I listed the CUTEST set of vintage Beverly Johnston motivational posters from 1979 in my Etsy shop – they are done in red and black only, so you can color them yourself! Here’s a few of my favorites, click on over if you want to see them all! :)by
First up – the obligatory apology for not posting much lately. “Not posting much” might be a bit of an understatement, actually. I just did a quick count, and I’ve posted a grand total of THREE times this year. That’s some serious underachieving, right there…
Originally I had typed up a long, drawn out post for this update, explaining everything that is going on with my business, and a lot that is going on in the rest of my life. I read it over, and then deleted it – because I realized that no one really cares. Who has time to read a bunch of boring details that don’t really have any bearing on their life? No one, that’s who.
So here’s the condensed version, for those of you who might be mildly interested:
- My boyfriend got a full time job last December, which means I lost my helper. (Doing my own packaging SUCKS.) I work my part time job in the mornings, he works 2nd shift. In other words, our schedule is super wonky, but we are doing our best to make it work.
- My time is now so crunched that just getting the basic tasks done is an achievement. Basic tasks include – taking photos, listing, shipping… You know, all that tedious WORK stuff that has to happen if you want to sell shit online.
- Anything that isn’t on that list of basic tasks has been pushed into a hole at the bottom of my to-do list. This includes blogging, my email newsletter, social media, etc.
- I probably won’t be doing any Thrift Haul posts anytime soon. Or my usual weekly New Goodness posts. They just take too much time. :(
There’s a bunch of other stuff I could talk about, but those are the main points. I will hopefully still be able to put up an occasional post here an there, I just can’t promise any kind of schedule…. It’s not because I don’t love you all – I do, I really do! I just have to focus on getting the work done right now…
If you don’t follow me on Facebook yet, head on over and give my page a like – I am going to try to post some stuff over there from time to time. New listings, fun scores, etc. It’s definitely MUCH faster than blogging, if I can remember to do it! ;)
Oh, one more thing before I go:
Happy Birthday Vintage Goodness! My business turned 9 last month. Unbelievable.
In one week I picked up both of these (they are listed in my eBay store now!) – and visions of a gallery wall full of decoupaged wooden wall plaques floated in front of my eyes… It would be amazing! Kitschtastic! Someone needs to DO it – and send me photos! ;)
In the meantime, let’s create a virtual gallery wall right here – who knows, maybe it will catch on? I have all my fingers and toes crossed…by
Apparently I have hit the age where I want to buy back bits of my childhood, in the form of books I had when I was a kid. It’s not so bad that I am actively seeking them out – but if I run across one at a sale for a buck or two, you better believe it is coming home with me! I am pretty sure my parents still have some of my books stored away at their house, but I have no idea which ones… So I might as well grab the ones I find, right? I mean having two doesn’t hurt, does it? Of course not. ;)
The first one I want to share is the one I found at an estate sale this weekend – it is a Rand McNally Giant Book called Nancy Plays Nurse, dated 1965. It is oversized – I’m not sure if the one I had was this big one, or a smaller one – I poked around and there is another smaller Tip Top Elf Book version out there. I may have actually had this at one of my grandparents house, rather than at my parents – it’s hard to remember for sure, I had a LOT of books. I was one of THOSE kids. Well – I’m one of THOSE adults too, but we won’t get into that here… Let’s take a look at Nancy Plays Nurse!by
It’s the new year! I know I haven’t been posting much lately – the holidays are always a crazy time… I’m excited for things to get back to what passes for normal here at Vintage Goodness. ;)
I listed some fun new things at auction this week, including some 1980’s plastic bell charms! If you were a little girl in the 80’s you probably had a necklace full of them. They were quite the trend, right up there with scratch and sniff stickers… I’ve been hoping to find some for literally YEARS, so needless to say, I’m pretty excited about them! ;) I have 12 listed in all, I’ll just show you a few of my favorites – click on over if you want to check them all out!
