Sunday, November 1, 2009

Another hobby for your retirement

You might ask: "Why on earth do you have a blog about silver replacements?" Well, everybody needs a hobby, don't they and when you retire, you need something to fill all those hours you used to spend working!

Dick and I like to sell stuff and once upon a time, we sold a few things here and there on Ebay. We loved it! We enjoyed hunting for items to sell. We enjoyed taking the pictures and doing the descriptions. And we actually liked the shipping too!
We would pack underwear and toothbrushes into a bag, throw the bag in our green half ton pickup and off we would go to search out antiques and oddities and frankly whatever people wanted to buy on Ebay that particular week. I printed a list off the internet of all the Sally Anns, Goodwills and Value Villages in Southern Ontario and we would head a direction and hunt the thrift shops on our way til dark, find a motel and check in for the night. The next morning, we would hunt and scrounge our way back home. Sometimes we would find some really cool stuff and sometimes not, but each and every trip was special and just so much fun!
We enjoyed the local auctions too and spent almost every Thursday night at Shackelton's Auction in Springfield, Ontario. We often reminisce about the things we bought there and definitely the sandwiches and homemade pie!
We would list our finds and then wait and watch to see what sold and what we would have to donate back to our local thrift shops for the next entrepreneur to discover.

We had a common goal and interest which gave us tons to talk about.
We would drive around holding hands and laugh and joke and isn't that how you'd like to spend your retirement? I do.

So, one of our blogs is about silver replacement. Some will be antique, some will be newer, some might be just cool old stuff, but we will have fun finding it, listing it and maybe actually selling it. I hope you can find a hobby you enjoy too.


  1. My husband and I love looking for treasures in all the right places...thrift stores, antique malls, garage sales. Our retirement days are just so much for richer for the fun times spent together! Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comments!

  2. Love going to thrift shops, it is amazing what one can find.

  3. How fun that y'all like to go shopping together. Your two-day thrifting trips sound like so much fun!


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