Wednesday, March 31, 2010

30 Dresses in 30 Days

30 Dresses in 30 Days  is an idea I've been toying with for a long time.

Pick a month, any old month,
and wear a dress or skirt every single day of that month.

So I've made the pledge and it all starts tomorrow.
Feel free to join in. Make it official by visiting the Five and Diamond
Facebook Event Page and clicking on "attend".
(You will need a facebook account...)

Should be fun!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


A few weeks ago I promised a "halfway decent" blog post in the near future; I haven't forgotten.

I am working on it.
Slowly but surely.

Step one is finally complete. (But I got sidetracked.)

I had to dig up some images I needed that were on an old disc I'd stored away.
(Uh, but first I had to find that disk...)

Then I had to comb through 2,184 picture files to find the three pics I needed for my story.

Talk about pissing away time.
It ended up being a rather long trip down ebay-memory lane, seeing all those hundreds and hundreds of things I sold on online once upon a time.  Back in the olden days, when the listing fee was 15¢ and people sent you handwritten checks through the United States Postal Service, and you drove to the bank with a deposit list and 20-30 checks and then waited for them to clear your bank account before you packed and shipped.
Oh and let's not forget really early on (1998-2000) when I didn't have a digital camera to photograph my merchandise, so I'd take pictures with my SLR, drive 10 miles into Hudson to have film developed at WalMart, then would scan the photos into my computer.  Oi vey... ebay was like a real job. A real job I don't miss one bit.

Anyway, I couldn't resist I plucking out a few images to share:
1950s Nudist Magazine, about $25-$30.....

Vintage Playtex Rubber girdle in original tubular box, $205.... (wonder if sales are still that strong in the rubber girdle world--)

"Parade of the States" Map scarf $? (want it back!)

Four *rare* bakelite clothes hangers (got $265 for the set!)

My Appalachia Mountain dulcimer I got for my 16th birthday in Greenwich Village...$85  (want it back!)

My baby grand piano I had for over 25 years! ($1200)  (Want it back!)

Oh-- and here's the little "Thank You" jpeg I included at the end of all my ebay listings.  Cute old photo I found in a junk store.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

make it work

How to turn a stale $10 sale-rack dress back into a $35 sure- seller: