Another Thursday Work Night.

Last Thursday was a work night at Daisies and Olives and I closed the place down. I’m starting to feel pretty bad about this — I was the last person to leave last work night, too! Part of the problem is I can’t get there until later, as Justin has board meetings on the same Thursday that work night takes place. This past week I didn’t get there until 7 pm, when a lot of people were already finishing up. Still, Martha is beyond generous and doesn’t make me feel bad about closing the place down.

I pulled everything out of the booth this time and made sure that everything (except for one bookshelf) went in a different place to try and shake things up a bit. I had sold the big Red Riding Hood print (yay!) and one of my big display pieces had a “hold until Friday” sign on it (yay!) so that left a lot of room for changes. None of my wood signs had sold (boo!) so I tried to display them a little differently to see if that makes a difference.

That one towards the top is a new one.

I wish the blue paint was a bit darker. I think it’s a little hard to read.

There’s a lot of stuff in there that’s been there TOO LONG, as far as I’m concerned. I’m thinking next work night I will pull a bunch of stuff. That is, as long as I’ve found enough stuff to fill it back up…yesterday was a BUST as far as yard sale shopping was concerned, and I had really high hopes for it as so many sales have been rained out over the past two weeks. I got out really early and everything. I’m trying not to worry too much as I have stacks and stacks of boxes in our store room that haven’t been opened since the move and I’m sure there are some things in there I will want to put in the booth, but still…I long for the days when I had to rent a storage space to keep all the stuff for the booth! I didn’t realize how lucky I was.

I got this stool while I was in Little Rock weeks and weeks ago.

It was plain, varnished wood in its before incarnation, so I didn’t take a photo, but I used another decal and stenciled “Home Sweet Home” on it. I’m starting to get a little addicted to re-doing stools.

Hope those of you who are Moms are having a great day today!


May 12, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Shara I have someone that reads my blog that says my booth makes them feel inadequate. Well, YOUR booth makes me feel inadequate! I just shove a bunch of new old stuff in there and call it good. Your booth is so sweet. What do you have in all those goodie bags? Buttons, jewelry, cards and the like? I sell a lot of goodie bags like that and ephemera. Actually, that is mostly what I am selling these days. I hope business picks up for all of us. And, that the yard sale gods start smiling down on us too. It has been SLIM pickings at best lately!

May 14, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Lara Jo Shara, you are TOO KIND. When I first saw your booth and then looked at mine, I was like, THERE’S NOTHING IN MY BOOTH. It seemed so empty compared to yours! The goodie bags have some button and vintage earring magnets I was playing around with last week, just to see if they would sell. I am thinking that the way you do it — selling the supplies instead of the finished product — is probably the way to go. I can’t imagine anyone is going to be that interested in buying something they could so easily do themselves.