Monday, May 7, 2018

Leaving Atlanta behind was hard, but having to face my filthy, messy booth was even harder. 

YIKES!!! Where does all of the black dirt come from? 

I didn't take any before photos, because I didn't want to ever have a reminder of just how messy it had gotten in a couple of weeks. 

I swear it looked like someone had come in and tossed everything into the middle of the floor. 

There is also the problem of things from other booths being dropped off in mine. 

Thank goodness I only have to take them to a table at the front. The mall where I am located is in three large warehouse buildings. I have had to walk around on occasion to find missing items from my booth (not everyone is good about taking them up front), and it isn't really the way I want to get my exercise.

May is always a slow month. Like me, everyone is out checking out the yard sales. 

It's a good time for me to stock up though, and I also have been buying from some local online auctions. 

As soon as the weather starts really heating up people will start heading back to the mall where they can browse in the air conditioning. I want to be ready.

I am getting back into reading. I was having a hard time concentrating for awhile this winter and wondered if I needed glasses beyond my readers. The eye doctor pronounced my vision to be 20/20. So no more excuses for not doing something I love.

Have you read any of the Maisie Dobbs books by Jacqueline Winspear. I love them.

The books, which take place in England, begin in WWI and have moved forward through time with each book. This latest novel takes place after the breakout of WWII. Maisie is a combination psychologist and private eye. She also does some spying along the way. Along with all of the intrigue there are large slices of life. 

The sun is hiding today so I think I will stay home and list some things in my Etsy shop. 

It's good to be busy.


  1. Your booth looks so good...now that you've cleaned it up. I can only imagine how nessy it must get with people rummaging around. I see several things I would love, but I keep reminding myself I'm downsizing! Hugs!

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  3. Hi Laura,
    Glad you had a great time with your family in Atlanta. I Hope you will all be together again soon. Your booth looks great with all your nice treasures. I had a booth years ago in a Country Sampler place and I remember having to go there a couple times a week to put things back into their place and clear out others treasures that wander into my booth!!!! Happy Tuesday glad you have a safe trip home.

  4. You have some beautiful items in your booth, Laura! Welcome home, I'm sure you are missing your family though....it's always so hard when family lives so far away!

  5. Laura, I do not understand people not putting things back where they got them..if they decide not to buy it. Hope you had the best time on your family visit. Blessings, xoxo, Susie


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