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“Out with the old and…..into the thrift stores!”

The holiday season is over….but a new thrifting season just heated up! After the holidays, people like to donate all the items they just replaced.  Also, people like those great last minute tax write-offs. Appliances, toys, clothes…you name it! January is a GREAT … Continue reading

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“Turkey Wing” Seashells

My son and I found these beautiful seashells recently on one of our shelling adventures on the gulf coast of Florida. These Arca Zebra seashells, known as “Turkey Wing” seashells, are absolutely gorgeous. Named for the similarity to turkey wings, … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Lore

Cue the howling wind. Lights…dim.  Cue falling leaves. Spotlight comes on stage. On chair sits an old woman. She’s sleeping. Her eyes open slowly. She scans the crowd. She takes a drink from the jelly jar on the old table … Continue reading

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GO CARDS!!!!

Okay….so yeah…growing up in the St. Louis area…I needed to give a shout out to the baseball team who happens to be in the National League Championship Series…. But my heading is also for another little treasure to keep your … Continue reading

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Showing up late….

I’ve been a bit under the weather the past few days…but that didn’t stop me from going to a few sales. I told myself I could go when I listed ten things….and that sure motivated me to get those done.We … Continue reading

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Could be real…could be fake.

Today’s prize on The Late Night Market Scavenger Hunt is this book: I know there are some things I don’t buy because I never know if they are fake or not…depression glass, purses, and jewelry are a few. What are … Continue reading

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Uhhhh…yeah. We’re gonna need to look for these.Mmm-kay?

Bill Lumbergh from “Office Space”….(insert chuckle here). I’ve read on a lot of thrifting blogs and have had a good deal of success reselling office supplies. Good ol’ boring office supplies. I’ve sold pencil sharpeners, staplers, ledgers, and rubber stamp … Continue reading

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters 101

Thrift stores are indeed putting out their holiday items. If you plan to get in on the “Ugly Christmas Sweater” trend…now’s the time to nab them up! If you aren’t familiar with this trend, basically there are groups of people … Continue reading

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Give me a break….please!

Sometimes when your inventory sources dry up or the pickins get slim, you have to think “outside the box”. One of these “out of the box” items, that has continuously sold for the last few years, is the “broken china … Continue reading

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It’s not yoooooooooooooouuu……

If you are just starting out in this business, you probably have noticed that your sales have dropped in the last few weeks dramatically. Your thoughts might be “Yikes, why isn’t MY stuff selling?” or “What am I doing wrong?” … Continue reading

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