Sunday, March 2, 2008


Change is so important, especially in retail! You have to change stock around, often! You have to change vendors, if their merchandise isn't selling! You must change with the times!

Right now, all I have in the way of retail space are some leased areas, probably a 20x20 space if you added them together! Small! But I change them out, often. It makes such a difference on the bottom line. This table is in the middle of one space, I recently changed it to look like a spring tea party as this booth is all about tea and its accouterments.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

"Creation Station"

I love to create things for my business, Antiques & Uniques. One of my favorite areas to relax in and look for inspiration is the bookcase in my studio. It is filled with decorating books, trash to treasure books, etc. I can sit there and flip through books I have looked at time and time again and see something new to create each time . Love it!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

She's a "real jewel" !!

Jewelry mannequin, that is! Can you see the teacup detail for the pocket on this darling apron that Jewel( the jewelry mannequin) is modeling? I just love the apron and the matching tea cozy we have to offer in our tea booth right now. This is the first new apron that I've tried selling in my booth. This apron is put out by The Victorian Trading Company. They make some lovely things. I've sold quite a few 1950's type aprons, they look cute on Jewel, as well.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Shop Stuff

My business is varied in that I have several booths I sell from and I also repurpose flea market finds in another shop. Today I want to share some pics from the booths.
This is a booth that sells my hand painted glassware as well as vintage barware. Didn't the LOVE display turn out cute?

This next space carries all kinds of bath and body products, from the Sweet Grass line of products to colorful sponges to dried lavender by the scoop!I love being in a group shop where I pay a shopkeeper to be there and not have to mind the store myself, done that already, too confining for me!

My bigggest booth is all about TEA! I even made a tea wreath!We carry 4 different brands of tea that sell by the teabag: Ashbys, Admad, London and Stash. We also sell teacups/pots and tea accessories.

Here's the tablescape for Spring!! We're carrying lots of new tea items and accessories.

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