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Consignment Stores: an option to consider for resale

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I like the concept of consignment stores acting as a selling agent for me, where items are priced and placed on their retail floor… it beats yard sales and Craigslist. The split can range anywhere between 35/65 to 50/50. Not bad for not having to provide consumers with sales and professional knowledge, as well as the merchandising necessary for showcasing your valuables.

At Hidden Treasures, they will contract your merchandise for up to 6 months. After the sixth month, they will reduce the item by 50%. Prices are agreed upon with consideration given to the condition, style, color, and demand for your items. Where most consignment businesses accepts decorative items, furniture, glassware, collectibles, and kitchenware, there are others who also accept toys and clothing. And make sure they offer payment plans such as layaway and 90 days same as cash, you want to be competitive with the major retail outlets.

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Happy Consigning!

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The Fabulous Scavenger

Last week I asked the question, what colour should I choose for this weeks colour inspiration? Well, one of my readers, Renea, requested lime green, so lime green it is.
Lime green is a fun, happy colour. It works really well in children’s bedrooms, I love it with dark brown furniture and white walls, and it also looks glorious with hot pink. I rummaged around my thrifty belongings only to find I really don’t have that much lime green in my decor. I gave it some thought and have come up with simple, cheap ideas to bring lime green into your life.

Here’s my humble little kitchen. I like that it’s white, so I can accessorise with any colour. Here it is wearing green. The platter that the apples are sitting on was a lucky side of the road find. Someone was getting rid of wine making equipment. There were…

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Ripe Red Berries

Junking – I love it. Finding things others discard and putting them to good use, I love it. I’m not talking about trash, I’m referring to perfectly good objects people simply tire of…recycling, upcycling, re-purposing, whatever you want to call it – I call it smart.  It’s also about being aware of the precious resources taken to create whatever it was which was discarded and being savvy enough to realize it’s not really trash, it’s simply something someone no longer wanted.  It’s also being respectful of the planet and its’ finite resources. It’s also a great way to save money. I realize buying/finding second hand isn’t for everyone and that some things are better new (mattresses for example), but many many many things can be and should be either given away, traded, consigned or left outside with a ‘free’ sign on it – some things are better given away than…

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Style To Impress

I love mixing vintage and retro pieces in my home even if I do not have a lot of retro furniture. One of my favourite stores and sources of inspiration in Sydney is Mitchell Road Auction Centre in Alexandria. Bring some time if you go there as it is huge area to browse through. Another fabulous find is Melbourne based company Retro Print Revival which does stunning retro lamps and lampshades. All their lamps are one-offs and unique pieces. Each design is made from original vintage materials for that authentic retro look. The lampshades are made with rare fabrics ranging from 1960’s floral and paisley patterns, to bold 1970’s geometrics. Check out their website for retro inspiration.

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