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This week I would like to share some 2nd Time Around Pictures from a booth that I am spending a lot of time in…my booth at a local antique mall in my home town. A few weeks ago my son and I were looking through some stuff in the garage that I had bought at estate or garage sales and never really gotten around to doing anything with. One of the things he picked up was a tiny painting of a parrot. He suggested that I let him put it in his booth that he had started. I paid 10 cents for the unsigned oil painting-and it sold within a matter of days for $12.00! So…guess you can say that now I’m hooked! Actually, I had bought the painting for the cute little frame and would have never guessed that I could actually make money on it.
So for the past month or so, I have been adding to the booth, and now have my own ‘number.’ Today I will share a few pics of things that I’ve bought. These cute little set of cows all match and came from 2 different garage sales. The sugar and creamer came from a sale in Bay St. Louis, and the salt and pepper came from a local sale. The total investment is $1.00, or 25 cents for each piece. They are not old of course, but lots of the things in this mall aren’t-just cute little flea market type stuff.
The mahogany cabinet is almost like one I found last year and bought for my house. I found it less than 2 weeks ago, and it was sold within a week! They picked it up on Monday, so I had to spend the day finding a way to arrange the stuff inside it. It was my first big sale!!
The mall owner really doesn’t like crafts, but she has agreed to let me put some of my chalkboards I’ve made with recycled picture frames in the booth. You would think by now I would know to take a before picture, but I didn’t! You will have to take my word for it-this frame and picture were UGLY!! I spray painted it with a sage green, and put a heavy glaze of antique white over it. It’s been hanging there a week-still no buyer! :(
Some stuff I’m finding at the Hope Village Thrift store like this milk bottle vase with a sunflower and little silver clock.
Every now and then I find a real bargain like this American Fostoria vase at a garage sale. I paid only a dollar for it…and wasn’t sure if it was real or not, but the mall owner examined it, looked it up in her reference book, and her verdict-worth $22! Now I just have to wait for the right buyer!
And of course there are the estate sales. Recently I bought quite a few items from an estate sale here in town. In fact, I went to the sale 3 times total! I thought this little hen salt and pepper for only 50 cents was a great buy!
I’m learning alot, selling stuff here and there, and getting more selective in what I buy as I learn. Most importantly, I’m having lots of fun!
I'm also linking this to Kimba's DIY day!
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