Grand Opening: LivingLaVidaVintage

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  November 28, 2011 — 18 Comments

Good morning all! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was delightful. Nick and I went home to spend time with family and friends, then spent the weekend mostly hanging out together around the house. Somewhere in between eating leftovers and watching the Hallmark channel, I finished photographing items for my shop, uploaded and edited the photos, wrote descriptions, and set prices and shipping costs. Whew! I’m glad that I spread it all out over a few days so as not to feel overwhelmed. Just a few minutes ago I logged into etsy and clicked “publish,” effectively opening my shop for all the world to see. Care to take a gander?

Ahhhhh! I’m so excited! Just looking at it makes me want to go out thrifting for more treasures to sell. I know that there are tons of sellers on etsy and it may take a while for me to make a single sale, and that’s okay. I’m proud of myself just for taking the leap of faith. Also, I’m super nervous about being able to ship items quickly and efficiently (seeing as I work full time and all), so I’m okay if it takes a while for me to get to that step.

Thank y’all for being so supportive of me throughout this process. I don’t know if I would have done it if I didn’t have y’all telling me I could (plus the built-in accountability of having announced publicly that today would be d-day kept me from using fear and laziness as an excuse to delay it). Y’all are the best!

If you’re interested, you can check out my shop here. Feedback is welcome, as I’m a total newbie. Thanks again for reading my blog and being so awesome!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


18 responses to Grand Opening: LivingLaVidaVintage

  1. The shop looks great!! Good luck! I love the Polaroid camera.

  2. Janet (Country Mouse} November 28, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Good luck. I am always hearing someone say “I bought it on Etsy.” I know you will do well and after all, you have a brand new reason to go to those thrift shops. What could be better?

  3. SO happy for you! I hope it goes well for you. You’ve got some great things in your shop so far!

  4. Congrats on the new shop! The photos look really good. I suggest filling out your location because buyers might want to know that (helps to guesstimate transit time). Good luck!

  5. I think you should definitely consider selling some things that you make. I know a job can get in the way of hobbies, but it may be really lucrtive! You already have a built in audience. Good luck. Now let me go bowse!

    • Charlotte | livingwellonthecheap November 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      Half of the stuff I make falls apart within weeks or months because I’m so lazy and totally cut corners to save time. I feel like if I was selling stuff I’d have to actually, you know, try, and that might take all the fun out of it!

  6. I love that you had your grand opening on Cyber Monday! Super excited for you!

  7. Your shop looks great! Good luck! :)

  8. Congrats on your grand opening! So fun! I may be on the other side of the world but etsy has a way of making me feel part of a really special community! Your pics look really good!

    • Charlotte | livingwellonthecheap November 29, 2011 at 9:19 am

      Thanks, Erini! I’m hoping once I get the hang of this whole shipping thing I can even ship internationally!

  9. Im so proud of you & your shop! Keep up the amazing work ;.)

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