30 Oct 2011


Alright!  My first thrift share post.  I'm hoping I don't screw this up.

I have a few small things this week that I found, some for Etsy and some for Ebay and...some for me :D
Pictured is what I have and plan to put up on Etsy (I'm still working on getting photos right for Etsy - there's such a look about it).  A vintage Susan Bates knitting and crochet kit.  Really cute but I don't crochet and knitting something with needles that small would take me forever!  Hence, Etsy.  The black leather clutch (has a chain strap inside) is very 70s/80s? and super soft.  As I recall when I was about 13, I left one sitting on top of a car and never saw it again...

The scarves are awesome and I would love to keep them, but, though I've tried, I'm not really a scarf girl.  Sad, cause these are awesome (yup, 2nd time I've said that.  I'm dating myself).  Both are silk; one is Liberty of London and one is Lanvin.  I'm finding them really hard to date based on the labels, but neither are very recently made.
OK, so I'm linking up with Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl.

Have a great week!


  1. I love the Liberty scarf (and welcome to the thrift share). I have yet to open an Etsy shop but I know that you can make a 'light box' with a large cardbox lined in white paper or fabric and open on two sides. Using natural light (which I think that you have done) is better than flash which tend to flatten things out. Not that my pictures are great but I am working on it and not always following my own advice.

  2. Hi,
    I looked at your etsy shop and I think your pictures look great! You are right, some etsy pictures are so professional looking, however, mine are not and I think if you are selling items people want to buy they are going to buy regardless of your picture. I used to spend way too much time trying to get my pictures "just right". Not anymore. What works best for me is if it is warm I take my pics out by a tree in my backyard and when it is cold I take them inside with a lightbox I made with one of those stand up white cardboard display boards that have 3 sides. (walmart $2.00 I think?) I cut a rectangle hole out of one of the sides added white tissue paper, and shine my light thru the paper. Thats it, took me 5 minutes. Anyway, hope that helps, even though you never asked!

    Vintagepicker1 (etsy store). No blog yet, maybe someday I will figure that out!

  3. Thanks Jenifir and Marci! My first 2 commenters, you guys are so special ;)

    I think I will have a go at the lightbox and see how it turns out.