Friday, January 18, 2013

My Latest Finds

I thought I would do a quick post about what I found this week at the thrifts stores. I am really ready to get outside and start going to estate sales and garage sales again, but until the weather warms up (-16 degrees F this weekend!) I will need to settle for the thrift stores.

Some of the things (not everything) I found this week:
  • 2+ yards of vintage barkcloth with fun tropical pattern
  • Dansk candle holder
  • Delft tile says, "Nederland" 
  • 3 vintage scarves
  • Black candle holders from Sweden
  • Mystery tile 

coral italy triangles

Cora and I needed to get out of the house yesterday, so we (I) decided to go shopping and make a lunch stop at McDonalds (I know, I'm a bad mom). I spotted the coral scarf at with the triangles right away. I loved the design.  It had the name, "Salvatore Ferragamo" on it. I do not buy high end clothing and I had never heard of that name, but it said it was 100% silk and made in Italy, so I held on to it. I found the other two scarves which seemed to be of high quality as well, so I snatched them up too. As I was standing in line, I looked up the name "Salvatore Ferragamo" and I was pretty pleased with my find. All accessories were 50% off, so I really got them for a steal. I don't know if the other two scarves are as desirable, but that's ok.

I have some questions for anyone out there in blog land who is reading this...

Does anyone know anything about this tile? It think it is adorable, but I can't find anything about it. Is it Mexican? 

Another question I have is about the Swedish candle holders. I just can't tell if they are vintage. My gut tells me no. The bottoms are just too "new" looking.  They also seem to have some sort of weights on the bottom that make a rattling sound. I have a vintage red candle holder and the shapes vary slightly.


Can anyone help me out?

I've promised myself that I'm going to try to keep my blog posts short and simple so that I don't get blogger burn out.  I'm linking up to Apron Thrift Girl, The Cottage Market, Sir Thrift A Lot, Young Heart Old Soul and A Living Space for the first time. Welcome to any readers who found my blog though them!

Once Again, I'm Back

I seem to have this love hate relationship with blogging. I can do it for awhile and then I get tired of putting the time into it. I think I need to make it more simple. From now on I will be posting simple updates about what is going on around the house. I've said this before and I haven't followed through, so we will see how it goes this time.

For the past six months or more I have really been getting into thrifting. I just love finding treasures that have been discarded.  I have decided to reopen Whatever is Lovely and concentrate more on selling vintage items that I have found in my thrifting journeys. If I make more cards or other creations, they will definitely go in the store, but right now I'm going to concentrate on vintage. I have also been selling some thrifted items on eBay that don't fit the Etsy demographic, but I do feel that my true love is with Etsy.

I've had items in my store for about two weeks and I've already had two sales. I'm excited about that because I have only listed 28 items.

My first sale was a variety of vintage clothes pins. I found them at Goodwill and threw them in my cart on the way out of the store. 

.My second sale was purchased less than 24 hours after I listed it. I found this fun mid century nut server at an estate sale last Sunday after church. I saw it in the ad and I convinced Jeremy to go by the sale on our way home. Luckily it was still there. After I got in the car, I was looking at the listings on Etsy and realized that I had forgotten to pick up the wood bowls that went with the orb. After we picked up some lunch, Jeremy drove me back to the sale and I snatched up the bowls.  I might have priced it to low, but I guess I'll learn for next time. Plus, it was encouraging to get a couple of sales under my belt this week.

This post is supposed to be a short one, so I suppose I will end it here. Thanks for reading about my latest adventures. I hope to keep posting and keep up-to-date on what's going on in the shop and around the house.