Thursday, January 9, 2014

Long time no posts

So it's been a long time since I posted.  I made a detour back to full time employment so shopping opportunities suffered.  Alas, I am now retired again.  Yeah me!!   Anyway I wanted to share this sweet little necklace I found at yard sale recently.   It is not marked but I would guess it is from the 1960's.   It has become my new favorite piece.  It costs a whopping 25 cents.  Can't tell you how many compliments I get on it every time I wear it.

It's January and with the cold weather so there aren't many yard sales around here but I'm keeping my eyes and ears alert for them.   More to come!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Look What I Found

I was out at yard sales recently and came across this beauty.    He was on a table with a few junk pieces of jewelry when he caught my eye.   I will admit he was totally black from tarnish but I knew there was something good under there.   The price was right at $1.50.  I couldn't believe all the rhinestones when I clean him up.  He is about 7 inches long and has a block clasp that plugs into the mouth.  Two green rhinestones for  eyes with black enamel painted stripes just add to his appeal.   It was very hard to part with him but he sold very quickly and was very profitable on eBay.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I'm Back

Thank heaven it is spring at last.  Yard sales, garage sales, church bazaars, flea markets galore!!!   Yesterday I spent the morning in Riverdale because of community wide yard sale.  I must admit I got a late start but still found a few baubles worthy of the $5.00 I spent.   The top pin is an ART signed piece in perfect condition.  I bought from an elderly lady who said she got it many years ago.   I love it and almost hope it doesn't sell.  The bottom piece is a CORO signed piece with faux pearls and amber rhinestones.   Look for them on EBAY.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Snow Days

In our part of the country snow is paralizying and yesterday it happened.   We received 1-4 inches depending on which TV station you were watching.   I found myself scurring around BJ's yesterday as the first flakes started following.   By the time I came out of the store my car and the surrounding area was covered in snow.   My little Miata and I chugged along home at not more than 20 mph but we made it safe and sound.   I was a nervous wreck and needed a hot toddy to calm my nerves.  So our area has virtually shut down for the second day.   However, Mr Ups, Mr. FedEx and Mr Mailman have all made it to my house to deliver boxes with Christmas gifts we have ordered.  Yeah!!!!  I love shopping from the comfort of my home even when the weather is great.

So I took the opporunity of being stuck at home to clean my area of the office.   I knew it needed it when my husband's half was neater than mine, enough said.   My supply of costume jewelry is getting low;  I think I'm down to 20 pounds.   I need a yard sale!!!

Be back soon.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Pins

Ok so technically a peacock is not considered a Christmas pin but this guy is so cute and he has all the colors you associate with Christmas.   He is over 3 inches long and I got him at a yard sell for less than a dollar.  I think he is going to be part of my personal collection he is too pretty to sell.   As a side note I did sell $20 worth of pins yesterday as a lot to a man off of Craigslist.   He said he was buying them for his wife that she really liked pins.   So sucker that I am for a man who gives gifts I threw in a few extras since they were going to someone who would appreciate them.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Best Days

They, whoever they are, say that the best days for owning a business are the day you open it and the day you close it.   Today is one of those days.   The closing day.   I never thought it would feel so good.  I guess I did go through the mourning process this summer as I realized it wouldn't survive but now I am just plain happy!   The next door has opened and I'm going through it.

Last week I was asked to list some vintage clothing on eBay for a friend.  While it was taunting, having known and admired his dead wife whose clothing we were selling, it was exciting, too.   She had exquisite taste and lovely dresses.  These were mainly St. John knits but a few other beauties as well.  

Look for me on eBay as member, 757Sweetrepeats.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The End is Near

Just one more week and Sweet Repeats will be closed.  Once I made the decision everything fell into place and I was assured it was the right decision.   Over the past two years I have worked very hard sometimes 7 days a week but in this economy it just was not enough.   So now I'll be home with my computer, digital camera, costume jewelry, dog, cats and husband.   Not sure how that last one's gonna work out.   But he does have 2 boats to work on so I think it will be ok.

Last week  I brought home all the necklaces I had amassed over the past two years.   My bag was so heavy I had to weight it out of curiousity.  It weighed 25 pounds.   Even though I bought all this jewelry it has been fun going through it and rediscovering it.   I've been posting lots on eBay.

Probably won't be writing much for the next 2 weeks.   Just put this lot of beads on ebay!