Saturday, October 15, 2011

Milestone Report!

Hey all!  Well, I am happy to report that this week I made my first sale on Etsy, followed almost immediately by one more, then another the next day!  Yes, 3 SALES within 24 hours!  I was so excited, but then I started thinking, what do I have to pack with?!  I needed to grab some boxes from work. (which is where I was, luckily!) So I found some boxes that were the right size, used found bubble wrap, and was given a HUGE box of packing peanuts, so I was set!  I have been keeping an eye out for small boxes to ship very small items so I don't have to overpay for shipping, and I found a few, and unfortunately one was in the recycling bin, but that didn't stop me!  I checked my surroundings thoroughly, but alas, right as I was reaching in to grab it (it was about the only thing in there so it was at the bottom!) I heard a truck roll by!  I was caught in the act of dumpster diving!

Anyways, I am sure your here to see some pictures of finds, so here goes!

Jack Daniels double deck of playing cards!  Probably not worth much gold, but they are old and really neat!  I love that they come in the ornate little tin as well!

But my playing card finds didn't stop there!

These are Congress playing cards, they came in this nice little box, but one of the dogs does not match!  They are still super cute and I think they might do well in my Etsy shop!

Today I found some great little brass items!  The Crew's Quarters sign caught my eye and I am hoping some boating enthusiast will pick it up!  I love the little show pony as well!  I LOVE brass horse things, but this will go in the shop, too, especially because I found another little pony that will be mine!
This little copper colt was on a shelf at an estate sale and I grabbed him quickly!  Not quite brass, but I am pretty sure he is copper plated, maybe brass underneath?  I'm not too great at identifying what metals are solid, plated, etc, but I know that this guy was very heavy and solid!  So what if he looks a little mule-ish, he is so great!

It's Pyrex time!  I found A LOT of Pyrex today, but this is what I picked up!  This was another milestone for me because this is the first time I have found a COMPLETE bowl set!  I picked up this set of 4 mixing bowls in Forest Fancies for $12.99 at Goodwill!  There were also 2 large Town and Country mixing bowls at the same Goodwill but they were too much $$, and another one that I don't remember.  I am thinking about taking a trip back there tomorrow or later this week to take a second look.  It is really difficult for me to tell if I have a neat Pyrex piece or just a normal one, because I am not familiar with the patterns at all!  Pulling up Pyrex Love on my phone takes forever, but for now, it is the best resource I have!  I cannot wait until I get a new phone with actual internet, as opposed to Blackberry internet!

These are really cute pieces of saddle brass they are small, only about 3 inches long each, but super cute!

Really neat genuine leather briefcase that I picked up at the estate sale.  These get a lot of interest in my etsy shop, so hopefully it goes quick!

Last but not least, ANOTHER old stapler!  I just love their retro look!  This is an older Swingline, I just love the bright red color!

Thanks for reading, hope to make a new post again sooner rather than later!

Linking up!
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  1. Great finds - especially the brasses!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Hey Chelsea! Love the Forest Fancies Pyrex. I can't believe you found such a great *set* at GW!! Congrats your brassiness!

  3. Nice price for the Forest Fancies - hope you do just as well if you make another trek back to that shop....

  4. Are you selling the crews quarters plaque? I might need it for our beach house which is boat themed! We already have one similar that says Captains Quarters for the master bedroom. The Crew one would be cool for the guest room.