Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend 🙂 I headed up to my antique booth on Friday to restock and hang some fairy lights. I hadn’t gotten around to setting them in my new booth yet. They make me so happy and create a warm atmosphere that I think is very inviting.
That said, I had a terrible month at the booth, and I’ve been struggling to figure out why. Of course the big change has been my new location (since March), but I moved from the second floor to a coveted first floor location–things should be better, not worse. This unfortunately highlights the vagaries of life in retail sales.
On the other hand, I had two additional sources of income this month: Facebook Market and MediaVine. I’ve only begun recently to occasionally list items with FB Market, but it’s been pretty successful and I’m hoping to list more. MediaVine is an advertising company that I recently signed on with and that too, has been working well for me.
The ads were active for just half of May and I earned $288, and I’m on track to earn much more than that in June. This is a huge win for me since I’ve been working on growing my readership to qualify for MV, and that $288 meets a major goal of mine to begin earning some income from my blog. Woo woo!
Now, let’s take a look at what’s selling in vintage and antiques (May 2018).
A wooden document box sold for $14 (cost: $2).
A pair of eagle bookends sold for $25 (cost: $25).
A beautifully embroidered couple sold for $38 (cost: $3). [Upper right hand corner in this photo of part of my Shaker Christmas craft fair booth.]
A copy of Adirondack Album, Vol. II sold for $6 (cost: 50¢).
A glass flower frog sold for $6 (cost: 50¢).
A 1st edition of the Little Golden Book, The Sky (© 1956), sold for $6 (cost: 50¢).
A set of squirrel salt and pepper shakers sold for $10 (cost: 50¢).
The black suitcase sold for $12 (cost: $1) and the suitcase 2nd from the bottom sold for $12 (cost: $2).
Soda Crate, $22
Yellow Planter, $12
White cow creamer, $5
Child’s rocking chair (worn), $8
Pewter candlesticks, $7.50
Galvanized bucket, $12
I’m working on clearing out my garage a bit and so have begun listing some items on Facebook. It’s been really working well so far, as I mentioned.
A pair of folding chairs sold for $25 (cost: $4).
An original oil painting I brought home with me from England sold for $50 (cost: $5). [Read about my personal art collection here.]
A recovered and stenciled stool project from a while ago sold for $12.
A cupcake stand sold for $5 (cost: $1).
A Georges Briard hors d’oeuvre tray sold for $10 (cost: $1).
A pair of vintage (1980’s) magnet sets sold for $8.00 (cost: 50¢).
A Danish cookbook sold for $7.92 (cost: 50¢).
A vintage light meter sold for $24.99 (cost: $1).
Here’s the breakdown on what I made for the month of May with my side hustle:
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