Saturday, June 11, 2011

Oh woe is me...I have too much stuff!

"Oh, I have so much stuff!" she lamented, wringing her hands. Her eyes weld up with tears, which overflowed to the soft curves of her sun kissed cheeks. She wearily brushed them away, heaving a miserable sigh. "Oh woe is me!"

Yada, yada, yada...I could continue in my Anne of Green Gables fashion, but I think you get the gist.

After an auction a couple of weeks ago and op shopping at least three times a week, I think I can say...enough. I have got to get rid of some of this stuff before it gets rid of me! The Love Vintage Fair has been cancelled for Byron this year. I was relying on it to move some of my collections. I was also going to do the Brunswick Heads Old and Gold Festival today, but have been a bit poorly, and couldn't get the energy up to go. Oh woe is me!

I am going to start selling my vintage online. I am not sure if I will use Etsy, E-Bay or Facebook. If anyone has any advice, I would appreciate it. As you know I sell my handcraft stuff online, but vintage is different. I have been devouring at the wisdom of Apron Thrift Girl, but sometimes I think I overthink things. I should just start tidying up and listing.
Any hoo, on a more positve note here is a small percentage of treasures that I have found recently. Above is 'some' of the depression glass I got at a deceased estate auction. 
After all these years, I finally got a brilliant West German pottery find. (I have had good finds previously, but not brilliant!) This huge vase stands about 70cm. It is way big, way chunky and a way  bargain! Not as good as Kylie's bargains, I admit, but then, the gal has a gift. It is big enough to be used as an umbrella stand.

My first piece of complete Pyrex, marked Pyrex (Please excuse the fingerprints). Here is a question. Is Pyrex still classified as Pyrex when it is another brand stamped on the bottom, such as Corning Ware or Fire King? This is the only quality piece of Pyrex I have found around here, but I suppose I haven't had my Pyrex eye 'in.'

Saying that, I just looked at good ole Wiki and after some perusing, found these pictures on a link to Fire King. Aren't they lubbly? Would they be classified as Pyrex? I am sure that Nigella stole this bowl shape and colour for her kitchen range a few years back.
 Pop over to Sophies and ATG for more finds.


  1. Try etsy or FB if you have lots of followers Ebay sux the profits out of you.Or come up here and we can do the markets lol

  2. That WG vase is a beauty it. A-L-O-T.
    "Pyrex" very nice too and you're def right those blue bowls are the spit of Nigella's (should read other way round)
    Great kitchen table too...

    ps I was good today, passed up a lovely old wooden ironing board and a cool educational chart of the spinal cord! I've got too much stuff too...don't tempt me too much with your new shop please x

  3. Good luck whatever you decide - maybe give Etsy a shot and see how it goes? You are so right about the Nigella thing - blatant thievery!

  4. Definitely sell your excess. Ebay sucks from my experience. People seem to want everything for nothing, and when they get a bargain, they complain about the postage.

    I'd try etsy ... I think the buyers are a bit more understanding of vintage and you've got such a huge market. The only thing is the postage overseas, if that were an issue.

    I'd love to know how you go ... I don't think you're whingeing about having too much stuff ... it can be suffocating!

  5. Loving your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine. I use Etsy for vintage and LOVE it. I tried ebay for a couple things and it was more headache than it was worth.

  6. OMG, you have such such, such beautiful things. Wow, there's a lot there that I would happily buy from you! xx

  7. No sales at FB but thinking of doing an etsy store to send people to.I have heard the fees are such a killer.Wish I lived closer to you Id shop at your house lol

  8. strange.... i've heard this song before. don't you go singing it either.... just be selective, it is possible. (else get a storage place...)
    OF COURSE nigella stole the biscuits! she's not that clever...
    and i do have enjoyed your ramble, ann GG
    ps - audrey's nun story and moi?
    oh. you mean, the thumbnail? ha ha ha....

  9. Your table looks ready for a grand feast! The glass stands... those candlesticks... stunning!

  10. The glass stands are to die for. Oh.. you bought them at an estate sale. My comment is probably in poor taste. Oops. : )

  11. Hi Nick, thanks for folllowing me! I'm not sure if Fire King and Pyrex are thought to be the same thing, but they are made from the same material (borosilicate glass). Everyone seems to think it's terribly collectable but it never sells for much! As for selling go for ebay and forget about the rest, Facebook and Etsy are okay but unless you have slaved to build a loyal following first, your sales will be very slow. the ebay fees are only a killer if you are selling a high number of low-priced items. I'm kitty_cat.123 on ebay, do a completed listings search to see my most recent listings if you're interested.

  12. Pyrex and Fire King are not the same company, but they are both collectible in their own right. I keep an eye out for both!

  13. That West German pottery is *amazing* - I really love it. Good luck on your online reselling adventures! I sell on Etsy, so you decide to go that route and need any help, feel free to hit me up!



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