Here's a look at some changes at the Athens booth:
I can't believe I didn't get a good photo of the dresser and mirror we added to the booth last week. We dropped it off on our way to buy my new van. I moved the lace shrug from Ravenswood, and picked up the cropped jacket just recently. I do believe it is made of sealskin; it's quite the vintage piece and has a stunning jeweled catch (that I also neglected to photograph). I think I've underpriced it, but then, I got it for a good price so I can pass on the good fortune to the next buyer.
In order to make space for the dresser, we took down the old ironing board and moved this big trunk into the center of the booth. It actually freed up space--the ironing board took up more room than you might think.
This is our second booth at Athens, or part of it anyway. Today I brought in two cutter quilts and the steel water cooler along with two amberina moon & stars goblets that found their way to this space. I also added that red Lucite apple and a few other small things here. Smalls, as items other than furniture or big pieces are called, are really the meat of antiques sales. Furniture takes time to move and takes a lot of space, while the smalls can bring in as much or more income in much less time.
Small tables priced under $20 seem to be good sellers so I have been keeping my eyes open for them. These two needed a little tightening up and rubbing down but they are both nice accent pieces now. I added the "jewelry lady" last week. I am a little leery about having jewelry displayed like this, but I thought I'd give it a try. If I lose pieces, I'll know it was a bad idea. So far, so good though.
This is the other cutter quilt I brought in today. Crafters like to use these for all kinds of projects. Both are handsewn and hand-quilted but they have some stains, a few holes and frayed edges. I actually just use quilts that are like these, but I have all I can store right now, so...
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