Friday, June 8, 2012
OK, This Is Kinda Embarrassing But This Is What "Green Shag 44" Looks Like As Of Thursday Afternoon. Status: I'm Not Done! Promise!
So this is how my Green Shag Market booth space starts. It doesn't look like much but we can only go UP from here! Most of this was left behind after the Parking Lot Sale simply because A: It was there, and B: It was tagged. ::shrugg:: It really was a long day.
Why am I showing you this train wreck of an antique mall booth space? So I can share with you
the flowering of "44"! (Did I just say "flowering"?) It's gonna get better. It's gotta get better. At
least it's not absolute chaos! I've got some brackets and hardware to create some much needed
shelves along the upper two feet of the back wall and one of the side walls.
I want to leave at least one of the side walls completely open so that I can put in tall items like
china cabinets and...other tall things. I also need to get some Art up on those big blank walls! I'm
gonna hit the hardware store soon to get some hooks for that pegboard soon. 8' by 6' isn't as big
as you think! At least I've got a decent selection of smalls in there at the moment. I went in today
to bring those Smoke Glass and Wood Side Tables and a few other items and brought along the
camera to document my first little baby steps into the Antique Mall world.
While there I was informed that somebody from An Orange Moon had dropped by and said "Hi!".
They even left me a slick shiny business card. An Orange Moon is a vintage modern furnishings
shop in Chicago that, while I've never actually had an opportunity to visit, I'm certain is a great
shop. While looking for an ID on this or that I've run across pictures from their shop quite often.
Often enough that I've even included them on my blog list on the right hand side bar! Next time
I'm in Chicago I'll be sure to stop in and get the low down on the shop and perhaps say "Howdy"
Also at the Green Shag Market...looks like there is a new resident in booth 28, and it looks like
the wares are gonna be tasty! Like myself, this new vendor has only had a few days to build their
space, so you know...that it's a bit sparse at the moment is forgivable, at least by me! I'm really
digging that ball lamp! Nice. I'm looking forward to seeing what becomes of 28 too!
Other interesting stuff you might like! If you drop by the Green Shag Market make sure you
mention you heard about them here! They love to talk trash about Mr. Modtomic there. Ask
Karen about the time I called her at 10pm "to pick up some dishes". She'll know the story and
I'm sure you'll get a big laugh out of it! It was one of those "too many plates spinning on sticks
above my head" days.
Oh, and on another note: We are going to the Skyview Drive In this weekend to see Prometheus
and MIB3 (again)! Come join us. Just look for Frank the silver Ford Focus Wagon and Lime
Green Cooler and when you find us say "Hi!".