Thursday, April 5, 2012

Booth update - no more cockeyed suitcases

It bugged me all last week, those suitcases hanging crookedly like that.  When I did it, I thought it was jaunty, but when I saw the picture it just looked sloppy.  So when I went in on Tuesday, I rectified the situation.  I also found that the gorgeous Jens Quistgaard Dansk pot sold - my biggest-ticket sale ever so far - yay me!

I also learned that the month, in terms of sales, is actually the 25th-25th.  I apparently wasn't very observant last month, because it's written right there on the sheet.  So the pot wasn't on March's sheet.  But enough was on there that I still covered March's $125 rent and the commission and the extra 3% the credit card companies eat up when people pay with plastic, and the amount I paid for the items that sold.  But, like February, I only really made maybe five or six dollars actual profit.  Still, with the pot kicking off April sales, and the bunch of new items I put in the booth last week, and the (awesome) items I added today, I think I've got a good shot at beating that in April.  

So here's what I added to the booth this week:

The Disney Big Golden Books I showed you last week, plus one more (Uncle Remus Stories) and an awesome 1960s Better Homes & Gardens Handyman's Book.

The super cool Needlecrafts tote I also showed you last week, plus the cool orange trivet
hanging behind it.  I'm guessing both are 70s?

You know I had to replace the Dansk pot, and what better way than with a pair of Le Creuset Orange Flame saucepans from the late 50s-early 60s (love the handles) and a similarly orange flamey Dru Holland cocotte.  You may have seen both in this post awhile back.

A sweet little pair of softest leather vintage ecru peep-toe low-heels from Neiman Marcus.

And here's the booth-shot this week:

Kenrick Antique Mall, Shrewsbury, MO, booth #78 - come and get it!

And in appreciation of Springtime and the coming of Easter weekend, I leave you with a picture I took last Sunday that makes me smile:

Pretty fungus!


  1. I'm a little obsessed with taking their picture!

  2. I know that brown needlecraft bag!! My mom was a Creative Circle home respresentative back in the 80s. Basically, she sold needle crafting kits at home demonstrations where she taught ladies how to do various needlecrafts!