Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Where's Waldo?

Where is Waldo? That is a strange blog post title. I HATE to do a post without a picture! In fact, I'm not sure that I ever have. So that's where the Where's Waldo part comes in. This is a picture of my bedroom.

Can you spot the difference in this picture?

I'll tell you at the end of the post.

As I posted last week, I have been on a rigid eBay schedule. I've been listing at least 5 items each night and it has been paying off. So tonight I have to pack up all my sales. I am not looking forward to it. That is one of the things I love about my booth. I don't have to worry about the shipping part. I simply put items there and the customer carries it home with them. Voila! Ms. Jackie has to do no packing! But alas--when you sell on eBay--that is all part of it.

I also need to be pricing stuff for my big yard sale on Saturday. I've had crazy success in the past and i'm hoping for the same this year. I've come to realize junking is a vicious cycle. If it doesn't sell on eBay or at the booth it either has to be sold at a garage sale or donated to the thrift. I'm also realizing several other things about junking. At some point in the future look for a post which has my junking top 10 list or 10 things I've realized about junking.

So did you spot the difference in the picture? One lamp had a lighter colored shade. I was trying to decide which one i liked the best. I went with the one on the left, the lighter one.

I'll try to snap some pics of the sale this Saturday. No promise though--things get real hectic real quick.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

So....I Bought This New App

So I bought this new blogging app. I'm hoping that its all it's cracked up to be...hmmmm we'll see. I guess I'm hoping it will be like a good dose of fiber and keep me regular. Ok-- sorry. That was crude.....

A few random thoughts..... I think this game caused me a serious case of tennis elbow (tendonitis). Really! I have the doctor bill and arm brace to prove it.

It's crazy addictive but it comes with a price.

I found the cutest thing ever! It was at the Goodwill Wednesday night.
Did you know they made these cute mini golf carts?

I'm jumping all over the place today. I have ramped up my eBay business! Since I pretty much took the whole year off last year i figured it was time to get rid of some junk or stop buying it and we all know that is not going to happen.

My husband is a privacy phobe. He does not want to be on the internet... as in doesn't want his face to be on the internet. So....I'm good with that. It's not that he is one of the 10 most wanted....he's just paranoid like that. So guess who is my new vintage Mad Men model?

You guessed it. Mr panic monger himself. I had to pinky swear and spit shake that I wouldnt include his face. So i didnt-- but oh how i wanted to.

If you're in the market for a vintage vacation polo this is it! I need to run. People are starting to look for me. Holla.

Btw, looking forward to an extreme saleing weekend. And then next weeked, im selling at my favorite community sale.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Abba Temple Yardsale March 2011

Last week I participated in a huge city rummage sale. It was held at a local Shriner's center, the Abba Temple. The table rental started at $10.00 and went up to $20.00, depending on your location in the building. I rented two $10.00 tables and this worked out great for me. That's my Mama in the background.

We were allowed to set up the day before and the morning of the sale. As I was getting everything unloaded, my little neighbor (she was about 5 years old) to the right told me..."Now..this is our stuff and don't you touch it!" I assured her that I wouldn't and told her she was doing a great job. Her mother was mortified! I had to chuckle because I was thinking to myself..."Sugar, I have my own junk that I'm trying to get rid of. I don't need any of yours." Holla! But she turned out to be a good neighbor and even bought some stuff from me.

