This small sized collector plate is an Old English Staffordshire Ware blue plate. I always find it interesting that some of the best collector plates of the revolutionary period in American history were made in England. But Staffordshire is known for its beautiful china and pottery.

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Gone Thrifting #30

April 22, 2014 — 2 Comments
Suzie found this Tommy Bahama shirt.

Suzie found this Tommy Bahama shirt.

It has been awhile since I have posted about our thrifting adventures. Spending time in hospitals and thinking about relocation has stymied our thrifting activity. Oh, how we have missed it.

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This Prada women's top will retail for $1,150.

This Prada women’s top will retail for $1,150.

Thanks to Cara McNulty for tipping us off to a recent article in the Fashion section of The Wall Street Journal. The article is titled, Men’s Hawaiian Shirts Say ‘Aloha’ in Style.

The article indicates that a number of high-end and mid-level labels are investing in lines of Hawaiian shirts. This is great news for us. We may not live in the Pacific Islands nor on the west coast, but here in South Florida, the Hawaiian shirt is alive and well. Not only do I have them in my closet, but we often find them in our thrift stores. We have sold hundreds of them in the past few years.

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April 17, 2014 — 4 Comments


Thank you for everybody that participated in the first ?OTW (Question of the Week) last week. I really enjoyed reading your responses. This week we will take a poll.

What is your main source for inventory?

  • Thrift Stores (62%, 24 Votes)
  • Garage/Yard Sales (23%, 9 Votes)
  • Other (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Estate Sales (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Auctions (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Retail Stores (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. You probably already follow each of these, but it  is sometimes good to be reminded of the basics.

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April 10, 2014 — 19 Comments


Let’s try something new on this blog. If it generates reader responses, we will keep it going. We are calling it ?OTW (Question of the Week). Hopefully it will provide help for all of us to read how other sellers respond to the question each week. So be sure and give us your answer. We really want to hear from you.

Provide your answer in the comments section. Provide links where appropriate. Feel free to interact with the answers of others as well. Here is the first question:

In the past month, what item has been your favorite sale?