Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Booth Updates

A cool sign I picked up at an auction on New Year's Day.
Let's take a look at my south side booth first!

(If you're curious where I've been the last 6 weeks... READ THIS!)

I left Christmas up at the booths for longer than needed, so it was time for a refresh and new items!  I didn't get time to take a picture of said new items (although there were many!), but I'll try my best to point them out.  

This seed sack is one new item.  They are great sellers in my booths.

Ah yes, sheet music.  I bought probably 1000+ 1920s-1930s pieces.  There were roughly 125 already packaged for me.  All I had to do was slap on a price sticker!  I hope they go quickly!


The medicine cabinet it not new, but is making it's debut (finally).
Bought HERE.

This shelf Beechnut display shelf was purchased at the New Year's Day auction too.  See below for a picture of it not loaded with stuff.

The perfect display...

...for some tiny...


Here are the Putnam Dyes and Beechnut displays from the New Year's Day auction.  I love them both and will have a hard time ever parting with them!

Dr. Ellis' Beauty Aids is finally making it's debut.  I have hoarded it for over 2 years (maybe 3?  I apparently have never photographed it for the blog before), thinking I'd use it in my bathroom one day.  Ah yes, one day... the junker's mantra.

Lots of Coke bottles from THIS auction.

Will someone please buy this adorable typewriter table and typewriter?  Please?
I didn't buy them together, but don't they look cute together?

This little printing press was a New Year's Day buy.

If you enlarge this pic there's lots of new little spice things that I got at the auction on New Year's Day.

I decided to leave some Christmas up year round at this booth, as it was a very good seller for me in November and December.  I mean, if I buy vintage Christmas year round, someone else out there does too!

Yeah, I got this shot of my northside booth after switching up the front displays - blue/white for winter and a little red for Valentine's day.  I need to get my valentine's decorations out.

This picture also reminds me that I left up my Christmas lights.  Oops.

I hope to be back soon with pictures of my buys from the 41st Annual Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale.  It's on my to-do list for this week.


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  1. Your booths are looking great. Just wish I was close enough to shop at one or both booths. My mall had a change in ownership and I just didn't like the way things were going So I am giving up my lease at the end of January. Now how to sell my wares.

    1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful booths at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  2. Hay, girl-e-que! That was a mighty fine vacation!!! Call me a tad bit jealous.

    You're only as old as you feel. I don't feel 60, but I am. It's only a number. Keep a great attitude, thrift often and you'll be fine! Happy Birthday!

    Your booths always look great. Maybe someday I could swing around and look at it, but it isn't likely. {I live in southeastern NC, and I have family in central Ohio...still too far away!} Thank you for showing us online, though. I did get to visit with the famous "Distressed Donna Downhome" in the western SC area. She is so fun, and we had a blast junkin'. I hope to find other bloggers/booth owners fairly close to me.

    Happy New Year! I wish you the best!

  3. I buy vintage Christmas when I find it year round. I would love to shop your booth if I'm through IN someday.

  4. I sell more Christmas from January to September as I do in the season. I went to my booths for the first time today after being sick for three weeks. They were a total wreck. I was pleasantly surprised by how much had sold - you could barely walk through either of them. I straightened a little but it will probably take three or four days to restore order. Love the way you color-coordinate your items. You need to take Rush on a buying trip - she is a blast! Did you send a shipping container of stuff back from your trip?

  5. I love your booths Melissa! Everything looks so neat and organized!


  6. Melissa, Happy New Year! Your space looks terrifically organized and so well stocked! Hahaha, had to laugh on the "one day" comment. I SO do that, SO often, and then eventually pull things out of the basement that hadn't seen the light of day for years, just like you. Oh well, it's a clear indicator that we buy what we love. As for the typewriter and stand, I totally get that too (while customers obviously don't, right?). We always say, "Heck, I would buy that". Followed by, "Oh wait, I already did!". I've been low profile in Jan on the blog, but busy elsewhere. Should have some booth updates soon.

  7. Wow, lots of fabulous things Melissa! Love those display pieces. My friend was gifted a dye display piece for her birthday by her daughter. It is amazing! Glad your back and thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.

  8. Love seeing your space, Melissa and all that you have to offer. So glad to have you back at our Vintage Charm party :)

  9. Lots of eye candy here! Wish I lived close enough to shop at your booths. So many nifty vintage things. Very inspiring!


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