And this expansion has got me thinking---what do I want my spaces to look like, moving forward
My booth at Elizabeth's is a wonky shape. I took the window because I wanted to put my sign up, but that meant having to avoid the electrical panel and leaving a gap at the light switch. I have tried to use the 'wonkiness' to my benefit and give the space an eclectic feel, mixing painted furniture with vintage and rustic pieces. So far, it has worked. But now that I have another space...
So I did what any good teacher would do: research. I looked through websites and blogs and physical shops and etsy shops, and I found some great things out there. One is Olde Tyme Marketplace, about two hours south of here. Beth is on etsy and she has a real-life shop. I like her vintage garden vibe. I have garden items, but can't have flowers in a booth because of the whole watering thing.
Bliss Farm Antiques (not to be confused with Bliss Ranch) has a great eye and a good vibe. Plus, she goes to France, but she isn't overwhelmingly French, like some shops.
Alice and Jay are darling! They own a little shop in Georgia, I think, and it's fun and hip and cool. I am not going to emulate them, though, because if I get any hipper? They will need to be replaced. (My hips, that is, not Alice and Jay.)
One of my favorite places is Nest. They have a lot of vintage, shabby items with a few new gifts sprinkled in. The shop is really well laid-out; it doesn't feel cramped or crowded.
So, the research continues, as no decision has yet been made...