Friday, June 1, 2012

Mrs Cake

I changed the name of my store to Mrs Cake's Closet.  Mrs Cake is a minor character in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series and she's hilarious and awesome.  If you've never read a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, you really should.  He's a funny, funny man. 

So now that I'm Mrs Cake (there's no period after Mrs on purpose.  I know my grammar thankyouverymuch), I've obviously stopped trying to actively hunt down books.  They take up too much space and unless you have hundreds, there's no money to be made that I'm seeing.  I'm still going to give them a good looking-over wherever I go, but not in the desperate, sweaty way I had been. 

Also, here's my new eBay room:
 My walls are gray.  I thought this would be a good neutral color for pictures.  It works great for most, but light colored clothing does not show up so well.  I'll need to do something about that at some point.  That giant blob on the right is a bag of packing peanuts because peanuts are the best.
High tech printing station with #5 bubble mailers.  My philosophy has become "If it don't fit in a bubble-mailer, it probably ain't worth trying to ship."  Tyler really needs to sand and paint that dry wall patch.
Here's where the magic happens.  My desk is a 50's metal kitchen table with roses.  I got it at an antique store about 6 years ago and it was my Very First Purchase for any house I might live in.  While Tyler has tried, I'm pretty much never getting rid of it.
Let's all say it together: "hot mess"!  That's why closets have doors.

The fourth wall is blank with a hook stuck to it for picture-taking.  Very exciting.

Now for a BOLO flash:  Anything linen!  That is all.


  1. Nice, it must be the week for cleaning up Ebay areas because I did mine too.
    Discworld...haven't thought about that in ages,lol.

  2. I was wondering when folks would realize that many items just are not worth shipping. USPS, packing materials and Ebay takes a nice chunk of your profits.

  3. Now I want to buy something from you just because you know who Mrs Cake is. (Die hard Pratcheteer here.) *sniffle*

  4. Trust me - your closet looks AMAZING compared to some of ours! (my ebay room!) Husband always reminds me when I say I'm going down to my ebay room "don't forget the bread crumbs so you can find your way out!" ;-)
    You could always paint half or part of the wall another color for your lighter colored clothing? Or do what I one of those wreath hangers for over the door and just hang things against the door (ours are dark oak so light items show up well against it).

  5. Please take a picture of your wall with a hook. I know that sounds crazy, but I am also redoing my ebay room and I would love to see how you set up your photo wall. Yes, I actually googled "setting up an ebay picture wall", didn't find much. Thank you and have a super successful Thurday!