Instagram account – more social media to contend with

Social media is a great way to reach a lot of people with your ideas or products, but it can be a daunting task.  There are so many outlets that it can take up a lot of time.  We have Twitter, Facebook and have now decided to go ahead and start an Instagram account to help promote our BettywasaBombshell Etsy shop featuring orphaned photos and paper ephemera.  Even though Instagram is consider “Twitter for those who don’t like to read”, it is actually perfect outlet for marketing photos.  What better way to advertise a picture of a model on a beach in a vintage bikini?  Visuals are often the best way to grab someone’s attention.  If they like what they see, then they will investigate further by reading the description.  95 photos later our Instagram already has three followers – woot-woot!  And the best way to get followers is to follow others.  So as we continue our Social Media Adventure, we’ll try to be faithful to all the outlets including our WordPress blog.  Thank you and BUY VINTAGE!beach11tagged

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Lovely Blendo

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Found this amazing Blendo cocktail shaker and glasses a few months ago and we just sold it for a nice profit.  The Blendo line, manufactured by the West Virginia Specialty Glass Company. Their peak of production was the 1950s and ‘60s. Blendo came in a wide variety of colors, and we love, love the color of this awesome collection.  Most cocktail sets have a pitcher so we were very excited to find one with the shaker instead.  Blendo is so cool and full of mid-century mod appeal.  Collectible and fun, Blendo glassware is making a huge comeback at hipster cocktail parties all over the world.  The glassware doesn’t just come in cocktail/beverage sets.  You might always find common kitchen items such as bowls, condiment containers, shakers, etc. in the Blendo style of glassware.  So if you come across this sweet type of glassware with it’s frosty coolness, pick it up and start a collection of your own.

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We can’t stop hunting for vintage treasures

People have all sorts of addictions. Ours is estate sales.  It started out as just a fun activity one weekend.  We hit an estate sale in our neighborhood partly because we wanted to see the inside of the house.  And we bought a few items we thought were fun and interesting.  Then we notice a small auction house in the area and decided to spend a Saturday “date night” seeing what that was all about.  A hundred dollar or so later and a car packed with vintage treasures, we realized we were starting a possible disturbing, yet exciting, habit.  Now that we had accumulated a small treasure trove of miscellaneous junk, we decided it might be time to try to make a little money back on our investment.  That was September 2011 and the start of our relationship with Etsy.com.  Things started off slowly with just about a dozen items on our newly acquired shop VintageCoolETC.  And then our first sale – a small vintage clown doll.  Now, jump ahead to 2015 and we have over 1100 sales and two more shops – VintageCoolRecords for your listening pleasure and BettywasaBombshell filled with orphaned vintage photos and paper ephemera.  As we continue our hunt, we’ll share our finds as well as our tips for what sells and what doesn’t.  Buy vintage and recycle a memory today!

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