Sunday, March 18, 2012

~* Maybe I Should Change MY Last Name to... *~

WILLIAMS-SONOMA!! HA HA No really, read on!
I have had really good luck with selling Williams-Sonoma items on eBay.

Remember the William-Sonoma Culinary Herb bowls I blogged about in this post? Well, they did SELL!!!!

LISTED: Feb. 10,2012
SOLD: Feb. 26, 2012
PAID: $6.50
SOLD: $79.99 + shipping

I still have the canisters to this line listed Here!

Then a few weeks ago I picked up a box of 21 pieces of Spode Westbourne made EXCLUSIVELY {means $$$} for Williams-Sonoma for $25 + tax. I brought them home and then went away for the weekend. After the weekend, I finally was able to research them and there was only ONE completed listing, which had 2 plates for $99. I ran to the garage to get my box and start listing them! I listed them in lots of 2 for $99.99 on Auction. It was almost the end of the auction, there was not ANY watchers :( I took a change emailing the buyer that had bought the one I saw in the completes. I told him that I will be willing to take an offer on the whole lot if he happened to miss the auctions.

On the night that they were ending I went to a Game Night with a friend,  at the end of the night I noticed that one of the lots had SOLD! I was pretty happy about that. I got in my car to drive home, imagine my surprise when I saw that 4 lots total has SOLD!!! All to the guy that I had emailed.  He was VERY grateful that I spammed his inbox sent him that email. I was doing the happy dance for the rest of the night and next day too!!! He left wonderful feedback and sent me a very nice Thank you note.

LISTED: Feb. 21,2012
SOLD: Feb. 28, 2012
PAID: $27.19 including tax for all 21 pieces
SOLD: $99.99 x 4 = $399.96!!! + shipping & insurance

2 weekends ago I went to some Garage Sales. I happen to find a William-Sonoma ceramic Strawberry which is a Jam jar complete with it's spoon. I picked it up for only $1!  I will be listing it in my store soon for $19.99!

How do you think Kathryn Williams-Sonoma sounds? Not too shabby, huh?  Needless to say, I will ALWAYS pick up WS brand items.


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Sunday, March 11, 2012

~* Teapot Birds Nest *~

A month or so ago, I saw a picture on a friends Facebook feed that was soooo adorable. The pictures was of a Teapot Birds Nest by Bow Boutique. I didn't want to spring for the $27 in British pounds, which is about $42 American dollars.

I thought it was adorable and thought if I ever came across a teapot that would work, that I would try to make one myself. It is a great way to recycle and would make a Fabulous gift! Fast forward 2 days later, I was out in one of my Thrifting adventures when I spied this out of the corner of my eye!!

I was SUPER excited, I ran walked over and picked it up. It did not have a price tag on it and I was hoping that it would not be more than $5.00. I carried it around with me while I finished my shopping. I was very happy when the cashier said it was only $2.00!!!  SCORE!!!

Last weekend we went up to my Uncles house to spend some time with family that was here from out of state. I knew that my Uncle would have ALL of the tools I needed to make the pot. I had decided to make it for my Aunt and Uncle. They love nature and have many different feeders and bird dwellings. I knew it would be perfect for their yard.

My Uncle and I started working on it on Saturday afternoon.  I found some wood that I could use for the base and back laying around my Uncles yard. The process was relatively quick and painless. No injuries or broke pieces!

Here it is on the work bench. We went off to drink as the glue dried. I checked on it often to make sure none of the kids or my Aunt had messed with it. With 10 kids around that weekend, I was sure someone would want to touch it and move it around. Luckily, everyone stayed away from it.

And here is the finished product.  It was really great spending time with my Uncle working on the project. We have decided that we will make more, as soon as I am able to find Score more teapots. We figured out alot of things we could do to the next ones to improve the aesthetics of the Bird Next. 

I am especially happy that this only cost me $2.00!! That is a savings of over $40!!

Perhaps you will come across a teapot and try it for yourself or as a gift for someone too!!


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Saturday, March 10, 2012

~* MammaSource *~

I found a GREAT deal at MamaPedia and I wanted to share it with you! MamaPedia works like Groupon,  and Groopdealz, where you can get Awesome discounts on your favorite things!!

I know summer is upon us and that these are for winter, but I could not resist at $22 for them! It's a GREAT deal!!
Shoe Scandal
Australian-Style Boots (up to 78% off)
Various styles and colors to choose from—women's sizes 6-10
~Stylish, comfortable boots for everyday wear
~Stock up now and save
~Choose from several designer colors and styles

Valid for (1) pair Australian-style boots
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Orders cannot be shipped to APO/FPO or P.O. Box addresses Shipping and billing address must be identical when placing an order
Click here for the return policy
Voucher value must be used in full in (1) visit, voucher has no residual value
Limit (1) voucher per order, may buy more as gifts
Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions
Expires May 7, 2012

Mamapedia even has a School Savings Program, where the school of your choice gets 5% of your purchase price!  What a great way to give back to our schools but still get things we want!

Check it out here!!


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