Sunday, October 9, 2011

Flash Trash Treasures are always there!

During my holidays, I usually check all my favourite haunts.

That would be about ten different shops in our area.  Some I visit twice, just in case.

This is a shot of the only four crockery items I bought. The rest of my purchases were clothing.

Here we have:
  • a very cute, little blue glass jug. I have a lot of small jugs, that I hope my family will like, one day???
  • a 70s ash tray or serving plate, maybe ...
  • a Holly Hobbie, jewellery box. I have been collecting this for my daughter who had these things in her childhood. She is putting together a collection for her little girl.
  • a friends plate, John Sands, Made in Japan.  I always pick up these plates if they are $2.00 or less.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Returning to writing about collecting after a longish break

My last post was on 11 April 2011. 

During that time, I have not totally abandoned collecting the usual "flash trash", but I have certainly reduced the amount I have been buying.

I don't go to garage sales very often now.  Just visit the usual opp. shops and only buy things that resemble the bargains of past years.

If it is over $2.00, I have to covet it very much.  I am running out of space ... pity!

So, now I have set up my first return post.  I will publish and pledge to return very soon with a listing of some of them gems I have found.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Garage Sale & Opp. Shop Action

Lately, we have been visiting garage sales only very infrequently.

Charity stores and opp. shops are still part of a weekly routine.

As it turns out, we have been able to find some gems.  I have not taken any photos of my new treasures.

Best and cheapest buys include:
  • Australiana in the form of Westminster china
  • scarves
  • an English milk jug and some small bowls
  • some Japanese china including two Saji plates

Companion Blogs - Finding a Way Forward

Hard to believe though it may be, after a quite lengthy period of inactivity,  I am considering creating a companion blog. 

I propose to establish a mechanism to hire out some of my treasures.

I have been thinking of this for a while and need to do some planning and research.

Is there a market for this?
What businesses would be in the market?
What pricing framework would I use?
What sort of shop front would be needed?