Wednesday, December 12, 2012

So Much To Do

In between estate sales, I've been finding ways to keep busy. Of course, there's the regular everyday stuff that needs to get done. Unfortunately, that mountain of laundry that either needs to be washed or folded hardly ever seems to shrink, so, there's always that. Our five dogs love attention, so when I have some free time, I try to lavish some extra attention upon them.

I've been listing stuff on ebay pretty regularly. I've got about thirteen items up now, and I try to keep adding to the list. I've got a pile of things that can go up; it's just making the time to get them there that is difficult.

The room sprays have been steady. I'd love to have the sales increase a little, though. I sell them in my mother's shop, and through my facebook contacts. I listed them here, too, on their own special page, but haven't gotten any orders through the blog yet. I've been debating whether or not to list some on ebay or etsy, but I still go back and forth. Any thoughts?

I've got a couple of sewing machines that I need to service, and I'd really like to get that done before Christmas. I'm sure my customers would appreciate that!

No, I'm not done Christmas shopping yet. I'm way behind this year. Every year I tell myself that I'll start and finish early, then have the weeks before Christmas to relax and enjoy, but it never seems to happen. Maybe next year!

And, I've still got baking to do! I'm not even really sure what I'll be baking this year. Probably the old standbys - pumpkin bread at least.

Well, lots and lots to do. It will get done - it always does. Here's hoping that your holiday season is stress free and full of happiness. That's what I'm aiming for.

Monday, November 26, 2012

I Can't Get Used To It

The "new" format for Blogger has been around for awhile now, right? I haven't posted since they changed the  format. I just can't get used to it! I think that I might just have to close my eyes and go for it, though. It's been awful. Every time I feel like posting, I hold back because the new format is so uncomfortable and unfamiliar. I wish they hadn't changed it!

I've been keeping busy, though. Last week we had an estate sale after a long break. I also took a long break from ebay. I just posted a bunch of things today, and have more to post. You can see some of them on the widget to the right. Hopefully, I can get to posting more items this week. The room sprays have been doing well, too. I ordered some more supplies, so I'll be cranking out the room sprays to stock up for Christmas.

I'll leave you with a picture that I took a couple of months ago. It's totally unrelated to anything, but I want to put a picture here, and I like it. It's from a gate to a cemetery. I like the different textures.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Auburn, MA Estate Sale

We've been very busy for the last two weeks getting ready for our next estate sale. This time it's in Auburn, MA. The home is a two bedroom, beautifully decorated condo. The items in the home were lovingly cared for and treasured. The style is just so tasteful and will appeal to a wide range of folks.

Clayton Marcus 

Charming Deacons Bench

Beautiful Secretary by Jasper Cabinet Company

The sale will be held on Saturday, May 5th from 9-3. It's a one day sale only, so there will be deep discounts given after 1:00pm. Hope to see you there!

If you're interested in coming to the sale, you can find directions, information and more pictures here

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Estate Sale This Weekend In Dudley

We've got another great estate sale this weekend. Lots and lots of vintage and retro items. SO much enamelware it's amazing. The living room set is so retro. I can't forget about the fabrics. There's a huge amount of vintage fabric. I'd love to get my hands on some of it! The weather looks good, so I'm expecting it'll be a great sale and a lot of fun. You can follow this link for more info and pictures. The address will be posted there on Friday.

Sweet hamper


Huge amount of enamelware.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

eBay Mania!

I’ve been listing things like crazy on eBay this week. Often times after an estate sale is over, there can be a lot of good stuff left. Rather than seeing the owners trash the leftovers, we’ve been offering to list some things on Craigslist and eBay. It gives the owners another chance to clean out some of the things leftover and to make some money.
It’s been a long time since I’ve sold on eBay. I’ve forgotten how time consuming it is. I photograph the item, upload the photos to my computer, put them into a template, then create the listing. For me, the most difficult thing about listing an item is configuring the shipping costs. Although, I’ve listed about fifteen things so far, and it has gotten a little bit easier. I’m hoping that as time goes on I’ll get faster at it.
I’ve got some interesting things up on eBay right now. There are a couple of vintage Girl Scout Uniforms, some Great Bay Pottery, a Boston Bruins yearbook from 1976-1977, and some other cool things. You can click the link in my sidebar to take you to the items that are up for auction.


 Have you had any success selling on eBay?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This Week's Estate Sale - Worcester, MA

This week we'll be putting the final touches on the estate sale for this weekend in Worcester, MA. Most everything is pulled out of boxes and displayed nicely. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate, and we'll have a great turnout. I'll be publishing the address later in the week. Lots of interesting things at this sale. There are lots of vintage linens, a dining room set, living room furniture, kitchen stuff, glassware, beautiful bedroom sets, and some interesting books, including a box of about 30 Nancy Drew books.
Here are a few pictures:

Sofa in pristine condition.

Nice corner china cabinet.

An Evening In Paris

Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery Set

Perfect brand sewing cabinet


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Today's moving sale was affected by the snowy weather. It snowed all day, so we didn't get the numbers of people we were hoping for. There were a few brave souls that came out, but nothing near what we would expect on a normal day. Tomorrow, however, there isn't any snow in the forecast, so, I hope we can make up for what didn't happen today. There will be LOTS of bargains, so if you're in the area, come check it out. Follow this link for the where and when of the sale.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Keeping Busy

Things have been very busy around here. I've been helping out my mother with running estate sales. We have two this month a week apart. We are still learning, so at this point, it's an incredible amount of work. It's fun, though, to organize the items in an estate sale to their best advantage. It's also fun coming across things that I've never seen before, and doing the research to find out as much as I can about them. Here's a link to the moving sale we'll be hosting this weekend. Stop by and see us!
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