Okay, here at last are the promised photos of my new booth in Marietta, Ohio. I've been meaning to take them for the past three weeks and today I actually remembered. This is actually two spaces, adjacent but not joined--they're separated by a walkway. The building is old, at least turn of the last century, and was a wholesale food warehouse. It has high ceilings, brick walls, and lots of industrial features.
This is area #1, the one I rented first. It's small, about 3 or 4 feet wide and 8 feet long. I've tried to pack it as full as possible and it's a challenge to find space for everything. I used shelving and some slatwall hooks to maximize the space, but I think I can do better with it as I go along. Lots of smaller items here, with a few larger pieces.
I'm not sure why this looks so blurry--maybe I forgot the flash.
Oops! Ignore my coffee and water cups! I was tired and in a hurry when I took these photos.
I tried to stock with a wide variety of rustic, retro, useful and decorative items.
It seems to be working so far.
I think we can do better here with a better display piece.
I used what we had on hand and it's okay, but there is a lot of vertical space unused here.
This is in the first area again. The hanging shelves were already there which certainly was nice.
That little green cornucopia (by Akro Agate) is a mystery. Twice now I have come to this booth to find it elsewhere. First time it was in the second area; today it was on the floor in the second area. It can't get there by itself! Very odd.
Looking in from the side of the second area. It's a little dark back in this corner, but not too bad and it is one of the coolest places temperature-wise in the whole building. It gets lots of traffic!
That's the quick tour. I'll try to remember to post photos of the building's exterior and the surrounding streets--it's a really neat area. So far this booth has done very well, almost double the sales of our first booth and for almost half the rent. That's something to think about. We stocked it up well today, and I won't be going back for a couple weeks because it's an hour away and gas costs are a consideration. But I am happy so far with how this new venture has gone.
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