Sunday, March 1, 2015

Etsy or eBay

Sometimes I thrift things that end up surprising me.  Meaning I come home to research the item and find that it is bringing a pretty penny online!

That's where the struggle begins.  I know I'm not going to put something like that in the booth.  I end up hoarding it.  I think that I'll list it online, and I never do.

Case in point............this vintage Levi's jacket....

I sure did not expect these to be bringing $100 or more!  EEEEK!  Sooooo my question is eBay or Etsy?

I worry about feedback on both sites.  I would go out of my way to describe the vintage condition honestly, along with lots of photos.  You just never know though. 

Both sites charge seller fees.  Which is the cheaper option?

Etsy would mean limiting the price, and eBay would allow for potentially higher bids!  But I've heard some horror stories regarding eBay transactions.

My friend Layne has an Etsy shop I love, and I think curating one like she has would be fun!

I'm completely torn.

My stack of things that fall into this category is like the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

Tell me, wise friends, what should I do?  Give me all the advice, please.

And while you're at it, go check out Layne's shop.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thrifting Frenzy

Winter finally decided to show up around here.  Instead of one simple snow day, I got a week!  No complaints here.  This girl likes her snow days.

Snow days have nothing to do with thrifting.

Welllllll, that's not completely true.  I did go thrifting on one of my snow days.  It was a great excursion!  The weather probably kept people home, which meant these goodies were left behind for me........

The two tribal-esque crocheted pieces are a mystery.  They are about the size of a small rug.  I would love to know more about them!  Are they rugs?  Wall hangings?

Clearly, I'm kind of addicted to anything crocheted right now.  My current afghan collection has gone way overboard.

But that obviously doesn't stop me.........

Vintage ticking covered feather pillows are a weakness....

And always Samsonite....

I'm proud to say that I've already parted with at least one of these items!  The rattan stool is currently in the booth at Relics.......

And the booth just so happens to be 10% off right now!  Check out my Facebook page for photos of some recently added items!

Don't you need to work on your afghan stash too?  Or is that rattan stool calling your name?

still being molly

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Homemade Waffles

The first official snow day of the school year is finally here!  It's safe to say that there's nothing better than a big breakfast made at leisure on a cold, snowy morning.

Last year's approximate 15 snow days forced me to be resourceful.  I would always try to prepare for snowpocalyptic forecasts, but sometimes, those days caught me off guard.

And that's where this recipe comes in handy.  All the ingredients are pantry staples!  I can guarantee that everything on this list of ingredients is probably in your house on the regular!  So handy on that surprise snow day!  Not to mention, healthier than a prepackaged mix too!

Homemade Waffles
(recipe source)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp granulated sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups milk
1 stick of melted butter
1 tsp vanilla

Prepare your waffle iron by preheating and greasing.  In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla, milk, and melted butter to eggs and stir.  Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients.  Mix until smooth.  Follow directions for your waffle iron regarding batter amount and cook time!  Top with syrup and butter.  Makes 4 to 6 waffles!

*These freeze like a dream!  I break them into fourths before freezing because the pieces fit in my toaster perfectly!  They toast beautifully too!  And I love the leftovers because they don't taste like leftovers!

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Now, what to do with the rest of my snow day.....

Stay in pajamas?  

Linking up with:  A Peek Into My Paradise

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Thrifting Frenzy

How did I let two months go by without a thrift update!?  That's totally unacceptable!  I've got some catching up to do!

First up, a bunch of goodies from an estate I was invited to view.....

And that wasn't all I came home with!  I filled the back of our SUV with fun finds!  I felt like an American Picker!

Next, from a few different thrifting excursions, more afghans and a few other beauties.......

I guess I'm on an afghan kick lately!  They do sell quickly when I put them in the booth!  Clothing has also been selling well.

Speaking of which, a friend bought this sweater from the booth........

I love knowing where things from the booth end up!  Whether it's clothing or a set of glasses, I get downright giddy when I see them in a new home!

And I love marking things SOLD on my Facebook page!

If only it could be a full time gig!

still being molly

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Mid-century Christmas

The mister and I have never mailed out Christmas photo cards.  Unless you count the card Sir Chester posed for.

This year though, we didn't have a reason not to.  All because some friends had a vision.  A vision of a mid-century styled photo shoot.  With era appropriate furniture and clothing!!  A vintage-themed photo shoot?  Yes please!

I was so excited that BR Photography asked us to be included in the fun!

And speaking of fun, Funtiques in Ozark, MO was the perfect venue for a shoot such as this.  Funtiques had little mid-century vignettes staged, annnnd they had already decked the halls!

This was also my first chance to wear the vintage dress of my dreams that had been hanging in my closet for two years...... 

The mister was such a good sport!!!

And between you and me, he was really pleased with the outcome.  So much so, he was on board with the whole Christmas photo card idea......

So a huge THANK YOU to BR Photography who totally made this possible and had a perfect idea of a stylized Mad Men-esque shoot.  We had so much fun.

And I got the mister on a Christmas card!  #winning

Merry Christmas!!!

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dear Long Lost blog,

     I used to keep you up-to-date.  You were such a priority!  But lately, I just haven't made time for you.  So here's a quick update, via Instagram, of what's been happening around here.

I've been decking the halls........

Is there such a thing as too many bottle brush trees?  No way.

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I've been getting plenty of puppy cuddles........

Could there be better plaid pajama pants?  I think not!

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All my favorite ladies gathered for our annual scarf exchange........

I gave a plaid scarf and got one in return!!!

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Speaking of plaid..........

I had to splurge on that baby.  There was no way I wasn't owning it.  I mean, buffalo plaid.  Come on!

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My sister discovered a new coffee shop that had a red velvet latte on the menu.......

I had to try it.  Because redvelveteverything.  And it was gone in 60 seconds.  I considered going back for another one later that evening.

But self control.

Linking up with Life Rearranged, Five Things Friday........

still being molly

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thrifting Frenzy

Lately, this little space has taken a backseat to work and preparing the booth for Christmas!  You can be sure that thrifting didn't get the shaft though.

A favorite from this weekend is this huge macrame piece........

It was at a yard sale on my street that I'd passed on two days in a row.  I couldn't believe it was still there on Saturday!  (And I'm sad at what I probably missed at this sale.)

I found this Syroco mirror there also........

These sell very well at the booth for a pretty decent price, so I never pass these up.

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A favorite from last weekend is this mid-century end table.........

A grainy, almost-dark back view.......

Those legs!  I'm trying to do a little research on this table and the macrame before I decide their fate.

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I can't pass up vintage Anchor Hocking......

Or fun, vintage sweaters.......

One of these babies has already sold!  Christmas is also selling like hotcakes!!

And now that the booth is decorated, I sort of have the itch to start adding Christmas touches to the house!

Too soon?

still being molly