Tuesday, June 13, 2017

New Booth is coming along

It looks really good if I could say so myself. However, I have yet to see sales on this one and I am surprised.  Here are the updated photos.

I am soliciting ideas for getting people to buy more!



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Make that 2 Vintage Booth Locations

I just found out this week that store where I started my vintage booth business is closing. I kinda knew that it had problems as the property had been purchased, and they were doing some construction. But business was just starting to pick up after a very slow winter. Anyway, that is kinda the reason why we (my friend/partner) and I started looking at other places. 

We are ecstatic with the newest spot at Status Design And consign, 2240 Hamilton Creek Pkwy in Dacula GA. It is very upscale and fits my personal design style.  Our other space is more laid back and a good place to find true collectibles. It is at Unique Treasures Antique and Flea Market, 3635 Highway 78 W Snellville, GA 

We will miss the Ben's location. The staff has taught me so much in my first year doing this business and I will never be able to repay that.  Knowledge is power. The people who are running the store, Angie and Larry are both retiring, and I wish them well. 

Here are photos of my shared booth in Dacula (Hamilton Mill) 





and my solo booth in Snellville. 









Thursday, June 1, 2017

Did I say 2 Vintage Booth locations? How about 3?

Right after I chose my second location, a location I was on the waiting list for opened up. Both of the new booths have 6  month commitments.  I went for it though because waiting list means vendors are happy, and our booth style had to be approved before we were let in, so that means I won't have a neighbor with a bunch of junk next to me. I am very happy about that.

So, today was the day to set up my 3rd booth. Timing was awful because my daughter heads out to her internship in a couple of days and I was trying to help her get her ducks in a row.  She had doctors appointments, and we had to collect and pack things... not to mention her graduation party was also last weekend... and if my week weren't draining enough, my dog died. He was 15, and very sick, but dang... we are still having a hard time... I've had a set of two Mini-Schnauzers all this time. Now I just have one lonely dog.  But I digress.

This booth is shared with my friend.  So HER Store will be combining with COT (chic oddments and treasures to become HER COTTAGE.

Here is a sneak peek.  Her stuff isn't in the booth yet.

Ephemera (vintage craft paper) and photo frames

Closeup- ephemera and post cards
Pillow and wall art, painted small chest. 

Because only my things are set up right now, you can't see that our styles really go well together. We also combined our first booths (second location we have separate booths.  Here's a peek.  Our sign isn't up yet. 


So anyway, today I picked up things from booth 1 (mostly display furniture) took my daughter to the doctor. Brought items to and set up booth 3.  I pushed though my leg/hip issues and made dinner, after which I had energy for a couple of projects:

Our sign for booth 3.



Design books made from old books to put in my booth for viewing and hopefully custom work. I dd all of these projects with my sad remaining dog lying on my foot.









The first book I used is Chicken Soup for the Kids book... it like that it has illustrations and poems throughout. The second book, I accidentally started upside down and backwards which is turning out well.  I have a space for headers now.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Summer project, and next year

I just got two really trashed boxes in the mail. I had ordered a Z rack to get some costumes and such organized.  It looks like they sent me two, and both boxes are trashed. Let's hope I have 1 complete Z-rack from the bunch.  I don't understand.

So I need to spend the summer loading all the costumes onto my website for renting/selling.

Then I need to prepare to costume 4-5 shows beginning in the fall.  2 are supposed to be at the community theatre with me teaching someone else the process. 1 is supposed to be solo in the Spring... I've already started brain storming it. 2 are paid gigs at the public school.  I'm kinda excited about that.

So that's costumes.

As for furnishing and home decor:  I am downsizing my first vintage booth because it is turning out to be a very fickle location. I am opening a small booth 8 miles away because the location seems steller.  First week, I sold a table/chair set I had been sitting on for a year at the other place.  Hopefully, that is a good omen.



Friday, April 21, 2017

Life After Seuss and a costume timeline.

I don't know if all the work required from Seussical caused me to stay sick for months, or if it was just a weird flu, but I am all better now.




Here is a phots of the show I did afterwards.

Partial cast



Currently working on The Importance of Being Ernest (flipped)



I just came across some websites that is pretty much a visual costume timeline.  Thought I would share them.

http://www.historyinthemaking.org/catalogue/womencostume.html
http://www.vintagevictorian.com/costume_1912.html
http://www.bostoncostume.com/decades-30.html

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