Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall and Halloween in the Northside Booth

Happy Fall, Ya'll!

Mom and I spent EIGHT hours on Saturday, the third day of fall (it sure didn't feel like it weather wise), completely redoing my Northside booth.  We didn't move any furniture or bring any new stuff in.  We simply wanted to reorganize and rearrange the stuff that was already there.  We wanted old merchandise to look fresh.

The booth needed something.  There hasn't been a major overhaul in probably 6 months.  August and September sales are usually slow.  But, this was my slowest September to date.  So, the booth needed something.  So, I went and bought lots of mini pumpkins and gourds that were on sale at the grocery store, some dollar store fall decor, and (suggested by Donna) I also got 2 warm apple crisp air wicks to plug into my outlets.

I priced my mini pumpkins, because you just never know, and I sold one that day.  I also got SO MANY compliments on the smell of the booth.

So, come with my as I take you on a tour of my completely refreshed fall booth!

I don't have much vintage Halloween, but what I do have is here.  We tried to keep the front in all fall colors/themes.  It's one of my favorite booth looks ever.  

This didn't change much from my last booth update, because we JUST changed it.  

I got these fun fake leaves at the dollar store - 50 for a buck.  How can you beat that?  Taped so many places in the booth using double sided tape.

Also seen here - my mantiques section.  I did not change this up.  Why you ask?  It works.  If you have an antique booth and you don't already have a mantiiques section - create one immediately. Why do I put mine on the outside? I noticed when most men shop with their wives/girlfriends/moms/etc they never entered my booth. Now, they have someplace to stop while the woman they are with shop the inside. I get compliments on it all the time & sell quite a bit from it

Dollar store paper lantern!  Too cute!  They have little LED lights in them powered by AAA batteries.

One of my favorite vintage Halloween decorations.

It's important to have boxes and bowls of stuff for people to dig through.

I don't know about the rest of you re-sellers out there, but I think vintage cameras have had their day.  I've got them more out in the open now, but it only really encourages the kids to play with them, like they love to do with typewriters.

These need an embroidery makeover with some colorful yarn!

I'm linking up at:


  1. Great idea about the "Mantique" section. Aug & Sept are slow mos here in AL too. Agree about cameras...also Depression glass has had its day.

  2. Wow, great booth! Love the Cozy Café section and of course, the mantiques is essential! My hubby's finds always fit into that category and we do have a section in the shop for the guys! Thanks so much for stopping by today and linking up with "Let's Talk Vintage!"

  3. Melissa, it looks great. It is very inviting and it makes me want to go and explore it! I wonder about cameras, too. I haven't been selling any lately.

    xo Dianne

  4. This booth is so wonderful! Organized, inviting, stuffed with goodies! If I didn't live so far away, I would be there in a minute! I hope you do well. Oh...there are people (like me) who missed out on the cameras the first time around. I just bought one a week or so ago. They had been too expensive, but I found one at half price at a store that was going out of business {His wife died, and he didn't want to do the store without her. She did the craft supplies part, and I guess he did the antiques. Sad.}

  5. Mantiques are good for my back room where men can shop without judgment :>))) The spicy aroma of fall gets customers every time. I do not sell cameras, but I have noticed the prices have decreased around here.

  6. Great booth updates - love seeing how you showcase Autumn.

  7. It looks so great Melissa! Love the mantiques section too!


  8. Looks great! I sell a ton out of my man section too. I also set up a mantiques area at the front when I do fleas, also a huge hit. Yes cameras seem to have run their course. Also suitcases, typewriters, and I'm wondering how long phones will last. Oddly, I think tea towels are making a comeback. I've had nothing but requests for them all summer long. Totally strange.


  9. Wow, you worked hard; but I think it will pay of. Your booth looks great Melissa! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that you have TONS of fabulous Halloween/Fall for sale :) I had a plastic Jack O'lantern for sale that sold right away and that's it. It brought up every orange piece of merchandise and bunches of faux fall leaves to make it look festive, but your booth looks fantastic! Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm--


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