Saturday, July 6, 2013


I have been MIA from my blog for 5 WEEKS!? So dissapointing sad. I didn't realize how long it has been. We have had so much going on here... Last time I wrote an entry I was planning on going yard saling that next morning... and it never happened. Our daughter woke up hysterical that night, and screaming that her stomach hurt. We rushed her down to the ER thinking it was appendicitis... Hours later, and lots of $$ and a few tests later, they sent her home sure that she had strep throat and a cold. That whole week I took care of my sick daughter, son and husband! Everyone got sick (except me!)... Following that we had some family in town for an adoption, some vacationing, and then our dog swallowed a ball. I'm not kidding people... our dumb dog, who we love... swallowed a ball. It was a NIGHTMARE.
He was sick for a few days, before we realized what was going on...The vet we took him to estimated $5,000 to remove the ball, meds, overnight stays, etc. There was no way we were willing to fork out that kind of money. The only other option was to put him down... As my hubby was taking our 2 year old to go say bye to the dog (While she is tearfully asking for a new puppy)... My moms wonderful vet called me and told me he would do the whole thing for $500! DONE DEAL!

And thats the ball that was in his stomach. How ironic... the pirate ball with the "death" symbol. Ugh.
I have spent the last few weeks literally taking care of the dog like he is a new born. He got his staples out today so I feel like a new woman again, with FREEDOM!
Anyways.. that's where I have been. I have many fellow eBay bloggers to catch up on. I have missed reading all the blogs!!
During my absence from the internet, I did make a few sales. And I did REGAIN my Top Seller Status... Here is just a few favorites:
 Singer Centennial Version. Similar to a 221 Model. This was my grandmothers that my mom was going to give to Goodwill. Sold for $225 + Shipping. It sold within a hour of posting it... I priced it too low.
 Best offer of $18 + Shipping. Paid $7
 Sold $22 Free Shipping Paid $1
 Sold $11.99 to Canada. +Shipping.   Paid .89
 Sold Best Offer $21 + Shipping.   Paid $1
One of my favorite thrifty friends was in town last week, and we were able to spend a morning thrifting with our kids in tow. I found a few good things, but this one in particular was my favorite:
This is a CorningWare Blue Cornflower 10 Cup Electric Coffee pot. Love it right? Well unfortunately these were recalled in the late 1970s. See that metal spout? When they get hot, a few were known to fall apart. So in 1976 and 1979 they were recalled. eBay does NOT allow you to sell them. They are forbidden, since being recalled. BUT, the inside parts are HOT selling on eBay.
Check out the completeds here.
So I cleaned up the parts and listed them. No bites yet, but we shall see. I have seen the actual pots still selling on eBay as "Water Pitchers." I mean I guess they could still be a water pitcher... I have been going back and forth wondering if I should sell my pot as an actual water pitcher... But my conscience is telling me don't do it! Has anyone every found one of these? I am really hoping to stumble on Blue Cornflower baking dishes one day.
Happy Selling!


  1. Congrats on getting your TRS status back! So sorry to hear your family was sick though and your poor dog! How on earth did he swallow a ball that big? I'm so happy you didn't have to put him down. As for the coffee pot...I listed one of those once and it got pulled right away. I steer clear now, but I didn't realize you could sell the parts. Interesting.

  2. wow we are almost parellel. after having my tubes tied 2 yrs ago i found out i was pregnant early june....lots of drs visits/er visits (and then a miscarriage at 5 wks :( ) one of our cats has taken to biting the kids so we are torn wether to get rid of her.

    1. sales are slow i have done 0 yard sales or thrifting and my mother has some cooking pans in that pattern. love it! but you can almost always get more piecing something out. welcome back wondered what happened love your blog :D and congrats on the top rating back this month i get out of ebays dog house (below standard....i hit my selling liimit every month)

  3. Pretty good sales! Good luck on your ebay store!

    Lisa @ Happy Girl Thrift

  4. Ok, so I'm catching up on some reading. Holy moly, this must be your "doom week". I can't believe your doggy ate that ball and how sad if you would have had to put him down. Your mom's vet is a hero! I am so jealous of the person who bought your grandmother's featherweight! It looks like it's in pristine condition and I would have bought it in a heartbeat. That was a great score for the buyer. Thanks for your recent visit and comment! BTW, glad got you got your TRS status back.

  5. I have a few of the 10 cup corningware pots. Has yours sold? Did you end up piecing it out? I have seen sellers sell them complete, but still put the "required" info in the listing: "Per eBay policy this non-electric stove top 10 tall coffee is for parts only". I've seen them sell for $40 with free shipping. Just curious about yours. I need to get mine listed.

    Margaret @ Live Like No One Else