Friday, September 13, 2013
After A Year And A Half (I Think) I've FINALLY Invested In Some Proper Shelves For My Booth (#5) At The Green Shag Market! Status: Full-A-Goods!
Yup! Mr. Modtomic finally splurged on some nice brass and glass shelves to better display all the wonderful smalls (and apparently mediums!) that I've got down at The Shag.
I've been searching c-list high and low for some attractive shelving for ages but hitting that
sweet spot of enough shelving, acceptable looks and price is difficult. Oh yeah, one more
issue...location. This set almost didn't make it because of two factors; they were located
about 20 miles south of Arnold (a pretty good haul for me) and they weren't going to fit IN
the car. Sure, I could have strapped 'em to the top and brought them here but that would
have been a little scary for such a long drive.
As luck would have it, the seller dropped the asking yesterday enough so that I could
comfortably offer her the original asking if she could deliver them to me. I wasn't expecting
that she could since how many people have a vehicle capable of moving these. Again, as
luck would have it...she did! So the set got delivered straight to The Shag for me today and
the seller's husband was even kind enough to help me set them up and get them positioned
properly. I gave the seller another $50 beyond our deal since they were so helpful, timely
and nice. I'm certainly glad we agreed to meet kinda early (at least for me) since it took
every bit of time I had to then fill those shelves and arrange the booth again.
So now my booth, even though I JUST ADDED more shelf space, still looks over crowded.
See what happened was...I boxed up and brought in more smalls along with the Caprani
floor lamp. Plus, I could do a better job of arranging everything, I just never leave myself
enough time. Oh well, I ain't gonna find this stuff a new home if it's sitting in mine! The last
couple months have been very kind to a Mr. so I'm not counting on getting cleaned out this
month. That kinda luck don't last! So maybe I'll start pulling select items and rotating in
some new ones...just to keep things fresh. This isn't in my nature by the way. There are two
schools of thought on this; one is to keep rotating the stock to keep your booth looking
fresh (but what if a buyer for that chair you just pulled walks in an hour later?) and two is to
keep everything available until it gets snatched (but what if a buyer for that chair you can't
bring in stopped by today?). There is no wrong or right way to do this. You just gotta go
with your instinct.