If this isn't what you call power of suggestion, I don't know what is.
I will be revealing my next huge give-away and big sale coming up at Modish Vintage this week. Stay tuned!
Russian Soviet Coffee Set by far4 for $4,950.00
Now, that's serious collection of teapots.
Having almost 400 item listed for sale in my Etsy shop is quite overwhelming; having 400 inventory laying around all over my house is another story. And I still probably have another one hundred other items still in a box or plastic bag that needed to be inspected, cleaned, photographed and listed. If you’re a daily thrifter like I am then you’re bound to find something each shopping trip and therefore need to be very creative about storing such finds before hubby trips on one of your train cases and start to really get annoyed and would never let you out of the house again.
I have converted two rooms in my basement to store my inventory, half of the garage to store my packing peanuts and various sizes of boxes, part of the family room downstairs as shipping area and I’m still in need of space. The two instances where I spent a whole weekend looking for a sold item to package in the sea of my ever growing inventory was not a deterrent to stop my thrifting obsession, I take it as a sign that I need more shelves in the house.
So what to do, I have been thinking of running a sale, buy-one-get-one-half-off-or-something-the-like, free shipping is out of the question since most of my items are heavy. But I will definitely try some kind of discount sale in April for my Etsyversary, so stay tuned.
What do you think? would you discount price to boost your sales or maintain prices to preserve your product?
So onto my weekend finds:
A bright yellow vintage swivel chair I will use as prop for my photos, also serves as an endless amusement ride for the kids at the moment.
And last but not the least, my heart-stopping, eye-popping, amazing fabric find ever. I am keeping this and maybe make a couple of pillows or tote or something.
It's one of those days where I feel like I hit the jackpot in thrifting, and in my excitement of it all I left a bag with my desk lamp in it. Guess I have a reason to go back shopping there today.
So today the first half will be spent crafting, learning, singing, dancing, and the second half will be spent swimming at the nearby Community Center pool and later in the evening pizza dinner at Chuckie Cheese. Fun! (and I mean that in the most lovingly motherly way).
These photos are just a few of the funniest ones.
"Inefficient cat captured by an astute goldfish"
"Happy cat in its bath unaware that the house in on fire"
"Vegetarian cat regarding a plate of fried eggs"
" A rather timid wolf in cat's clothing"
"Young cat already regretting puberty"
and what's a 'spring' post without the birdies...
Please look for them at Modish Vintage shop!
1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast
1 big can Las Palmas green enchilada sauce (medium hot)
1 white onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
24 white corn tortilla
1 tspn Cumin
1/2 tspn Mexican oregano
Salt, pepper to taste
1. Boil chicken breasts until tender, set aside. Pull chicken breast apart by hand into shredded strips.
9:01 Lay in bed, think of what to feed the kids for breakfast.
9:02 Go back to sleep, kids will wake me up eventually.
9:30 Wake up suddenly to realize I didn’t hit the snooze button, I turned it off. Kids are still sleeping.
9:32 Go to the kitchen and make a pot of coffee.
9:40 Go downstairs to the basement office, check Etsy shop, read emails while having coffee, hoping kids will sleep for another half hour.
9:45 Kids are awake, can hear their little footsteps walking downstairs to look for me.
9: 46 Go upstairs to the kitchen, put PBS cartoon on so I can get some breakfast ready.
Realized were out of bread or tortilla, but there’s still half gallon of milk.
Tell kids we’re having coco puffs for breakfast. Kids jumps in excitement.
9:49 – 10:20 Breakfast. Chaos in the kitchen.
Meals usually consist of crying over spilt juice/milk/water.
Screaming for MORE CEREAL/JUICE/MILK/BREAD/ETC!!!!
Questions (more like demands) such as WHERE’S MY DORA CUP???!!! WHERE’S MY DIEGO PLATE?????!!!!! WHERE'S MY RED CUP, BLUE CUP????!!!!
10:20 Finish breakfast. Will do the dishes later.
10:30 Get kids ready for school.
Endless pleas to put their shirt, pants, socks, shoes, jackets on already.
11:30 Get the kids to the car. Endless pleas to get them to sit on their car seat already and quit trying to get in front of the steering wheel.
11:45 Drop kids to school. Sudden sense of freedom and bliss.
11:50 Stop by favorite thrift store.
12:15 Run series of errands, ie. grocery shopping, bank deposits, return books at the library, Fedex, post office.
1:30 Rush home to photograph some items.
2:30 Upload photos, while checking and answering emails, filling orders, finding just the right boxes in the garage and packaging items to ship.
3:10 Pick up kids from school.
3:30 Go home for snack, check Etsy and emails.
Plan something for dinner.
4:45 Take kids to swimming lesson.
5:40 Go home and prepare dinner.
7:04 Dinner time, as usual chaos in the kitchen table. Wondering when will we ever experience another quiet, enjoyable, peaceful dinner.
7:47 Finished dinner, will do dishes later.
8:00 Do some arts and crafts/practice writing/colouring/ painting/reading books.
Will intermittently open laptop to check etsy and email.
9:10 – 9:45 Kids bath time.
10:00 Get kids ready for bed. Read books.
10:30 They’re finally asleep. Freedom!
10:38 Do dishes, clean up kitchen.
11:10 Take a quick shower. Mental note to buy a new shower liner on my next Target run.
11:40 Edit photos taken earlier today, research items, list, relist, answer emails/convos, package sold items.
Pay some bills.
Write something on my blog.
Read Etsy forum; window shop on favorite etsy shops.
Read some more blogs.
Suddenly realizing a good two and a half hours was spent just reading blogs.
4:01 A.M. Vow to do the taxes tomorrow night.
4:06 A.M. Turn the ringer off, go to bed.
Google Analytics (GA) rocks and treasuries too! I’m one of those obsessive compulsives that constantly checks their views on GA and with the sudden spike in views yesterday found out my miniature cups (which have been listed forever and relisted again) was on the front page treasuries, sadly no takers but nonetheless I’m very happy with the views. thank you!
I might actually make something with the yellow checks with Hollie Hobbie prints, they would make an adorable summer dress for a girl and will be listing the rest in the next couple of days at modishvintage shop.