Sunday, June 26, 2016

2nd Booths Visit

Continuing the visit to my booths at Village Antiques Mall with a little bit of how I manage a collectibles business added at the end of this post.

As booth resellers know, things sell and other items are added to displays. Each time I go over to clean, add stock and rearrange I come up with different groupings.

Tools and metal, first the meta and tool shelves and then a closeup of one tool shelf. The Noddy backpack is a reminder of well loved Noddy books from many, many years ago.

A closer view of my tool shelf. I found a great many pieces to add at a great tool sale on Saturday, mostly ball pean hammers and vastly assorted files. I missed out on a great many clamps, must have had a brain freeze or perhaps I was too fixated on the tool boxes and rusty bits and pieces.

A view from my largest booth through to my second booth, the fire exit walkway divides them. Each booth has its own main themes which helps with adding stock quickly especially when the mall is full of customers on their own searches.

New-in stock on the small table plus a vintage rocking chair added this week made a nice change. I like to freshen (change out stock and set up fresh collections) areas that one sees first in my booths to invite further visiting.

A view of Pyrex, Fire King, egg cups, Grindley Petalware and collections of various kitchenware seen looking back into my largest booth. I haven't included any photos frommy 3rd booth which has mostly good china, a great many cups and saucers and mid-century glassware and books.

My weekly plan is to work in my booths 3 to 4 mornings each week, using the afternoons to research, clean, repair if needed and write up stock, keep record keeping current and work on any projects I have planned. 

For me, being a reseller in an antiques and collectibles mall is more than a half time job. I shop the thrift stores three times a week and garage sale once a week. I try to keep up the running the home and family responsibilities around my collectibles business work and you may have guessed that I never catch up. Forgot to mention blog writing. That takes good sized chunks of time too. Sound familiar?

Here is a link to an earlier post I wrote On Being A Reseller in an Antiques Mall.

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  1. I could spend long hours just looking at the photos of your booths!! Often I get on my iPad so I can zoom in and catch all the details! Just so much eye candy!!! I hope you make a nice profit and that you get the financial rewards of doing what you most obviously love to do!!

  2. You are a busy lady. But you are right, just rearranging things in a booth makes a difference in someones eyes. Good luck.

  3. Great groupings! Love the blue washboard especially ;)

  4. Joy,
    I wish I lived closer to you so I could shop your booths!! You have some great things there!!

  5. Oh my ... I would really love to shop your booths ... I see a lot of good stuff.
    Audrey Z.


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