So we sold this china cabinet that I painted last summer, and I was happy about that. And fortunately we had that Hoosier cabinet ready to move in. But the things in the china cabinet weren't really right for putting in the Hoosier--I like to put kitchen things in kitchen cabinets for display, and the china cabinet held tableware and a full set of Crooksville china for 8. That meant a lot of re-arranging to make things look the way I like them to look.
Soon after I put the dresser in place, and put the mirror over it, a woman came in and began looking at it. Now this dresser had been in my booth for months with only one or two people showing interest. When something moves to a different place, though, it seems to catch people's attention, so moving things around in a booth is always a good thing. (I'd also moved a little carnival glass cup that had been in this booth since I opened it. It was only $3.00 but there it still was. Soon after I moved it yesterday, a young woman came along and bought it and the carnival dish I'd put it next to.)
I continued the red, white and blue theme on this little porcelain-topped table,
and brought in a little rocking horse I painted a couple weeks back. I really like the way it came out. He's also in the red, white and blue theme although the photo doesn't show the red very well.
Another grouping of similar pieces--vintage crystal and Victorian painted plates. I know this kind of decor isn't as popular right now as the "prim" look, but I love it and keep hoping a new trend for more elegant decorating will take off.
I realized I had several fairy lamps at Ravenswood, so I grouped them too. The most recent addition is this ruby Viking piece.
In another cabinet, more pretty glass.
And a little more...glass isn't the best seller, but it does sell steadily. And I'm such a sucker for it i can't pass it by when I see it selling for a reasonable price. That pitcher and bowl is a beauty too--and I noticed yesterday that there are FOUR pitcher and bowl sets in this booth! I think I need to move a couple to other locations. But for now they are all still at Riverbend.
We left with everything back in place, and only ended up removing a couple stools that I want to take to our Marietta booth. A few hours of work and the booth looks refreshed.
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