Saturday, October 31, 2009

VINTAGE Wooden Trinket/ Keepsake/ Jewelry Box from Vintagecaravan.etsy.com

This is a Delicate Vintage little wooden Trinket Jewelry or Keepsake Box.

Measures 2" tall 2.5" across.

Has a Beautiful Blonde finish with a detailed Floral Decal on top. The inside is lined with a Teal felt like finish that matches the ribbons in the floral design.
Price: 3.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?

I came to Etsy because of its amazing talent. A new Artesian Market Place was just what I needed! I’ve been an artist for years selling locally, but had never quite found the right outlet online… until now. I have 3 stores here on Etsy because of the wide range of interests and mediums I like to play around with.
I do sell on other sites, and will be on my own soon. Etsy however will always be my foundation.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)

I like to by gifts for myself. Generally I’m always making gifts for other people, so when I see something unique, or something I haven’t tried or can’t make… I spoil myself with a Vintage or handmade treasure.



3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?

Well there are several, but one is the
Ammo- Ammonite Fossil in Cherry Wood by Hendywood.



4- Any advice for new sellers?

Be honest, and kind in your dealings.
Don’t give up if you have a slow start. Sometimes it takes a minute to find your nitch but when you do… you’ll be making a living, living.



5-And a favorite quote?

“Be the light you wish to see in the world.”
~Gandhi

Friday, October 30, 2009

Checkbook Cover - Gothic Rose from nancygamon.etsy.com

Add a colorful splash to your pocketbook, and make check writing fun! This checkbook cover features clear vinyl flaps for holding your check stack and register - so you can easily see your balance at a glance.

Made from Amy Butler designer fabric featuring lush blossoms in rich hues.

All products are guaranteed for 1 year. Love your purchase or return it for a full refund (including shipping).
Price: 10.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?

I'm happy to have my creations available in several online venues and in person boutiques. My first experience selling handmade items was on Etsy. It's such a lively, friendly community. I've learned a lot over the past three years there and gradually expanded my business as a result. There was an article in "ReadyMade" magazine about Etsy that initially sparked my interest. Encouragement from friends led me to take the plunge.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)

It's fun to support other artists and craftspeople. While I hand make many of the gifts I give, I admittedly don't know how to do everything. I enjoy having a ready resource of unique options in other media, and have purchased items like handmade books, jewelry, screen printed apparel, whistles, goblets and horns.

3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?


4- Any advice for new sellers?

Patience. It takes time to learn the skills necessary to be a dynamic small business owner, savvy independent marketer, efficient accountant, innovative photographer, and all the other roles that get added on to just being your own creative self. Give yourself the time and freedom to stretch and grow. Overnight success isn't mandatory. It's okay to relax and enjoy the process.



5-And a favorite quote?

"There is only one success - to spend your life in your own way." - Christopher Morley

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trio Earrings from craftedit.etsy.com


These earrings feature a cute and colorful trio of carnelians (orange), rainbow moonstones (clear and iridescent), and amazonites (light teal). These brass-colored metal earrings have a vintage-looking patina and hang 3/4 of an inch below the earwires.
Price: 8.00
From: craftedit

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I chose to sell on Etsy because I love to craft, and I have made far more handcrafted items than I can use or give to friends. I also wanted to be part of the amazing Etsy community.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I like to buy jewelry-making supplies and random works of art.



3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
This beautiful
poster by crscheffe.



4- Any advice for new sellers?
Take nice photos of your items—items that are well-photographed, in focus, and well-lit sure catch my attention. Provide a variety of products at various price points in your shop. Don’t give up if you haven’t made sales because someone somewhere loves/will love your products!



5-And a favorite quote?
I couldn’t decide between these two:
“Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.”
-Aldous Huxley

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.”
-Albert Camus

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bowling Is Groovy vintage metal pinback button from fifthquadrant.etsy.com


Cool metal pin measures 1 3/8” diameter. In excellent condition. This came from a “house frozen in time” estate sale so I’m certain it’s authentic 1960s to 1970s. Proof that hippies bowl.
Price: 5.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?

I currently do not sell anywhere else. I first heard about etsy on Martha Stewart's television show and opened an account so I could by some artwork. When I found out you can also sell vintage on etsy, that seemed like a good fit since I am quite a collector of (too) many things. I also intended to sell some of my original artwork on etsy, but I haven't gotten very much of that listed.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)

My favorite thing to buy is small format size original artwork, especially paintings.



3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?

I have a painting I love by
timssally that was one of the first things I bought on etsy and I'm always checking out her shop to see what new artwork she's listed. I currently have my eye on this.



4- Any advice for new sellers?

