My first antique booth experience had a relatively inauspicious start. It mostly consisted of me sweating profusely as I lugged a carload of stuff to Tennessee Antique Mall near the Nashville Fairgrounds, where I immediately started organizing and pricing. My friend Dani Edmondson allowed herself to be roped into stopping by to help (check out her fun blog at http://crowandquill.wordpress.com/). She was a trooper, letting me boss her around and make her stand on stuff to reach the highest corners of my new booth. It was a good start, but I took another carload over on Friday to really fill out the space a bit better.
Here are the results:
This my little homemade sign. I decided to stick with the same name I use for my freelance writing/editing business and my jewelry making:
I repainted this coffee table that I found at the flea market and those recovered stools were in my living room for the past few years:
This little shelf, and the stuff on it, came from a variety of different places:
This shot includes some of my metal letters, a child's chalkboard and one of my first embroidery projects in ages, a retro camper:
Last but not least, here's the toy area:
The booth will be a constant work in progress, so I'll keep you updated here. Oh, and as if this weren't enough for me to take on, I'll be launching a small countertop booth at Gas Lamp Antiques near Nashville's 100 Oaks Mall the first of September. It will let me highlight small, special items and see how I do with their customer base. It also puts me first in line for a bigger space when one opens up there. Since it's a local favorite and consistently named "Best of Nashville."