Monday, December 12, 2011

An old favorite... SOLD

When I knew I was opening the booth earlier this year, I made a few display items for the booth.  This harvest table was one of those items.  It was in my booth on day 1, but marked 'NOT FOR SALE'.  It was perfectly narrow and because it was so long it allowed me to have a consistent surface space to display tons of items.
A few weeks ago I gave it an official price tag.  It was painful to do, but with my new larger space I hope to always have larger pieces for sale in the booth that can double as display space too.  As I knew it would... it sold quickly.  I got the call this weekend that it had sold and I knew I better rush in today to do some reshuffling so I wouldn't have items on the FLOOR! 
Farewell Harvest Table
Today I added some gorgeous pottery pieces.  I love to collect pottery and ironstone pieces.  I used them for everything from actual food service to holding extra handtowels in the half bath.  If you love these versatile pieces too, I have several new pieces in the booth for you to see.
 I moved around the items on the large blue dresser...
 I love the miniature pedestals.  They are made to be little cupcake stands, swoon.  I've also used them for votives.  Cuteness!
 Got a second call from Packards from a customer that needed lots of my 1/2 pint milk jars... and she wanted the striped straws to go with them, grin.  They are so very cute for a party!
I still have some of the clear milk jars left, but I also added some other milk jars.  These have dairy labels on them.  I love their miscellaneous labels and shapes.
 And I'll leave you with a wider shot of the booth with the now gone harvest table, boo... but I was able to reshuffle and get everything in a proper place, whew!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Market Monday... obsolete??!?

Before I dive in to the new items in my booth, I'll handle a little 'business'.
For those of you that don't actually know ME... I am a SAHM and also a homeschooler.  I opened my booth space earlier this year and have been thoroughly loving my business and creative outlet.  I did really well with it and my business has grown... enough to actually warrant a larger booth size.
I am so thankful.
I did really well in the beginning of this adventure with posting weekly and staging photo shoots of new items, etc.  It was the end of the 2010/2011 school year then and then we entered the summer months.  But when our new school year began in September... I had to find my new 'normal'.  My youngest son's schooling became considerably more involved and my time to do all I needed to do here at home and all I wanted to do for my business became at odds.  Also, with the larger booth, I now have room for larger furniture items and I often need to load those on Saturdays when I have the added muscles of my husband at home and available.
So... all the above explanation to get to my very important point!  Mondays have become an inconvenient day for me to handle business posting.  During the school months of September to May... I must scale back on my posting as a whole, and that means no weekly Market Monday posts.  I will still make weekly deliveries to my booth... I will take pics and post them when I can.  You can add my blog to your list and/or become a follower to know when I have posted pics of new items... those are the best way to get updates since I will not be doing post on a set day any longer. 
In the end, this little business is the PERFECT match for the time and effort I can allow outside of my priorities here at home.  I must make the business work around homelife and that way I can continue to have a business.  All good!  
I continue to get requests for custom orders.  Custom Orders are not possible for me at this time... I can see where that would be a huge opportunity for me and business to grow several years from now... but right now, I just can not.
Are you exhausted from reading all that?  On to today's photos:

I had another large piece of furniture sell this past week!  Remember this gorgeous dining table and chairs?  They have found a home.  Yay!
 That made room for me to 'reintroduce' this darling farm table.  I had it in my smaller booth, tucked in a corner.  I hope now that I have it out in the open that it will SHINE.  It is amazing.  I did paint the base, my favorite shade of grey/blue to give it a fresh look.  Gorgeous.
It is the perfect size for a game table or a small dining nook.  I have 4 mismatched bentwood chairs around it.  I love that they all are different but all the same style!
 The white and grey chair are slightly larger in size and have solid seats.  The two stained chairs have caned bottoms and the caning is in perfect condition.
 This is a checker board made from a cuttingboad.  All you would need is buttons, for pieces,  to start a game ;)
 I love stools.  I use them for everything, including end tables in tight little spaces.  This is a black, metal draftman's stool... which means the seat will spin and adjust at any height you may need for sitting or as a table.  It is solid and so cute.
 I found this piece in my attic.  It is actually left over from a prior business I was involved in called Sisters, Inc., which I did with my mom, sisters, and sils.  It is a fun Santa painted on an old cabinet door.  The door has some of its original hardware.  I took a more zoomed OUT photo but it wasn't clear... so hopefully this smaller zoomed IN shot will serve as a little teaser to the whole piece.
So there you have it... a few of the items that went in the booth this week.  Have a great week!