I really didn’t have high hopes for this to be much of a ‘good month’ sales wise, given ‘everything else’ that is going on this month.
So many other options for spending and drawing the attention of the shoppers; starting with the Junk Salvation show, then the Super Bowl, then the snow storm (which literally shut the city down for days!) then Valentine’s Day, President’s Day sales all over the place AND the Expo Antique show coming the end of the month!!!
After a disappointing (but not unexpected!) start to the month, once the snow cleared the shoppers came out to SHOP!
And again, as happened last month, LARGE pieces are selling very well. I had quite a bit of restocking and rearranging to do yesterday after I packed up the Valentine leftovers.
Took this fabulous shabby cubby shelf in. Perfect to display all my small white dishes in.
Pretty carved embellishment along the top.
Hooks on the back so it can be hung on the wall; but it also sits nicely on a flat surface, as I have done with it here.
Shabby aqua pedestal bowl, that for now (due to lack of room!) is being used as a prop up for a lamp. Will fill it with shabby Easter eggs when I take the Easter stuff in.
I flipped this little shelf upside down to create a ‘pocket’ to store some journals in.
This is the plate rack I just re-did. Perfect for displaying note cards in.
Here’s the before version.
And the after.
To ‘build up’ my front facing display, I took my largest wood bench and ‘bridged it’ across the top of the two white end tables; then built my display UP from there.
You can see where I positioned the bench a little better here.
I really try to create my displays in LAYERS. I try to think of how it will ‘break down’ and look if/when one or two of the pieces sell. How it will be easiest for the sales staff to ‘un-do’ a display and remove a piece for a shopper; and quickly and easily put it back in place without having to completely rearrange; yet not leave it a complete mess so that I have to make a trip in EVERY time something sells. AND not leave any big empty HOLES when something sells. I hate empty space!! (as if you hadn’t already figured that out!)
Vintage ballet slippers under glass cloches.
I sold 36 of these monogram blocks last month!! Little inexpensive ‘impulse items’ like this are always great to have.
I keep them right out in front; where there is room for the shopper to kneel down and dig through for the exact letters they need.
This 9 hole cubby seems small compared to the new 18 holer I just added. This is a Pottery Barn re-vamp. A little more of a classic style with the crown moulding on the top and bottom.
Upcycled little round table; lamp shade wire cloche sold separately.
More wire cloches and wire bird house.
Little 4 drawer apothecary chest.
Wall display. The crate shadow boxes ARE for sale!
Shabby beachy blue frames.
Spring and Easter decor coming up next.