Thursday, February 18, 2016

Two Good Weeks of Booth Tweaking

I've been enjoying checking out booth-updating posts by many of my favourite bloggers. I love seeing how they set up and arrange and theme their stock so I thought I would share a peek of my three booths at Village Antiques Mall in Fort Langley BC (Canada). This past two weeks I have been able to work in my booths most days and things are looking good.

First Booth

The large white buffet sold two Sunday's ago and that freed up space. This always leads to a lot of cleaning, dusting and reorganizing. I brought in a vintage desk as well as moved furniture to different locations. 

Below is a view toward the left of my larger booth - mostly kitchen ware and glassware along with small items.

Here is a somewhat easier to see picture of the 'toy cupboard' at the entry to my booth, it has a variety of more than toy collectibles.

The other end of my first booth is kitchen type china plus Pyrex, Corning Ware, Fire King, kitchen bowls, egg cups and more glassware.

My friend D came over with me on Sunday and she cleaned and rearranged the shelves and added some Easter touches.

She also 'did' the Pyrex, Corning Ware and Fire King shelves.

The centre section of this booth has a showcase filled with glass including art glass and depression glass.

I re-did the short wall just outside of the first booth yesterday.

Second Booth

Across the aisle from the booth above is my second booth.

The white shelves have a rotating stock. Right now it is full of licence plates, rusty old tools (cleaned with hemp oil), some silver plate and whatever else looked good with that mix.

I added the drop front desk after the white buffet sold. That started the magical shift of large items and small items to new spaces, always an incentive to clean and make fresh vignettes.

The other end of this booth has Johnson Brothers China, Ironstone, glass, framed prints, some restaurant ware and some glassware and lots of small items.

I have a locked large showcase which 'backs' onto my 2nd booth with space in front for a few small pieces of furniture and wall decorations.

Third Booth

Two steps up from my largest booth I have my original booth (started in 1994 - booth owners know what a huge learning curve there is in becoming a reseller of collectibles).

Mid Century Modern glass and pottery, French Ivory and small collectibles and a few small pieces of furniture and framed prints/paintings. 

Across the aisle from this booth I have more books, Blue Mountain Pottery, CD's, DVD's, videos and small ornaments.

It always amazes me when I put together a post about my 'booths' it seems to take forever to take the photos and make them into a post.

As all of you who are resellers and customers at Collectibles Malls, you have learned in your quests for treasures that the stock in a Collectibles Venue changes constantly.

I have written about the finding, preparing and all the paperwork that goes with having a small business in two earlier posts So You Want to Sell In An Antiques Mall and Organizing, Planning and Reassessing.

Thanks to Eddie of Eddie-torial Comments, Andrea of Reduced, Reuse, Renewed, Suzanne of Granny Sue, Linda of Coastal Charm and Melissa of Melissa's Antiques and a new to me blogger Laura Jo at Pretty Quirky  and Shara at Monkeybox for sharing your booth changes over time. These blogging friends came to mind when I was writing this post. I know there are many more bloggers who share the how and what and why of setting up, re-arranging and stocking.

Text and photo overload. Whew!

Glad you could visit today.

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Beverley at How Sweet The Sound (Feb 26/16)

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  1. WOW!

    I never stopped to think how much work it is to have a booth. I admire all the time and effort you put it. Next time I go to my favorite vintage shop, I will stop and tell the workers how much I appreciate their efforts.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  2. Oh my goodness, it looks fantastic! I wish I were there. I had to stop myself from trying to read the spines on the books. LOL

  3. Love that you shared your booths! They look great! I'd love to take a plunder through them!

  4. Wow! You have some really GREAT inventory. It is a lot of work but it looks like you are doing a wonderful job there. Thank you for popping in and supporting us as my hubby fights cancer. Blessings to you! xo Diana

  5. Oh my, Joy, what fantastic booths you have. Beautiful stuff and so well displayed. Just one booth was enough for me to manage, so I admire you.
    I know you enjoy what you do.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. very impressive. I would LOVE to shop your booths. I see sooo many goodies that would be so tempting. Great job. I know it's a lot of work.

  7. I am in awe of all you HAVE and all you have DONE!!!! SO much eye candy!!! I am reading this post right before I head off to bed and I am LOVING the I Spy game of seeing all the wonderful nooks and crannies of your booths!!! I will be be back several times to see more of this post! This is my favorite kind!!!

  8. Joy, thank you for sharing the photos. It has given me some inspiration for a new booth I will be starting in March. I think I will keep the 3 of them different and see how that goes. I would love to shop your booths! They look very inviting.


  9. Ah, a joy to browse through, looking at each detail! I have had a few booths over the years, now I just enjoy looking!

  10. Oh Joy, I could happily get lost browsing in your charming booths! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  11. Wow! I didn't realize you maintain three booths! I can only imagine all the time you put into them. You have a wonderful selection of tea cups and tea pots! I'd love to get lost for a bit in all of your booths. Thanks for the shout out!

  12. There are so many pretties in your booths! I would love to shop them. You've done such a good job with them. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  13. Oh I see so much teaware I am loving! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  14. Fascinating! I confess, I haven't read your blog for long, so had figured you must do something like that with all of the treasures you keep finding--nobody's house would be large enough for so many treasures:), but I didn't realize that you do several booths. It is nice to see how you display things. It must be a wonderful feeling when things sell, because you get to go shopping for more! It must be especially exciting when a large item sells and you have all of that room for something new, when you are working with limited space like a booth.

    In our family, that would be my husband's cup of tea. He has talked about doing a booth someday like that. I'm going to show him this post. He doesn't read blogs much, but I'll bet this one captures his interest. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Happy Pink Saturday, Joy. I am so glad you joined us, and your booths are filled with treasures. I wish I could visit and shop.

    This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥

  16. Looks like a fun booth to do some shopping. '-)
    Happy Pink Saturday!


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