Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. I attended two estate sales on Friday morning, both on the way to bring new merchandise up to my booth. Saturday I attended the baby shower of a sweet young friend who came into town from Buffalo to allow her Albany friends to celebrate the miracle of her pregnancy.
You see, she and her husband had tried for several years to have a baby, when their first miracle arrived–Henry a beautiful baby boy they adopted three years ago. After their move to Buffalo, and just as they were settling into a new home, miracle #2 occurred. She’s pregnant with another boy, due in May.
Sunday we spent the morning with our church family followed by lunch in Glens Falls (NY) with my sweet mother and a trip to the Hyde Museum, one of my local favorites. Enough news, though, how about we take a look at what sold from my booth in February?!!
A vintage, c. 1950’s fan (yes, I dusted it before I brought it up to my booth!), sold for $25.00 (cost: $5.00). I had priced it originally for $35.00, but marked it down after 6 months.
A Union brand tool box sold for $14.00 (cost: $2.00).
A Dietz brand lantern sold for $25.00 (cost: $1.00). Of course, I gave it a good cleaning before bringing it to my booth. You can read how I go about dealing with rust here.
This chalk/bulletin board was one of last year’s projects; it sold for $32.00, after a $6.00 discount. You can see a before shot and get the project details here.
A small primitive shelf sold for $25.00 (cost: $1.00).
A nice oak splint basket sold for $30.00, after a $6.00 discount (cost: $3.00).
A half-melon wicker basket sold for $20.00, after a $4.00 discount (cost: $3.00). Check out my basket price guide.
A couple of years ago I bought a huge collection of these antique, German canisters for $20.00. Only five had lids, thee three and two large. I sold them fairly quickly, making a profit of about $100.00. Each of these small spice canisters sold for $15.00, two larger, lidded versions sold for $35.00 each. That left me with numerous medium and large sized pieces, without lids, that I’ve slowly been selling for $12-15.00. I don’t have pictures of them, but I sold two for $14.00 each this month.
A Van Briggle vase for $25.00 (cost: $1.00).
A Shaker-style, corn straw broom sold for $12.00 (cost: $1.00).
Five Dutch Maestricht, stick spatterware dinner plates sold for $65.00, after a $10.00 discount (cost: $5.00). I wrote a post about these beautiful dishes that you can read here.
An Italian cook book with marvelous modern illustrations for $5.00 (cost: 50¢). Have you read my post about vintage cook books? You might enjoy it:)
Final Sale: Ruby sherberts, c. 1970 by Luminarc for $12.00 (cost: $1.00).
I almost forgot to mention my totals for the month. I grossed$531.50 in February; my cost of goods sold amounted to $43.50 (less than my “limit” of 10%); my rent was $130. Total profit was $358 for my 7′ x 6′ space. Not too bad.
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