At last! I remembered the camera but, doi, forgot the tripod so most of my photos were blurry. But I think these are okay. Here it is, my antique-mall booth, all dressed up for its first full day of school!
I say school because — there's a learning curve here. I'm learning. I'm actually sort of shocked when I realize that we put this booth together in two days. Please take a moment with me here. Two. Da — [sputtering]. That's a steep curve, baby. But I'm so glad it's up sob! I write this from the sofa where I sit with my feet on a pillow. Aaaaaah, done. Goody.
It's five feet by ten feet. I covered the walls (which were dark green) with gray felt and topped it with the yellow ruffle. I used my display units from my first store and they fit perfectly. In fact, the whole thing is a little store-ified, but oh well. It's what I know. We'll see if it works. I'm flexible.
I found out a little more about the events going on at Monticello this weekend — they're having a "Premier Shopper Sale," so almost everything is discounted and there are many special exhibitors set up in the garden salvage room. It should be great. The more time I spend there the more I like the place. I can't tell you how nice everyone who works there is. They've been so kind to me this week. I've really, really appreciated that. Just a great place to be.
Do you recognize some of this stuff? It's a little hard for me to part with my things, I'll admit. Some of the items I'm bringing to the booth have been part of my household and personal collection for a while, but I'm ready to pass them along. How many coffee cups can one girl have, I ask you. There is so much great stuff out there yet to find. I'm enjoying the "hunt" more than the "having" lately. I keep telling myself that. But oh I
love have loved those little brown gingham cups!
I will never sell my mannequin head, though! No no. NFS. Isn't she beautiful? She was custom made for me several years ago by the amazing folks at Decoeyes Mannequin Company. They create brand-new replicas of mannequin heads from the '20s through '50s. Each one is a work of art. I love the way hats look on her. Her eyes are pale green. She's been a fixture on the Posie web site for quite a while, so you might recognize her, too.
As soon as I get this booth situated, I'll be updating the Posie site with my new stuff (er, new stuff, right, gotta make some new stuff) and finishing up Calico Balloon, my new web site for only vintage things.
Oh, the Calico Balloon. If you click on that image it will get big and you can actually read it, if you promise not to make fun of me for being such a dork. I can't help it. It was so . . . sweet . . . fun . . . to let myself think this way — I realize that I think this way (dreamy) a lot. I couldn't help it here; it's exactly how I really feel about things. I've been a little coy about this new site, but if I put it on the blog then it's like — it really will get finished, right? The site will get done. Use of passive voice suggesting deflection of responsibility. (You know, "Mistakes were made," etc. instead of "We made mistakes," etc.) Alas, Calico Balloon has only one employee. There is no one else on which to deflect. Active voice then: I will make it happen. Keep going, buttercup. Keep going.
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