One of my ongoing resolutions is to have better control over my inventory for my antique business. Basically, I'd like to get to the point where I don't have tubs of merchandise in the living room and guest room.
But the other side of that situation is that the best way for me to get vintage lovelies to resell is to buy in bulk.
At a recent estate sale, I had a chance to buy these plates for $1.00 a piece. I didn't take the time to meander through them and hem and haw about which ones I wanted. It's so much easier to just take them all. Sure some might be chipped, or have a strange looking cow on them, but overall, that was a pretty good deal.
I know that calender plates were once a really hot collectible. Local merchants like J Hait (on this cupid plate) gave the plates away to their customers at Christmas or New Years.
I think this rose plate from Burdett Kansas is my favorite.
When I found a bag full of lace and pieces of feedsack quilts, how could I not buy them? Some one put so much time into cutting and stitching them, they had to come home with me. Even though I'm trying to limit my craft supplies purchases to things I know exactly what I'll do with, it seemed ok to make an exception for someone else's supplies.
And thousands and thousands of index cards with music printed on them. What a great craft supply, not for me, of course; but to sell to someone else. I have them listed in my Etsy shop.
Boxes of old watch parts- they must be good for something. I know I just like to look at those old porcelain watch faces.
Even more cutting back on my craft supplies, I'm on a strict yarn embargo. But I didn't buy this yarn to use. I bought it because it came in such a cute basket. I was going to throw the yarn away. But when I started taking it out of the carrier, I really like the cream, blue and pink color combination...
And wouldn't you have bought the forbidden yarn too, if it came in this barkcloth knitting bag?