Birds of a feather, Swim Yellow Duck and Estate Trinkets & Treasures
First came Estate Trinkets & Treasures – next came its feathered friend, Swim Yellow Duck!
Estate Trinkets & Treasures dot com
Estates is an online reference guide for antiques and collectibles. The website came about because we wanted to post our research and photos of antiques. After years of selling online, we had a boatload of photos and a ton of sticky notes, all about the thingamabobs we were selling.
Darrell came up with the snappy name for the website, Estate Trinkets And Treasures, thinking it was descriptive. Although, we cannot boast about the name name being memorable or easy to type in a search bar.
Swim Yellow Duck dot com
To begin selling antiques on eBay, I needed to register a unique User ID to identify me from the other millions of Buyers and Sellers already on eBay.
I typed in every combination of letters and numbers I wanted for my User ID, but they were all taken. Finally, in desperation, SwimYellowDuck popped into mind. I typed it in- success. No one else was using it. Gleefully, I registered SwimYellowDuck for my Selling and Buying name on eBay.
I found after being SwimYellowDuck online for years, I wanted to connect with collectors I had met selling on eBay to share the information I had gained about antiques and antique dolls, thus Estate Trinkets and Treasures.
Further, I fell in love with the art of the antiques and the hand-painting that embellished china and porcelain, the gloss and matte glazes on pottery, the art of blown and molded glass and especially, antique dolls. So it followed that I added the SwimYellowDuck, website and blog, inspired by the art of antiques we were selling on eBay and Etsy.
Darrell’s natural-light photography of our antiques elevate our antiques to art status. When I paint and create digital doodles on my iPad, I am inspired by his photographs. I publish his photos and my art of antiques on my SwimYellowDuck website and blog. Continue reading Which came first, the duck or the egg?