Monday, January 9, 2012

New Booth Space

A belated Happy New Year to everyone!!

I'm slowly trying to get back in the swing of things with creating and posting.  It's been hard to find a lot of time but we have settled into somewhat of a new routine (for the moment) and I am finding little bits of time here and there to work on some projects.

The biggest project I had to tackle this past weekend was moving my antique booth space.  The entire antique mall moved from the location it had occupied for 8 years into a building down the street.  I have to admit, I was skeptical that the new location was going to work, but things are coming together and it's really starting to take shape.

Since I only had my booth for 2 months prior to the move, I was low girl on the totem pole when it came to picking a new space.  I was rather dismayed (at first) to be in the back room of the lower level. 

 This is my 10' x 6' space (from the pole to the white door is 10' and from the pole to the wall is 6').
When I walked out yesterday afternoon this is what the space was looking like.
All of my display pieces are thrifty finds.  
It took a lot of moving things around to get the pieces to all work.
I still have some empty shelves to fill (and the owner has a big hole in the wall to cover).
Now that I am settled in my new space I am very happy with the location.  It has great lighting and I have some wonderful "neighbors".

If you are ever in the vicinity of Parkville, MO stop by the Parkville Antique Mall and check it out!!

Have a great week.

Jane

82 comments:

  1. It looks so nice! Wish I was close enough to shop there. :)

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  2. Your space looks great! Wish I could go shopping with you!

    Glad to see you back ... hope you and your hubby have a good New Year!!

    ~Sending hugs, Deb

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  3. What an amazing transformation- looks great!

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  4. What an amazing transformation- looks great!

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  5. wow -- was their any doubt that you could take that space and fill it just right?

    if your antique mall moves again, i hope it moves a few states east.

    all my best for sales and for family,
    threeoldkeys

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  6. Fabulous! I'm jealous. I'd love to play with my own 'store'. I'll be watching you! I'd so love to shop from your space!!

    Donna

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  7. i love it... i feel like i am window shopping!!! i will have one of everything please

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  8. You really accomplished a lot and it looks amazing. I love the use of your shutters.

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  9. It looks great! I would love to visit your booth if I'm ever near there! hugs, Linda

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  10. I would need a shopping cart...I made the images as big as I could and then started to drool!!
    Your displays are great Jane!
    Best of luck!
    xoxo
    Joyce

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  11. Jane your space looks absolutely great!! I love your display. I'm sure it is a lot of work, but I think it would be fun to have a booth. Our market in Florida is terrible, but I have visited other shops in other states and loved what I have seen.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  12. You really know how to stage! This looks great and if I were ever in this store, I'm sure I would be drawn to your booth.

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  13. Jane,
    Great to have you back and that things are calming down some! Your space looks amazing! Sometimes what we think we don't like in the beginning turns out to be the best thing after all! It's unreal how many of the things in your booth that we have in common! If we ever went shopping together, it would be whoever was fastest!
    Rebecca

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  14. Great to see you have some time to relax (not really) working on your space and blog. It looks wonderful...nice to have a fresh palette. Good luck.

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  15. space looks great, and the lighting is really good, glad you are finding some time for you, this is really important as a caregiver to keep your own batter charged...smiles from Puyallup WA...Kim

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  16. Wow! You really worked your magic on that space. I spied a red nut grinder in one of your pics on the shelf on the cupboard door. I have a grinder just like it in green. Love it! You have such great ideas. I love to see what you create. I'm sure you'll be very successful. Good wishes to you and your husband.

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  17. Your booth looks wonderful - you have worked wonders with it.
    Good to hear you have some time in between for some fun stuff too.

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  18. Wish I wasn't so far away! You worked wonders on that space and it looks fabulous! Good Luck selling your lovely treasures!! Hope all is well on the homefront!

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  19. Hey Jane!!!!!
    It looks Wonderful!!! I would SO visit your booth!
    Hugs to you! Continued prayers for you and your hubby!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  20. You worked wonders - I bet you were exhausted after doing such a huge pack, move, unpack, set up and put stock out again job.

    Your new booth looks very settled as well as very inviting. What great stock you are displaying.

    Lighting is incredibly important and it helps things sell.

    Glad you had time to post today.

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  21. Ohmygosh! Jane! This looks amazing! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I have my favorite booths in all of the antique malls I frequent and I KNOW that yours would be my all time favorite!!

    Hope you and your husband are doing well...still saying prayers!

