What is eBay for Charity?

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to make my business more kind and sustainable. I am also a huge advocate of paying things forward, so whenever something good happens to me by like to keep it going.

One way I do this is by using eBay for charity. With this program, I can select a percentage of each item that sells to be designated as a donation to a chosen charity. Each month, the total is added together and send as a single donation.

For example, if you look at most of my listings on eBay, I have selected the option to send 10% of what I make to the Alzheimer’s Association. You can also find many other sellers who donate a portion of their sales, and you can also choose to donate when you check out if that fits your preference.

The next time you are searching on eBay for treasures, try clicking on the “Benefits Charity” filter in your advanced search options.

You can find the “Benefits Charity” filter in your advanced search options, under the “show only” tab

I love that I can find something good for myself and do good for others in the process.

Happy hunting!

Treasure Haul Highlights June 13, 2021

Welcome back treasure hunters!

This week I accomplished one of my personal treasure quests, with an added bonus to pass on to you all!

I have been keeping my peepers peeled for a doll house restoration project to take on, and this weekend I found one! I saw this little yellow house listed in an estate sale and fell in love. She needs some restorations and touching up, and I can’t wait to get started on her!

Not only did I find the house of my dreams, but she was full of tiny house treasures! I got way more than I bargained for with this find, and I’m so excited to help these treasures find their way to their next loving home.

Here are a few of my favorite featured finds from my treasure hunting adventures this past week:

Roper Range Stove

American Girl Samantha’s Purse

Shackman Attic Trunk

Reminiscence Pedestal Table

If you missed out on any of these listings, be sure to follow my Twitter feed where I drop links to listings right after I post them.

Happy hunting!

Find treasure with ArchaeoChic

ArchaeoChic is back in business!

For those of you who love a good find, I have resurrected my store on eBay. Be sure to follow my Twitter feed to get a first look at new listings!

A Book of Brambly Hedge Mice to Make

These mice look very nice, don’t they?

This adorable Brambly Hedge vintage pattern book contains step-by-step instructions, and templates to make an entire army of dapper mice.

If you’d like to make this treasure yours to keep, you can find the listing in my eBay store.

Ta for now ❤️

Trash and treasure in a bottle of debitage

Trash or treasure?

The bottle of debitage I keep on my man

Debitage is the name for the cut remains that are produced during the flintknapping, process (aka lithic reduction).

Many years ago, this bottle contained Thai iced tea. Now it holds the debitage remains of some stones and glass I’ve had the honor of shaping.

Does the journey of these flakes end here on this mantle, or do they have a shinier future in store?

Only time will tell.

Ta for now ❤️

Maps from the mother of the redwoods

Views of adventure.

I took this picture while working on the Lucille Vinyard collection that is now kept at the Humboldt State University Library.

Lucille was an environmental activist in Northern California. Known as the Mother of the Redwoods, Lucille Vinyard has been an essential member of the Environmental movement and helped establish Redwood National Forest.

Lucille kept daily journals depicting both historical and environmental occurrences, but also offers an insight into the daily life of a beloved activist.

You can find a digitized journal collection in the Humboldt State University Library’s special collections.

Ta for now ❤️

Vintage juggling with the flying penguini

Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats and give a warm welcome to the newest addition to my collection.

I started juggling back in middle school, when I signed up for our school’s after school club. I haven’t practiced in a very long time, so I was on the hunt for some new practice balls when I stumbled upon these nostalgic bean sacks.

Finding treasures like these lights me up something fierce, so I can’t resist sharing the good ones with you. I love peeping on other people’s finds too, so if you’ve found yourself a good one lately, I’d love to hear all about it.

Ta for now ❤️

Zip Zip Hooray! A brief history of the zipper

Celebrate the things that hold us together, whether it be family, hobbies, or literal fasteners.

Today is national zipper day, which was established on April 29, 1913 when Gideon Sundbeck revived a patent for his “Separable Fastener,” now commonly known and found everywhere you may need some closure.

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1917 patent of the “separable fastener” (zipper) by Gideon Sundbäck.

In honor of this day, I chose to wear this vintage zipper necklace and earring set. These are just a few pieces out of many that I’ve acquired from my mom over the years.

I find it fascinating to dig into the history of common things. Things that seem simple and intuitive carry a deep history of development. It’s wonderful to notice.

Ta for now ❤️