My first antique mall booth!

October 4th, 2009 in member junk     
fionaandtwig fionaandtwig, member
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I am beyond excited! I opened up my very first booth in the local antique mall yesterday! Thanks so much to all of you inspiring folks, I couldnt have done it with out yall!
This is the very first piece of furniture I ever painted, just finished it this week. It was originally an ugly black flea-market find...just added some white paint, a Ralph Lauren tea glaze and glass knobs...ugly no more!
I found this sweet little chair at a church rummage sale this week for $5! Its super sturdy and heavy!
Circa 1910 white painted wicker baby crib. Love this piece!
I am beyond excited! I opened up my very first booth in the local antique mall yesterday! Thanks so much to all of you inspiring folks, I couldnt have done it with out yall!

I am beyond excited! I opened up my very first booth in the local antique mall yesterday! Thanks so much to all of you inspiring folks, I couldn't have done it with out y'all!


Look, y'all! IT'S MY BOOTH!!! I'm so excited! The big day arrived with a minimum of drama and angst....My booth opened today at the Antique Mall! It was less than 2 months ago that I began blogging about my dream of opening up my very first booth, and here I am! I have to say, I really am quite thrilled with how it all turned out. It's not perfect, but I'm proud and grateful for all the help and support I've received from my family and friends.....that's YOU!

Please visit my blog at http://fionaandtwig.blogspot.com/ for more pictures and a great giveaway!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, furniture, industrial, country, whimsical, garden, family room, outdoor spaces, white, kitchen, living room, bedroom, entry, retro, green, sunroom, textile, ceramic

Comments (16)

HollyesHobbye writes: I got started by hitting up an unbelievable sale in a junky rusted out singe-wide trailer with rusty BBQs outside. My husband saw the sign and I said, "no way". He told me he often finds the best stuff inside a junky exterior and not to judge. Well, that was a life changer. I walked out with signed pottery, Johnson Bros China and much more for under $20! On the way into town we stopped at an antique mall in Tenino, Wa we had previously visited and rented a space. Had I known what an addiction it was, I'd have bought out the trailor!
I've been doing this for about 5 years now and have branched out to flee markets at the beach once a month. My name is Hollye and I am an addict. Is there a 12 step program for this? If I could afford it, I'd SO quit my job and live to buy and sell treasures!
Have fun in your new mall, but be careful...it IS addicting and a life long love! Posted: 9:22 pm on January 24th
GreenerPastures writes: Congratulations! Sometimes you just have to take the leap and hope you get wings on along the way. It looks like yours feathered out well:) Posted: 12:03 pm on January 7th
chacha5611 writes: Your booth looks great, hope everything sells out quickly. I have a booth at two different places. I would suggest that you post a note saying any piece can be modified to the color of their decor for an additional charge. Works for me.
Posted: 10:12 am on October 10th
shabbychick writes: Anne...yippee for you! I know you're gonna have a blast AND make some money too! Love your look - and I'm sure your customers will too.

Kathy Posted: 4:28 pm on October 5th
VignetteStudio writes: Isn't it fun!? I love having a booth. Enjoy your shop! Posted: 12:01 pm on October 5th
suewhitney writes: Looks junkalicious to me. Great job, I'm sure you will do well.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:52 am on October 5th
RustyDiva writes: I spy some awesome stuff girlie! You will have no problem selling. You better still be shoppping cause I'm guessing you will have to refill soon! Congrats. Posted: 10:26 am on October 5th
CottageElements writes: Congrats, Anne . . . looking good! Wishing you much success!

Lani Posted: 9:50 am on October 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Congrats, Anne! Your booth looks fantastic! Wishing you much success with your new venture.
Candy Posted: 4:51 am on October 5th
fiestajill writes: What a sweet looking booth. Keep us posted of you successes.
I know you will have many. Thanks Jill Posted: 7:29 pm on October 4th
fellowjunker writes: Ann,
Your booth looks absolutely fabulous..........I am salivating!! Your paint jobs are spectacular, and you have put everything together so beautifully. It must be so hard, though, to put up your wonderful finds for sale. I don't know about that chair and baby crib, especially, I know I would definitely be KEEPING them for myself!!!
Happy day!
xojanis Posted: 7:24 pm on October 4th
fionaandtwig writes: Thank you all so much! I'm looking at it now and brainstorming about all the things I want to add or change. I guess this is normal, no? I did the best I could with the accursed pegboard! :-) Posted: 3:48 pm on October 4th
alicemom writes: I am tickled "white" for you! It is lovely.
smiles, alice Posted: 3:25 pm on October 4th
LuAnn writes: Lovely booth!! Good luck. LuAnn Posted: 2:28 pm on October 4th
oldnews writes: Congratulations! I KNOW you'll be a huge success! Your things are beautiful! Posted: 11:40 am on October 4th
grannijo writes: Nice display!...I would shop if lived nearby! ...Good Luck!..thanks for sharing...sharon Posted: 11:17 am on October 4th
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