ThriftDee is a professional thrifter and blogger with a slightly unhealthy obsession for beat up cowboy boots, vintage aprons and 99 cent blue jeans. She loves it when someone compliments her on her outfits because she knows she found it at Goodwill!
Don’t go out and buy a Mass Produced Ugly Christmas Sweater. They are BORING and not Tacky enough to make an impact. If you are going to go Ugly go BIG. Go Griswold. This is no time to play it safe.
Try to find one at a Thrift Store or Op Shop! Better yet go look in your Grandma’s closet. Don’t tell her it’s ugly. We like to use the word FESTIVE in professional thrifting circles.
Not only is Ugly important for the season, it is great for the planet! There are plenty of Ugly Christmas Sweaters that need a second chance at happiness! Save water, save the planet, and save yourself some hard earned cash! Buy second hand or borrow one!
I have some listed on Ebay and Poshmark if you need one. I did the digging for you! You’re welcome!
I found these baby cowboy boots at a small thrift store in Colorado. They were in the bottom of a box under who knows what. I took photos and put them up on Ebay. In the meantime I put the picture on Pinterest and it has been pinned 200,00 times. If I would have known that I would have listed them higher!! HA!! It is my personal image and it wasn’t difficult to put together. I had a secret weapon. Shhh don’t tell anyone. (Cone of silence here.)
The set up is a doormat, a piece of beadboard from Home Depot and a piece of trim.
I couldn’t find the exact whitewashed rug online but you could use this one from Amazon! (Its an affiliate link. I will get RICH!!) Ha! Sarcasm.
Do I think that you need to set up an elaborate set up for your Ebay and Etsy photos? No but you do need to put some effort into it.
Similar baby boots different photo approach. Not terrible but you see the difference in perceived value. Take a minute to take a nice picture and increase the probability of selling! Tip of the day!