Hi there–I hope you had a great weekend! I did some vintage shopping on Friday with my sweet husband. It was a glorious, 65°, blue sky day. We filled the van and had a lot of fun in the process. Did you see the photo I posted on Instagram of my over-stuffed van? I’ll be sharing it again in this week’s subscriber newsletter. Sign up below to receive the newsletter, along with notification of my blog posts as well, right in your inbox.
But today we’re here to talk about what’s selling in vintage and antiques, and I’ll be sharing my April income report as well. I had a rough month in my shop, especially considering that the rent in my new space is so high ($200), but I’m pleased with my Wood Salve profit and my gift shop check (albeit small–but no rent, just commission). All the numbers are at the end of the post.
An American majolica planter sold for $40 (cost: $3). Read more about vintage pottery here.
A vintage machinists tool box sold for $10 (cost: $1).
An antique money box sold for $10 (cost: $1).
An antique leather case sold for $18 (cost: $1).
Above you saw the case in its natural state. In this photo, you can see that on the left it’s been treated. I gave it a coat of my own Wood Salve–an all natural product that I recently developed.
The July Wood Salve Pre-Order form is now full.
Keep watching for my next small batch of this all natural product.
A birch bark canoe sold for $18 (cost: $1).
A vintage side table sold for $25 (cost $3).
A pressed glass creamer sold for $4 after lowering the price from $10 (cost: $2). [Lesson: No more clear glass!!!]
An aqua “Daisy & Button” toothpick sold for $10 (cost: 50¢).
Red wagon, $18
2 old bottles, $4 & $6
Pale pink, shabby chic mirror, $25
Red barn board bench, $38
Framed French print, $10
2 Hanging baskets, $15 each
2 Cutting boards, $6, $12
Money box, $10
Small basket, $6
Side table, $20
English crockery jug, $12
Vintage Blog Shop
A set of Sipper Straws sold for $14.99 (cost: $1).
A large ironstone platter stenciled “Ironstone Cottage” sold for $54.99.
An antique bench scraper sold for the best offer of $15 (cost: 50¢).
A set of five railroad time tables sold for $12.53 at auction (cost: 50¢). Note, this is the third set of five that I’ve sold, which has turned out to be the best way to sell them. I have about 30 more to sell from the original bag that I purchased for $2 or $3.
An aborigine/black Americana card offered at $5.99 sold for the best offer of $4.00 (cost: free). This card was in a large bag of [mostly used] greeting cards that I purchased last fall. I wrote a post about the Valentines in the bag and sold many of them to readers and on Ebay, for a total of $42, so far.
Six packages of “Mother” wrapping paper sold at auction for $13.89 (cost: 50¢).
A sterling silver intaglio cocktail ring sold at auction for $17.93 (cost: $2).
A pewter hair clip, signed Jorgen Jensen, son of famed designer Georg Jensen, offered at $16.99 and sold for the best offer of $13 (cost: $2).
A Shaker style pin cushion sold at auction for $13.47 (cost: $1).
A collection of sewing notions sold for the Buy It Now price of $12.99 (cost: $1). Note, this is the third set of sewing notions that I’ve sold and I have a large bag full of miscellaneous bits and bobs to sell off in small lots like this one.
Simple Gifts (the Shaker gift shop)
The barn board “Hands to Work, Hearts to God” sign (bottom left) sold for $20. The green-leafed Tree of Life watercolor painting sold for $$18. Two pots of Wood Salve sold for $20. The shop deducts 30% commission and then cuts me a check. This quarter’s check totaled $49. (I know the math’s not right, something else must have sold, but I can’t find my “sold” sheet, lol).
I sold 14 containers of Wood Salve ($9.99 – $1 off) for a total of $125.86. [Would have been 15, but one person must have changed their mind and didn’t pay the PayPal invoice.]
All in all not a terrible month, but I’m hoping for drastic improvement from my antique booth at the Gristmill Antique Center. Also, my attention has been diverted away from Ebay by several other “projects,” but I hope to refocus some energy there this month. It’s still “just” pocket money, but it makes me happy 🙂
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