We got a new booth! It’s in one of the most coveted spots in the mall. It has launched renters into their own shops, even. But let me tell you this. It’s not the magic bullet. It has to be worked and has to have what people want or it won’t do any better than anywhere else in the mall. It’s all about presentation and content.
With the move into the new booth coinciding with the move into the new house, the booth hasn’t got the attention it needs. I did a quick 2-hour arrangement, then a few days ago took in some new smalls and poked around for about an hour. So, not the ideal situation for sales. I thought I’d show you what it looks like anyway.
Okay. Not bad, but when this is across the aisle:
…. well, who is going to notice mine?? Isn’t that fabulous?! I really need to up my game to get my share of attention.
Turn your head. Avert your eyes from all that fabulousness and let’s look at my booth. Pretty please? Here are the close-ups.
Erin’s contribution. She painted the end table and upholstered and distressed the chair.
Ricky’s contribution. He experimented with this table – a different finish for him and no fancy legs. Not his usual work. It will be so good to have him back in the workshop! The table sold, but they didn’t want the benches, so they are still available as of this writing.
My small, nod to spring. That tall, planter looking thing with the swirly lines? It was made from an old Quaker State Oil can and has an old, 19¢ sticker on it. Probably made in the 1960’s or so.
Just stuff for a tabletop arrangement. Uh… how in the world did I miss that empty hanger??! [Insert eye rolling emoji] I also think maybe I should put the poodle print under the mirror holder strip thing somewhere.
Erin put the mirror in there. I believe she’d do better taking the mirrors out to sell separately. We might do that this weekend.
The kitchen area in the booth.
Fuzzy picture of more stuff.
I think the best (sweetest, cutest) thing on the corner shelves is the picture of the little boy. Think anyone will ever find it? He is kinda hiding.
The mostly green display. I generally display by color.
So… okay. These shelves got the things that wouldn’t fit anywhere else. Except what’s on the top shelf. Those were purposefully placed.
Just more stuff.
MCM items overflowing into the industrial corner.
The few mid-century items I have currently. MCM isn’t a big seller in our area. The hanging lamp really doesn’t belong there, but I need a ladder to put it in the spot it needs to go. I love that lamp, by the way.
And that get’s us all the way around. If you stuck with it to the end, you’re so sweet and I love you for it! Thank you! I bet I made you feel good about your own booth, huh? Or maybe, just maybe, you saw something that made a lightbulb go off in your brain and inspired you to do something similar, only better! That’s always my hope in sharing these pictures.
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