So week one of the Etsy shop is done!
One week of sales, one week of checking the stats constantly and one week of vintage treasures finding new homes.
After week one the results are in…. I have had 5 sales!! WAHHOOOOO.
My goal was to sell to a non-family member before Christmas. I’ve done it! Two sales from the United States of America and three items will be staying in Ireland. Two items were brought through someone contacting me directly and three through Etsy.
Clearly, I can now proclaim myself as an entrepreneur. As such I will share with you my favourite things about the world of business!
It could be argued that I don’t need an industrial packing tape dispenser. I would beg to differ. There is no feeling like wrapping up an item nice and safe and then sealing the deal with reams of packing tape. I am so glad I have an excuse to use this!
2. More gadgets
I bought this typewriter in a second hand shop in New Zealand, shipped it home at great expense and now, six years later, I have found a legitimate use for it.
I am using it to type up receipts and I am delighted with how they look and delighted to have an excuse to dust off this mean machine.
3. Stories from happy customers.
Do you remember this fella?
Well, he has gone to Merchant House in Kilrush, County Clare. Merchant house is a period home that has been made into a holiday home. As he said when it arrived safely “The beautiful tea pot arrived today back home to Kilrush were it was made in the 1970’s. ”
How cool is that, 40 years later it has made it’s way back to the town it was made. He sent me this lovely photo too of the tea pot in it’s new home.
And the beautiful Arklow pottery plates, jug and sugar bowl all went to a woman who has just moved into a new home and rather than fill it with new items she wants to pick items with character and history.
She loves these vintage treasures and said they were even nicer than she thought they were going to be and I am so happy they have gone to someone who really treasures them.
This is the unexpected part of the shop. I thought I would be sad to see things go. I may sound like someone who whispers “my precious” to my purchases but I have to admit that I do get attached. It has been so lovely, and unexpected, that people get in touch to say how much they love the items. It makes me think that it’s a new lease of life for these vintage wonders. While I do love the gadgets the stories of the items in their new homes is definitely my favourite part of this new found venture.