Hairloom Jewelry vintage Victorian keepsakes

June 1st, 2015

This is a new twist on vintage Victorian mourning jewelry. And it’s not just for mourning, it’s also for any life celebration.

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Hairloom Jewelry is a revival of the extremely popular Victorian Era “Hairwork” jewelry. Throughout history, hair has been used as a keepsake, as hair is one of the few natural materials that does not decay, lasting hundreds and possibly thousands of years. Whether from a close friend, lover, family member, or pet, a lock of hair has long symbolized love and bond throughout legend and myth. Initially, our focus was on using these as memorials, but why stop there? Why not create one in celebration as well? Sure, it can be used to remember the death of a loved one, but it can also be used to preserve a baby’s first haircut, a fiancé giving a lock of his hair to his partner, a member of the military giving one to a relative at the time of a deployment, or even a grandchild to a grandparent.

click here to see the website and the kickstarter program.

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very cool! HAIRLOOMJEWELRY.COM

 

Selling vintage photographs; vintage fashion, vintage military, vintage travel

January 27th, 2015
vintage navy ships

vintage navy ships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage photographs have become very collectible. Anything from 1940s beach photos to 1960s Halloween costumes to a girl holding her doll in 1950. You can sell them individually or in groups. The above photos were found at an estate sale. They are all old navy ships that were mailed in an envelope in the 1960s. They are listed for 35.00 for the lot.

vintage monkey photo

vintage monkey photo

Travel photos are popular as well, especially to well known places. These are from 1956 from Monkey Jungle in Florida. They are listed for 16.00.

vintage 1950s fashion

Here is a lot of photos from the 1950s showing some awesome fashions of the times. The leopard coat, the dresses, and the men’s blazers are great! I have these listed at 17.99 but others are charging much more.

englebert humperdick concert

 Even some photos from an Englebert Humperdink concert in the 1970s!

vintage navy ship

vintage navy ship

 

 So look through your attic and your friend’s and relative’s attics and check out some estate sales for some great photos!

 Visit me at everythingvintagesteph.com.

 

Finding and selling vintage craft kits: counted cross stitch, embroidery, Bucilla, Dimensions, Mary Engelbreit, Paragon

October 20th, 2014
Dimensions, Gold Collection

Dimensions, Gold Collection

 

Have you ever wanted to do a craft kit from 1974? Now you can! These (sometimes) unopened craft kits are fairly easy to find in thrift stores, garage sales, and local auctions. And they are very popular on eBay! A kit just like this one recently sold on eBay for 34.99. I have mine listed at 29.99. Another one called “Winter Lace” sold for 135.00!

Paragon Alpine Village

Paragon Alpine Village

 This kit is dated 1974 from Paragon and called “Alpine Village.” I can’t find this particular design on eBay right now but a similar one from Paragon called “Christmas Primitive” recently sold for 47.99. I have mine listed at 29.99. This one is done in crewel stitchery. So beautiful!

Mary Engelbreit Snowman kit

Mary Engelbreit Snowman kit

Mary Engelbreit is always very popular for her many designs. She designed this snowman kit for Bucilla. This set of 6 snowmen recently sold for 25.99. I have mine listed at 19.99.

vintage craft kits

vintage craft kits

I found a few of these craft kits at thrift stores but I got literally boxes of them from a local estate auction. I don’t think there is a house in America that does not have craft items in it! A lot of times, these craft items are stored away and forgotten about until it comes time to clean out a house and they end up at an auction. Auctions are my best source for vintage and new craft items that I sell on eBay. That is why I often sell craft items like this (and others) in lots. This photo above shows 3 similar craft kits for Christmas that I have listed at 18.00 for all of them.

vintage craft kits

vintage felt craft kit

So be on the lookout for craft kits! Some are just ordinary but others can be very profitable and of course, you can enjoy working on a kit that is from another era! Click on any photo or everythingvintagesteph.com. to check out my eBay store items and newly designed store. thanks!

Selling vintage tupperware: pickle keeper, coaster, canisters, mugs, and more!

August 22nd, 2014
vintage tupperware

pickle keeper

If you have seen some Tupperware in your yard sale and thrift store travels, then lucky you! These are good items for resale on eBay. This pickle keeper can sell for 7.00 -15.00.

vintage tupperware

wagon wheel coaster lid set

The wagon wheel coaster and lid set is popular and very cute! They sell for 4.00 – 24.00. A lot depends on the condition. If they are new and never used — top dollar!

vintage tupperware

pie single serve slices

Who doesn’t need the single serve pie keepers? Great for lunches too. The usually came in sets of 6 but just one can sell for 2.00 – 6.00.  These have the blue lids but they come in many colors.

vintage tupperware

canister set

I bought a set of these canisters in the 1970s. I still use mine! If you have a set that has never been used, you can expect to get close to 100.00 for it. I have these listed at a mere 15.00! The 2 small ones are the same size and the third size is missing. I also only have lids for the 2 larger ones.

vintage tupperware

vintage tupperware LOT

A tried and true way to sell Tupperware is to just take a bunch of it and sell it together as a lot. Lids alone also sell and don’t be afraid to sell containers without lids. Clean them with Mr. Clean sponge and you’ll be set!

