I’m really excited that something I’ve been thinking about for a while now is finally coming to fruition. If you’ve been reading this for a while, you know that I like to find old junk and give it new life. Well, the problem–or rather the inspiration– is, I find more cool old stuff than I have room for. Sometimes, I just can’t resist when I find something unique at a great price, even when I don’t really have a place for it. And often I just need something to use as styling for photographs. Our house isn’t huge, so I only have a limited amount of room to display or store the things I find. I thought that I would have a lot more freedom to buy more of the vintage treasures if I could resell them. The more I thought about it, the more it seemed like a good idea. So, a while back, I looked into renting a booth at my favorite antique mall. It sounded like it could be a long time until they had space available, but I put my name on the list and told them I would be ready when the call came.
The call came sooner than expected. To be exact, it came on the Sunday at the end of the antique festivals in Round Top/Warrenton. I was excited but a little panicked because I knew I could have been picking stuff for my booth at the festivals. I missed out, but it has forced me to go to more yard and estate sales, and those are where I’ll find the deals with more opportunity to make money anyway. I haven’t had a lot of time, but I’ve had fun finding a few treasures in the midst of a lot of junk over the last few weeks. And I also have a pretty good stock pile of “good deals” that I have never really found a good place for.
I get to start moving stuff into my booth this Saturday (December 1). I know it will take a while to get it all set up, but at least I can get started before Christmas. (Too bad it’s not in time for our downtown Christmas Stroll tomorrow night!) I’ll share more details as I get everything set up, and I’ll try to post pics of some of the items I’m selling before they go into the booth.
The table and chair from my previous posts will be in the booth. The red chipped paint on that chair is perfect. Maybe I should keep it. Um, parting with some of these great finds won’t be easy, but it can be done!
This rocking chair is going to the booth. (But I sure am tempted to keep it for our nursery, just in case.) It’s primed, sanded, and ready for paint. Now I just have to decide on a color–black? white? gray? What do you think?
Check out Herman Furniture if you get a chance–and don’t miss the antique mall. There are lots of great booths that have just opened in the past year.