June 24, 2011

About that dish ...

In an earlier post, I featured this little dish which brought forward a few comments.
There is a story to this little dish, but it's not very complicated.  I happened upon the set at local thrift shop.  It had been marked down from $35 to $15.

I had a look at the brand (Alfred Meakin, made in England, Marigold design) and handed over my $15.  When I came home and googled, I found a similar set on ebay which I consequently watched until it sold for $78!
So, although I have heaps of other things I should be doing, and lots of other things of my own which I should be selling. .... this is just going to be a little experiment to see what it sells for when I do eventually put some more things on ebay.   
 Let's face it, it's less money than playing with the stock market, more classy than betting on the pokies (neither or which I do anyway) and just a little fun way to make some pocket money.    The set is so sweet though I am tempted to keep it ...... but I won't!
I hope to get a lot of things sorted in the next few weeks.  This equates to some decluttering (yes really!) and lots of listings on ebay.  It turns out that I might have some extra time on my hands.  More about that later.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Cheers for now - Wendy


**Anne** said...

I wish I could declutter. :( I'm a hoarder and find it very hard to let go of things. I wonder what that says about me?
You have a great weekend too.
Anne xx

Lyndel said...

decluttering? oh I remember when I started readying your blog you were decluttering every day!.. I KNOW I need to declutter, I desperately want to move house, but have way more to pack than I could ever possibly manage.. oh well. I am doing a Market this Sunday, hopefully I'll come home with a quite empty car.
Hope your weekend is fun.

duchess_declutter said...

Hi Anne - I just have to get back into the groove of decluttering..... sometime soon would be good! If you are a hoarder I think we're in the same boat.... I'd like to be a reformed hoarder!

Likewise Lyndel! I did start off with the best of intentions.... to be continued lol.
Have a great day at the Market - that time has flown by since you started getting ready for it. Have fun!

Judith said...

I don't think I could bare to sell those gorgeous dishes - especially since they're a set. Let us know when you put them on ebay.

muppy said...

ooooh they are so sweet.....

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I would have such a hard time letting go of such pretty dishes. These sure look like keepers to me. Good luck with ebay.

duchess_declutter said...

Hi BMKW - it has yet to be done lol! Nice to hear from you