I’m going to spend some time this weekend getting some new stuff in the booth since the mall is having a multi-vendor sale.  (25% off all booth 50 items.)  I made up a bunch of tags while watching TV this week so I’m ready to start tagging and dragging downtown.  There’s a new category for the booth so locals can see what’s new.

Got a couple of new lamps going in too.

Have a great weekend!

Open for Business

It’s been a long week! Monday and Tuesday were dedicated to cleaning and whitewashing the booth, I love the red floor and the light, so white will show off the stuff the best..especially since so many other booths are painted dark colors in a dark place. As I was moving stuff in on Wednesday, I went home to get another load …and returned to my first sale…yipee!! The chair had only been in the booth for an hour!

First only an hour!

It’s still a bit sparse, but I’d rather hold stuff back than to let it get cluttered. It needs more…but not too much more. I have to give Morgan at the Brick House a shout out since I copied her furry bench job. I wanted to use Icelandic sheepskin, you know, the really long hairy kind, sometimes referred to as “troll hair”?  Well, it’s too pricey for this project, so I went to TJ Maxx and bought a throw of faux fur for $40 and took a seam ripper and scissors to it.  I covered 2 stools, with some left over for another project. I really love the touch of color on the tips of the fur.  I’m only putting one furry stool in the booth at a time…don’t want to look like the “fur booth”.

furry throw seam ripper and scissors

benches before

furry long bench

ready to take to booth

booth 2

Today I went to add some more items and someone bought the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree I had as decoration!  I debated whether to put a price on it, but I know how much I hate it when things aren’t marked, so I did…figures!  I’ll go get another one this weekend.

For those wondering how this shakes out…My little wedge of 71″ x 82″ x 31.5″ costs me $95 a month.  They showed me another booth that was big and nice, but it was $200…too much pressure.  The mall takes 10% and pays all sales tax for me.  They’ll take my rent out of my sales (when there are enough sales).  I’m keeping a spreadsheet of inventory to help me keep up with things.  Phew…the goal was to be open by the weekend and I made it.  Tired.

Booth 50…or SO

So….you are looking at the before shots of Booth 50 in the Downtown Antique Mall in Nashville.  I’m dipping my toe into a little retail.

It’s an antique dive…just the way I like ’em…dusty, dingy and obnoxiously loud when the trains roll by 4 feet from the building.  It’s packed with treasures.  I’ve only lived here a year and a half, but in my wanderings thus far, this place has the best vintage modern selection in town.  Pre to Post Modern ties for grooviness of merchandise, but it’s tiny with a very limited selection.  Yes, I’m biased, but that’s why I wanted these guys to let me play with them…I figured I’d fit in best there.

This week I will put some lipstick on her and fill her up.  Formerly a 40’s-50’s kitchen booth, that teal and yellow must go.  I get great natural light in this little wedge which is pretty rare, given what a dark warehouse it is overall.  I’m pretty lucky.

Thing Two will certainly think I’m Booth # SO.  Poi-fect.

I’m very excited to get much to do…

booth 50

built in shelves

strips for shelving