Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Etsy - Buy or Sell Vintage Items... You'll Love It!
A few months ago my friend Pam of Vintage Girl Stuff encouraged me to open a shop on etsy.com.I had known etsy as THE place to shop for unique and beautiful handcrafted items, but hadn't realized that vintage items were also eagerly sought and bought on the site. In fact, it seems that many buyers and sellers of great old things have all but abandoned ebay.com in favor of the more friendly etsy.com
Selling under the name cobblecreek since 1998, eBay has been good to me and I have no plans to abandon it. There have been massive changes there over the years, however, and ever-higher fees and more big-brotherish policies in place discourage many of us from making it our primary marketplace. With Pam's prompting I soon opened Gracie's Cottage on etsy. Immediately I felt welcomed into a community where my success is encouraged by management, where customers become friends and where other shop owners welcome newcomers with open arms.
If you've never been to etsy.com I encourage you to make a visit. Allow yourself plenty of time. The artisans and vintage sellers of etsy have beautiful and amazing things for you to see. It's easy to lose yourself among all the treasures to be found. Here are links to a few of my favorites to get you started:
Mouth Watering Juicy Cherry Handmade Soap by Naturalynn Perfect stocking stuffer.
Photo Bracelet by new seller JMFDesign So pretty and would make a great gift.
Vintage Art Deco Blue Beaded Flapper Necklace by Vintage Girl Stuff Flapperfaboo!
Vintage French Fish Pictures by Petite Brocante The French make everything look romantic..
Vintage Mercury Glass Beaded Garland from 32 North Supplies Dreamy colors
Victory Songs Vintage Paper Wreath by Simple Joys Paperie I love the way she uses old paper
Eco Felt Christmas Stocking by RikRak Unexpected colors & fun flowers - a winner!
Cottage Rose Felted Wool Handbag (pictured below), by Seaside Siren. I'm drooling!