Monday, August 30, 2010

Why You Don't Need To Worry About "Reproduction" Marble Fruit

Why you don't need to worry about "reproduction" marble fruit is that there isn't such a thing!

Italian Marble Fruit has been in continuous production by members of the same family since the early 1900's...

So there is just new, less new, older, even older, and the oldest marble fruit.

Even the oldest marble fruit isn't older than 80 or 90 years old. Some American Country dealers believe that it is older, antique even, but that isn't true.

Most Italian Marble fruit was imported during the 1950's.

Can you tell the difference? Sometimes, yes, sometimes, no. That's pretty definite, isn't it???????

"Reproduction" to me means made to deceive. New marble fruit is just new marble fruit.

It isn't currently being made to deceive anyone.

Marble is a soft material so the dings and bangs that vintage marble fruit have can be an indication that the fruit has some age.

The thing you should take into account when buying marble fruit is more "Does the piece speak to you."

Do you like it's surface, it's coloration, it's shape, and it's patina.

For a while Italian Marble Fruit was the "IT" collectible in the American Country field. Prices were SKY high. At that time you would have wanted to know that the marble fruit you were buying was OLD...

But, prices are now again reasonable. So reasonable that vintage marble fruit is less expensive than new.

Here is a website for price comparison! Look at those prices! Yikes!!!!!!!!

I am linking these Italian marble fruit buying tips to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm.

My Etsy Shop, anythinggoeshere

Friday, August 27, 2010

Photo Techniques

I have been working to improve my Etsy shop photographs!

Love how this photograph turned out~ playing with lighting and props!

Come by anythinggoeshere, and see what's new.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Photo Shot Props

Just sharing a photo of my "etsy photo shot set-up"... with props. Props for shots. Shot props. You get the idea. I have been spending too many hours on the computer. This is decidedly like having a job!!!!!!! Including the part about working on weekends.

It is lovely here in Chicagoland today, and Mr. Anything Goes Here and I are getting ready for a second pass at a local Estate Sale sweeping up last minute bargains.

Update~ Back from the Estate Sale, and believe it or not, the big scores were two boxes of used shipping boxes for a couple of dollars~ shipping boxes new can be expensive, and I am totally into recycling so SCORE!!!!!! It doesn't take much to make me happy!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Etsy Shop~ anythinggoeshere By The Numbers

Several of my readers have asked how my Etsy Shop, anythinggoeshere, is going.

Here is it "by the numbers" for my first month of business:

Number of items I have listed for sale~ 220

Number of items sold~ 110

Number of people who have named me a favorite~ 94

Number of days it took until my first sale~ 1

Number of hours I have spent on the computer~ Countless

Friday, August 13, 2010

I am getting out of town!

I am packing my bags...

Grabbing my favorite summer hat....

And making a break for it. How about you? What do you have planned for your weekend?????????