I was hit hard the last few months with booth sales, which isn't a bad thing. However, it is so hard to restock in the wintertime. No garages sales. Fewer estate sales. Auctions here and there. And the prices. Oh, the prices are crazy! We're talking double retail in some situations. Even Goodwill has caught on to the crazy price craze. And not just on collectibles.
So, I risked going to the only good auction within 100 miles of me. It was all dealers. It was hard to get good merchandise. Luckily they did box lots and not a lot of folks dug through to see what was inside. So I got lucky on a few things.
For some reason, only 3 weeks out from Christmas and the prices on vintage Christmas has dropped immensely. That was a surprise. I mean, look at all of this! And Santa works!
I'm not much of a cook, but I couldn't resist these old cookbooks. Look at those graphics! Have you seen what they've been selling for on eBay?
Another item where the graphics drew me in. Yeah there's a few missing pieces, so I'll sell them as a lot.
I intended to buy just the copper coffee pot and tea kettle. I got a few other goodies. Surprisingly, aluminum ice cream scoops sell well for me. And weird s&p shakers, like these Easter Island heads (Moai), also sell well.
I've been looking all over for you guys! Where have all the vintage & even slightly vintage cameras been hiding? You guys are my biggest sellers next to Pyrex.
Speaking of box lots... Here's what come in them nowadays. Dishwasher damaged Pyrex with 2 salvageable lids, some neat-o Made in Japan bookends, and other misc stuff.
Look! More cameras! Yay! I had to buy these 3 off of some guy. They came in a box lot and he wanted the other items. Thank goodness. The wood-handled blow dryer actually works! And aren't those the sweetest sewing kits? They're marked made in Japan and probably from the 50s or 60s.
My most unusual purchase - these stack of new old stock turquoise striped popcorn tubs. So many endless possibilities. Oh, and the hoard of melmac.
So it continues. Also, a full set of aqua handled Ecko utensils.
Easily my favorite purchase of the day. Patchwork (baby) quilt #1.
Aren't these kitties precious? If anyone is good at dating material, so that I could potentially date these quilts, please contact me.
Patchwork (baby) quilt #2.
These will be heading to the booth this weekend. After I endure crazy first week of spring semester. Back to the craziness!
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