Thursday, November 10, 2016

In a previous post I showed you a small booth I have in a neighboring town. If you missed that post you can read it here.

I have been adding things over the last week, which I hope will increase sales. Fingers crossed.

Last week I had two days to move my larger booth in an antique mall here in Lexington, Ky. A space came open in a better location in the mall, and I was excited to make the move.

Here is a photo of how the booth looked the first morning.

Ugh!!! lots of blue shelving and brackets bolted to very dark brown walls.

I fortunately found someone to help me get those brackets off the walls and haul off the loose shelves, but everything else was up to me.

I wanted yellow walls and white shelves, so as much as I am not a painter, I spent day one painting. I think I may have had more paint on me than anything else, but I got it done. 

I wish I had more photos to share, but I was so tired by the end of the first day that I didn't think of it.

Day two involved moving everything and it was a big job. I had to do it all in five hours and I'm not quite sure how I got it all moved.

These are photos of how it looked at the end of that day.

By the end of that day I was just barely able to drag myself home to a hot shower. For some reason I seem to think I am still 30.

The next day I went in and strung some electricity from another booth so that I could have lights. 

Still lots to do of course. I need to straighten up those messy linens, string another set of lights along the left side, and put all of the lighting on a timer, but I spent some time over the last few days purchasing more inventory and I'll price that and take it into the two booths tomorrow.

I'm also thinking about putting a few items on Ebay. I am waiting on adding a shop to the blog until I see how booth #1 does. Those would be the things that would go in there. 

I am so happy to get that done. Now I can focus on some other things in my life and hopefully get back to posting a couple of times a week. 

P.S. Pass the liniment please.


  1. Wishing you much success with this new booth location!

  2. Your new spot looks lovely and you have some really nice things in it. May you do well in both locations, especially with the holiday season coming.

    Isn't it amazing how our minds still think we are in our 30's,when our bodies let us know otherwise, when we take on or try to do too much. You did it though, congrats to you.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  3. Looks beautiful. I am wishing much success in your new booth space. Love that mirror by the way. Gorgeous.

  4. I'm with Kris- that mirror makes me swoon! I see tons of beautiful things. You are exhausted, I know...but it looks great! Our bodies definitely let us know that we aren't thirty anymore, don't they?
    xo, T.

  5. So much work but I hope things work out for you. I would visit and probably buy from your booth!! Rest up and then keep shopping! Hugs.

  6. Good for you, Laura. I know that is a big job to get a booth up and running and then keep it current. I hope you have lots of sales and that it is all worth it. xo Diana

  7. Your new booth space looks lovely. I love that nice soft yellow wall.. and stringing the lights was a great idea. When I got to little antique malls, I'm always drawn to the ones with twinkling lights all over and inside things. They just draw me in. I wish I was there to dig through your linens! And I love your pictures and antique frames. I hope you have a ton of sales.. and also that you'll find great pleasure in shopping for your booths! That is the fun part.. but of course, sales is what we hope for too. Good luck! Marilyn

  8. Good luck with your lovely new space! I remember those setup days!


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