Boothy News.

So my first month in the booth passed, and I daresay that it was successful. Or, at least, successful enough. I remain a little panicky that I don’t have enough to re-stock it, but I’m hoping my luck is about to change…I’m going to take the kids to see my parents in Little Rock and will do some thrifting there as well as on the way. AND, just tonight, motivated by the amazing Amy over at So Into Vintage, I made reservations for a swanky hotel stay in Round Top, Texas, at the end of March! Well, the hotel isn’t exactly IN Round Top, it’s in a neighboring town, but within a 20 minute drive. And it’s not exactly swanky. Okay, it’s a Super 8. But let me tell you, after waiting this long to make reservations, I was just grateful there was a room within a 200-mile radius and tried not to think too hard about WHY there was a room there. I hear nothing but rapturous things about Antique Week in Texas and I hope that I will come home with a car full of goodies for the booth. Anyone have any tips? Things that cannot be missed? Can you really get great deals on stuff? Or is it all typical flea market prices? Spill your secrets, people, Mama is desperate.

I made it up to the booth last week for a few adjustments, primarily, my new shop sign.

My scrapbook banner just wasn’t cutting it in Daisies and Olives, where the booth owners have seemingly bottomless pools of creativity at their fingertips. I learned how to do the roses here. 

Trying to sell the little lady.

Almost couldn’t let the lamp go. I really love that combination of colors and patterns.

I’m trying something a little new with these prints. I’ve got four more designs to take up tomorrow. I don’t know if they’re going to sell or not, but they’d better, because I have to buy the extended license of the art work in order to re-sell it. They sure are fun to put together.

I brought my first big piece up to the booth last week. Remember this mirror I bought in Wisconsin years ago? What? You don’t remember every single thing I’ve purchased over the last three years? WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?

I finally got around to painting it.

The knobs, of course, are my favorite part.

I’m heading up tomorrow to put some stuff I found this weekend in it…I’ll take pictures for sure because it’s my first legitimate yard sale haul since moving back!

March 6, 2013 - 12:53 am

Into Vintage Do all of us without warehouses full of inventory panic a little this time of year? My vintage stash for my booth is dangerously low and yard sale season is still about a month or so away…

I think it would be especially awesome of you to change all of your plans so we can be in TX at the same time. Ok? Ethel and I are booked in an equally swanky ‘hotel’ that a friend who stayed there previously said to “think about bringing our own sheets.” Lovely.

March 6, 2013 - 10:36 am

Shara The very thought of going to Round Top makes me weak in the knees. Add in the possibility of meeting Amy and Laurie(aka Ethel) and I an over the moon jealous! What fun for you. Even if you do have to “bring your own sheets”!

I’m headed out to PG Thursday morning too. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a double stroller full of babies and junk! I’m glad you booth is doing well!

March 7, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Lara Jo Well, I’m happy to hear you don’t have a warehouse full of goodies, Amy…seems like most of the blogs I follow of people with booths have TOO MUCH inventory instead of too little. You’ve made me feel better! We’ll stock up over the summer, no doubt, and be fine until this time next year. I WISH I COULD re-schedule our trip because nothing would make me happier than to meet you in person! But my SIL is supposed to go and she’s off on Good Friday but not the following week. This way, though, we’ll cover both weekends so I’ll get to see what I missed through your report!

March 7, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Lara Jo Oh, Shara, why don’t you pack up and come along!!!!