Click on any of the above photos to connect to my eBay store or click here at everythingvintagesteph.com. Thanks for reading!

Selling vintage linens on eBay: chenille, doilies, crocheted, tablecloths

June 15th, 2014
vintage tablecloth

vintage chenille

There are some beautiful vintage linens available on eBay. I always look for them at estate sales and list them in my eBay store at everythingvintagesteph.com. This one is on auction right now. I started it at 29.99 and the bids are up to 35.00 with 3 days left. It is in excellent condition but I did have to wash it before listing to get out a few minor stains. The work is always worth it to restore these beauties for more use. This is called a tufted chenille.

vintage tablecloth

vintage Christmas tablecloth

Here are a few more things I have listed at fixed price in my eBay store. I have also given the prices that I have these listed at to give you a idea of their worth, although my prices are quite low for all the work that went into these! This Christmas tablecloth even has little rhinestones inside the poinsettias. It is listed at 39.99.

vintage doilies

vintage doilies

These vintage doilies can be used as dresser scarves or table runners. They are hand embroidered and cross stitched with a crocheted edge. I have them listed at 14.00.

vintage placemats

vintage placemats

These placemats are so cute! They are hand embroidered and the flowers are appliqued onto the white linen. A space is left for the napkin to be inserted into the flower. I have 6 of them listed at 18.00.

 

vintage tablecloth

vintage tablecloth

Another beautiful tablecloth on blue linen with white embroidery and a crocheted edge. This is listed for 18.00 at everythingvintagesteph.com.

vintage apron

vintage apron

Vintage aprons are also quite collectible. This one is hand embroidered with a coffee cup and pot and has a crocheted edge. I have it in my eBay store for 9.99.

vintage tablecloth

vintage tablecloth

This is an unusual look for a tablecloth. Instead of the usual flowers, this one has clovers and harps. I believe it is machine embroidered though and I have it listed for 18.00 at everythingvintagesteph.com.

crocheted tablecloth

crocheted tablecloth

 

 This hand crocheted tablecloth must have taken a LONG time to make! It is really beautiful and is listed at 24.99. Click on any photo to be linked to more photos. thanks for lookin!

What should I sell on eBay? 5 things I listed this week on eBay. Vintage quilt, vintage children’s clothing, vintage tablecloth, GI Joe outfits, John Deere mug

April 13th, 2014
vintage quilt

vintage quilt

I listed a lot of things on eBay this week. Probably close to 100 items. Some of them sold right away like quilt blocks, a bathing suit, a hunting vest, Banana Republic shorts, etc. But here are a few things that I think will do well. The above vintage quilt is really beautiful! I bought it at a local auction and discovered later that it is in almost perfect condition!

vintage quilt

vintage quilt

The fabric is made up of large roses and it is all hand quilted throughout. I have it listed for 49.99 in my eBay store.

vintage red tablecoth

vintage red tablecoth

I also listed this red vintage tablecloth. It measures about 46 inches square and sort of looks like Christmas ornaments in the pattern but it could be used anytime! The pattern is woven into the fabric and there are no flaws in it. I have it listed in my eBay store for 15.00. A nice bargain!

GI Joe clothing

GI Joe clothing

I found these cute GI Joe outfits at the local Goodwill clearance store. The clearance store sells items by the pound so these didn’t weigh very much! I have them listed in my eBay store for 9.99.

John Deere mug

John Deere mug

I also shop thrift stores where I found this John Deere mug on “half price kitchen item day”. I sell most of my mugs for 14.99 with free postage. I would like to sell them for less but they weigh a lot and I have to add that into the price. I only pick up the really cool mugs!

vintage child dress

vintage child dress

I also bought a pile of vintage children’s clothing at a local auction. I have divided up the clothing into different lots and pieces. These are 2 pieces that looked like they matched — a dress and an underdress or slip. I have these on auction starting at 9.99 and have 2 others in my store for 25.00. I like to test them to see what sells the best. They are also in very good condition!

Selling classic vintage cookbooks: Good Housekeeping, McCall’s, Better Homes & Gardens, Betty Crocker, Modern Family

January 23rd, 2014
vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

I currently have 16 vintage cookbooks listed in my ebay store. They fly in and out of there on a regular basis and they are not hard to find at estate sales, thrift stores, and yard sales. They are very popular — I collect them myself!

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

The classics are some of the best! The red one on the top is the 1975 version and this one is the 1955 version of Good Housekeeping. Not in the best of shape, but still some great recipes!

 

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

The spine is missing on this one but the binding is still intact. The “modern family” is from 1959. No microwave recipes!

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

This one from McCall’s is probably in the worst condition of all of the ones I have but it’s still intact! From 1973 and over 780 pages.

