Sunday, January 31, 2010
I finally have time to post a few pics of my antiques/collectibles booth at Weiser's Dorf Antiques Center in Schoharie, NY (taken with my new camera phone, which is only 2 pixels so the quality is not the greatest). The booth is still relatively new (since September 2009), so there is not a lot of inventory yet. I am very new to selling in "brick and mortar" stores, but used to sell on eBay quite a bit. Both my great-grandfathers and my maternal grandfather, as well as a great aunt and uncle, were salespeople and shopkeepers, so I guess it is in my blood! My items are not actually "antique" or rare, but they are definitely vintage and collectible! I find I am breaking about even each month. But I am having a blast thrifting, garage-saleing, flea-marketing, and "curb-shopping" (otherwise known as garbage-picking) to find some amazing stuff! Recently, at a store called Richie Rich's Place in Richmondville, NY, the owner was kind enough to give away two huge boxes of vintage items to me after I had bought some unique Pyrex pieces, culled from the owner's collection, at half-off! A few weeks before that, another antiques dealer who was closing shop to move down south gave me some fantastic deals on linens, old radios, pictures, and kitchenware. I never know where I'll find my next bargain, or where I will meet such generous, wonderful fellow collectors next!
Here is my most recent receipt of items sold (I am AJW on the receipt):
Plus, I am making way in my house for more room (and more antique shopping--it's a sickness!) I welcome any suggestions, advice, and words of encouragement from retro lovers and antiques dealers (such as display and arrangement ideas, inventory recommendations, etc.). If you see an item you like, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on any picture to see the life-size version:
Posted by Retromodgirl at 10:17 AM