Tag Archives: Etsy

Done for the day


Today was a decent day. The Fitz and Floyd reindeer sold on eBay. Two other items did not. That’s ok because they will come with me to the Salem Collectors Market. The market is next to the Oregon Fairgrounds which is also having a bridal expo. I may bring some Fostoria Americana and some blue older things.

I need to coordinate with Kevin the shipping of our 2 sales (so far) from this week. Nothing interesting on Craigslist other than the guns I’ve flagged.

As for the ad front, yesterday I had 95 impressions today which generated 1 view. That cost me about 12 cents.

In the mean time I checked out some of the Etsy blogs and forums and posted. I joined 2 teams, and I added 4 people to my circle. This generated 5 views.

It’s going to take some work, but I will have an empire built on antiques!


Trying a little advertising


We had an sale on our Etsypage the other day. It’s a cute Sterling cigar cutter which sold for $18. We paid less than a dollar.

We’ve been averaging 10-20 views a day. I’ve decided to take the plunge and pay $5 for etsy advertising. That should get 4000 impressions per week. Not views, but impressions. This means they’ll show the links to people up to 4000 times.

I’ll share results as the week progresses. I’m hoping more revenue will be generated!

Sick of being sick!


Good evening picker fans! This week I have been remiss in my duties as a blogger and in adding items to our Etsy Page. I was almost over last week’s cold, and I started coming down with a different cold. Hence, I haven’t felt like doing anything.

However, I hope to rectify this slightly this evening. This evening I have posted 1 item to our Etsy store. It’s a really cool 14 inch Wild Rose Weller Vase. It has cool double handles. It’s 1930s awesomeness. We took it out to the Salem Collectors Market a couple months ago, but we didn’t find the right fans that day. I’m thinking Etsy will reach the right fans.

Earlier this week, I also posted a cool set of Pixie Elf Ornaments and wow, I have a bid. W00t! (I turned off my banner notifications on my phone and just realized it now.) Not too bad for being sick.

So Pickers, I leave you with this. Take vitamins, get shots, bundle up and stay dry. Go to bed early, because you have to wake up and buy antiques.



Short skirt and a long…


Jacket! (Thank you Cake!) Two of them in fact are posted to my Etsy store today. An awesome ladies motorcycle jacket by Excelled and a cool Dallas Cowboys letterman jacket. This means $192 in merchandise was posted to the Etsy store.

This brings the amount I owe myself for this week is $145. I spent most of the day in bed as this cold has packed a wallop. It’s ok though. I didn’t get ahead for next week, but more of the goal was accomplished.

$20 down


I’m still feeling pretty poorly tonight. That didn’t stop me from listing $20 in merchandise to the Etsy store. I put up 2 cute brooches. One a Sarah Coventry bee and the other an unsigned Victorian style.

This week’s total for merchandise is $163. I owe me $337 in effort for the week. I’m off work tomorrow too! It’s going to be a day spent sorting items and pricing them.

I hope to have this week’s merchandise sorted out and at least half of next week’s too!

Update to Etsy Listings


Since my post earlier today I’ve posted more merchandise to the storefront.

I’ve brought this week’s total of posted merchandise to $143. I owe myself $357 in more posted goods for the week. My enthusiasm about the project grew as I saw the shop’s page views increase. In the 4 hours since my initial posting, we’ve had 20 different views and 4 favorited items. That’s fairly positive.

I know that as the store’s inventory increases, our views and sales will increase. It’s a good time to be a picker!

I’m an antique dealer darn it


It’s picker Jen! Kevin and I both have colds so we didn’t hit sales this weekend. Nonetheless, I did list $105 in merchandise on our Etsy this evening. I just have $295 to go this week!

I have about $80 in items separated out. I just have pictures to take. Then I will need to start digging through the boxes and drawers and find the rest of this week’s merchendise!