Be patient (it took close to a year before I started seeing steady sales) and try to list (something every day to build up your inventory and hopefully keep being seen. Use the forums...there is so much great information available there. Keep learning how to take better photographs. Communicate with your customers, and don't take things personally if something goes awry.



5-And a favorite quote?

"Bowling is Groovy"

Friday, October 23, 2009

Delias Deal!!

Take an additional 15% off one week only. No minimum purchase. Can not be used for clearance.
CODE: 15DXQ15

Vintage wooden vase from buttonsnsuch.etsy.com

This is a wooden vase with different layers of wood. It is a great piece from the 70s and has some good weight to it. The diameter at the largest is 21" and the height is 10".
Price: 10.00
From: buttonsnsuch

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
Im a stay at home mom and it was a easy way to do something I enjoy while still enjoying raising my kids.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I would have to say supplies is # one along with vintage but I also like cuffs as I do leather work in my home based business.



3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
I love the cuffs from radcow.


4- Any advice for new sellers?
A must have: Patience, Time and Positive attitude



5-And a favorite quote?
One persons junk is another persons treasure!

More Blogs!

Well I have started 2 new blogs! I know CRAZY! One is about my quest to become a vegetarian and the other I will be reviewing products with a health and beauty focus. I hope you guys can stop by and say HI! I am so excited, who knew I would take to blogging so well =)

Wish Me Luck~

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Vintage Patch Wallet from andyyyyy

dimensions
bottom : 24 cm = 9.4 in
side: 12 cm = 4.7 in
top: 19 cm = 7.5 in
Price: 9.00
From: andyyyyy

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I chose to sell on etsy because I simply loved the concept of the handmade-and-vintage-only community. Etsy is the only place where I sell my items.




2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
There is a great variety of artsy and beautiful products on Etsy so it's a bit hard to choose, but I personally love the unique range of clothing and jewelry on this site.




3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?


4- Any advice for new sellers?
New sellers should follow the community discussions because they are the best when it comes to learning how Etsy functions! Learn from experienced users around here and don't quit too fast!



5-And a favorite quote?
Everything has been figured out, except how to live. J.P.S.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Agate Leather Belt from vintageJones.etsy.com


This belt is in good shape, there are no chips on agate just a tiny dot of glue? on the front from when it was made. The back of the agate was painted and a fleck or 2 has come off, and the glue attaching the buckle was done a bit sloppily, completely invisible from the front. The leather looks great with no wear at all.

This belt is fully adjustable so it can be cinched as small as you want or can go as large as 36.5".

SIZE:
2 1/4" wide leather belt
can go as large as 36.5"

BUCKLE:
4 1/2" x 4 1/4" agate slice

COLOR:
taupe gray brown agate / dark brown leather

MADE OF:
genuine leather / genuine agate
Price: 20.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I started selling on Etsy because I am a jewelry and accessories designer (
http://www.maryjanefrances.etsy.com) and loved the handmade market Etsy opened up. After selling handmade for a while, I found Etsy's vintage section... HEAVEN! Completely un-picked over like Ebay, and more competitively priced! And as an avid vintage lover of 60's and 70's style, I go to thrift shops and estate sales often, and find treasures that I simply can not walk away from, but don't need/ don't fit/ can't afford/ etc. Selling vintage on Etsy gives me a way to satisfy my "Vintage Jones" without the guilt or clutter that collecting 'too' many treasures can create!



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
Vintage cocktail rings. Big huge 'door knockers'. An obsession since childhood, I love rings with real stones and sterling or gold, but to buy them new, the size I like, is out of my price range. The quality of vintage jewelry is fabulous, and I tend to like the styling of vintage rings from the 50's -70's more then super sleek modern rings~



3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
Right now I'm drooling over this
show stopper ring from peppertree!



4- Any advice for new sellers?
It takes a while to get into the swing of things, selling on Etsy is different then selling elsewhere, don't get discouraged and keep listing!



5-And a favorite quote?
"Beware of artists – they mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." Queen Victoria

Monday, October 19, 2009

Vintage 60s 70s Tooled Leather Butterfly Purse from ancestorvintage.etsy.com

Measurements

8" X 5" X 1 3/4"

Strap to purse 18"

3 pocket inside , 1 compartments
Condition EXCELLENT Vintage, Few light spots on front near butterfly hard to see

Material Leather
Price: 20.00
From: ancestorvintage


1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I sell of Etsy because it was easier for me than starting my own site and having to figure out how to get potential customers to know that I'm there, Etsy has a steady stream of clientel.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I love buying Vintage from Etsy.



3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
This
dress from hedihodge.



4- Any advice for new sellers?
My advice to new sellers would be, take the best pictures you can, be as descriptive and accurate as you can when listing an items, ship quick and list items as often as you can it keeps you at the top of the Etsy search engine.



