Thursday, December 5, 2013
I've Got Some Good News And Some Bad News. Bad News: Closing The St. Charles Shop. Good News: Got More Booth Space! Status: Deja Vous?
Seems like just yesterday I was pontificating upon the beginnings of setting up shop in an antique mall...wait, it WAS just yesterday! Little did I know that I'd be shooting pics of my Own new empty booth space today. Life IS funny that way...or at least it THINKS it is.
The shop in St. Chuck has been a three way endeavor between Mom-tomic, Sis-tomic and
myself. Well, the Gypsy genes got the better of Mom and Sis and they are running off to
New Orleans...so the shop is no more. I could probably afford to keep the space but without
someone there during the day it would be rather pointless, so for a couple of months now
I've been looking for more booth space both at The Green Shag as well as some of the
other antique malls within my comfortable driving range. Nothing came of my search until
Actually, the Girlfriend and I stopped in here at the Creve Coeur antique mall last weekend. I
noticed a few small booths that were empty and one larger booth that seemed ready to be
rented. After looking around and getting a feel for the place I inquired about the available
spaces. The staff said that only the two smaller spots were currently available and that one
of those wouldn't be ready until the end of the year. I wasn't keen on a small booth space
since, well...you know, I have big stuff to shift, so I thanked them for their time and split.
Then I got to thinking about the situation. I came to the conclusion last evening that it
couldn't hurt to get my foot in the door since finding ANY booth space nearby was looking
like a challenge. I decided that I'd drop by this morning and see if I could still score the
smaller space that was currently available and take the other small space when it opened
up as well. When I got there and inquired once again about booth space the staff
recognized me and mentioned that the large space in the back (that I had originally
wanted!) was now available! Would I be interested in that? I couldn't get the word "Yep!" out
of my mouth fast enough!
So now I get the pleasure of starting from scratch once again. At least I've already got
plenty of great items to toss in here. And I've had a little bit of experience in dealing with a
small(ish) space already. I've already got some wire shelves for the pegboard but I'll still
need to prioritize the floor space and figure out what can be stacked on top of what to
make the best use of it. It'll be challenging but it'll probably be kinda fun too.
So here's some pics of what some of the other vendors have on hand. I just made a quick
run through and I'm sure I missed some other really cool stuff. I'll be trying to get my booth
up and running the rest of this week so by the weekend I hope you'll be able to drop in and
clean me out! Then I can start the whole process over again!