Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Vintage Carts are Loaded Up!

My EtsyShop is loaded up with more great items for the Thanksgiving table and the upcoming Holidays. Check it out.

GracefulAntiquesVtg




I have also been loading up my VintageClothing shop on Etsy as well.

It is GracefulVtgClothing

Lots of pretty bling Vintage Fashion has been added to that shop.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Combining Shops and More!

It is nearing the end of August of 2017.

Most of the children are headed back to School already.

I am trying to decide how to go forward with my shops.

The last few years have been completely an overhaul of most all business online.

I thought for a bit it was just me. Now I know it is absolutely not.

I try to use my instincts in all of this and until last few years it worked well.

Now it is as mysterious as the Solar Eclipse we had yesterday.

It should be very simple.

I have wandered far and wide to gather Vintage and Antique treasures.

Some I shall most likely never part with.

Others I get great satisfaction restoring them by cleaning and bringing them back to life as best as possible. All done without changing the integrity of a piece.

Since 1996 I have been a seller of Vintage.

Some days I would do it all again twice.

Other days it is like, "What were you thinking?"

It is never the stuff.

It is always the changes constantly that these venues I try to sell on decide is fine to throw at the dealers.

Like most everything this makes it 1000 percent harder than something that once again should be very simple.

A perpetual thought process of oh ok, maybe they are done tinkering now.

Then it is nope are they kidding?

Not even sure at this point they understand what they are doing.

Playing around with code to just play around with code?

Sharing the wealth for the new sellers. One can not even make this stuff up or I sure cannot.

So I am going to plug along for a bit longer.  Playing around with shipping cost also so bear with me on this please. I make no money on shipping. I also refund any difference over $2.00.


Vintage Clothing shop on Etsy called GracefulVtgClothing


Honestly I do not know what else to do.

I believe about 3 out of every 5 sellers that sell Vintage currently are in my same position.

Thanks for listening to my current status selling Vintage.

My shop for Vintage Clothing, Sewing and some Jewelry is also still on Etsy.
GracefulVtgClothing

Sandy



Monday, August 14, 2017

Hurry Fall and Back to School

It has been a very long time since I attended School.

I always though get Fall fever as soon as that First Back to School rolls around.

Even though it is way too short a Summer for most now IMHO.

I remember we used to start after Labor Day as a child.

Plaid. My mom believed in Plaid for School.

I sort of feel like I am going back to School though as I am moving basically 2 shops to a venue called Artyah.

I always hear and want to say Art Yeah!

I loved Art in School. I wanted to be a Commercial Artist once upon a time.

That or an Interior Decorator.

Somehow I ended up selling Vintage and Antiques.

Life huh.

So along with tons of other items I am adding Fall or Autumn items.

I have decided in building this shop at Artyah that I will include Free USA shipping on all my items.

I will ship international on a case basis if contacted.

Come check my new shop out.

Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles

www.gracefulantiques.com will get you there also.

Vintage Plaid Skirt
Vintage Plaid Dress
Hope everyone has a safe, productive wonderful School year.

May God bless all the Administrations, Faculty and Students.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Graceful Antiques News

Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles is now selling on a new venue.

It is called Artyah. I know funny name but it is very exciting.

Photos load almost instantly and I really love it.

I will be combining much of my inventory from both of my shops for this new venture of mine.

Stay tuned.

Sandy

Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles.

You can arrive to check it out here.

Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

All is well in Vintage Land.

Perspective is everything.

Recently life jerked me back to reality.

I remember how and why I started my business.

Years and years ago my FIL passed away.

He had a small side hobby business repairing TVs and Radios.

The old tube type. When he passed he had lots of old things like schematics.

Lets just say we got taken advantage of.

Right then and there it led up to me deciding to find out about Vintage.

Along of course with other things happening.

I collect, love and try to pass on lovely Vintage and Antiques.

Since 1996 I have officially been a seller and online since 2002.

What a wild ride. At the end of the day it was God that taught me and gave me this great interest and provision for this business of mine.

Currently I have two shops.

One for Vintage Clothing called GracefulVtgClothing and it is currently on Etsy.

GracefulVtgClothing

I have another one for all else Vintage and Antiques.

Graceful Antiques

Thank you.


Friday, May 05, 2017

Airing of the Quilts Greenwood Arkansas

Good morning all. It is a beautiful day in Arkansas.

Today is a day I have waited for awhile to arrive.

Today May 5th. and 6th. is the 8th. Annual Airing of the Quilts in Greenwood Arkansas.

Over 100 Quilts displayed by Master Seamstresses or Quilters.

I love tradition as an Antiques and Vintage dealer.

IMHO it does not get any more traditional then Quilts.

There is also a tearoom.

Last year it was delightful and looking forward to it.

It is in the beautiful Bell Park Pavilion off of Main Street.

It has new items as well as some vintage.

Hope you can attend.

Tomorrow there is also an Art Festival on the walking trails.

Airing of the Quilts Quilt Show

Monday, April 03, 2017

Vintage and Cereal Drive for Children

Trial and Error is part of life. If we never have rain we never appreciate the Sunshine.

I love Springtime. It is all around me.

Easter is late this year on April 16th. but sure could fool me with all the flowers and trees.

I have a double cherry tree loaded with pink blossoms, apple and crabapple trees with white flowers.

My hyacinth just ended and now the huge Snowball plant is getting ready to bloom.

New beginnings everywhere. Little baby lambs and baby colts and calves everywhere.


I am venturing out or should I say back to brick and mortar booth.

Hopefully it will be a 2 way street with the booth and the online shops.

If you follow me on Instagram as OliviaandShae you will see a bit of everything.

Many of my sales over the years have been used by me to help those in need of a bit of help.

Especially children.

Seller since 1996 and online since 2002 God has been good to me with selling the Vintage and Antiques that I love.

Bulldog Breakfast Club

Currently I am hoping to help provide 5000 boxes of Breakfast Cereal and Dry Powdered Milk to feed the children in the Summertime.

That is a lot of children and alot of Cereal needed.

If some nice Organization is out there and sees this and wants to help well.....

I am sure many areas could use something like this and it is a real Blessing to me personally to help with this.

Thanks so much for being such wonderful followers of my shops over the years.

I greatly appreciate it.

GracefulAntiquesVtg My Bonanza Shop

GracefulVtgClothing My Etsy Clothing Shop