Personality Profiling in Your Consignment Business

Personality Profiling in the Consignment Business

I hired her to manage our online presence. She was fun, outgoing, sociable, and inspiring. I thought that would translate well to our social media and web outlets. What I failed to assess was her motivation to see results. In her short tenure at our consignment store, she lived up to her personality profile.  She…

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Book Review: The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

the advantage by patrick lencioni

Over the course of the past 8 years, I have become enthralled with Patrick Lencioni’s (pronounced Lin-choni’s) series of parables for the business leader. These easy to read, engaging short stories lay out principles that will help a business and it’s leaders become healthy. The first book I read in Pat’s series was”The Five Dysfunctions of…

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Gratitude in Resale and Consignment

Gratitude in Resale and Consignment

It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude, but gratitude that brings us happiness.  -anonymous One of the richest “natural resources” in life is the group of people that we interact with daily.  Some of those folks we choose, while others come by chance.  Do the hard work of being filled with gratitude for the folks who…

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Seasons of Life: Pain and Hope

seasons of life pain and hope

Seasons of Life in Resale Fall symbolized change.  As I walked through and saw all the vivid colors that signal the coming of change, I thought about all the folks who walk through our resale shops each day. The nature of what we do introduces us to a whole bunch of folks going through minor and…

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Made in Occupied Japan

made in occupied japan

New Leaf has Occupied Japan Dishes in store, and are seen as a collectors item because of the rare “Made in Occupied Japan” stamp.

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Eastlake Furniture Once Over: 1890 Eastlake Chest

eastlake furniture

Hey Guys!  Welcome to our educational feature where we give a piece of inventory the once over so that you can learn more about the stories of the stuff that ends up in our store.  Each “Once-Over” will have a video at the end to give you a visual of what we share in this…

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Brilliant Cut Glass Primer

brilliant cut glass

Glass products have served the human race for about 3,500 years.  Some of the most beautiful pieces are those that are decorated by cutting. What is cut glass? According to the American Cut Glass Association , “Cut glass” is glass that has been decorated entirely by hand by use of rotating wheels. Cuts are made in an…

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Vaseline Glass – Watch it Glow

vaseline glass

Since we’ve opened our upstairs store, Kevin has told me to be on the lookout for “Vaseline Glass.” He told me it was sometimes yellowish-green just like the color of Vaseline, but other pieces could look more green; he promised me that I would know it when I saw it. He bought a black light…

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