Thursday, January 10, 2013

Forsooth, in Truth, I'm Tired

I've been burning late night oil the past two nights, working on sorting the auction things and listing on eBay. It's been productive time but tonight I am a total couch cushion (too soft to be a potato). Yesterday we worked at the Ravenswood booth, doing more rearranging, removing some things that have been there a while and adding new items. It looked pretty good by the time we were through.





 

Today we took more new items to the Marietta booth and did a major rearranging of one area there. I know, we did that Saturday too, but this was a different space (I have 3 in Marietta, all close together) and I did not like the way we had blocked the view into that space by the way we placed some furniture. To move it, of course, meant unloading shelves and cabinets--and finding somewhere to put all that stuff while we got things rearranged. The key to a successful booth is to keep it full. To keep it full means there is no empty space to set things down. We managed though, and I am happy with the result.



We also had four big steamboat framed prints to hang and a lot of old tools including a two-man crosscut saw, a hay knife, some singletrees, etc. To get these hung meant doing some more rearranging in another of our spaces. Whew. Lots of moving lifting, stretching, bending, more lifting, more stretching and finally, done.






And yet, not really. We want to move two light fixtures so they have better visibility, and I have this cool big chandelier thing (it has prisms but no lights--go figure) I want to hang. That's going to mean more ladder time for Larry and more extremely careful maneuvering with a very tall ladder, and undoubtedly moving some piece of furniture which will mean unloading it....and on it goes.

But for now, we're done. For this week, anyway. And tonight, I will be in bed by midnight, that's a promise.
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9 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Your booths look amazing. You've been finding the best stock to put in, love your groupings and vignettes. Its a continuous process. Love seeing what you have done and how your booths look.
Joy

Granny Sue said...

Thank you, Joy! I learned from the best ;) It's a constant learning process, as you know, and every time I leave I think of something else I could have done to improve the flow, the look, etc.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

What a lot of work with good results. You have some very nice old items. Looks like fun to me -- barbara

quinn said...

It's clear how much work and thought you put into your displays, and I only wish I could visit your "shops." Several items drew my eye immediately! :)

momalizzie said...

Your booths are beautiful. I'm totally in love with the yellow cabinet, but when I mentioned it to my husband, he started singing so he couldn't hear me. Go figure. It must have something to do with the other 4 cabinets I have in the house, lol. You're a natural, G-Sue!

Michelle said...

I can only imagine that you have successful booths. I love shopping in antique malls and appreciate a well kept booth. Your shots are great.

Mamabug said...

Love, love, love that old yellow cabinet! You've done a wonderful job of arranging everything. Hope you're getting a much deserved rest after all that work! Love all the old Jadite, I have a few pieces that belonged to my granny. I'm dying to know the store of the enormous turnip! Have a great weekend!

storytellermary said...

Your booths are sparkling, beautiful, harmonious! I love seeing what you've done, and as a friend, I'm glad you are giving yourself a rest. Hugs!

Sue said...

Boy, you are really burning the candle at both ends! Hope you made your bedtime deadline...

;)

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