I retired September 17, 2009. I have three sons. I have six granddaughters and one very artistic and talented grandson. I love, love, love retirement. Life is good.
I love beautiful serving dishes and am always attracted to them when I am at estate sales, thrift shops or auctions. When my family comes for dinner at Grandma Helens house there is no plastic. They say sell what you love and that is what I have chosen to do, sell beautiful glassware.
I now post items to Pinterest, it is a good networking tool and also fun because they have recipes, household hints, cute quotations, etc. If anyone wants an invite just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you one.
It has been a wonderful adventure learning about glassware. I started out with one book, I now have dozens. I am becoming more knowledgeable everyday about glassware, which I believe benefits my customers. Whether I send out a vase, candle holder or beautiful serving bowl, it is my wish that when the person receives it they are truly happy with the product.
I have been selling online for fun and money to take my granddaughters on adventures. I sell china, pottery, cookie jars and some sports memorabilia. Although I am new to Bonanza, I have sold on other sites for almost three years. I wil eventually have over 200 beautiful items of glassware, pottery and china listed. I am listing as fast as I can.
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My mission is to share my knowledge of depression, art glass and all other types of glass with all people. I want everyone to have an appreciation for beautiful glassware. I strive to provide quality glassware for everyone to add to their collections or begin new collections to serve their family and friends on beautiful serving pieces.
I will always consider reasonable offers. If an item is higher than you think it should be make a reasonable offer and we can negotiate.
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I insure all glassware shipments, and have been shipping glassware for almost two years with no problems. I ship UPS because I have found them to be reliable, they insure up to $100 and if any item is over the $100 I add more to cover the full value of any glassware item I ship.
I purchase my merchandise at estates sales and auctions. I inspect all items and wash them and if there are any defects will always list such in my auctions.
I ship within five days of a cleared payment. I usually am able to ship the next day after a cleared payment is received unless it is a weekend day, then shipment is on the Monday following the weekend. I prefer to ship fragile items via UPS because I believe it is cost effective, as well as the safest way to ship fragile items. Also UPS automatically insures all items up to $100.00, so I believe this adds additional protection for seller and buyer. I am flexible on shipping methods if buyer prefers another method or cannot receive UPS in their area. If someone lives within 60 miles of Chicago I will deliver locally, at a safe place such as a restaurant.