Friday, October 19, 2012

Blink and it's gone!

I went in to the booth today to add some stuff and straighten things up a bit. I'm glad I did! Someone moved one of my gossip benches out, removed the price tag, and left it blocking the entrance to half of my booth! Really? Is it too hard to put stuff back the way you found it? Maybe they were expecting the booth fairies to come in and put it back for them.

I brought in the pilgrim woman and Indian blow molds that I got earlier this summer, and just as I got them plugged in (but not totally in place yet), one of the mall workers came up and bought them!! That just made my day! I probably could have asked for more for the pair, but I got them for a great price, so whenever I get good deals, I like to pass them on to my customers.

I wandered around the mall a little bit, and came across a set of my glasses,that I'm sure the dealer bought from my booth last week. I sold them individually for $6 each and they were selling them as a set for...$125!!! Good luck with that! I will be watching to see if they actually get that, although I doubt very much anyone will pay that much for old jelly jar glasses-we'll see.

I took a little trip down the road a bit to another antique mall, and wandered around for a little bit. Compared to how full my mall was, you could almost hear the crickets at this place! Only one other person was in the whole place-even the owners were standing on the sidewalk smoking!

This is the one thing I totally drooled over while I was there...

After that I went and took a young mom out to lunch with her little baby boy. She isn't working right now, and she and her husband are struggling a little financially and can't afford little treats like lunch out. It was fun to kind of spoil her a bit and I think she enjoyed having someone to talk/vent to.

After that, I went to get my hair done and was told my girl no longer works there, and they aren't allowed to tell me where she went-UGH! That always seems to happen to me. Every time I find someone I like, they move on, or every time I find a product I like, it gets discontinued!

When I got home, I got an email from my stylist, telling me where she has moved to-YAYYY!!! I was thinking of writing a letter to the local newspaper to see if anyone out there reading the paper could tell me where Stephanie went-I was THAT desperate! She is very good, and very thorough, probably the best stylist I've ever had. Plus she has really thick curly hair too,so she knows how to work it!

Tomorrow, Eric is teaching my friend's son (who is 11) how to shoot the BB gun that he got for Christmas last year. So I'll get to hang out with my friend for a couple of hours while the boys shoot cans in the back yard. I'm looking forward to that, because she travels all over the world for her work and I don't get to see her as much as I used to.

What are your weekend plans? Any sales or auctions that you're planning to go to? I'm hoping for some sunshine so I can soak and hang out some linens. They seem to be like rabbits, and have multiplied over the summer and now I have a HUGE basket full-maybe even two laundry baskets full, it's piled pretty high!

This is what the booth looked like when I left today...hopefully I'll find out that I have to go back tomorrow to fill in some more holes!

Happy Weekend friends! Be safe & have fun!


  1. Wow, I have an old pie safe in my garage that looks like the piece you saw in the other antique mall. It needs a lot (and I mean a lot) of work. Hoping one day I can find someone to restore it for me!

    1. I've been wanting a pie safe for a lonnnng time! I'm hoping to talk my husband into making one for me! He is very talented with woodworking.