Archive for August, 2010

Cast iron trivets, McCoy pottery, and vintage Christmas at Zionsville Antique Mall, Zionsville, PA

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
cast iron trivets

cast iron trivets


Welcome to my booth! No this is not my eBay site but it is an antique booth that I rent at the Zionsville Antique Mall in Zionsville, PA. You can see their website at zionsvilleantiques.com. You can’t order from the website but you can get a lot of information about antiques from the website or go there if you can!

It is an amazing place of 30,000 square feet of antiques. I took my aunt there last week and we were there for 3 hours and still didn’t see everything! This is another way that I can sell my vintage items besides listing them on eBay. Ebay is still my primary source of income and sales but sometimes I have items that are too large to mail or they just need to be held and touched to be appreciated.

vintage Christmas tins and books

vintage Christmas tins and books

I also sell at antique shows and flea markets. (Another one is coming up at the end of September at renningers.com)

If you have any questions about any items in the photos, just leave a comment! I can always remove an item from Zionsville and place it in an eBay listing if there is any interest. That is, if it hasn’t already sold from Zionsville! I sell about 50 items or more a month from my booth there. In comparison, I sell about 150 items a month on eBay. Of course, I have to list and photograph and mail each of those eBay items. With the Zionsville booth I just pay the rent and they do all the work.

mccoy and vintage pottery

mccoy and vintage pottery

I hope you have some antique malls in your area to visit. It’s a great way to recycle old items and sometimes even save some money compared to new items. This is especially true of furniture. So go green!

vintage thimbles

vintage thimbles

And visit my eBay store at everythingvintagesteph.com.

SELLING ON EBAY new with tags plus size clothing TALBOTS, Denim & Co, Liz Claiborne, Partylite, Princess House and MORE!

Sunday, August 15th, 2010
How did I find brand new clothing to sell on eBay? My local estate auction. I went to the auction to purchase antiques and collectibles and found brand new clothing that still had the tags on it!
talbots sweater set on auction until aug 17

talbots sweater set on auction until aug 17

How did I find brand new clothing to sell on eBay? My local estate auction. I went to the auction to purchase antiques and collectibles and found brand new clothing that still had the tags on it!

Apparently the story is that a woman (size 3 X) was addicted to buying clothing on QVC. Most of it she never wore. Perhaps she did not get a chance to wear it. I am not sure if she passed away or if she had to downsize but everything at this auction was almost brand new in the box or new with tags like the clothing.

LIZ CLAIBORNE  on auction until aug. 17

LIZ CLAIBORNE on auction until aug. 17

There was not much interest in the clothing at all since it did not fit most of the people there. A few ladies bid on the pieces at 50 cents and 1.00 a piece. I waited until everyone picked what they wanted. There were 3 racks of clothing with about 30 pieces on each rack to begin with. When the other bidders were finished, I picked up the extra for 1.00 a rack. That’s 3.00 for about 60 pieces of clothing! I have started to list it on eBay and at this time just one of the sweater sets (above) is already at 25.00.

It included such brands as Liz Claiborne, Talbots, Denim & Co. and the Quacker factory (I will list the sweaters closer to the fall season).

I also picked up some Princess House, Home Interiors, and Partylite—for pennies on the dollar!

Check out my auctions and my eBay store at everythingvintagesteph.com

partylite floating candles on auction until Aug. 19

Partylite floating candles on auction until Aug. 19

THANKS!

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