Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Booth Setup...I need a long nap ~

I am so tired today! I didn't even crawl out of bed until 9 am
and didn't even want to get up then.
Yesterday was booth set up day.
You would think with such a small booth
that it wouldn't be much, but
I am telling you
between my fibromyalgia and setting
up and running around...
I am one tired puppy today.
We did the booth first, then went for lunch and shopped at a
couple antique stores. Then we made a quick trip home
to print out some photos,
next we headed south about 18 miles to see
someone in the hospital and didn't get home until
after 9 pm.
Tired, tired...tired.
The first four pictures are from hubby's camera.
The rest are from mine.
This shot is from the side.
We first put up three old wooden shutters that
hubby hinged together and added shelves to
on one side
and then the piece of fence went on
the other side
to define my space~
I love how the shelves on the shutters
turned out~ Back of booth. I opted for now to just hang a lace tablecloth that I could put peg board hangers through easily since it has an open weave to it~ We went to a flea market on Saturday and I found this corner shelf for $3.00! I knew right away it would be perfect for my booth~ After we got home and printed out some photos I realized I need to move my lace over to the right, but that will have to wait until I get there again next week ~ Tags, tags, and more tags. They can also be used for ornaments~ My embellished bottles and silver~ Chenille wrapped clothespins to throw in a small bowl~
Gorgeous vintage plate, bottles and candleholders~
Love these trees.
I have a few myself~
Card carosel that I am using for my tags~
Pretties on the corner shelf~
I really did have fun setting this up .
This will be quite an adventure for me.
Looking at more pictures there are some things I need to *fix*...lace etc., but
overall I am satisfied for a first time set up.

Booth is set up at
Hog Creek Antique Mall and you can click on the
name to visit their site.
Have a wonderful day! Blessings~


Amanda Kaake said...

Oh mom that looks great! I'm so excited for you!!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

SANDI!! It looks amazing!! I tell ya what, if I were shopping, your booth would definitely be a favorite and draw me in! I LOVE the way you styled it and your husband did such a great job on the shelves and shutters!!!! LOVE the lace too!! Will you be putting things you dont sell in your Etsy? Where in MI are you located? I am in Midland, I wonder how far that is?? Sorry to ramble, lol!!
Good luck, I know you will do great!! Big Hugs,

June said...

How lovely is this Sandi?!!! What an awesome booth! I see a lot of happy shoppers in your future.
That is so cool that hubby is helping you out with this...what a team you two make. I love it when our husbands support us in what my husband calls my 'moony' endevors.
You are blessed! This will be so fun for you girl!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous booth Sandi!! You did great!! I just love the whole set up.... Good Luck!!
Have a Wonderful Day!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Sandi... Looks wonderful and you can see you and hubby worked hard... It will be easier as you do re-stocking as I am sure you will sell your lovely items.... Take that deserved rest ....

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Sandi, everything looks wonderful, and I LOVE that corner shelf, just perfect! You have some things I would love to drool on!

Irene said...

It looks wonderful, hope you sell everything you want to sell.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

It looks wonderful! I wish I could see it in person! Good luck and sell, sell, sell!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Everything looks so lovely! Wishing you all the best. :) Tammy

Kristen said...

I have that corner shelf!

Love your booth. It looks great !

~~Carol~~ said...

I've only been reading your blog for a short while, so I had no idea you suffer from FM. I know someone who also has it, so for you to set up your booth like that is awesome! It looks wonderful to me, but I'm sure you'll keep tweaking it, to get it just the way you want it. I'd wish you luck, but I don't think you're going to need it!

Tracey said...

I don't see anything that needs to be fixed Sandi, it is just beautiful! All vintagey and wonderful!

Hope you get rested and are feeling back to 100% very soon!!!

:) T

nwalker said...

It looks great and if you are like me it is very addictive! I started out sharing a booth with a friend and quickly got one of my own and ventured out to get two more at two other antique shops!Have fun!

Sandy said...

From one Sandy to another Sandie, I think it looks great. Spotted you on a mutual friends blog and though...since we share a name sorta I needed to pop over and say hi. Best of luck to you with the booth. It looks like you put lots of work into it, so I can sure see how and why you're tired.

Do stop in for a visit, the welcome mats always out.


Sandy said...

oophs, looking again you're not Sandie, you're Sandi, I'm with a Y. Who knew there were so many spellings of it when we were young?


texasdaisey said...

Your booth is just beautiful. I especially love those bottle brush trees.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh Sandi~swoon!I wish I was there to see it all up close. What fun. Good luck with your sweet booth.

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Gosh I know how much work that is as I've done a number of booths myself over the years. It looks wonderful and you did a spectacular job! I would absolutely gravitate to it if IWere shopping there.

Anonymous said...

I so wish my booth looked like this!! The owner of the mall asked if I would move (quickly) up to the window space (for which I was thrilled) but it has sponge painted rust color on the wall! I so need to get this thing painted!


Shabby Kim said...

Oh Sandi, your booth looks fabulous!! You and your hubby have done such a great job getting everthing put together and you've displayed everything perfectly. Definately the sort of booth I rush to when I'm in the antique malls. So many pretty things to see. Sure wish I could come and go shopping.

Robin said...

It looks absolutely lovely! If I were in MI I would be shopping there!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Lookin' good...lots of fun stuff! I bet the tags do great at the holidays. That does sound like a very long day...I'm always wiped out after a day at the shop. Now enjoy!
Where are you finding the rub-ons? It seems like the scrapbooking stores here don't have many...acrylic stamps have taken over.

Ticking and Toile said...

that does sound like so much work...I can feel your pain! But, your booth looks beautiful! I have no idea where you are, but probably way far from here! Have a great sale!


The Feathered Nest said...

Sandi!! Everything looks WONDERFUL!!! I want to go...and shop....you have so many beautiful things ~ I wish you much success sweet friend, I hope you sell TONS!!! Thank you so much for sharing the photos and be sure to rest ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Six in One Hand said...

I LOVE your booth!!!!

Sooooo shabby chic
and those tags are to die for....sigh.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just became a follower and will definitely be back!!!!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

A quick hello from the library, Sandi! Everything looks wonderful! What a score on that corner shelf and how perfect it is for your booth! I love the picket fence section, the shudders, the lace and everything you have for sale! ☺ You're going to do great, girl! ♥