I am always looking for beautiful industrial metal baskets, I didn't notice the handles of this one were not even when I first scooped it up but it's such a handsome piece, gorgeous shape that I don't feel the photos accurately captured.
See it on Etsy. I loved it as a record rack, would be great for hosting some in the antique mall...if people bought records at all locally. I've never sold one for over $1.00.
I wouldn't pick this dress up in a store, too trendy. What's with the geometric tribal pattern on everything shipped out of China these days? Are we going to look back on 2013 and 2014 ten to twenty years from now laughing at our tribal version of retro Saved by the Bell prints on shirts, dresses, purses, hats? Anywho I caved on this brand new brand-name skater dress with sweetheart neckline for the fit alone, very easy to wear dress. From a favorite second-hand spot in St. Augustine.
And then there was a chip bowl. Always enjoyed the look of these and couldn't stop myself from paying for this despite my vow to buy no more glassware. It resides on Etsy. That reminds me, there were some clear glass Scandinavian candle holders, would those sell? Thought I'd leave them behind without knowing more info on them.
Another find for keeps is this trio of stunningly gorgeous Japanese paintings, each depicting a different season. Painted on a texture background, these are too beautiful in person. I have them in my bedroom and enjoy looking at them every day.
I love each one but the still beauty of this snowy scene and the white/blue juxtaposition make this my favorite. I can almost smell the crisp, cold air. And I hate winter, still love this!
My mom tried to stop me from buying this (and she and all who hunt with me have been instructed- I am not allowed to bring more mugs into this crowded apartment) but Kimberly Fireking mugs are an exception. I once sold Kimberly Fireking mugs worth $700 for $27.00 and it still haunts my soul! I pick one up now every time in case it could be valuable. This one is not but a similar one in a pearly-finish is. On Etsy
I took risk on this "antique" (not quite) lamp for $2.00. The wire is terrifying, plugging it in is for the bravest of souls, but I thought it was an interesting statement piece. On Etsy.
A Yuko-bomb! I found this shabby night stand, quite similar to another I scored for free, on a curbside. Needs some work for sure but you can't beat free, and look at those desirable mod legs! I took with me the questionable reading material within, Marquid De Sade's (Sadist and Sadism come from his name) The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writing. The colorful wooden counter perched atop the stand is from my childhood, it was my brother's and used to sit on their dresser. It brings back memories of solving math problems and playing with Transformers and G.I. Joe's in my brother's bedroom. Took it home from my mom's house last week to use to count the amount of listings/other necessary tasks I finish daily.
For a buck these colorful metal coasters had to come home with me, too. They remind me of similar mod metal cups/coasters? Not sure what that type is called, anyone have hints for me? The back of these say they were made in Italy. They're on Etsy. Again, can't stand the off-white .jpg image scenario, why are you doing this to me blogger, adobe photoshop elements or whatever evil force???!!!
So about that podcast, my reseller interview is up on eBay Scavengers if you wanna listen, they asked lots of good questions. It's also great blog with tons of detailed information on being successful on eBay and online selling. They've agreed to let me do a follow-up interview; I'm curious to learn as much as I can about eBay selling from pros with 10,000 sales under their belts! If you have any questions in particular for them leave them in the comments or e-mail me.
Edit: Kari shared how to change the annoying auto-color-change Blogger's been doing! Check out this link for steps on how to turn that setting off.
Did you find anything interesting this weekend?
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