Sunday, October 21, 2012

Etsy Experience and A Winner!


Oh my goodness! 
The last two days, since I first started selling on Etsy,
 have been exciting ... and a lot of work too.

Thank you so much for all your great tips, advice
 and kind offers of help.
I will be reaching out to you...I am sure.
Your encouragement has been so uplifting!

See the sweet little holy water font in the photo above?
It sold within 10 minutes of listing it.
And guess what? 
you won't believe it...
I was actually...momentarily... disappointed...
 as I had spent the morning taking photos, editing photos,
 writing a description, researching and figuring out a price...

...and now I have to wrap it up and send it away!

Silly me...I know...that's the point of all this...
and really,
 I am delighted.
This whole Etsy shop thing might actually work for me!


just listed!

 
The same thing happened with my beautiful metal tole wall sconce
 which I recently found and showed you.

So even though I have been adding items to the shop...
...things have sold quickly and it still looks empty!

 My hats off to all of you successful Etsy sellers
 ...because there is a lot more to this whole process than I ever imagined...
and I surely have a lot to learn.

But...at least I have started!


In the last two days I have sold... 5
 of my pretty blue green Belgium beer bottles!
There are 4 still listed
 and I am about to give one away to one of YOU!


...and the randomly selected winner is...

Vicki at Ranger 911

But...thanks to ALL of you for your well wishes and support.

Instead of heading off to the flea market this morning...
I did my treasure hunting at home...
and am happy to report
 that I have dug up some goodies to list in the shop.

We have a busy week ahead
 but the plan is to list something new each day.
Stay tuned!
:)

What am I grateful for today?
Kindred spirits who like the same things I do
 and encouraging friends willing to share their experiences.

26 comments:

amy of four corners design said...

I'm so happy that you are off to a great start! yea for etsy!

Di said...

Great job!! I agree it is hard to take the pictures, list and then send but it is rewarding! I do love those saddle shoes Di

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Off to a great start. I know when I started my Etsy shop I thought who is ever going to see it or let alone buy. Bloggers are the best.

Okio B Designs said...

Congrats on your first sales!!!!!

Jeanine

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

WooHoo...congrats to Vickie!

Miss Holly said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!! I am so so happy for you!!! You are totally inspiring ......this has been my goal for a long time...I've done quite a bit of eBay...but somehow etsy is more my cup of tea....it is work though...the back and forth...the packaging mailing...getting shipping right...but fun...
Well...I am really thrilled for you!!! You have a good eye too...you have things people want!!!
So happy!!!!!!

June said...

I am so excited for you Laura!!!! I just know your Etsy is going to do awesome.
Way to go girl!
sending hugs from here...

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW- that's GREAT NEWS!

Keep up the good work.

So happy for you, and I sure hope your shop will continue to grow and prosper, yay!

Karena said...

Congrats Laura I know your shop will be a huge success!

xoxo
Karena
2012 Artists Series

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

That is so awesome!!! Congrats on such a great start! The pictures of your treasures are amazing! :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Congrats to Vickie! I know you'll do great on etsy!

Andy's Attic said...

Congrats to Vicki. So glad you having success, Laura!!!

ariadne said...

Congrats to Vicky! One of your readers in a comment had said that you have an established readership in your blog and therefore you will do well in etsy. It seems that's the biggest secret of all!Congrats to you ,too.AriadnefromGreece!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Yipee!!! I'm having my morning coffee while I catch up on blogs and almosed choked when I saw my name! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the chance to win the beautiful vintage bottle! I've enjoyed following your blog for some time now. Your photos are always amazing and I love going along to the fabulous outdoor sales you attend, too. I'm so happy to know your Etsy shop is off to a great start.

It's going to be a good day. :@

xo,
Vickie (mesaba911@gmail.com)

Laurie said...

It's great to hear you're learning and having success! The book is on its way to you today!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Oh well done, it's very exciting to have sales on etsy! x

Melissa said...

So glad you are off to a great start! :)

Kristie Franklin said...

Etsy is a great way to meet like people who sell handmade items and flea market finds. I always go to Etsy first before I go to online shops because I always seem to find what I'm looking for and lots more! :) I'll pop over and check out your shop!

Good Luck!

Sarah said...

Laura, I'm so happy that your shop is off to a huge success. I knew it would be. You are inspiring me to move forward with my own Etsy shop. ;-)

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Congrats on starting your Etsy store!! It is alot of fun and I am sure you will do fantastic!!!!
xo~ Cheryl

Judy said...

Congratulations on your Etsy shop! I went to visit and marked an item and your shop as my favorites. You're going to do great. I'll browse it everyday to look for new items added. Love your blog, I've followed you for quite a while. Much Success!

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Hi Laura,
Congratulation's on doing so well your first week!! I am the same way when I sell something, I always wonder, should I have kept that? :)
Congrat's to the winner and I hope you have a lovely week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

martinisfor2 said...

CoNgRAts to Vicki...you lucky girl!

Laura CoNgrATs on your instant success with your shop!!! YoU rOcK!

LuAnn

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Congratulations on your etsy success!! I hope to be following in your footsteps one day, as soon as I get a little more organized!!! Best of luck to you! =) Deanna

Pamela Bates said...

just found you via my google analytics for my etsy shop, bates mercantile co. so happy i did. will have a better look around tomorrow. welcome to etsy! and congrats on your first sale even if you were a little disappointed...too funny!

BailiwickStudio said...

Congratulations on your etsy shop! I have three shops over there, and each one just has added you to their circles :)

You're off to a great start! Have fun with it!

::Jill