Saturday, June 27, 2009

Taking My Etsy Photography Outside - New Items to be Listed

I have been struggling with finding a good spot for shooting my Etsy photos. I am not sure if other Etsy sellers take as many pictures as I do. I think part of the problem is that my home has warm colors and is not well lit. This last week the sun was shinning so nicely that I decided to take my photo shoot outside. I was quite impressed with the shots.

What are your thoughts on these photos of my new items to list?

Does the outdoor scenery take away from the item?

Do any of you struggle to get good lighting?

Any good tips?

If anyone is interested in these items convo me and I will rush to list or reserve for you!

Did anyone see that we have hit 100 FOLLOWS? We are so excited and thank you all for coming back repeatedly to visit us!

Thanks again.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Getting Noticed...

I don't know about the rest of you who are sellers on Etsy, but I find the competition is getting stiffer and stiffer... more and more people are joining and I feel like I really have to step it up to have my shop get noticed. So I'm always thrilled when my shop or one of the items from my shop gets noticed or featured.

This week, one of my items was included on this lovely blog and sold the same day as a result!

I LOVE vintage and love coming across an awesome vintage piece... and passing it on to someone else, around the country... or world... that loves and appreciates vintage as much as I do.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lovely Inspiration

I love looking through different shops on Etsy using the different features such as Pounce, Shop Local, etc. to find wonderful new shops or beautiful pieces of inspiration. I'm much more of a browser than a buyer... I have a lot of self-control. :) Which is good, because there are too many things that are so tempting to buy!

Here are a few that I've come across this past week:

1. vintage CHERRY Patent Leather Open Toe WEDGES from DearGoldenVintage
2. tissue paper pom from PartyPoms
3. summer white dress from pinkypinky
4. Gorgeous Green Pastel Tulip Cupcake Liners from CupcakeSocial
5. doily clock from andfurthermore
6. Marmalade Skies Necklace from Owliday Inn
7. Jadite Sunkist Juicer/Reamer from jadeitekate
8. antique cutter quilt piece, hexagons, 1800s, for crafting from NauvooQuiltCo
9. Zoe Feather earrings from Leelinau

Hope these lovely items brighten your day as they did mine. Have a great weekend!


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Chandelier Crystal Jewelry Inspiration

I have always loved the chandelier crystals!

I have a number of sets of crystals for sale in my shop. Since I have quite a collection of them I have decided to work on a pendant for myself. It might take me a bit to get it done since I am not a jewelry maker. At this point I am just playing around with it and hoping to come up with something that I like. I am not happy with the design yet, but I thought I would show you what I was working on.

Here are some finished pieces the are presently for sale on Etsy that have given me inspiration.

These are some of the crystals for sale in Lucky's Vintage shop listed under SUPPLIES.

I hope these lovely pieces shown by these fabulous artists have given you some inspiration to try your hand at jewelry making and come up with your own design. If not, maybe you are off to make a purchase at one of the shops featured.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's Time to YART!

It's that time again.... time for Etsy's 2nd Annual Yart Sale, running June 10-14. This is my first year participating and I'm hoping for some sales! :) If you're a seller on Etsy and are wondering what the Yart Sale is.... there is a great post in the Storque that explains everything.

I think that even if you don't get a ton of sales as a result of participating in the sale, it is a great way to drive traffic to your shop and get exposure.

So how many of you, who are sellers on Etsy, are participating in the Yart Sale? And how many of you, as buyers on Etsy, are going to go check out the shops participating and see what kind of great deals are out there to be had? :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Front Page

Drumroll please... Lucky's Vintage made it to the Front Page of Etsy today!! Wow!! Very cool... it always seems like the more well-known shops make it to the Front Page, and then the same ones continually show up. So whenever I see great vintage pieces in Treasuries from great little vintage shops, I love it! And I have to say, I've been seeing more vintage make it to the Front Page lately. Very good to see!

Here's a question for you fellow sellers on Etsy... how many of you have made it to the Front Page on Etsy? And if so, did you notice an increase in views and/or sales? And other positive things?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


VintageLove has been awarded the "One Lovely Blog Award" from LilyShayStyle. Thanks so much!

Also, Lucky's Vintage is in a Treasury!