    Lou Cinda

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  22. Hi Jane, I missed you! I am glad to see that you are making some time for yourself. It's tough taking care of loved ones who are sick. Don't forget to get some rest yourself.
    I love your new space. On a totally selfish note , is that a Blue Clover Sugar bowl on your white hutch? Do you sell things by mail? I would be interested if it is.
    Thanks!
    Clara from Redeemed Junk and Stuff
    redeemedjunk@gmail.com

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  23. Oh I can't believe you had to move to move....A lot of work you did not need! I think it looks fabulous! When my mall moved to a new space i was the low man on the totem pole too, but it worked out great and I was lucky like you to get good lighting. That step ladder won't be there long, people love step ladders. Tomorrow I go in to take out all of the Christmas stuff and put I Valentines. So glad Shirley can make it to the party!

    CArol

    Carol

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  24. Good luck in the new space, Jane! I can't believe you had to move especially just being in the other place for such a short time. Hopefully, it will mean more traffic!

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  25. You did a great job with your space. I know I would love to stop and browse all of your pieces. Good luck in your new space. It looks great!

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  26. I think the new space looks terrific. Great finds but no surprise there!! So much work to set up displays but the results are well worth it. Best of luck in the new digs.

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  27. I don't live ANYwhere NEAR there...so I was just browsing your pictures with my eyes! It looks wonderful...even the empty shelves left me wanting more and waiting with anticipation~

    I know you're excited. Happy selling to ya!

    Pat

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  28. Best of luck in your new space Jane and Happy New Year:@)

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  29. I only wish... it's looking great Jane! Have fun with it! t.xoxoox

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  30. Your booth looks very inviting! Best of luck in the new space.

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  31. Jane, your charming. magical, vintage, booth is all and more than I expected. I love those half baskets on the wall. hugs♥O

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  32. It looks terrific...lots of great stuff there!
    Good luck and have fun!
    Thinking of you and your husband.
    Take care, Laura :)

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  33. Your booth looks fantastic, Jane! And I wouldn't worry about being in a back room. We antiquers will investigate every nook and cranny of a store, until we see it all!

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  34. can't keep a good woman w/ talent down! :)

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  35. This looks wonderful, Jane! I see so many fun goodies...wish I lived closer! Every set up has its challenges...its part of the fun...you made your space look great!

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  36. Hi Jane,
    I really like your new booth and believe me the customers will find you!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  37. Your booth looks GREAT Jane! I wished I lived closer because I see a lot of things I would love to get my hands on. Good luck with your new space.

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  38. Hi Jane, Your space is looking wonderful, you can tell that the lighting is great, that sure can be a make or break when it comes to displaying, all your wonderful Vintage Treasures will stand out, Proud!
    Cheryl

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  39. It all looks great you did a fantastic job

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  40. You have been so missed. But glad to see your post. Things look great in your new space, people forget to tell you, a booth is a labor of love. But I don't know any other way, it's my cheap shrink. ;D
    Lisa

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  41. Wow Jane! For being a newbie, you sure are good at this! =] I LOVE your booth, you have done a great job with it.

    You and your husband are still in my prayers.

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  42. Hello Jane,
    It looks great. If I lived closer I would stop by and see all your hard work. I hope you sell lots of your inventory. :)
    Good Luck and Happy New Year!
    xxx Liz

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  43. Jane,
    I pray all is well with you. You did a wonderful job with your booth! You are so talented and I'm sure your booth is a great addition to the store! I see several things I would buy up if I lived near you!
    Dee Dee

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  44. It is amazing {but not surprising} that you could make a drab space look so very charming.

    Keeping you in my prayers.

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  45. been thinking of you, glad to see you are hanging in there !!

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  46. It looks great! I know you are happy to have some time to create, if you are like me it is my stress relief. Praying you all are doing well!

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  47. They moved? I do come to Parkville from time to time. And now that I know where you are and what your booth looks like, I'll come and find you! I see some things in the pictures that I like! :-) Glad that everything seems to be going Ok for you right now.

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  48. Looks great! Good luck to you in your new space :) Laurel

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  49. Oh how I wish I could come and visit...you sure did a lot of work getting it ready!

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  50. I wish you all the luck in the world. Great space!!! Praying for you and your family.

    hugs
    Carole

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  51. It looks great! I can't wait to see the rest of the transformation.

