Hi!
Tuesday Noon here, raining still, since last Thursday. Rain makes Boris sleepy, actually everything makes him sleepy!

Things feel like they are piling up here, I bought two loads of vintage within a month, and I've been working my way steadily through the stuff, but the racks and boxes just seem to be getting fuller and fuller. Things are selling slowly. It's been a very slow start to what should be a busy time for selling online. Things usually are slow at the beginning of each month, and then pick up mid-month. So here's to the middle of the month!

I put up a 2nd Featured Items page on the website which will feature some of the items that are slated to go up for auction on ebay. Here, my customers can get a chance to buy them before they go to ebay. That page will change (I've already pulled several item to put up on auction Monday night) as I remove and add items. I'll probably only remove items when I list on Sunday and Mondays, but I can add items to that page at anytime, once I get them typed up. I'm getting ready to type up some auction items this afternoon, and about 11 of those items with be added to the preview Featured page later today. Here's a peek at a few of the items -


























And this is the Featured page that I'm talking about -
http://www.dandelion-vintage.com/2feature.html


I'm just about fed up with my hair. I had been trying to grow it out, for several years now. But my face is kind of long and narrow and my hair gets to a certain length and I don't like it, so I cut it. Which is usually fine, but this time I just don't like it, it's just blah and flat. Maybe it's the rain making it that way.
I've also got to get out and buy some jeans. I used to be a sz4, but I've been gaing weight over the last 1-1/2 years, and last Winter I moved up to sz6, which was fine because I've always been too skinny. Then earlier this Spring I was slowly reaching sz8, which I am also fine with. So I went out and bought a few pairs of sz8 jeans. The the weather got warm and we started moving, so I bought several pairs of capris to get through the Summer. I lost weight while we were moving so I was in between sz6 and sz8. Now that I'm settled back into sitting most of the day and eating on time, I'm just about back up to sz8. Pulling out some cooler weather clothing, I realized that I only have 2 pairs of jeans that fit me now! The sz6 stretch jeans are just too tight, I prefer the 8's which are a little looser. I've tried buying jeans online, but I'm so picky about the shade of denim and the leg width and the pockets on the behind. I just have to see the jeans in person. I think I'm going to trek down to Cape May Court House to do some shopping. The town where I use to live, Deptford, had a Mall and many stores nearby to shop at. Now where we live, the stores are further away. Kmart is about 30 minutes (I love their Route 66 jeans, they always fit me perfectly) and there's no Target around here (I love their t-shirts, a perfect blend of cotton and lycra) I think there is a Marshall's or TJ Maxx in CMCH, but I'm not very familiar with shopping in them. I do know that there is a hospital thrift shop across the street from the shopping center, so maybe a take a walk through there too.


OK, back to work now!
Bye for now, Carol

6 comments:

Polly said...

Hi Carol!! You would have had to be there to have seen the look of shock on my face to find another vintage clothing dealer in this area and completely by accident. The last thing I expected to find this evening was a website based out of Ocean View. Because honestly S.Jersey isn't exactly booming with great fashion, I usually find myself importing stuff from NYC and Philly.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know just 20 minutes from you in the opposite direction from Courthouse is the Hamilton Mall which has a Target and Old Navy right across the street. And also in the same area is the Shore Mall which boasts a Value City,Burlington Coat Factory and Boscov's.

But if you still find yourself heading my direction, we have a K-mart as well just a little further south on the Parkway(about 5 min.) in Rio Grande, which also now has a brand new Ross and other shops due to major development of the area.

Oh...and the hospital thrift you mentioned, here's one word of advice,there are two women there that tend to over price things if they feel it's "valuable" or more specifically collectable,BEWARE of GRACE!!! So basically DON'T tell them what you do for a living if you hope to find any good deals on vintage anything. But to be honest it's slim pickens when it comes to scoring vintage goods there....BUT they have a fantastic selection of everything else and that stuff is ALWAYS cheap, like jeans,sweaters and such. Even though my vintage needs are barely ever met with this place, I always manage to leave satisfied. Best time to go is within the first two hours of opening which is 10am, but not when they first open there doors because they haven't had a chance to put anything out yet.

Well it's nice meeting you,so to speak and I look forward to reading more of your blog(I love the photos of the vintage vault, reminds me of my house) and checking out your website for updates. So few are consistent when it comes to listing new inventory.

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Hi Polly!
I only recently moved to Ocean View about 4 months ago from Deptford.
Very little of my stock actually comes from southern NJ, most of what I buy comes from outside of this area too. I had given up on thrift shops many years ago, the ones in Deptford barely had anything older than 1980s. I thought I'd check out the hospital thrift, but now I might as well pass, given your advice. I never found much to resell in thrifts anyway, maybe a few nwer pieces for myself.
I'll have to check out that KMart, and I like Ross too, they have really nice household things in the back.


Thanks for visiting my site and for writing!
Bye for now, Carol

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