A couple of days ago, I decided to download the Ebay app on my phone. Ever since, I have been on my phone looking at my bids nonstop. I have my eye on 2 vintage Chinese teapots right now.
Now that I’ve gotten into Ebay, I realize that it is causing me a great deal of anxiety. I have lost out on two auctions and it makes me VERY disappointed. I felt down for awhile after losing. I tried to buy an antique sake barrel, which was so cool and so cheap, but some dork outbid me at the last minute. I was so upset I nearly cried. Even though Ebay is causing a ton of anxiety right now, I can’t stop. I feel like I have to win. I am very competitive by nature. I think I get this from my father. I can’t stand to lose and this stupid website is killing me.
In the meantime while waiting for these teapots to get closer to the end of auction, I have been hitting all the local thrift stores. I went to three in the last two days. I found a few things that I think are cool and were so cheap. Let me share.
I thought it was cute and it was only $0.50, so I thought I’d take it home. I tried to Google it to learn something about it, but couldn’t find anything. It’s still cool and is a new addition to my tea collection.
This set of three saucers came from Goodwill. They are Japanese made fine china. I don’t think they are vintage, but they are still good quality. When I shop for fine China, I try to buy vintage, and the labels I look for are anything made in England, Germany, or Japan. These are my favorite places of fine china production. The other thing I look for is thickness. Good china is very thin and lightweight. When you hold it up to a light, you should be able to see through it. Cheap china will be bulky and opaque.
Here is the last thing I picked up for $1.00.
To the untrained eye (I use this jokingly because I’m no expert) this appears to be just a random little figurine. When I spotted it at a local thrift store, I knew right away that it was a vintage Avon bottle in disguise. My grandmother used to collect these Avon bottles, so I’ve seen quite a few. Never the grandfather clock, but I knew what it was anyway. I’m h0ping to get the Avon Owl bottle too because I’ve always thought that was cute.
So, as you can see, I’m in a vintage buying frenzy. I get on these kicks and I know it will end soon. I’m sitting on my living room floor now, trying to relax and not think about Ebay or going to another thrift store. I am going to even clean my house just to get my mind off of this.
Since I’m on the kick, if anyone has any vintage teapots, tea cups, cat figurines, cat teapots, or Avon bottles (preferably the owl) I would love to buy. I’m actually just in the market for Asian antiques in general too 🙂 I would even love to know where to buy some of these things for a great price!
These are the kind of things I do on my day off 🙂
thanks for reading and thank you for any suggestions!