Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fascinating February

February is a fascinating month ... starting with Groundhog Day (2nd), Super Bowl Sunday (7th), Vancouver Olympic Games Begin (12th), Valentine's Day (14th), President's Day (15th), Mardi Gras (16th), and Ash Wednesday (17th) ... what variety, not to mention the weather is very unpredictable in February. As I think about February some words come to mind that I can match with items at Endless Collectabilities:

Pink and Red

6 Vintage pink & green printed linen napkins for that special Valentine's Day lunch.

Vintage Star rayon crochet knitting yarn in pink to make that someone special something special.

Candy & Valentines

This Vintage Baret Ware English tin is just the right size to hold special homemade treats for that special someone.


Since Amethyst is the February birthstone, this 1970's Avon Amethyst bangle bracelet would be the perfect birthday gift for a February birthday girl.


Everybody loves flowers and look how pretty they are in this Vintage 1972 oriental jade Jim Beam decanter.

And just in case the groundhog sees his shadow and retreats back into his hole, you can find some vintage books at Endless Collectabilities to help the next 6 weeks go by quickly.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vintage Village Variety

At Endless Collectabilities during the month of January, I've been highlighting organization in my shop announcement and I have different types of storage containers on the first page. Thought it would be fun to highlight some storage containers from the Vintage Village.

Storage Containers Vintage Village Variety Style

1940s Songbird Tin from Eclectically

Coil and Weave Sewing Basket from Callooh Callay

Red and Jadeite Green Metal Picnic Basket from Gizmo's

Rum Butter Coffee Tin from Antiques Galore Gal

To find more, simply visit the Vintage Village Photo Gallery and search for keywords such as: storage, box, basket, bottle, tin, wood, vanity, or container.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Year ... New Goals for 2010

In March of this year, I will have had my etsy shop open for 1 year and what fun that year has been. I have ...
  • opened Endless Collectabilities in March 2009 and as of today, have 64 sales, 52 shop hearts, and 6,351 visits;
  • joined the Vintage Village (a social network on ning) in May 2009 and became a premium member in October 2009;
  • created my first blog entry on June 26, 2009.
What have I learned?
  • Listing items on a regular basis increases sales.
  • Everyone needs a support group such as a social network of people with the same interests.
  • For a blog to be useful you need to find topics that interests others.
So now where do I want to go in 2010?
  • I am happy with my etsy sales. I want to continue to list items on a regular basis. I enjoy finding items, researching their history and adding them to my shop. It's heartwarming when somebody buys an item because they used to have one or it reminds them of ...
  • I want to stay involved with the Vintage Village on a regular basis. It's a great support group. There are great people there willing to share their knowledge and life experiences.
  • My blog ... I want it to be more useful. This is a bit of a struggle for me. I started my blog because I read that is how to market your shop but I never really thought about a mission statement so I've been floundering with what to blog about. In 2010, I want to use my blog to market vintage as well as vintage sellers.
Here's wishing us all happiness, fun, success, good health, and love in 2010!