Hi there! How was your weekend? I did some thrifting on Friday on the way over to my booth at the Gristmill Antique Center for re-merchandising. Later, while my sweet daughter was still in town, we enjoyed a family movie night (Thor Ragnarok) and our favorite Indian food. What a blessing it is to spend time with family.
Saturday night we enjoyed another dinner and a movie (The Last Jedi) in the company of sweet friends. Sunday morning we spent with our church family and then saw my daughter off to school. In between all of our activity, I squeezed in time to finish today’s post: February 2018 Vintage Income Report. You all have blessed me by letting me know how much you enjoy these posts and how helpful they are to you in your own buying/selling, so enjoy!
This month I grossed $794.67 between sales at my antique booth, through ebay, and through my Vintage Blog Shop. Here’s what sold from each.
Gristmill Antique Center
A small, stenciled ironstone platter that I made sold for $7.
A cow print in a rustic frame (cost $1, sold $15).
A vintage chair seat Milk & Cream sign that I made sold for $28.
A baker’s rack that I gave a chalk paint makeover (cost: $15, sold: $100).
Vintage white pottery vase (cost: $1, sold: $12).
A Christmas arrangement that I made in newer ironstone creamer (cost: $1, sold: $10).
A chalkboard from antique oak frame that I made (cost: $1, sold $25).
1) A small hammer (cost: 50¢ sold: $5).
2) A larger hammer (cost: 50¢ sold: $6).
Antique “Clad’s” ice cream scoop (cost: $12, sold: $25, on sale from $35. [Note: I paid more for this than I normally would because I had planned to keep it, but changed my mind.]
An antique document box (cost: $20, sold: $75). [Note: Same as above, I paid more for this than I normally would because I had planned to keep it, but changed my mind.]
Vintage Blog Shop
Hot air balloon pendant, which cost $1, sold for $11.99.
Sterling silver bracelet, which cost $2, sold for $11.99.
Nursing pin, which cost $1, sold for $10.99.
Willson’s Larger Speller, which was free, sold for $ $8.00 (sold to someone named, Willson 🙂 ).
Nordic wool socks, which cost $2, sold for $20.00.
Antique grater, which cost $3, sold for $25.00.
English crockery beer jug, which cost $2, sold for $23.99.
Airplane-themed Valentine, which cost 50¢, sold for $5.49 (BIN).
Crabtree & Evelyn shaving soap, which cost $1, sold for $12.99 (fixed price). [I reached out to the winning bidder and offered a second one for $10 and she agreed.
Railroad time tables sold for $7.80 (auction starting price). I bought a large bag of these for $3 a long time ago and hadn’t found the right venue for selling them until I started with eBay. I listed a couple of them separately with no success and then decided to try a grouping, finally some success!!
Woman’s Home Companion Cookbook, which cost 50¢, sold for $11.99 (BIN).
Brand new leggings sold for $9.99 (fixed price). [I bought these new a couple of years ago for $11 and never got around to returning them. I was happy to make most of that investment back!]
A vintage Lucite reverse carved and painted pin with copper embellishments, which cost 50¢, sold for $141.49 (auction).
A collection of vintage spools of silk thread, which cost $1.00 and I learned is desirable to fly tiers, sold for $9.99 (fixed price).
A sterling silver World’s Fair 1893 Columbia Exposition teaspoon, which cost $2.00, sold for $11.93.
Let’s take a look at how all of those numbers work together:
So overall not a bad month for vintage sales. I made my antique booth target of 3X my rent, paid off a few bills, and have some cash left over to buy more merchandise. And so the circle keeps on turning…
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