That all being said, I also want to mention that every thing has been a learning process. I cannot say that enough. It easily took a year to find out what works, what doesn't, what sells well, what doesn't...etc. Yes, so mistakes were made. Many, many times. I have cleaned up both my shops and I feel great about what is currently listed. However, there are just a few items that I have had almost from the beginning, or at least a year. And I don't want to take them out of my shops. I personally love them and I don't understand why everyone else doesn't love them. They have been with me so long, that I am to the point that maybe I don't even want them to sell, I like having them around.
Here are some of my old friends, why they haven't found a forever home is a mystery to me.
These super retro fun mugs from Safari Mann have been with me from day one. I truly wanted to keep them, I love them so. They are just so artsy retro fantastic. I purchased one from this funky junky thrift store that I visit weekly, and I brought it home and studied it, and thought how really fabulous it was. I saw them selling on Ebay for big bucks. The following week, I went back to that thrift store, and the other 3 were waiting for me, so I snatched those up too! And then the week after that, I went back and there was three of the plates, they all had tiny chips on them, but still cool as shit, so I grabbed those. Funny thing was, I didn't even have an Etsy shop at that time! But I knew it was in the works.....
And these mugs have been with me since day one. I secretly don't care if they sell, otherwise I would maybe take better pics.
If you truly love them and you promise to provide them the best home possible, I am willing to part with them.
------------------------->Safari Mann Mug Set
I can't believe this has stuck around as long as it has, I reckon it's because it is one of a pair, I only have Comedy, there is a Tragedy somewhere to be found. But I figured that someone would only have a Tragedy and would be looking for it's mate. Well, that love connection hasn't happened yet. And my son has been wanting this forever. I told him that if it doesn't sell this next go around, its all his. Which I am totally cool with, because I always want my items to go into homes where they will be loved and cherished.
So will it be you or my son who gets it first?
------------------>Mid Century Gravel Art
These next two items were purchased at a garage sale. I don't frequent garage sales as often as I should, and if they were all as good as this one, maybe I would actually get my lazy ass out of bed early more often on a Saturday. This guy had craploads of mid century cool shit! And a bunch of kick ass furniture that I would have loved to have purchased. I just knew I didn't have the means or ambition to deal with storing and shipping furniture. Everything I purchased at this sale, ( a lot, mind you) sold. Except for these two items:
These super fantastic mid century pewter salad servers from Norway. Still have them...why?
And this heavy as shit solid wood (walnut perhaps?) mid century candle holder. Yes, its a candle holder, but I think it looks quite fabulous as a vase for my fake flowers. Still have it....why?
Both of these beauties would like a forever home.
------------------------------->Mastad Salad Servers
------------------------------->Mid Century Candle Holder/Vase
These bookends are also looking for a forever home. Although mid century is a very popular market, its also a very fickle market.
Heavy, sturdy, well made, purposeful.....still have them.
------------------------>Mid Century Bookends
The next group are my books that are looking for a forever family.
Games you can Play with Your Pussy Cat. This book is absolutely brilliant. It is a very very adult themed book, and it is written is a way that a child could read it and it would also be appropriate. Chapters on grooming and pleasing your pussy cat, spoiling your pussy cat, Toys your pussy cat may like....okay you get the point. This book has received a ton of interest, but I still have it....
Intrigued?-------------->Games you can play with your Pussy Cat
You may think this next book is also adult themed, but it isn't. No nasty-nasty going on. No key parties. But a really fun retro spin on party games. Plus a cool cover!
This next group of books....again, why haven't they flown out the door?
I can tell you that each and everyone of these three books were a childhood favorite of mine! OMG, The Hat! Such a fabulous book, my children want me to keep it. Well, that may end up being the case. Mop Top? Every redhead should want this in their possession. And Be Nice to Spiders? I hate spiders....and I recommend other spider haters should read this book. It may soften your spider hating heart just a bit, as it did mine.
All three of these books, plus a gazillion more, are available here:
------------------------>Vintage Book Market
So, what are you hanging on to?