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  52. What a quick transformation, it's looking so good. I'd love to be able to stop by and shop all day. Good to hear that you're starting to settle into a new routine.

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  53. Hi Jane, It's good to hear that your husband's condtion has stabelized. I wish both of you all the best.
    Your booth looks wonderful! I wish I could come visit.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  54. Jane -
    Your booth looks great! I wish I lived closer, I would be your #1 customer :)
    Toni

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  55. Jane, your booth is amazing! I'm going to look it up on the map, I'm planning a day trip (or 2or 3 days, lol) around Missouri to go antique shopping and I'd love to come visit your mall. How many booths are in the mall?

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  56. The booth looks amazing, what a wonderful place you've created, I would love to stop by for a visit.

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  57. Wonderfull, I want the same. My husband must be see that and make the same .... Thanks !!!

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  58. I wish I was in the area, but unfortunately I'm many, many miles away. Your space looks wonderful...what a transformation. You must be exhausted!

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  59. Wow.... I can not believe what you've created out of that corner! Wish I was close enough to come shopping. Of course I'd have to renew my passport first! Best of luck to you in your new location! :)

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  60. Jane,
    Your booth looks great...I see so many things that I would love to have...maybe one day I will come your way.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  61. Your booth looks fantastic and well wishes to your family, glad to have you back I so enjoy your blog

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  62. Your space looks wonderful! Good luck to you. So glad to hear you are back in to the swing of things agains. Missed ya.
    Lisa

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  63. Your booth looks great! I started out in a small, not easy to find booth in the mall where I currently have my booth. But the management opened up a new area and asked me if I was interested in moving there. Of course I said yes. It took a while, but in the end I am in a space where my customers/followers know I am and they continue to shop my booth. Keep asking to move upstairs or to a better location if you feel you aren't getting the exposure you want. You go girl!!! I hope everything works out for you. Blessing to you and your family.

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  64. Jane - your space looks wonderful! So welcoming -- I'm ready to shop :) Wish I were closer :(

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  65. This looks amazing! and I love all your organizing ideas - they are so inspiring! Thanks and good luck in your new location!

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  66. Your new space looks great! Hope you have great sales at the new location!
    tot

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  67. Very inviting! Wish it was just around the corner!

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  69. Very nice display. I suggest your put something like a tall orange vase ( this seasons hottest color) in one of the 2 crates on the floor to draw attention to them

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  70. Your space looks great! I would have a hard time leaving without a cart full!

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  71. Hi Jane, glad to find you are finding time to do what you love. I know that whatever you are given, you will make it work and it will be absolutely wonderful. Take care! Hugs and blessings, Tammy

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  72. Welcome back!!
    Your booth looks great.
    Hoping all works out both with new 'routine' and new space.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  73. The new booth looks great. Our booth is at the very back of our antique mall too and at first I was not happy. After a year there, I wouldn't move. The rent is cheaper back there and I'm told that many shoppers go to the back first and then work their way up to the front and out. If they get tired and skip booths, it is usually the ones in the middle. So, we do pretty well in the very back.

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  74. Wow! What an amazing transformation! I sure enjoy all you do, you're soo talented!

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  75. It looks great! Now I have another good excuse to make the drive to Parkville! As long as the snow stays away, at least. Glad to see you back! :-)

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  76. Saw your booth last weekend. My friend and I were very disappointed that the Mall had moved. Much smaller now.

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  77. Hi Jane, I'm popping over from Vintage Revivals where someone nominated you as their favorite blog. I've enjoyed my visit! I was touched by your article about your hubby, LOVE the photo of your BEAUTIFUL grandmother, & wish I could shop your darling flea market booth. Have a great day!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  78. Hi Jane...First of all my sincere condolences to Bruces family for their loss. I pray that peace and comfort will come to them.

    This is the first time to your blog and I saw you on Bliss's blog so thought I'd drop over. LOVE your antique Valentines. Valentines is just one of my 'favoritist' days all year. And I just adore the old Valentines. They so remind me alot of my childhood.

    I am a pretty new blogger and have come to love blogland. And now I have found you and your blog and it is just delightful. I just signed up to follow you.

    Nann

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  79. Hey, I've read your blog off and on awhile, but didn't know you were in Parkville!! I used to teach at Park Hill High School! I live in IA now, but will have to stop at your booth when I'm in town!

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  80. oh wow...that little round tin with the red lid on the white cubboard - i have a bread box that matches that. can you tell me how much you are asking for that if you still have it?

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