I had been selling on eBay since 2007 under the same name: carolinabluelady. With over 600 transactions, my feedback score is 100%. Currently I have three on-line stores, all selling collectibles.
Yes, the pictures are of the actual item for sale. I take the pictures myself. Most are taken outside using natural light. If taken inside, pictures are taken during the day. Sometimes even the color of the object may vary a little in the pictures depending on the sun angle or shade variations. That being said, colors can vary depending on how your monitor is set up. If you have any questions about the color of the object, just send me an e-mail through the "Ask Seller A Question" and I will get back to you promptly.
I do work out of the home during the week, Monday through Friday. So, if you e-mail during the day, I will respond to you that evening. On the weekends, I'm usually on the computer most of the day and evening. I am on eastern time.
I describe items as used or new based on the following criteria. Used items are items that have previously been owned by someone else. Even if the item is still sealed or has never been used by anyone, I describe it as "used." New items are items that I purchase direct from the artisan for resale.