If I can only get rid of my clutter! My husband calls it "clutter" but we all know they are treasures.
I love old things - hand embroidery, the smell of old books, little trinkets left in vintage purses, pottery, porcelain, lace and buttons. I love it all.
I sold on ebay for years as "Ramona's Closet" (also have a dead etsy store "ramona's clutter) but got fed up with the fees. I started selling books in 1998 and moved to pottery, pre-owned clothes and anything that would sell. I had 1200 in feedback, which I thought was pretty impressive at the time!
While doing all this, I work for one of the biggest antique appliance dealers in the country www.antiquevintageappliances.com and started my blog The Vintage Appliance Forum http://ramonasvintageapplianceforum.wordpress.com/
I've been selling vintage appliances for over 6 years and sold many O'Keffe and Merritt, Wedgewood and Chamber's stoves, lots of refrigerators and iceboxes and even a few mangles. Worked with the movies - The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons and the last Indiana Jones movie.
Right now, we've manufactured a working, wall sized ice box that will be in a full size diner in the Chicago Science and Industry Museum.
I sell a lot of my clutter on craigslist out of my garage. This let's me "wheel and deal" but I can do it at my leisure. No shipping, no fees and I've met great people here in Tucson.
Check out Harrison Ford flying in one of our refrigerators from YouTube!
We're seeing a big interest in Ice Boxes lately! Why not? They're big, bold pieces of history.
Back in the day (before refrigeration) an ice man would come to your home and delivery the ice to keep these cold. You'd use the different sections for dairy, meat and so on. Some had hooks to hang meat!