ebay Shop Re-Opening (& the ebay vs Etsy debate)

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View the shop here!

Well! After 4 years of putting it off for various reasons (primarily inertia) I managed to finally start listing things on eBay this weekend. It feels good. I’m going to try to keep listing pretty consistently, with more going up on the weekends. The mobile app eBay has now makes listing go pretty quickly. I actually have an entire room (technically, it’s our very large laundry room) of vintage clothes and shoes and have been trying to figure out how to deal with it – I’ve been asking around about trying to get a space in a local “antique mall” to sell from a storefront!

If anyone is looking for anything in particular, please ask – there is so much. So much. I’m a little ashamed of my hoarding habit right now. Ok, a lot ashamed.

Also, the eBay world has definitely changed in the time I’ve been on hiatus, so I’d love to hear from anyone who’s been selling consistently with any tips on how to get back in the game. For a long time i preferred Etsy’s “curated shop” feel, but I wonder if that’s how people are shopping these days. Are you? I feel like I just grab my phone and search when I think of an item I want, or see something I feel like I could find for a better deal on eBay. I would love to hear people’s experiences – are the big “vintage sellers” still going strong? Do you need models? Does an Etsy shop make more sense than eBay’s short term auctions?

First Weekend of Summer

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Last weekend seemed like the first proper summer weekend. Not by any calendar, but warmth & sunshine. The Inn at Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Shipyard, Lake Fairlee – rock skipping, meandering walks, jumping off the boat, picnic baskets, lazy brunching.

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The Prince of Cats

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I’ve talked a bit on here about Huey and his special magic. I’m beyond heartbroken to let you all know that we lost him to another bad blood clot a week and a half ago. He made it 1 year 10 months from his first bad clot, when they gave him 3-6 months tops. He was only 6 and a half years old, still young in kitten years. It wasn’t enough time, but he was still a miracle kitty to us. And yes, lost, because I am wandering from room to room looking for him. He was one in a million in a world of cats, that extra-magic, extra-conscious knowing kind of cat. I will miss him forever.  

The Freer Gallery: DC Inspiration

freer1Hello friends. I’ve been working crazy hours and haven’t really had the mental space to stop and think about blogging here, but I’m trying to force myself to create a better work/life balance. Since I last posted one million years ago, I’ve headed out to California twice and spent a really incredible 3 days in Washington, DC for work. The entire trip was just phenomenally inspiring – a brief meeting with Senator Gillibrand had me politically starry eyed, boggling at her intelligence, poise, graciousness, and really, really amazing office. New life goal?

While in DC, I grabbed a few hours to myself (after a 14 hour whirlwind day of working!) and headed to the Freer Gallery and the botanical gardens for a spiritual pick me up. I left wanting to surround myself with the palest blues & softest sands, with golden touches. freer4freer3freer2freer_inspirationBenjamin Moore Glass Slipper // Faux bois table // Astier de Villatte tea set   // AERIN pendant lamp // Silk pillow //  Mata Hari fragrance // Celadon jars // Elephant salt & pepper shaker // Stone urn // Fermob Bench // Benjamin Moore Alexandria Beige

1920s Seaside Resort Style

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Watching all of the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series in a row

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wanting nothing but sand and sun

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I’m really into the 1920′s seaside resort vibe hitting the shops right now.

Tant pis, I’m stuck in a polar vortex. A girl can dream, though, and count down the days until Palm Springs.
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Parker Palm Springs hotel // Plate Necklace // Sel Marin Eau De Parfum // Silk Rope Print Tank Top // Future Eyes Kaleidoscope Glasses // Vionnet T-shirt // Samantha Grisdale Clutch // Tortoiseshell Buckle Bracelet // Lipstick // Sun hat // Sailor Trousers // Chloe Dress // Passport Holder // Tabitha Simmons flats // Link Bracelet //  Military Green Pleated Skirt // Wool Sweater // Link Bracelet // Rope Handle Tote //  Mother of Pearl Sunglasses // Swimsuit // Gold Snake Print Sandals