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

Last time I had a copy of this one, it was bought by a theatre group for their 60’s play! Nice graphics on the front.

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

I had a copy of “The Joy of Cooking” from an estate auction that I sold in December. Then I found another copy at the Goodwill store in January and sold that one in 2 days. Hope I find another one soon!

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

This regional one is even signed by the author, Peter Hunt, who is a famous artist.

vintage cookbook

vintage cookbook

Another classic! This one is from 1964. You can find them in various years and editions. I usually list my cookbooks from 9.99 to about 15.00, depending on the condition. Maybe the great price is my secret! You can find me at everythingvintagesteph.com 

MORE ugly Christmas sweaters!

November 29th, 2013
ugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweater

I happened to hit the thrift store the other day when they were just putting out all their sweaters! I found some great ones that I just had to show off. I think this is the best one! The Santas are 3D with puffy beards and metallic thread. The presents are flying, the sequins are awesome. It’s also pretty nicely trimmed!

ugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweater

This one is just so bright green! The reindeer is embroidered and felt. There’s even room to add your own ornaments or lights to this one.

ugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweater

Another one in a non-Christmas color but still pretty awesome! There are even sequins on the arms and back of this one.

ugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweater

This one is perfect for adding your own ornaments to the plentiful trees. There are even trees on the arms!

ugly christmas sweater

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ugly christmas sweater

 

 

I even branched out into finding children’s sweaters. These are too cute to be ugly and they sold within 24 hours of my listing them!

 

ugly christmas sweater

ugly christmas sweater

I don’t think you will find this anywhere else but on eBay! It’s got the Christmas colors with the red and gold metallic thread, buttons, and sequins. And it is perfect for the shoe and purse lover!

Ugly Christmas sweaters are selling anywhere between $10.00 and $150.00. Mine are between 19.00 and 25.00. You can find these sweaters at everythingvintagesteph.com. Or click on any of the photos above to take you there. Unless, they are gone because they are selling fast! I sold everyone except one from the last post I wrote!

 

 

It’s ugly Christmas sweater time again!

November 20th, 2013
ugly Xmas sweater

ugly Xmas sweater

It’s that time again… time to get out the ugly Christmas sweater! Or buy a new one — used, of course! Here’s one I just picked up today at a thrift store. They are getting hard to find. I listed 4 of them over the weekend that I had been saving all year and 3 of them sold right away!

 

ugly Xmas sweater

ugly Xmas sweater

Here’s another one I found today at another thrift store. It’s not as ugly but it’s got great features like the red cardinals and well placed sequins. The clerk at the thrift store was wearing an “ugly” sweater. At this store they make a special rack of them. (I only found one good one). She asked me if this was going to be my “pretty” sweater or my “ugly” sweater. (I think she didn’t want to offend me in case I really liked it!) I told her it was “pretty ugly.” That made her laugh very loudly!

ugly Xmas sweater

ugly Xmas sweater

I think this one is the best of the bunch! The poinsettias are like double in size. There are the knitted ones underneath and then another one applied on top of it to give it more dimension. Then there is a golden bead in the middle of each one. Awesome!

ugly Xmas sweater

ugly Xmas sweater

This is the only other one I have right now and it’s kind of cute! It is made of all lamb’s wool and zips down the front. There is a very tiny hole on the side or it would be perfect. A lot of creative people take a sweater like these and embellish them even more with flashing lights and added ribbons or bows. (think gaudy!)

You can find these (if they are not gone!) in my store at everythingvintagesteph.com. Tomorrow I am going on a search to find more!

Halloween costumes … vintage and recycled! Some cool ideas……….

October 3rd, 2013
vintage halloween costume

vintage halloween costumes

Vintage Halloween costumes are always a hit — if you can find them! This one is probably from the 1960s or so. It is in very good condition with just a litle rip at a seam. It’s got a great outline of a horse on it. I have it listed for 18.00 or best offer.

Pocahontas costume

Pocahontas costume

This one is handmade. I don’t know how vintage it is but it would make a simple Pocahontas or native american costume. Dress it up with a few more feathers or a leather fringed belt. I have this one listed for only 9.99.

glamour girl costumeThen there’s the glamour girl look is a newer costume but it’s got a vintage look. The faux fur stole matches the faux fur trim on the dress. It’s for a 5/6 small girl so it would be really cute with play heels and purse!

dance costume

ballerina dance costume

I also came across a lot of costumes from a costume company that I have listed as Halloween and dance costumes since most of them have leotards. This one is listed at 19.00 with best offer.

silver stretch belt

silver stretch belt

 

I also have lots of accessories like this silver stretch belt. Good for Halloween or anytime! Listed at 9.99.

feather boa

feather boa

This feather boa could be really fun! At 5.00, it’s a steal!

costume head pieces

costume head pieces

Or you could do a lot with these girls head pieces!

Just click on any of the photos or go to everythingvintagesteph.com for some great Halloween costume ideas!

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