I did it! I finally did it! I think no one is more surprised than I am. I’ve only managed to get six items listed so far. I have a lot more stuff that’s just about ready to go so I’ll be adding to the store throughout next week. After dreaming about opening this shop for years I finally listed my first items for sale on the Little Big Shop.Within an hour of listing my first six items I also had my first sale. I’m thrilled!
I’m still working out kinks with the shipping. It’s difficult to calculate and since these items are large and fragile they aren’t the cheapest to ship. Right now I’m trying out the US Postal Service’s flat rate service but this might take some experimentation to perfect.
Let me introduce my first items:
The first is a vintage Treasure Craft apple platter that was most likely made by hand in California in the 1950s. That orange glaze is just stunning and this would be perfect for a platter of veggies with a scoop of hummus in the middle or as a jewelry holder with rings and pins in the middle and bracelets and necklaces along the outside.
It’s a substantial, statement-making platter that would look good on the coffee table holding nuts, or chocolate or even just sitting there by itself.
Next I found three of these vintage plaid glasses. Oh, I wish I could have found a bunch more! They are so cute. They remind me of a picnic, or of drinking apple juice in the fall. They are so whimsical.
I’m proud to say that this platter is my first sale. First! Sale! Boy, that felt good to type. I loved this platter and had a hard time parting with it, but I know it’s going to a good home. I can see it on someone’s patio serving drinks or on top of a liquor cabinet holding glass bottles and decanters.
These lion place mats are vintage 70s at its best – happy, wholesome, and gender-neutral. They are in great shape and if they are bent go back to their original flat shape easily with mild coaxing. These two place mats are tough enough to take a lot of toddler abuse but they could also be framed and hung on a wall as cheerful nursery art.
Isobel found this candelabra for me while thrifting, so I suppose when this sells the proceeds should go to her college fund. I love the graceful arcs of the arms and the delicate, minimal floral shapes of the candle holders. And it’s gold. You guys, gold suffered a bad rap for the last twenty years and I am here to say that gold(tone) discrimination is OVER! Bring back the gold! I love it.
Even though this would make a fantastic table centerpiece, or look great on a mantel or in a feminine bathroom, my favorite place to envision this is on someone’s dresser in their bedroom.
I have received so much support from friends online and in person for this shop that I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your encouragement. It means so much to me.