5-And a favorite quote?
Welcome to the land of Ancestor Vintage where Funky is what we do best, MUAH!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Vintage White Beads and Silver Necklace from HELENSHASSACK.etsy.com

Entire necklace is 16.5 inches
White beaded section is 8.5 inches
Price: 9.00
From: HELENSHASSACK

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
My mom has been crafting and selling at craft shows my entire life. I love handmade items and loved the idea of selling some of my personal vintage jewelry on etsy and the idea just blossomed. Etsy really appeals to me because most of the people who sell on etsy have other full-time jobs (including being full-time moms, like how my mom was) and make extra money on etsy. I started selling on Etsy to make extra money for my wedding, now I'm funding my master's degree with my vintage pieces.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I love buying unique gifts on etsy. Nothing you can find in a regular store. I've found great gifts for baby showers/engagement presents/birthday presents. Everyone is always so pleased with the gifts.



3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
JoysHope. I love her headbands. I bought a headband and still rock it even though I'm 23.



4- Any advice for new sellers?
Packaging & quick shipping. I always make sure my items are packaged well and arrive in one piece. I get comments on my packaging and quick shipping, people tend to come back and shop for more after they've received on well shipped piece.



5-And a favorite quote?
Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dill Seed - Anethum graveolens - Organically Grown from gypsywynd.etsy.com

Grown as an annual
Herb
50 seeds
Can reseed.
Full sun
Colors: mostly green but has a tinge of yellow also.


*These seeds have been harvested in her own organically grown plants in SE Wisconsin. Photo shows the actual plants these were taken from. All seeds come with complete growing instructions.
Price: 1.75
From: gypsywynd

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?

Before joining Etsy I had tried selling on different sites with little success. After a little research and basically kicking the idea around for awhile I decided to join Etsy because of the friendly people I met here and it appeared to be a successful market with a variety of wonderful handmade items.
I also have the first shop on Etsy (rusticdivadesigns) which I opened before Gypsy Wynd plus I sell as Rustic Diva Designs on one other handmade item shopping site.




2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)

I love to find supplies on Etsy. There are some great items on here that you just can't find in stores plus the sellers are usually helpful in explaining exactly what it is they're selling. A very close second would have to be the handmade soaps. Mmmmmmm



3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?

Besides making the crocheted cuff bracelets it would be crocheted stocking caps. Those are so much fun to make.




4- Any advice for new sellers?

Basically my advice is stick with it and find ways to promote, promote, promote. I've seen so many talented artisans give up within a month or two because they didn't get the results they were expecting right away. Running a shop online takes research, promotion, networking and of course you have to keep a sense of humor and an optimistic outlook. All sellers go through slow times especially when starting out. Don't give up!



5-And a favorite quote?

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Salvador Dali

Friday, October 16, 2009

Face to FACE Resin Charm Necklace from dryan327.etsy.com


The little silver face embedded in the resin is sterling silver and the chain is antique ox silver. I cut it to 20 inches; however, if you would like a different length, just let me know. All put together on a square one and one half by one and one fourth silver pewter setting.
Price: 14.95
From: dryan327

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I choose to sell on Etsy as I was new to the handmade market and Etsy offered an already up and running market. Over the many months I realize that marketing is the key to staying open.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.).
..well actually if you look at my feedback you can plainly see I LOVE to buy on Etsy, anything from felt animals, clothing, to supplies. It is a fun place to shop and I love to give support to my fellow handmade etsians.



3-What is your current fave product(not in your store) under 20$?
oh wow, I would probably say any supply seller from the following sellers: softcover, weekendjewelry1, and urbanrose.



4- Any advice for new sellers?
Get your pictures down first, learn to market, be nice anytime you go on the forums.



5-And a favorite quote?
Raising children is like being pecked to death by a chicken!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

VINTAGE 1960s 1970s MOD BOHO HIPPIE Rust Tall BOOTS from 80sdiva.etsy.com

Length (from toe to heel): 9 1/2"
Width (ball of foot at widest part): 3 1/4"
Heel Height: 2 1/4"
Height of Boot (from bottom of heel to top of boot): 17 1/4"
Measurement Around Top of Boot: 14" (The elastic panels will allow for up to 1 1/2" extra stretch/wiggle room)



1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?

I came across Etsy by accident, actually. I was looking for a vintage dress to purchase, and was directed to the website. I began looking around and discovered what a wonderful community Etsy is, and what unique and fabulous things the sellers on Esty have to offer. And what unique and fabulous talents each seller in each store has here! That is something you can't come across very easily on eBay. I had so many vintage and handmade items of my own I was trying to find homes for, and had been trying to sell them on eBay without much luck. Once I discovered Etsy, a whole new world opened up to me, where I could actually have my own shop and I knew I would be selling to a whole different crowd of people - people who I knew would care a lot more about the items I was selling than those I found on eBay.

