Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Loot Part III

Nothing of the delicate stuff from my big haul sold yet, and the IKEA floor lamp deal was canceled. But I made some good money on the more regular items.

The guy had a pretty luxury set of 12 person flatware by Justinus from Germany. But I guess he kept a few things to survive his past days or weeks. So he left me with 10 forks, 11 knives, 11 spoons, 11 coffee spoons and 12 cake forks. For the rest it was also complete. This sold four times more than my vintage Gero set years ago.

A rock stone mortar. I have one in wood that nobody ever reacted on. It’s waiting in a market box.

Ceiling lamp by Qazqa. It had a faint water stain, but the buyer didn’t mind.

And I’m not sure if this is just a statue or is intended as a book rest. Not to happy to ship plaster, but the buyer paid insurance.

In all EUR 73. That is almost half of all sales this month. April is my best month ever so far!

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

What I Love Selling

Just some fun sales from last year that didn’t make it to the blog yet.

Piece of leather cut out from the back of a couch. Who would do that?? Well, my dad used to do things like that. I still have a piece of wool fabric from one of our 1960s chairs, that I rescued from mom’s attic. It’s still waiting to be worked into a brooch display. This summer I hope!

I thought the leather would be perfect for craft projects and I’m sure my buyer did too.

Children’s chair, 4+ year olds version, to put on the back carrier of bicycles. Cracked plastic, I fixed it with duct tape, didn't matter to buyer. Sold after one day. Kids learn to ride at 5-6 here, so it would be soon out of use.

Miffy suitcase. Out of retail. Found across the street. Grandmother needed a third one for third grandchild. With shipping she paid more than the original sales price, but she was more than happy to.

Soft body doll found on favourite curb. Took a bit of effort to get it clean, but it was the best of a bag with more toys. They will go to the next outdoor market.

Vintage Arcopal dishes in mint condition. Unfortunately since half of France knows they are popular in the US prices on Etsy and Ebay have dropped dramatically. My mom had that fruit design and I think it’s the most common. I was happy with whatever I got for them.

Single flower vase. A mid day trophy on a trip to paper or glass recycling dumpster.

Bird cage. It was quite a weight with groceries loaded on my bike already and I came home with cramp in my hand, but the sale was worth it.

These are the kind of items I love to sell. Value EUR 5-15, they go out quickly after listing, I’m able to give buyers a good deal, with still getting a decent price for me and always happy faces at the door or grateful emails afterwards.