Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tutti Fruittis and a Happy Ending

It's Thursday, which can only mean that it's Vintage Thingies Thursday at Colorado Lady , where lots of junky peeps highlight their various collections. It's fun and free, which is always a good price.


Here at OGT, I thought it might be fun to tell you a story about a crafting project using vintage materials:

I made these rings and hairclips a few months ago out of old buttons and vintage fruit trims I found on the floor at an estate sale.

I listed them in my Etsy shop, but didn't sell any. Not one. However, I am my mother's daughter and do not give up easily. I took them to Frock boutique on NE Alberta to sell on consignment. Yesterday, an envelope from Frock arrived in the mail. I thought, "Ooooo Goody, maybe one of my hairclips sold!" I thought the check would be for $6, give or take. But look!

Whoo Hooo! I have some cash for junking this weekend!

16 comments:

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Yea! Good going. I thought they were really cute when I saw them on your blog. Congratulations.

RITA DECO - Vintage and Fabulous Finds! said...

Those darling girly "doodads" are the type of product that has to be seen and handled in person. The internet is great...but sometimes actually touching the item seals the deal. I'm not surprised you did well (in a shop) with them.
Does it inspire you to make more?
Will

JEWELGIRL said...

Always fun to see vintage finds turn
into crafty "sold" treasures!

Lemondrop Marie said...

that is awesome! I love the little hair clips, so cute. Etsy is just a bit big so no one found them yet.
Happy VTT!

Coloradolady said...

I love those!!!!!! those are so sweet, now if I had spent time on Etsy and found those, I would be wearing them right now!! Girl, and you found these treasures to turn into something useful on the floor? Amazing. Have a great weekend and a great VTT!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Hope you find some good junk to spend that $80!!! glad Frock worked out so well for you.
Oats soon?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow!!! What a score! I know you are having a happy VTT!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

~~Carol~~ said...

Those are adorable, and I'm glad you didn't give up! You found the perfect place to appreciate them, and made a tidy profit! Congrats!
Happy VTT!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

WOOOO Score! I'm so glad they found the appreciation they deserved. Way to go!

Jane said...

Congratulations on your big sale!!! I thought the rings and hair clips were adorable. I can't believe you found the "parts" on the floor....I'll have to start looking down at these sales :-)

marian said...

how clever..they are GORGEOUS..i would've bought one :)

Roslyn said...

You go girl & show us what your $80 buys!

simplyiowa said...

Thanks for the visit!
I love Joan, too. She's always on the go, and inspiring, it appears you are as well!
Love all of your fun, funky things. Sometimes it's fun, just to 'shake it up' a little!{congrats on the sale!}
Barb C.

trash talk said...

Woo Hoo...let's go shopping...you buy lunch!
Debbie

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Congrats! I'm impressed with the turn around!
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Lisa said...

I won one of the pins with the grapes on it in your giveaway. I love it, when I wear it people comment on it and say what a wonderful idea. They just love it!!!!!