This is not a blog about Christmas decorations - I will have one of those the end of November. This post is about reselling things to help with our fishing fund. Back in May Mom and I went to a sale that a local club was having. All purchases were by donation. I gathered up a box of goodies and donated $20. This resin truck with light up Christmas tree was in that box. Not surprisingly due to being Spring, most of their Christmas items were barely looked at by others but since I am constantly on the lookout for vintage Christmas for my personal collection I always check out the Christmas section. When I got home I realized that these are pretty popular and kind of difficult and expensive to find.
I have only sold 2 items out of the box so far and they have totaled $31. I've gotten out of doing auctions on our Facebook bidding site lately due to laziness but told myself this was the week so am running one or two auctions a day of the items I bought in the summer for resale. In future I will consider buying more high end modern Christmas items for resale as I have zero interest in keeping the modern stuff for myself.
Halloween brought 41 trick or treaters to my house. One arrived at 530 (a bit early if you ask me) and the rest between 630 and 810. The rain held off and at 810 it just started pouring so we shut the lights off. We didn't end up with too much extra candy so that is good.
I have been vintage Christmas hunting and been fairly successful this year at our thrifts - will share my find closer to Christmas. It seems like vintage Christmas items are much harder to find these days, almost makes me want to hoard it instead of reselling any of it. I used to think of myself as a minimalist but really, I still like my stuff, just tend to hoard slightly less than others.
Our truck is now fully fixed from our accident last month and my chest is healed enough to start Chiropractic treatments next week. Hopefully in a couple of months we can put all that behind us.
Our business is busy, hubby is busy wrapping up year long deals for next year already. As it stands we currently have deals in place for over half our income in 2019, a lovely place to be going into a new year when you are self employed for 100% of your income. Life overall is good - even better, later today I get to bottle the wine I made with my friend - 20 bottles for me and 10 for her. That should keep us in wine for a while!