2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)

I LOVE custom designed clothing, especially vintage inspired designs. I have a particular interest in 1930s style clothing, and have been working to add this style of clothing to my wardrobe through custom made things. I love just about anything vintage, and to be able to have someone recreate that look for me I think is amazing.

3-What is your current fave product under 20$?

I love the "
baseball hat alternative" that I have listed for $13. It's a brown wool hat that can be worn in so many different way, but I love that it looks like a baseball cap, yet is so feminine. It is so perfect for the diva who wants to wear a baseball hat, but doesn't want to look like "one of the guys." AND I love that it is a handmade piece and was custom designed. It is such a gorgeous fall color, and matches just about anything.

4- Any advice for new sellers?

I think the best advice I can give is to just be you, and let your individuality really shine through. Don't be afraid to try anything! The folks here on Etsy I have found are very friendly and helpful, and we are all very open to new sellers and new stores. There is really no limit to what you can do here with your creativity....

5-And a favorite quote?

I can't remember the exact quote, but here is my version of it:
It is always best to have lived your life to the fullest and take chances, rather than easing through life, all the while wondering what you accomplished.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Black daisy brooch from Danielleorama.etsy.com

*Hand sewn out of wool felt with a bumble bee button embroidered detail, and fastened on a steel pin back.
Price: 12.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
Well I found Etsy through a craft community on Livejournal.com and it seemed like the perfect place to sell. I only sell on Etsy, I've had great luck and met awesome people, I love it!



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
I don't get to shop as much as I'd like, but I could spend hours looking through jewelry. I love trims,buttons and deco tape too!



3-What is your current fave product/SELLER(not in your store) under 20$?
Something I have in my favorites is this
awesome print by the lovely Yaelfran.



4- Any advice for new sellers?
1. Price your items well, sometimes I price things a bit lower than what they're actually worth, it's not all about making money for me, the fact that someone loves what I made and wants to wear it or have it in their home is an amazing feeling, and I know people aren't loaded with dough at this time :)

my biggest quip with new sellers are items priced too high! If you're just starting out you gotta do your time, take it easy, build up your feedback and find out the cheapest way to ship, sometimes shipping charges are my biggest decision in actually purchasing something.

2. Take the best pictures you can, I'm always working on this!




5-And a favorite quote?
I adore Lucille Ball and she has two great quotes I love:
“I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not”
“I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.”

End Of Day Vintage Upcycled Bell Button Repurposed WindChime


Reinvented Chandelier part has been enameled in end of day colors of silver, blue, green and coral, vintage cow bell in copper and silver with metal silver chain and button ends. The bell has a really nice chime and is hanging on elasticized string. If you like color, buttons, whimsey, soothing old fashioned chimes and repurposed items, this is the wind chime for you.
Price: 15.00

1-Why did you choose to sell on Etsy/ and do you sell anywhere else?
I chose Etsy to let my creative side escape (three children, husband, home, etc.. need something to keep me kind of sane). I am relatively new to this site, but have and do continue to sell on ebay. I find etsy a relaxed and pleasant way to sell, especially for handmade items although there is definetly a market for vintage as well which is nice because of the green factor.



2- What is your fave thing to buy on Etsy (whether it be supplies or gifts etc.)
Gifts seem to be what I have been buying. I purchased a lovely vintage ring for my daughter, I even purchased my own mothers day gift! (with the input of my family of course) It is very pretty by the way and would order again from any of the sellers I have dealt with so far.



3-What is your current fave product(not in your store) under 20$?
I like it all! It would be very hard to pick one certain thing but if you look in my
favorites I have many items under $20. Vintage sewing, millinery, vintage jewelry, new handmade clothing and jewelry, the list goes on and on. So many things, so little time, sigh....



4- Any advice for new sellers?
I am pretty new to etsy but as mentioned have been selling on ebay since 2001. Communication with buyers is important, especially living in Canada and shipping taking longer than within the USA, letting people know this helps. The nature of vintage and antique means some wear usually. Each person has their own system of grading condition which can be subjective. Good pictures and details are important.



5-And a favorite quote?
There are many great quotes and words to live by, not sure of the exact phrasing or who quoted it but the saying of doing the right thing even when no one is watching comes to mind first.

More Recent Purchases!!


From: foryourdesigns Price: 3.00
Don't they just scream Charlotte York???



From: rondajimhard Price: 2.99
Can't wait to make a necklace with these!!!


From: Juniestars Price: 4.99
I love these they are SO fun!!



From: EMANON Price: 1.25
Wonderful seller. I love these now all I need is some sales =)




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