Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CASH FOR TRASH WEDNESDAY 10/31/12 plus eBay End Of Month Sales

Cash for trash is a posting on some items I have sold this last week on the Internet. These items are not really trash but used items I have found,bought and sold.
Recently I bought a large group of vintage bras and girdles at an estate auction. Within the last few days I sold a beautiful vintage bra from the 1950s on eBay and it is on its way over seas. Another one is staying within the US. This is a Cotton Bra sold on eBay. And I was able to sell a second vintage men's suit. This one sold for $29.99. The first one sold for a buy it now price of $60.00.

Another great item these last week have been vintage cookbooks.  Here is a vintage White House Cookbook that sold for only $5.00 but came in a group of cookbooks so I know I did make some money.
Total sold on eBay in October is $744.59 gross. Are you selling on the Internet to supplement your family income and if so how is it going?

Thanks for stopping by for Cash for Trash Wednesday and Happy Halloween every one. Be safe.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

ORPHAN PHOTO # 118 Men and Their Fish Vintage Snapshot

Here is a funny old snap shot, no date but probably around the 1940s or 1950s based on clothing they are wearing.

We have a total of 18 men standing on this dock holding their caught fish. One man is in the back of the boat. Some of these men are wearing ties how strange is that?
Sadly no names to location on the photo so can not get any help to who they are or why they are all standing on a dock.

I am sharing this on Sepia Saturday of UK take a peek at what others are sharing tonight.
Thanks for stopping by. Grace

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ORPHAN PHOTO #117 Snapshot Family On The Rock

Todays Orphan photo is #117 and what a cute family they were. Posing on top of a rock is mom, dad and three girls. I love the vintage clothing they are wearing. Sadly we have no names or location on this vintage photo.

Thanks for stopping by to view one of my photos. Love vintage photos take a look at my eBay offerings to see what is for sale.

Monday, October 22, 2012

THRIFT SHARE MONDAY ~ For The Love Of Vintage Cook Books

I am still going through the boxes of vintage cookbooks I bought at last Mondays auction. Five more  cook books were listed Saturday night and I have 5 on my desk to work on tonight or tomorrow. There is probably 65 to 85 cook books total in this grouping to sell some where.

Here is one of the ones I have for auction right now on eBay.  1890s New Perfection Recipe CookBook and Directions Operating Perfection Oven. Over 100 years old, fun to see what and how the females cook at that time.

Thanks for stopping by for Thrift Share Monday Grace

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sepia Saturday 10/20/12 VINTAGE ORPHAN PHOTO # 116 WW1 SOLDIER RPPC

Todays Orphan photo is of young man in his uniform. This is a real photo post card from WWW1. He so young and cute and hair cut really short. From Camp Dodge Iowa photographer looks like Mpls Tribune Studio.

Sadly their is no name or writing on the back of photo. Today I am sharing this over at Sepia Saturday. Take a peek at what others are sharing by going here.
Thanks for stopping by. Grace

Orphan Photo # 115 Brothers In A Tin Type Picture

Here is my newest orphan photo. It is of two brothers in a tin type photo. Both are carrying small suit cases and the oldest has a pipe in his mouth.
Wonderful vintage picture. Sadly no idea who these two young men were.

Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Friday, October 19, 2012


Friday Finds this week is 5 boxes of vintage antique cook books bought at an estate auction last Monday. In these boxes were piles of old cook books that I will be putting up for sale on eBay for auction. 
Today I will offer for auction the following
1930s Northwest House Wives Prize Winning Recipes
1890s Majestic Cookbook
1916 Jello American Most Famous Dessert Recipe

1925 Jello Ice Cream Powder Recipe book
1890s Universal Food Chopper Recipe Book
1913 Ball Preserving Cook book
1923 New Home Cook Book
1928 Library Ann's Cook Book
Take a look at my eBay auctions  this week and watch if they sell. Grab one of them if you find something interesting.,
I will continue listing these over the week end and until they are all up for sale. They will be offered in auctions and buy it now.

Have you found anything interesting to sell on the Internet recently ?  Grace

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Hubby and I love to hunt garage sales, thrift stores and auctions for treasures to resell on eBay, Etsy and the Antique Stores.

Some of our highlights this last week on eBay have been vintage foreign postcards. I bought these a few months ago and finally got to them. Boy am I happy I took the time to work on them for eBay.

The postcards were in vintage black scrap books that former owner displayed them in.

290 + VINTAGE early 1900s Postcards w/ album England, Switzerland Germany France sold last night for opening bid of $49.95 plus shipping.

360 + VINTAGE early 1900s Postcards with album France, Spain Black White Color sold for $122.00 a little over a week ago.

I bought these a few months ago at an estate auction and do not know exactly what I paid but I do know there is a great profit between these 2 post card albums. Plus I have 3 more  albums with post cards to list for sale in the near future.

Well thats it for now. Another day and another dollar to make. Thanks for stopping by. Grace

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I know several people who turn their nose up at buying something at a garage sale or even a thrift store.  I love to shop all of the above plus flea markets.  What I do not like is malls and big stores even more.
I can spend hours at a flea market and at the mall I am in and out as soon as a possible.
Just a few weeks ago we were visiting the twin cities to see family and friends. Of course part of the time is spent at garage sales.  We are always on the hunt to find items to sell on the Internet or Craig's List. I have to admit I do not use Craigs List enough.

Back to my hunting, we were towards the end of the day when I spotted a garage sale down an alley. One of the first item I spotted was a bread maker that looked almost new. Just the day before my girlfriend Al had made us home made pizza using the bread maker to make her dough. It was the best I had ever had and I could imagine making my own pizza at home.
We have made about 8 loaves of bread, no more store bought bread in this house but have not made the home made pizza as of yet.
Here is a picture of my bread maker and one of my loaves of bread. Well worth the $20.00 spent.
Do you have to buy new or do you buy used if possible?  Grace