Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Thrifty Finds This Week - and My New Business

I found some great items this week:

Irvinware 1970's barware - complete with metal lid - Made in the USA
Found at Goodwill $2.99
Approximate resale value $10-15
Purchased for stock

Vintage Palmistry Porcelain Tray (might be ashtray)
Found at Goodwill .99
Approximate resale value $10-15 (due to rarity, only one found on Ebay and one found on Etsy, both as sold listings. The one on Etsy sold for $18 plus shipping)
Purchased for stock

Glass Juicer - non-vintage and purchased for my own use
Found at Goodwill .49

I seem to have a knack for finding great used items. Rather than leave them behind Hubby and I had a good talk and with all the excitement of his new business I told him my dream of having a part-time reselling business. For now, I am in the picking-only phase.

Before we move I will gather items for resell - maximum two rubbermaid containers. This way I no longer have to leave these items behind and will have a good start with some stock when I get the business started. We travel a lot and I can also pick while travelling. I am so excited!

Our whole dream of being financially self-sufficient is having multiple revenue streams. Stock, real estate (owning home outright plus we are buying a rental property within a year or two), Hubbys business which includes sales training, consulting, media buying, speaking events and writing a book, and my part-time reselling business. I will also be the landlord of the rental property with occassional help from hubby. I have some choices ahead: Etsy, Ebay, Flea market and also possibly as a vintage picker for some antique dealer friends I have on Vancouver Island. I may also choose to get work outside of these businesses, but If I do, it will be something that makes my heart happy.

We are finally getting our life!

Linking up with Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl Thrift Share Monday. Check it out!


  1. That drink shaker is sure in good condition!

    Thanks for sharing your goals with us. Sounds great - the world is your oyster and sounds like you have just the right attitude!!

  2. Hi there! I wanted to come say hi, and thank you for following me at Simplify. I am loving what I am seeing here, and will be back soon!!!
    XO Kris

  3. Good luck with your new business venture. Love your background graphics, BTW. Very pretty.

  4. That palmistry dish is certainly interesting! I've never seen anything like it. Your items are so cool and I like your goals! I'm your newest follower!

  5. I could just read about other peoples great finds all day long.
    Great finds.

  6. Howdy ~ Love the Vintage Palmistry Porcelain Tray. Like you, I am picking up items for resale, and hoping to get my business off the ground soon (I'm going to rent a shelf at an antique mall here in Minnesota). Good luck with your really do have a nack for finding things! :)

  7. Those are amazing finds! I know how much effort you exerted to be able to find all these stuff and I’m sure it’ll all pay off soon. I hope you find more vintage items and net more customers. Good luck!

    -Clint Shaff

  8. Those are really great finds! You have a great eye on those because vintage stuff are usually pricey. I think the resale value of those items is more than double.

    Lonnie Lisa