Monday, January 23, 2012

Vintage Photos

I  hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours surprisingly enough was focused on putting together our new bed frame for our spare room yet we had no intention of buying anything new for our house. I love it that when you are not looking for something, you might go to a few shops and in our case 1 shop and find exactly what you are looking for. We must have had lady luck on our side. I will post photos of what we purchased later in the week.

Here are some of my favourite vintage photos that I am loving at the moment.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Vintage Photos

I thought I would start to get back into posting beautiful vintage photos again on mondays! There are a few beach photos which I just love, especially as it is summer here in Australia.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Helllooooo Esty!

I am so excited to tell you all that last night I listed a handful of products onto our etsy shop! I am very excited about this all finally coming together!! The plan has changed so many times, but now we are finally online through etsy.

As a first time etsy seller, the experience has been surprisingly easy. I thought there was going to be a lot of hoops to jump through in order to list something through your shop, but I was presently surprised. The only difficulties I did face was linking my shop with my facebook page, however I seemed to have figured it out... I think?!

One of the best things about etsy is the shop statistics which you can view to gain insights into the number of visitors to different products, your shop in general and different traffic sources. I am sure this info will become very useful once the store develops a little more and hopefully can gain repeat customers.

Below are the things that are currently for sale in my etsy shop. I will be listing more items throughout the rest of the week. I'm not sure if it's just me, but I can really sense that 2012 is going to be a fantastic year!!

Beautiful White & Gold Vintage Small Doctor's Bag

Stunning Vintage Navy Quilted Handbag

Stunning Vintage Gold Chain Belt

Cute Green Vintage Raffia Style Bag

Vintage Grey Oversized Clutch Bag with Snakeskin Detail

Vintage Silver Leather Belt with Gold Clasp

Vintage White Weaved Clutch / Handbag

Monday, January 9, 2012

Selling Online

I am so excited for 2012!! The last week has been very busy as I have been going through all of the things for our online shop in preparation to start selling. I have set up my little office which I will photograph all of my products, answer buyer questions and package all of my items to send to wonderful customers.

As I have been addicted to vintage since I was in high school I have always dreamed of one day selling my wares and spreading the joy that comes with vintage items. I understand that it's not for everyone, but it is something that I truly love.

I will be selling my items online through etsy. I have never purchased or sold anything through this website but I am looking forward to joining their community of sellers and who knows where all this might lead to? I will start of selling small items like handbags, belts, earrings, shoes, sunglasses. Once I get hang of selling these items and how etsy works, I will start to sell clothing, and boy do I have a lot of wonderful clothing pieces to sell. At the moment, I am photographing lots of items and will hopefully have these listed by the end of this week.

I thought I would share some photos of my office that I have set up. The desk and 2 bookcases are all from IKEA. The cute chair was built by my great grandfather and I am currently seeking a cute checkered cushion. The pretty painting is called the "weeping rose" and is by Tretchikoff. It was given to me by a colleague at work. It is such a stunning picture, I absolutely love it so much. I love the colours and I often find myself wondering about the meaning of it. My other items include a cute cath kidston tray which was a gift from my mum and the various nick nacks which I have placed on this tray are all thrifted finds. I particularly love the pin cushion which is made from a teacup. It is absolutely adorable. I recently picked up the peach coloured shell from a thrift store and purchased the eiffel tower book ends from target last year. I was given the magnetic white board for christmas and it is from Typo and I have had the cute cupcake and cake magnets for a while which now have the perfect new home. My macaroon tins are from spotlight.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year... Bring It On!!

Well we are well into a new year, 2012! I sense that this year is going to be a great one.

Happy New Year!!