Well, I said I would keep up with this blog better, but I guess I didn't do a very good job, since I don't even remember when my last post was. I am here now and will really try to do better.
This year has not been a great one for me as far as picking goes. Seems to be less auctions and when there is one, I can't afford anything. If these people are dealers, they must not be making much on what they buy, because they spend a hell of a lot more than I would. And, that right there is my problem. I'm tight with my money. I just can't bring my self to buy a vintage train case for $30. That's more than what I usually sell them for. I'm all about passing on good deals when I can find them. Just because it's been hard this year, doesn't mean I haven't been trying. In fact, I have rented an additional space in a local historical building. It sat vacant for quite some time. Every time I drove by it, I would wish that I could be the one to rent it and open it up to vendors, but since I have a regular job, it just wasn't possible. I just couldn't bring myself to give up a perfectly good job. Then, one day I drove by and lo and behold there was activity inside and I knew something was happening. Later, I heard that someone was planning to do the same thing I wanted to do. I was a little disappointed it wasn't me, but glad to hear that it would not be vacant anymore. Since I was already renting a space in another town, I was reluctant to try another one, but the rent was reasonable and the spaces are good size, so what the heck. I should at least be able to make rent.....so I did it! And, I'm glad I did. The people are great, I'm having a great time and business is good!
Here are some photos of my space. These are not partitioned off, so you can see into the spaces on each side.
upstairs. It would be sent back down with your change when you
made a purchase. It was a clothing store and I remember this when
I was a little girl.
This is all I have for now, but there is an auction this weekend. Hope to find some good treasures to pass
along. See you soon!