Monday, April 09, 2007

Confession

OK, this is the way it really is. Any spare time I've had, I've been doing something that has become more of an obsession to me than stitching. I've been clearing out things at home and selling them on eBay. I have never been addicted to eBay before now. I started making big bucks, and with that money sitting in my PayPal account, it was driving me crazy. Now, mind you, I'm not going to show everything I've bought, as I've been very descriminately buying things that I'll use up, such as Philosophy skin products, that I won't have to store forever. But you know how in the process, you run across goodies that you ordinarily wouldn't buy? Well, they've been coming in droves. The mailman probably thinks I've gone nuts, which..... never mind.

I've bought lovely vintage jewelry and new jewelry as well---not costume, but nice silver jewelry, mostly Native American and Mexican silver from designers in Taxco, Mexico. Well, it didn't stop with the jewelry. I have a few things like these below that I thought might be of interest because they're hand-quilted and sold by a person who had a barn full of such merchandise and is getting out of the business. She has mostly local artisan-crafted items. I got these each for 99¢ because no one bid against me, and her postage was just what it cost her.

These things are awesomely made, with the wallets with zippers, plastic ID windows, all kinds of attention to detail. The change purses are so cute! The eyeglass case has a pocket for my magnetic sunglass attachments. My little cell phone case has a Velcro closure, and one of my pride and joys attached to its hardware---a keychain of a burro made in Taxco, Mexico. I had a burro as a child in McAllen TX. His name was Okey Doke, and this little guy looks like my Okey Doke, and I had several bidders against me. I paid too much and don't even care. It was my cast-offs that paid for my little treasures.




8 comments :

Carol said...

Aw, there is no shame in shopping - especially when you are turning over the things you no longer want for the things you want now :-)

Carto said...

Hey there Nancy :)

Aren't these little gems just fabby? And very unique too - I don't think I've seen anything like these treasures at all, they're lovely! There's nothing wrong in having a little flutter on ebay - I indulge myself every now and again :)

stitcherw said...

Yup, ebay is fun, and you can find some wonderful things there. I wouldn't feel at all guilty, as you're funding your purchases with your sales. I've bought several items on ebay, but never tried to sell anything yet. One of these days I really need to try and learn that side of it too.
Sue

AnneS said...

What a wonderful time you've been having - don't blame you one little iota ... life's to be lived, and to enjoy those things that give you pleasure :D

Von said...

Confession is good for the soul, lol!

But it sounds like you're accomplishing great things at home - clearing out the clutter and finding some things that you love! Wonderful!!!

Wendy said...

What cute things you have picked up! Its great that you have bought little treasures for yourself from money made from things you no longer wanted. And I love that you have been able to take in your granddaughter and given you a calm, safe place to live. How wonderful of your and your DH!

Dianne said...

Now I've heard it all-a donkey as a pet-belonging to my coz? Well it is awesome and so was his name.
Oh eBay is dangerous, but when you find something you must have...been there way too many times.

Cindy said...

Sounds like you are having fun, and are buying some pretty cool stuff! I absolutely adore Taxco silver. There is such a huge difference between that and what you find in most stores here :)