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August 20, 2012


Robin ;-)

What a great couple of weeks at your booth for sales! So glad to hear that you are getting back into the swing and that you have your dad visiting - sounds like it has been healing for both of you. This summer has been a hard one for me, too, so I completely understand about anticipating fall. It really can't get here soon enough!

Jackie K.

Expressing healing thoughts to you and your family as you head into this new season.

Wishing you ever more success as your business expands on all fronts.

As always - thank you for hosting your thrifty link ups each week.


Oh, my dear friend, I so feel your grief. My mother has been gone since 1990, and I still tear up occasionally. I miss her every single day. That said, you are super lucky to still have your dad. What a wonderful thing for both of you. Hugs all around to your family. Now on a thrifting note, how did you decide to get an Ebay store? What would you say are the benefits? What would be the tipping point to getting a store versus just the typical selling account. Thanks so much for your blog. It always brightens my Monday morning.

Selena Cate

Hi Jeanie, your question is worth an entire post but I am worried that Ill forget to write it so Ill try to quickly answer you here. The main reasons for my store is to have categories (I like to be organized :-) and to list items for 20¢ vs 50¢ (although there are free listings with not having a store). The other reason is motivation. With paying for a store, Im more likely to list more so that the store can pay for itself. I think the choice to have a store is a personal one. I think both ways to list have positive sides to them. The key of course to eBay though is listing and listing and listing..... Items not listed dont sell. Thanks for the question.
xoxo Selena


Selena, what a blessing, for you and your father, that he is able to be with you and the family. May it be a time of healing and encouragement for you all. Congrats on your good fortune in booth selling. Thinking about trying it again myself.

Vintage Scapes

It's so good to hear that you and your father have been able to support each other and provide healing. You are both fortunate in that aspect.
This summer seems to have been a tough one but we are all still standing and onward we go. It's great to have you back.


Glad your Dad was able to get a change of scenery too. I think the lousy/busy summer was widespread - my blog has certainly suffered for similar reasons but I'm hoping the Fall months will turn that corner. Know what you mean on shopping for a store space instead of gauging how much of a pain an item would be to ship. :) I'm only renting a small shelving unit right now but I can see options in the future months so am looking forward to your experiences with this new endeavour!

Amy Zimmer

Mazel Tov to making decisions that are challenging, yet moving in a positive direction. I wish Keiran the best of luck!



Congratulations!!! Sounds like you are going to do great in your local shop.

Maria (Magia Mia)

Welcome Back Serena! I'm so sorry for your heartache, but I am so glad your father came home with you. Only good can come from that....:)

Denise M

Welcome back. Glad your Dad can stay awhile and spend time with you. Thank you for hosting.

Joy P

Glad you are safely home Selena and that your Dad could come with you for awhile. That will help too. Good plans. I always look forward to reading how your business is doing. As a reseller in a collectibles mall I spend most of my time working the business too.

Thank you for hosting.


Rob Hunt

Thanks for hosting Selena.

Really happy for you that your Dad came back with your for awhile. Good for everyone.


Mad Maine Vintage

So nice to have you back - and so touching to read about your life events this summer. Glad to hear you are surrounded by family.
Also, very much looking forward to hearing more about your antique booth adventures ahead - what a great start!


Thanks for hosting again!


Thanks for hosting Selena! I am joining your party for the first time! Penny

Jessie M.

What a great post! I love hearing about the inner workings of both your business and your personal life.

This helps people get a picture of dealing with both daily life and an ebay/antique/thrifting business.

God bless you lady!

Romans 8:28

Leah - moxiethrift on etsy

I LOVE father/daughter time! =)


Hoping for more healing and happiness ahead for you.


I'm very sorry to hear you've been having a difficult time. I admire your strength and positive attitude. Autumn is not far away, as Spring is definitely in the air here in Australia!

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John Schindler II

Love your blog. I’m a lifelong antiquer, and am making my passion for antiques a full-time business by selling antiques online. I’m blogging about my experiences at my blog, Wisdom Lane Antiques: Stop by!

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Exciting new things for you and Keiran! And how lovely your father is there, perhaps it helps heal a little bit for all of you. I wish I could say more things to cheer you up, but perhaps making a few great sells, some awesome thrifting finds and school starting again will be better remedies. :-) Post some pics of your house some day, I'm still so curious!!


Thrift Shopper for Peace

hi Selena, it's been an age since i've visited your site and i've missed it. you really have had an emotionally draining summer (both positive and challenging) but you've written about it with such grace and with a heart to seek the positives in the midst of grief and change... it's been truly inspiring. i love your booth at the antique shop, by the way - and how wonderful that your dad can spend time with you and your family and be a part of your work. very cool. i hope the fall continues to be a time of healing and hopefulness for you.

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