Monday, July 19, 2010

I'm not dead, just lazy :)

It's been a while, hasn't it? I survived my Spanish class, and have been home for the summer for the month. I finally went thrifting with a couple of friends last week. I found and bought that great peacock purse. I really have no idea how old it is, but it was too cute. The only thing the tag on the inside says is "Made in Hong Kong" so it's kind of mysterious! There was another purse just like it, only it had flowers on the front and wasn't as awesome. I also found two really cute pillbox hats but one was made out of real fur (which I'm not into) and one just didn't fit quite right. I wish I had at least taken a picture of the hats.

I thought about buying them to sell on etsy or ebay. I'm kind of undecided about doing that in the first place. On one hand, it could be a fun way to get a little extra spending money when I'm away at school. On the second hand, I probably couldn't put that much time or money into it since I would be away/busy at school. Does anyone out there have any advice for me about that?


  1. Hey! Very cute purse...I'm guessing your purse to be 1950's!

    I never buy vintage to sell on Etsy, I just use it to get rid of things I have and don't want anymore. It's a lot of work to do Etsy as a business.


  2. Thanks for the guess on the purse. I can't wait to use it.

    Yeah, I'd be worried about the workload vs. the pay back of using etsy for something other than cleaning out the closet

  3. The purse is so cute! I am mega jealous, lol. How come I never find cute things in thrift shops?

  4. I love that purse! I say that Etsy and eBay are a lot of work unless you have something that you know will sell like gangbusters. Vintage can be very hit and miss - especially if you want to feel like the money that you make is worth the time that you spent.