Remembering Great Finds of Yesterday

I have found a lot of great stuff to sell on-line.  I found an old post of mine and decided to update it in remembrance of a few of them.  A blast from the past and here is hoping I will find a lot more great things for my customers in the future!  I am making this post not to brag, I know it sounds like that but isn’t meant to, but to show people that there is a way to make a little extra money out there if you do  your homework! God blesses so much and so many people are hurting for money just to have their necessities. I pray that this post helps somebody.  If it only helps one person find a way to make some much needed funds then it has been worth the effort!

This is one of the pipes that was in a whole lot of pipes you will see more below and read a little more about them. 

Pipes

Old Tobacco Pipes

     This is the complete collection of 27 pipes that I bought from a sale.  I really hate to say what I paid for them.  🙂  It seemed like a lot of money at the time but they brought a lot more on ebay.  I did make a mistake when I listed one of them and learned a lot from that mistake because it should have brought a lot more money.  It was a Peterson “Mark Twain” pipe. Only got 100 for it and found out that they can fetch in the neighborhood of 140o.00!  Yes I kicked myself for that one.  But all in all this was a great find worth mentioning.  I made almost 800.00 off of these pipes!  So much fun too and I learned a lot about pipes as I did the research listing them. 

Winston Churchhill History of the English Speaking People
Winston Churchhill History of the English Speaking People 

I bought a van load of books from a lady and this set or two just like it were in the load.  Paid 80.00 for everything!  These two set more than paid for the whole haul.  I made 400 off of them alone.  This business is a wonderful way to get blessed because you never know what you are going to find!  🙂  I still have a lot of books to sell also.  

Vaseline Glass Fenton Epergne

Vaseline Glass Fenton Epergne

This lovely Fenton Vaseline Glass epergne was found at an auction.  It glowed beautifully under the black light.  I tripled my original investment on it.  Just have to mention here that these kinds of finds are the exceptions to the rule.  One does not always find the great deals like this but there are a lot of nice things out there that people decide to sell really cheap because they don’t want it anymore or they inherited it and it just isn’t their thing I guess.  One man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure.  

Ornate Green Swag Glass lamp

Ornate Green Swag Glass lamp

 A friend of mine sold me this lovely swag lamp really cheap.  She said, “I know it is worth more than that but I don’t want it and I got it really cheap.” So I got it for 15.00!   It was so beautiful I really considered keeping it but decided to try it out on ebay first.  I listed it for 150 and it sold.  These lovely swag lamps can fetch a pretty penny on ebay sometimes.  This one I believe was worth much more than that but hey I am not complaining!  

Spillman style Carousel Horse

Spillman style Carousel Horse

Here is a good example of one persons trash being another persons treasure for sure!  A lady gave me a bunch of depression glass and this horse was in it.  I thought nothing of the horse really.  I didn’t realize it was valuable at all so I put like 30.00 on it in my shop. Well it did not sell so after a while I decided to do some research on it and list it on ebay.  You won’t believe this!  This item fetched over 300.00!  Yep you are seeing that correctly!  I was floored!  This is an example in my humble opinion of this scripture: 
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your lap. For with the same measure that you measure it shall be measured to you again.

I pray that the lady who blessed me so will be abundantly. 

Black Lace Beaded gown

Black Lace Beaded gown

 I found this beautiful dress from the early 1950’s at a big sale that I attend twice a year.  Paid about 5 dollars for it if I remember correctly.  This dress brought over 100 dollars on ebay.  There was a tag inside of it that read; Torri White, Miss Ellis County 1953, so it was worn by a lady that won the Miss Ellis County, TX pageant.  🙂  A little piece of history!  

Old Teeter Totter

Found this wonderful little Teeter Totter at a sale on the side of the road.  Paid 10.00 for it and listed it on Ebay Classifieds.  A couple came from Houston and gave me 125.00 for it.  🙂  

Moon and Stars Amberina

Moon and Stars Amberina

     One more item!  There are a lot more but this is the last one I am going to share on this post.  This set I bought all in one place in excellent condition for 30.00!  It is very hard to find this much in one spot much less for such a great deal!
     The salt and pepper shaker was stolen from my little antique store that I used to have.  I prayed for the lady that took it and think I know who it was.  My prayer was for salvation for her and her entire family!  🙂  Never do I pray bad things on people because that is out of line with the Will of God!  Pray in line with His Will and you will always be blessed.
     After all was said and done I made over 160.00 on the rest of the set.  Not bad for the small investment I made in it.

As I sat here thinking about how to deal with someone stealing from you the scriptures below came to mind.  We must always walk in love no matter what the situation.  As I am typing this I am reminded that I truly need to work on this area of my life, especially in my marriage.  God is so good and merciful to me!  His love and mercy endure forever!  All the glory honor and praise belong to  Him and Him alone!

