inApril 4, 2013 - 2:27pm
I have sold on various online venues since 2003. I opened my Ruby Lane shop, Suzy’s Timeless Treasures, in February, 2011, selling exclusively there online. Up until February, 2013, I had never sold my wares in person at a ‘show’ even though this is common in the Antiques Vintage Collectibles (AVC) business.
inApril 3, 2013 - 1:18pm
The world of collecting can become a good investment. The photo accompanying this blog was taken recently at The DC Big Flea Antique Show near Washington DC. The vendor at this booth has collected hat pins since 1979. Once she began collecting, her passion for hat pins became a treasure hunt. Her vacations were planned treasure hunts to search for antique hat pins. Her hat pin collection is huge.
inApril 2, 2013 - 1:32pm
I have always found it quite ironic that the most 'uncomfortable' part of the online shopping process, seemingly, for my clients is handling their item's shipment. The bulk of questions I received were not about the authenticity of the listings or concern about paying online but about how to work out the additional cost of shipping.
inApril 1, 2013 - 2:16pm
Old-style holiday candy containers and figurines like the the new Chanticleer theme decorative box shown here are often offered for sale in advance of specific holidays. Sometimes new pieces are sold as paper mache, but they are actually made of resin.
inApril 1, 2013 - 12:09pm
I wonder what this selling season has in store for me. By mid-April I should be able to open my store, if the weather holds, and our Spring is kind to us.
inMarch 29, 2013 - 2:11pm
Everyone knows that a four-leaf clover is lucky – but why? As children, we’d play countless games of hide and seek, red light or freeze tag, then collapse onto the lawn, fanning through the grass in search of that special clover. Our yard was particularly lucky. We had a patch that yielded dozens of four leaf clovers, an occasional five leaf clover and once, an extremely rare seven leaf clover!
inMarch 29, 2013 - 1:44pm
Kesha Rose Sebert (a.k.a. Ke$ha) in an interview with Newsweek said, “I don’t really plan what comes out of my mouth, and that’s what makes most of my lyrics entertaining.”
inMarch 28, 2013 - 4:54pm
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. - S.D. Gordon
1.) Antique French Cake Stand & Glass Cloche Cover, $520, click here. 2.) Vintage Lefton Easter Bunny Rabbit Figurine Pair White With Original Stickers Japan, $39, click here. 3.) Huge Blown Glass Decorated Easter Eggs CHRISTBORN Germany Ornaments, $66, click here. 4.) Hobnail Milk Glass Basket – Fenton, $50, click here. 5.) Jointed Sitting Bunny Rabbit Figure, $16, click here. 6.) 17 Easter Eggs Wrapped Satin Large C. 1950's Wonderfully Fun, $38, click here. 7.) Edward Marshall Boehm "Lamb" Figurine, $165, click here. 8.) Antique French Glass Dome Food Cloches - Bell Jar, $395, click here.
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inMarch 28, 2013 - 9:40am
I remember thirty-five years ago when a friend showed me a piece of pink glass (the color she collected) and I thought "How pretty that is". She told me what it was and then took me with her the next time she went on her hunt for more. Well, from that point on I was hooked, only I loved the sparkling green color glass, especially the "Cameo Ballerina" by Anchor Hocking Glass Co.
inMarch 27, 2013 - 10:42am
The beautiful ring fascinated me! I’ve never been all that much into Mother of Pearl, but I’ve always loved amethysts and diamonds, and this 14k gold ring had all three. It had been labelled “Erte” and “CFA” but neither of those were familiar to me. Yet I couldn’t walk away from that beautiful, somewhat unusual ring. I had to buy it!