Monday, February 13, 2017

Booth Spring Cleaning

I spent a good chunk of Saturday with my mom rearranging and doing a little spring cleaning with my northside booth.  Come along as I take you on a photo tour...

Christmas lights finally came down after I was done taking these photos.

That's it for the tour, stick around for some good news!

In good news, all the issues with The Beast are all sorted out.  For awhile there I wanted to just push it off a cliff.  But, she's back to her old self and in desperate need of a makeover and road trip.  I've got a few ideas for makeovers and trips in the works.  I'll keep your posted.

In even better news... I have pictures of what will be my new space for my southside booth.  I'm pretty excited.  FYI - none of the stuff is mine, it belongs to the people moving out.

Oh yeah, I get a whole room to myself.
It's basically the size of 3 large booths.

Behind all the paper is pegboard in this room.

The only problem - I have the kitchen in my space.

The white door leads to the outside (yay - easy way to bring stuff in!) and the brown door leads to the storage room, but it is blocked off and doesn't get used, so I can pretend it's not there.

The only reason I haven't moved into this space yet, is because of an issue with this area - the roof is leaking.  So, instead of losing this space here, I'm giving the owner time to get it fixed.

That doorway leads to the staff restroom that usually stays closed up.

SO MANY possibilities.  I'm excited.  I'll now have a place to hang THIS SIGN and THIS ONE.

So, please comment with your ideas for the room!  Email me all the ideas, pictures, and links you can!  Or send me ideas on Instagram, Facebook, or Pintrest.  I've got some ideas brewing, but I'd love to see what you guys are thinking.

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  1. I used to call myself the Queen of 12x12 or 10x10 after doing art/craft shows for 35 years and then 10 years with an antique mall shop--almost 700 square feet. Hanging space is always a premium, and you know that customers want an escape route. They will hesitate to enter a space they can't exit if someone comes in behind them. So first I would make a designated traffic pattern---with room for wheel chairs. I always had my spaces excessiblef for wheel chairs and walkers. This also cuts down on breakage.
    Your other space is jam packed and well organized, but we also know that knees to eye level is where the sales are at. I would think about that, know that you will have more room to display. With so many 'mall' exits/entrances you have the opportunity of selling to other dealers. Perhaps keep this in mind when displaying near those sources. I always sold display items near our 'lunchroom door' which was in my space as well as antique reference materials, books and magazines. With all the unusual wall areas, I would concentrate big pieces in middle vignettes...that would change with the seasons or themes. And use the outside displays as your everyday---goods. With the higher ceiling on the back walls, perhaps you can have permission to hang those big signs--and other large pieces that will identify the 'character/brand' you have created.

    I'm envious---as they are both marvelous spaces---and I would have had a ball. I would also erase/remove all those distracting papers---and start fresh. Good luck! Sandi

  2. Northside looks really good. Love the colorful shelving and dishes- definitely an eye catcher. Southside has great potential, like you said. Since that area has the kitchen and potential leaks, I'd be inclined to make that my clearance section. People would have to go all through your space to get to it, and you know they would.

  3. Your booth space is amazing... you have such a variety of things and you organize it all so well!!!! Exciting for you to have the new space, too. Thanks so much for linking up with Let's Talk Vintage!!!

  4. Whaaaat?! A whole room... shut up!! How exciting! Do they use the kitchen or do you get to display stuff there too?

  5. What a great space! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
    Danita Cahill

  6. Your booth is filled with wonderful treasures Melissa! Can't wait to see what you do with your new space. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Everything looks so neat and tidy, Melissa. Congrats on the new space--your mind must be reeling with great ideas. Wishing you best of luck and awesome sales! Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm--


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