Matthew5::38“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evildoer. On the contrary, whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat as well. 41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go two with him. 42 Give to the person who asks you for something, and do not turn away from the person who wants to borrow something from you.”

Matthew 5:43“You have heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor  and hate your enemy. 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don’t they? 47 And if you greet only your relatives, that’s no great thing you’re doing, is it? Even the unbelievers do the same, don’t they? 48 So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Shalom! 

Jesus is Coming!

I wrote this after in April 2013 after God awakened me the night before. Thought I would share it here on my blog. 

Jesus is coming!

April 2, 2013 at 4:04pm

 

Last night I was very forcefully awakened at midnight by the Holy Spirit.  I was almost screaming Jesus is coming and I am not sure how many times I said it.  The feeling I had was mostly indescribable.  First there was a flash of light and I felt like I was being lifted up and I starting crying out Jesus is coming.  I think I said it 3 times but am not sure.  (I do know that I said it with such force that my throat was and is irritated though.) My husband was jolted awake also and immediately reached and grabbed me in his arms.  He couldn’t talk for a while he was so taken aback by the whole thing. When I asked him what he was thinking he said I was just asking God to forgive me for all I have done wrong.   

 

After that I shook for probably an hour and prayed for others as well, including people that are not really my friends.  My husband and I also talked about how horrible it would be to be left behind.  With that in mind I did finally try to go back to sleep but I couldn’t sleep much at all.  The Holy Spirit was speaking to me about scriptures I had recently read. 

 

He revealed to me that there are a lot of people that are Christians that have not received the infilling of the Holy Spirit.  When the Rapture takes place before the great tribulation …and that will be very soon….many of these people are in danger of being left behind.  The one that is restraining the anti-christ right now is the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit dwells in God’s people.  When the Holy Spirit is removed from the earth the people that He dwells in will also be removed.  

God is about to pour His Holy Spirit out upon His people.  By this you will know who you are.  “Jhn 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” Those that really want to live a Holy life before God will be filled. 

 

Going to church alone is not what will save you but having Christ in your heart and striving to live a life that is in line with what the scripture has spoken to you. That is why the Bible says that we must “study to show ourselves approved.” If you are seeking His direction and if you can humble yourself and ask Him to work in you and to let His will be done in your life then you will be filled with His Spirit. 

There are people who go to church all the time that don’t do this.  They say “I will not change for anybody.”  They are stiff necked (rebellious, obstinate) people who have set their hearts against God.  Their hearts are like the fallow ground which was once tilled but now has grown hard and nothing but weeds can grow in it. Good seeds can not take hold because it is hard and not fertile. God’s Word can not penetrate their hearts while it is in this state. It doesn’t matter what we say to them because they can not hear the Word much less understand what it means.  They are full of pride and pride comes before the fall. 

 

Pride keeps us from hearing what God is saying. People that are full of pride are always certain that they are right and refuse to listen to anyone else including and or especially the Word of God. They get defensive when they are criticized and may feel like they are being judged even though we may just be trying to help them understand what God’s Word says. They make excuses for the way they live such as, “nobody’s perfect, I can’t walk on water, I was born that way, I came from a dysfunctional family and or I was abused as a child.”  These people will lash out and say and do hurtful things when they are presented with truth and have no desire to examine their own life (circumcise their hearts) in light of God’s Word and even though a lot of the excuses they make may be true, they refuse to accept help in any form other than doing what they want to do. They tend to pray without repenting (turning from their sins) and therefore repeat the same mistakes over and over again.  This can happen to anybody when they harden their hearts thinking that they know it all and sometimes we don’t realize it until it is too late!

 “Break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord until He comes to rain righteousness on you… ” Hosea 10:12

( I see myself in everything I just typed at one time or another in my life.) 

Lord have mercy on me a sinner and help me to be teachable. Lord you are the Potter and I am the clay! 

Jesus is Coming Soon!

On the night of April of 2013 I was very forcefully awakened at midnight by the Holy Spirit.  I was almost screaming Jesus is coming and I am not sure how many times I said it.  The feeling I had was mostly indescribable.  First there was a flash of light and I felt like I was being lifted up and I starting crying out Jesus is coming.  I think I said it 3 times but am not sure.  (I do know that I said it with such force that my throat was and is irritated though.) My husband was jolted awake also and immediately reached and grabbed me in his arms.  He couldn’t talk for a while he was so taken aback by the whole thing. When I asked him what he was thinking he said I was just asking God to forgive me for all I have done wrong.

 

After that I shook for probably an hour and prayed for others as well, including people that are not really my friends.  My husband and I also talked about how horrible it would be to be left behind.  With that in mind I did finally try to go back to sleep but I couldn’t sleep much at all.  The Holy Spirit was speaking to me about scriptures I had recently read.

