Thursday, July 19, 2012
Somehow...I Managed To JUST Squeeze The "New" Display Into Booth 44 This Afternoon. AND What's New At The Booth. Status: More Better?
I dropped the new display off today at my booth in the Green Shag Market along with a few new small items. I'm using the word "new" here pretty loosely. It's just "like" new! Don't you just love when you read that in a craigslist ad? Not new...just "like" new.
So I, of course, had to do a little re-arranging to fit the new display shelf into my tiny little booth.
I was originally going to pull the Eames / Herman Miller table but I didn't really have the time. I
didn't think there would be any way to fit the shelf in otherwise. But when time is as much an issue
as space, one must get creative. I'm trying to keep it accessible. I might be loosing that battle.
But here's a couple of before pictures for comparison.
Nudging the Eames dining table over a bit made just enough room to slide in the shelf. I don't like
having all the chairs trapped behind it like that but a brutha's gotta do what a brutha's gotta do. I
needed to make some floor space so folks could get to the items on the walls and near the back. It's
still more cramped than I would like. I'll be making some more changes soon. I'm pretty sure I'll be
pulling the table and chairs. It's just too much for the space. I'm going to maybe try to present a
lounge area in this limited space. In any event, I gotta make some changes.
I dropped off this basket of dinnerware last week. I got the bright idea that if all the dishes were in a
basket that the buyer could take with them, then it would be just so much more convenient and easy
to buy. The dishes, in case you are wondering, are Metlox Poppytrail California Tempo. These are
good heavy, thick diner type dishes. That basket weighs a ton! The ship was featured here on the
blog not too long ago. An anonymous reader commented that the signed sculpture might be by
artist Mario Jason. I checked it out and came to the same conclusion.
I also left some casserole dishes behind today. The ceramic swirly orange unit has a place in
the stand underneath for a candle for warming. Seeing that there are no scorch marks, I feel
comfortable labeling this as "Like" new! The other casserole is actually a Pyrex piece with an
aluminum lid and handled carrier in pink. It too is in excellent shape.
Lastly, I delivered these starburst water glasses and this bright orig. acrylic on canvas painting last
week as well. The water glasses are a nice little set. The little cut starbursts are awesome! I found
the painting at a thrift store last Saturday after a fruitless estate sale outing. It went straight into the
booth, replacing the Asian street scene print. Gotta keep it fresh, right?