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Antique booth update

June 16th, 2013 at 08:20 pm

We are halfway through the first month of this antique booth. We have not quite made booth rent yet, but I am hopeful. It is a learning experience...things we thought would sell immediately haven't and stuff I added for filler have sold. Go figure!

Today they are supposed to have a vintage car show in the parking lot and they are supposed to sell food with the profit helping a homeless shelter. I certainly hope we have good weather for this to bring in lots of customers. I know not everyone will buy, but I figure if we have lots of folks going through the antique mall, the better our chances are. They were supposed to have an outdoor flea market a couple of weekends ago and because of the bad weather, they cancelled it. This place isn't quite a year old so the foot traffic isn't great...I hope activities like the car show help bring in other people.

I'm going to post some photos of some of the stuff in our booth so you get an idea of the stuff we are trying to sell.

Thank you to everyone who comment on the previous post about the booth. I am taking your advice that was generously given.

11 Responses to “Antique booth update”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Is the pitcher depression era green glass?

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I think it is. It isn't new.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Love the cake server. I've got a weak spot for vintage kitchen stuff,

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I do as well...I hope others do too so they will feel the need to take it and give it a loving home.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    A guy I dated in college - his mom was a big collector of depression era green glass. I thought it looked kind of like one of her pieces. Smile

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Very nice! I hope the sales turn out to be good today.

  7. rob62521 Says:

    FrugalTexan...good eye!

    Credit card free...we do as well. At least we had sunshine so maybe the people came to the car show.

  8. CB in the City Says:

    I had the very same basket! (As I recall, it didn't sell -- maybe yours will, though!)

  9. Swimgirl Says:

    I had the same basket. It was a picnic basket and came with some plastic plates and utensils inside. It was sold by Macy's (and probably others) and it was a wedding gift in 1990. So, not very old...

    Love the cake plate and cover!

  10. CB in the City Says:

    Swimgirl, most antique booths are usually a mix of genuinely old merchandise and "collectibles", which are relatively modern. As long as you don't try to identify something as older than it is, it's all above board.

  11. rob62521 Says:

    CB is correct and the owners also require us to label anything that is a reproduction which is only being honest.

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