The sweet babydoll nighties remind me of my Grandmother Violet. She did hair for a living and I thought she was the prettiest woman I’d ever seen. I suppose all of her six husbands must have agreed. I used to beg to wear her babydolls and she’d always give in. I started wearing sexy see throughs when I was three years old. I still love to wear them.
This set of sugar and creamer is Indiana Glass, but they are not from the depression era, they were made in 1982. Still beautiful.
I can’t resist a folk art doll. I didn’t have many dolls as a kid, so I’m making up for lost time.
I’ve been a seller on Ebay for several years now. Recently, Ebay has made some changes, which as a seller, has made me a little weary. Sellers can no longer give negative feedback–we can only give positive feedback. I’ve only left and received a negative feedback one time out of 1300+ items sold. I quickly told the lady to keep the item, I refunded all of her money including shipping, and she still gave me a negative. I read her feedback later and she had given everybody a negative and been removed from Ebay. I’ve had to make changes over the years because, let’s face it, plenty of people on this planet are not very conscious. Most of my buyers –I would say 99% have what I call “Auction Common Sense”, but there are a few people who think Ebay is like Nordstrom’s and if they have a change of heart about an item they’ve won, or if they decided they “overbid in the heat of the auction”-they believe they should receive a refund–one time it was a full refund–I ended up paying all of the fees plus the cost of shipping ($18 ) because the man who won an item said he had changed his mind and wanted to make a return. Of course I gave the refund, but I knew I’d lost quite a bit of money and time in the process. Now that gas is over $4 a gallon in my area, I’m not sure I can afford to sell on Ebay and make a profit. I might be able to sell as a hobby–as I enjoy the process of hunting for great vintage items, but the small profit I used to make may be gone. Selling on Ebay is physical and mental work. There are no two ways about it. Shipping day for me is rough. Often I have to cut down boxes to fit unusual shaped items. I have to carefully wrap and pack around 25 items–usually glass or pottery, and that requires time and energy. Taping up the boxes, wrapping n bubble wrap, writing and printing out the addresses, keeping track of every item, loading heavy items into the van, driving to the post office and unloading, waiting in line for international shipping (not to mention filling out the customs forms), etc. can take more than one work day-I usually work from morning until bedtime because it’s important to me to get my items out right away. People get impatient. I also have to report and pay taxes on my Ebay sales. It wasn’t a bad deal when a seller can profit, but when I’m breaking even–or worse yet, losing money–it doesn’t seem to make sense anymore.
I’m still considering going back in. We’ll see.
ABOVE: Yesterday, I took some photos of items I’d like to sell, and when I was finished I left a few things in the corner of the dining room. When my other woke up this morning he thought the manequin was me as he came around the corner–and having just seen me sound asleep he had a nice startle 🙂