He revealed to me that there are a lot of people that are Christians that have not received the infilling of the Holy Spirit.  When the Rapture takes place before the great tribulation …and that will be very soon….many of these people are in danger of being left behind.  The one that is restraining the anti-christ right now is the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit dwells in God’s people.  When the Holy Spirit is removed from the earth the people that He dwells in will also be removed.

God is about to pour His Holy Spirit out upon His people.  By this you will know who you are.  “John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” Those that really want to live a Holy life before God will be filled.

Going to church alone is not what will save you but having Christ in your heart and striving to live a life that is in line with what the scripture has spoken to you. That is why the Bible says that we must “study to show ourselves approved.” If you are seeking His direction and if you can humble yourself and ask Him to work in you and to let His will be done in your life then you will be filled with His Spirit.
There are people who go to church all the time that don’t do this.  They say “I will not change for anybody.”  They are stiff necked (rebellious, obstinate) people who have set their hearts against God.  Their hearts are like the fallow ground which was once tilled but now has grown hard and nothing but weeds can grow in it. Good seeds can not take hold because it is hard and not fertile. God’s Word can not penetrate their hearts while it is in this state. It doesn’t matter what we say to them because they can not hear the Word much less understand what it means.  They are full of pride and pride comes before the fall.

Pride keeps us from hearing what God is saying. People that are full of pride are always certain that they are right and refuse to listen to anyone else including and or especially the Word of God. They get defensive when they are criticized and may feel like they are being judged even though we may just be trying to help them understand what God’s Word says. They make excuses for the way they live such as, “nobody’s perfect, I can’t walk on water, I was born that way, I came from a dysfunctional family and or I was abused as a child.”  These people will lash out and say and do hurtful things when they are presented with truth and have no desire to examine their own life (circumcise their hearts) in light of God’s Word and even though a lot of the excuses they make may be true, they refuse to accept help in any form other than doing what they want to do. They tend to pray without repenting (turning from their sins) and therefore repeat the same mistakes over and over again.  This can happen to anybody when they harden their hearts thinking that they know it all and sometimes we don’t realize it until it is too late!

( I see myself in everything I just typed at one time or another in my life.)

Lord have mercy on me a sinner and help me to be teachable. Help me to be repentant daily in my walk with you. Lord you are the Potter and I am the clay!

 

 

Cheap Hard Drives, Back up a must!

Cheap Hard Drives.

I have lost so much data by not backing up my computer. I finally invested in a little Seagate external hard drive.  It came complete with software to install and customize to suit my own needs for backup. You can set it to back up your hard drive daily at any time you choose.  I decided midnight would be good for me because I am not usually working on my computer at that time.  It does a great job seamlessly in the background and now I have a little more peace of mind knowing that if my computer crashes I will still have my pictures and important data.

With that in mind I have found this link to Seagate hard drives to share with my readers.  It looks like there are some good deals here.

Do shop around and find the best deal you can and read all the specifics before buying.  It pays to be informed when you purchase an item. Look to see if there are a lot of complaints about a certain product before you buy it if you can.  That is one advantage that I find when shopping online.  I have a lot of information free for the finding with a quick Google search and making a decision is much easier when you are properly informed by reading reviews and such.

My friends are always asking me questions concerning such things so when ever I get a question from now on I will post some information here to share with all my followers.

Memories

It is one of those days when memories come spilling back and I start thinking about things that I probably shouldn’t think about. All triggered by things that are happening around me at this time.
My father-in-law is passing away as I write this. The family is all gathered around him and slowly his life is ebbing away and he doesn’t even know they are there. Some members of the family haven’t been around in years and won’t be even now. Sad how people drift apart….
I guess we have all heard it the saying “give me flowers while I am living”. That is the way I see it. I can’t help but think of the times that someone has said “I love you” , when I called them but they never call me, email me, or come to visit. A lot of the people I love have drifted away and don’t even make an effort of any kind that makes me think they care. I am not sure I would even want those people around when I am dying. See…told you I think about things I shouldn’t think about! Now I understand if someone lives far away and they don’t visit. But if they have all your contact info and they can’t even call or drop a line in the email or by post then it just seems that they don’t really care at all.
I guess I am saying all of this because at times like this I feel my mortality and wish I were closer to my family. My own close family members never even call me with the exception of a brother that I wasn’t even raised with.
Now that hurts! ( And I love him for keeping in touch. It makes me feel loved.)
When families drift apart it is very sad. My husband has 8 brothers and sisters that he hardly ever hears from. There are some of them that he probably will never hear from again. They just walked away from the family.
My own family isn’t doing much better really. Lack of forgiveness, holding grudges and bitterness are tearing us all apart. I miss my family and wish I could be closer to them. I have made mistakes and said things I shouldn’t have said and this I am very sorry for. We all should accept responsibility for the things we do that are not right. None of us are perfect. I hope that someday things will change for the better. In the meantime I guess I will just feel saddened when I think of those I have lost, not to death, but lost none the less.

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