I didn’t list only charms – I put up a few other goodies too:by
Some of my favorite finds from this year – not necessarily the things that sold for the most money (or even sold at all, in some cases!), just stuff I really loved. Looking forward to finding some more treasures in 2016! :)by
A while back I wrote a post called Vintage Trends I’m Kind Of Over – and I got a great suggestion over on Facebook from a reader. Why not highlight some stuff that I think is cool, but doesn’t tend to get a lot of attention? In other words, why not try to start my own trend? Why not, indeed! ;)
First up: I picked on milk glass in my Trends post, because, well – it’s everywhere. (For the record, I do like it, I’m just tired of seeing it.) You also see a lot of blue, aqua, green, and red glassware – but what you don’t see featured much is the color amber.
Now why is that? Amber glass comes in a lot of different shades – from light honey gold, to almost brown. I think maybe the brown vibe is what turns a lot of people off – brown is a hard color for a lot of people to get down with, for some reason…
I personally really like amber glass – it feels kind of homey too me, for lack of a better word. I took a look around and found some really great pieces – let’s check them out!
There are TONS of amazing amber glass hanging lamps – it was hard to choose just one to feature here. Seriously. TONS.
I’ve sold quite a bit of Viking glass different colors, and amber is always the hardest sell. I found these that I’ve never seen before, I mean how cool are they? I’m tempted to get them for myself… ;)
L.E. Smith’s Moon & Stars pattern is another one that comes in the more popular colors of blue, red and green – but look how pretty it is in this honey gold shade of amber!
There is a LOT of vintage beverage glassware in amber – drinking glasses, pitchers, etc. etc… Libbey is a great brand to look at for that kind of stuff, they are one of my favorites.
Anchor Hocking is right up there with Libbey – check out this new old stock set in their Lido pattern! Yet another case where the blue and green versions tend to get all the glory…
Of course I can’t do a post on glass without featuring a fun vase – this one is from a company I haven’t heard of before, I might have to do some digging about them! It’s just as cool as a Viking or Fenton piece, that’s for sure…
Another offering in amber from L.E. Smith…
So what do you think? Can we convince the vintage geeks out there that amber glass is something to love? Are there some of you out there already, happily collecting it despite (or maybe because of) its tendency to fly under the radar? Leave me a comment, or better yet, email photos of your collection to firstname.lastname@example.org. :)by
I’ve got a new gig – and it’s awesome! I’m now officially an antiques and collectibles expert over on LoveToKnow’s What’s It Worth? website:
LoveToKnow’s What’s It Worth site is a place for enthusiasts and professionals to gather and discuss antiques and collectibles. Visitors can receive expert answers on questions about antique value, identification as well as general information and discussion about collectible items. Join the What’s It Worth community by adding your insights, helping to identify antiques and vintage items and creating a great resource for all our enthusiasts.
How cool is that? I can’t guarantee that I will be the one to answer your question, but between me, the other experts, and the rest of the community, someone is likely to be able to help you out. And yes, it’s FREE!
Head on over and take the tour if you want to find out more about how it works – not only is it kind of fun, it’s a little bit addicting… Or maybe I’m just a vintage geek like that? ;)by
Every year I hoard all the vintage Christmas goodness I find, then list it all in one week – and this is the week! I’ve got too much to show it all here so I’ll just highlight a few of my favorites, head on over to my eBay store if you want to check it all out!by
I got some fun stuff listed this week, some of which you probably haven’t seen before, since I haven’t done any haul posts lately… To be perfectly honest, it’s gotten kind of cold here in Ohio, and I’ve been reluctant to set all the stuff out on the steps outside to photo it up! I’m a wuss, I know… I need to figure out a spot inside to use, but haven’t gotten around to it yet…
Anyway, enough of my lame excuses, let’s check out the goods!
Vintage Tapestry Wall Hanging Textile Woven Green Fiber String Art
(I have another one of these that I listed on Etsy – click here to check it out!)