging it, and I was right. But still, I figured it would be worth listing. Then I looked at it all weekend, sitting in my office in all of its retro glory - and, I caved - I decided to keep it.

Now, it isn't perfect - no big chips or cracks or anything, but all around the frame is what looks like rusty glue residue. I have no idea if it will come off or not, or if I will even really try - I have half a mind to just paint it... Also, while the butterfly panels are cute, I'm thinking I could also replace them with something else - just like Sue over at VRS did with her too froo-froo mirror. And since I am also wanting to give my $20 dresser a makeover eventually, I'm thinking I could deck them out as a set, taking the mirror off the dresser and hanging this new one above it. I've been saving ideas over on Pinterest for a while now, maybe I will actually get something done before winter? Maybe? ;)

And if you will allow me to veer completely off topic, I also snapped some photos of my little old man when we were outside today - this is our Shadow, who is 13 years old. He isn't as spry as he used to be, but he's hanging in there, hopefully for a good long while yet!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

New goodness at auction on eBay this week!

eBay hadn't had a fee sale in a while, and it is starting to scare me. I was getting used to that nice little break in fees, and hoping that because they were having them so often, it was working out well for them and *maybe* they were thinking of reducing or eliminating the auction listing fees... But, it isn't looking like it now. Sad face. Sigh.

Of course, I listed some stuff anyway! :)

(How great are these?!?! *swoon*) 

(These have been on my Holy Grail list for a while now,
and I *finally* found one!)

There's more - click on over to see the rest! :)