Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Egging Me On

So I wasn't feeling the Easter decorating this year.  Little bit lazy, little bit busy, and been sick for over a week!  Nothing like a vintage find at a thrift store to get me motivated.   Found this paper mache egg for 1.99 at the thrift last week.  Score!
Love these made in Germany eggs.  I had a few others so I threw some spanish moss in a basket and added them all.
I did add a few other vintage goodies around the house.  Not a lot, since my kids are grown I don't do as much as I used to.  (but they still seem to want me to whip them up easter baskets, go figure)
Well, a little Easter/Spring cheer anyway.  And with our newest addition of 8 MORE inches of snow I needed something to brighten up this joint.  I am so over winter.
In other news today is my birthday!  Happy B DAY to me. Oh yeah, it is also my husbands.  So Happy Birthday to him to, I guess :) 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Trapper Keepers Rock

I sell on ebay every week.  It's great extra money and I enjoy doing it.   My favorite thing, however, is when I hear from a buyer on why they bought an item from me.  Recently I had just such a story and it will be hard to ever top this.  I had read somewhere that vintage Trapper Keepers are good sellers.  I always look for them but never find them.  My luck changed 2 weeks ago when I found one in the Design Series line for .99 at Goodwill.  After looking at completeds I decided to list it for $44.99.   On Thursday I got a message from a buyer stating that he would like to purchase it for a commercial shoot for a movie promo he was doing for MTV.  Only catch was he needed it the next day.  After working out the details of shipping etc, he purchased it and I overnighted it to him.  Here's a pic of it
Ok, here's the best part.  The movie is called The Internship featuring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.  The promo for the movie will run on MTV. Owen Wilson pulls out his vintage trapper keeper while all the young kids pull out their iPads, etc.  I'm hoping that they will really use it.  Seriously how cool is that???? If nothing else I impressed my kids :)