…there are days when the score is: House -100 – Me – Zip.
Yesterday was such a day. I won’t go into detail. Suffice to say, that Old Houses. My Old Country House in particular, can suck the life out of you/me sometimes. They just are so full of surprises, yes, sometimes good ones, but other times they are like the surprise of finding a bug in your coffee – completely unwelcome and enough to ruin your day.
okay so I got that out of the way.
Now I would like to take a walk down the ebay memory lane.
I am always astounded how many people STILL do not use ebay. If I were the ebay people I would seriously investigate what it is about ebay that intimidates people so much. I mean, I know so many people who LOVE to shop online, who LOVE a good deal, who bargain shop out the wazoo, and yet, have never dipped even their big toe in ebay. All I can say is – you don’t know what you are missing!
Ebay is fantastic. Basically, I consider it another option (especially living in a small town) when I am shopping for almost anything. My brother even bought a car on ebay!
I have bought and sold on ebay and while I am by no means a power seller, I do have almost 800 pieces of 100% positive feedback. I have bought way more than I have sold but I have sold things you would never even think to sell! For example. the last time I had my wingback chairs re-slipcovered, I sold the old slipcovers for what I paid to have them done! 3 years after I got them! Baby clothes that were worn once, kids brands like Mulberribush and each of my children have upgraded their ipods to itouches by selling their used ipods and American Girl Dolls (with my help) on ebay.
And what I have bought! Oh my, Last minute Broadway show tickets…kitchen faucets…all my bathroom faucets…cabinet hardware…weird replacement parts for my Old Light fixtures…
…my dining room chandelier… previously hung (pre-Katrina) in a New Orleans Mansion. I got it for $114. It has been appraised for over $2000!
…these monogrammed Pottery Barn kids Sabrina Basket liners, $9.99 for 4 vs. $12 each!, who cares what is monogrammed on them. if you don’t like it you can always turn them around!
|Belgian linen from ebay
|mohair velvet @ $20/yrd
|$30 a panel
…and more fabric
|I think this NEW runner was $99!
and speaking of the chandelier – the candle covers- strange little hard to find things like this – ebay can be an Old Home Owner’s best friend.
…a back issue of Domino magazine…
|this issue has my inspiration house by Katie Ukrops in it!