I sold so much stuff and unloaded a ton of ebay and booth duds! She those Star Trek The Next Generation Videos? Yeah. The ones I paid over $150 for at the thrift store about 10 years ago? Because I thought my husband would love them? Yeah, the ones in that picture. The ones that were $3.88 each. I was hoping against hope that I could sell them. I listed the whole lot for $25.00. We all know that the VHS tape has gone the way of the 8 track. Well, wonder of wonders, right after the sale started, a guy said will you take $20 bucks for the set? I had to show restraint and not snatch his arm off in taking his money. He actually asked me to hold them because he had to go get money. So I did and sure enough he came back for them. He also asked me if I had any Dungeons and Dragons stuff? Um--not so much buddy!
The "grab boxes" were a huge success. It was a great day and I think I cleared $235 after my table rental. I was a very good girl and only spent $9.00 on stuff! I bought 4 cookbooks for the booth. They are a very good seller for me. And for the BEST part of the day.....after the sale closed and the vendors were packing up, a man went to the microphone and said I have a mannequin for sale if anyone is interested. $5.00. As he was saying Fiv- I was making a beeline toward him. So I am the proud owner of a waist up mannequin. It has a heavy metal base and is very sturdy. It will come in handy at the booth. A mannequin, in my humble opinion, is a must have if you want to sell clothing items out of your booth. I don't like to sell too many clothes, but a couple of nice, unique pieces works well for me.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Fabulous!

Here in Mobile we are smack dab in the middle of Mardi Gras. Since I work downtown where the Mardi Gras parades and hoopla are going on-- and since I don't do Mardi Gras -- today was a perfect day to take a vacay day. More on that later.

The firm where I work apparently has a new policy. When a secretary reaches a milestone anniversary with the firm, they receive a bouquet of flowers. I was so shocked when I received these last week:

I reached my 5 year anniversary. A dozen beautiful, velvet red roses! I could not believe it. I think some of the secretaries were jealous. Holla! All joking aside, in this economy, I'm thankful to have a job! And to get flowers from your company? Unbelievable! I'm blessed to work for a great firm!

So what did I do today? A booth re-do, of course! Presenting Ms. Jackie's Junque all ready for Spring.

Jacob made these FABULOUS tissue paper pom poms. They add so much whimsy! My hubby hung them from monofilament line (ok-fishing line) so they look like they are suspended in the air.

A close up of the blue pom pom:

This Gladiolus vase has been in the booth since day one. I added the faux flowers and put it front and center. I hope someone decides they can't live without it and wants to take it home with them.

Beautiful bird needlepoint:

Easter tablecloth and 4 napkins:

The CUTEST old woman in the shoe planter. You know her, right? She had so many children she didn't know what to do!

Plenty of Easter and Spring fabric:

Collection of blue and white items:

Cute "travel" prints :

Cute strawberry items. Or "trawberry" since I cut the "S" out of the picture. I have mad picture taking skills and don't you forget it!

So, by now, you realize that there is no rhyme or reason to the order of these photographs. I'm tired of fighting Blogger to get them rearranged. So stay with me.

More strawberry items.

These are some Far East items that I have grouped together on the Mid Century vanity that we took today. This is one sweet vanity. I'm not fond of light furniture but this piece is very nice. The drawers glide like melted buttah:

A close up of a cute Easter bunny:

My mannequin all dressed for Easter:

Look at that scrumptious fabric yo yo pillow. The fabrics have to be from the '40s and '50s.

This is a whole shelf full of country music and books. Dolly Parton. Johnny Cash. George Jones. Loretta Lynn. Minnie Pearl. Jerry Clower. Kenny Rogers and Dottie West. The group Alabama! (Roll Tide) (You'd have to be from Alabama to understand that one. You can't say Alabama without saying Roll Tide!)

Shelf chock full of left over Valentine's day angels. Repurposed, regrouped, ready for a good home.

More blue and white items:

Ok--so here's where the pictures get sketchy. For some reason I cannot get them to center in my post. So let's roll with them like this. Mmmmkk? We're almost done. . .

The above picture is a close up of my Easter items. Beautiful Last Supper mirror, Italian Last Supper figurine, a communion cup, a Southern Living at Home cross and more. I wanted to do something to commemorate the true meaning of Easter. Christ made the ultimate sacrifice. The bunnies are cute--but that's not what it's all about.

Another shot of the MCM vanity. Look at the abacus lamp with collapsible shade.
Well, that about wraps it up. Sorry this post is so image heavy. But, it's a great way to keep up with what's in the booth. One more picture before I go. . . . Can you find Jesus in the puzzle?

From Luke 11:9-10:

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it will be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Happy Easter!