Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hat's Off To You! Again!

Hello Gang! The last two weeks have been cold and quick, and I'm not talking about my personal life. Ba-dum-dum...CHA!  I've listed oodles and oodles of really pretty vintage hats on HighHatCouture.com and I am pleased to report that I've sold many. Unfortunately none of my Upcycled Art Hats have found a home as of yet. So I'm holding off on listing more of those, until I see greater interest. One of my vintage hats was featured on the Etsy home page! Hoorah! It gave my little online boutique the view boost it needed.

In other news, I hosted a small 'Bon Voyage' dinner party for my dear friends and fellow language students, Mike & Marilee. We have been learning the Nepali language for 2 years now, and they are actually leaving to live in Nepal for 3 months on January first. I'm going to miss them so much! but I am also very excited for them to take on this traveling adventure, and cant wait to see the photos! The event turned out as planned, and I believe everyone had a good time. I got to wear my yellow Nepali kurta, or as some call it a kurti. The party was located at a private room in an Indian Restaurant called India Palace (FARGO, ND). The management were so kind and accommodated our every need and whim. They permitted us to decorate and bring in a cake from a bakery and there was no extra charge for the use of the room. The food was, of course, OUTSTANDING. Some of my friends who are from Nepal have limited English skills and were able to communicate with one of the staff members in their native tongue because he also speaks Nepali. Its so sad to send off good friends, but I am pleased to have had a part in arranging their farewell. Especially at such a fab restaurant.

Well, time to post my recent pictures! I hope you like them. Just click the brief description above the photographs and it will take you directly to the listing in Etsy, if you are interested in purchasing:




























So there you have all my little lovelies in a row. I need to stock back up on some more vintage hats, after this week's sales, stay tuned. I love selling vintage hats. So much easier to package up. No need to hand wash or dry clean, unlike vintage garments. Plus I've scored a great supplier for my shipping boxes. They are conveniently sized and great for the customer because they can keep using them to store their vintage piece. The boxes look very professional too, all of them are consistently white. Of course, I will continue to sell vintage garments, but I think I'm going to focus more heavily on the hat department. They are much easier to photograph as well.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you drop by again sometime. Being a part of the Etsy community has been such a long learning experience. After a year, I am finally getting things down to a science. If you are an aspiring seller, keep trying. It can be a nice little earner for you if you put the time into it. But it is NOT easy money. It is a job. I hope my sales continue their up-swing!

Take care & Stay Classy,

Kary J.








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