My picking has been dismal the past few weeks. True, I’ve been sick and haven’t gone out sourcing much, but when your business counts on you having a steady stream of incoming inventory you don’t want too many slow picking weeks.
So I was super happy to find two things yesterday at my neighborhood Goodwill. The first thing that caught my eye was a quirky Jonathan Adler stoneware squirrel. I know his stuff is pricy so I had no trouble putting this in my basket, even for $8.35!
Here’s a picture of what I bought on the Adler website. Regular price $120.
But (alas, alas) I noticed mine is missing its cute little acorn lid! Drat. Double drat! Even without the lid this piece has sold for $45-60, so I’ll still do okay, but I thought, why don’t I contact the Adler company and see if they’ll sell (or even give!) me a lid? Well they got back to me right away and said they only sell it as a “single unit.” Pooh, that’s not helpful!
I also found this interesting Russian lacquer egg with the Madonna and Christ child on the front and a paschal feast on the back. So far I haven’t found one like this. These type of eggs run the gamut in price (from $10 to thousands) but as the painting on the backside of this is a little rustic, I’ll be pricing this modestly.
I also source from eBay, or try to! The last few days I’ve found some good items to bid on, but the price got too high on all of them and I had to drop out of the bidding. Then I found a bracelet with a “make best offer” option. I submitted my offer, she countered a few dollars, I agreed and happily paid.
The bracelet with listed as “Vintage Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Bracelet,” which it was. But it is also known as a WWII Allied flags sweetheart bracelet. These bracelets typically sell for $75-$150, well under what I paid. 🙂
Here’s the bracelet I bought.
Here’s a 2014 sale.
It was nice to have a bit of knowledge prove useful! And it felt good to find a few nice things.
How about you? Any good finds this weekend??