From time to time I am asked about opening a shop on Etsy. I began selling vintage goods in my shop in January of 2013. The platform easy to use, and the buyers are wonderful. So I thought it would be fun to share a few success tips!Read More
I mostly took the trip to get inspiration for my Etsy shop. I studied pricing and content. It was encouraging to see so many sellers and buyers interested in vintage. I saw a few pieces that I have sold in the shop and a few I hope to list in the future.
I have such a weakness for letterpress trays and stamps. This booth had both with the option to buy stamps individually.
Most furniture at the booths were antiques or farmhouse rustic in style. But I did find one booth with mid century pieces. I was happy to see a few Eames fiberglass chairs!
Oh and the Fisher Price. I wanted it all. Every pull toy and bus and carnival.
And last but not least. I came across vintage metal ride on/pedal toys. Such incredibly sweet designs. They would make great photo props for children's photography!
All in all it was an inspiring sale! I had no idea the magnitude of the sale (I should have worn sneakers!) It covered the entire town. I ended up with a Pepsi crate, fisher-price accessories, a map and a few magazines.
Do you shop at antique sales or flea markets? It was a bit overwhelming but so worth it!
I opened Life on Churchill last night! Its a mix of vintage home decor and vintage children's goods collected over the past few years. And I have a box in the basement with many more things to list over the next few weeks.
I would love to have you visit!
In January I am opening an etsy shop! I have gathered a small collection of vintage treasure from thrift stores, estate sales, and basements of old bookshops. Its been an idea of mine for a while now, and with our kids in preschool a few days a week I would like to work a bit from home.
Remember the snowstorm on Sunday? I spent the morning sorting through my collection of vintage children's books and puzzles.
I will sell a few home pieces too. I have a vintage GE alarm clock and a set of brass birds in mind.
Do you have any Etsy selling tips? Ideas for a shop name?