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Last January I started my second booth at an area Flea Market and Antique shop. Around March, another vendor asked me if I was interested in buying her entire lot of vintage jewelry. I knew absolutely nothing about vintage jewelry at the time, but she gave me a crash course and I decided to buy it-locked case and all for $100. I immediately sold the locked case for $50 because I planned on selling the jewelry online in my Etsy shop.
Since that time, I can not stop buying vintage jewelry! I look for it everywhere----other flea markets, garage sales, thrift stores and Ebay! Later I added some jewelry to my first antique booth, then the second, and most recently this week---a new booth in a new mini mall! My friend Karen is doing this one with me and we have decided to sell both vintage and new jewelry.
The booth is still a work in progress, but here are some pictures of it-all decorated with 2nd Time Around stuff!
First, the pink glass pane door ended up serving as the inspiration. We really didn’t have much of a plan when we decided to do this, but we wanted to try to use things we already had. I did purchase this door from the lady that owns the antique mall where I have my first booth for $12! I had a rusty gate in my booth that I went to get, saw the door, and decided to use it instead. And this door has worked out much better! The lace curtains were purchased on a trip this past week to Tuscaloosa after I visited my student teachers. I always try to find a little time to shop the ‘junk’ stores while working and bought enough to line the 5 by 10 foot booth all the way around-all for $4.00!
And I might add, bought some great jewelry really cheap!
The pink shuttered door came out of my sisters house. It had laid in her basement for years-until I started all this. The rug was a thrift store purchase that I pulled from my back porch, the animal print bulletin board was either a garage sale of thrift store purchase-been hoarding it so long I can’t remember- and the cute little bear was a reject of Connor or Cooper!
The little mink coat is doll size, and something I’ve been hanging onto for awhile. It was part of the stock of an old drugstore in our hometown that carried a line of dolls and doll cloths. It is a little too tight for the bear, so we just draped it over her lap!
The big purchase was this huge lighted showcase bought from a vendor at antique mall number 2! We paid him $150 for it, and then had to pay $40 to have it moved. We’ve already had some interest in it-but it’s not for sale at this time.
The pink valance was another thrift store find that we jerked down from booth number 2! It looks much better here! The table was a junk store find, and the black fabric as another thrift store find that I’ve hung on too. The vintage mirrors were garage sale or thrift store finds. I have bought some of them to sell on Etsy, but they are much more useful in the jewelry booth! The little wicker table was another thing I’ve hung onto…purchased at the Antique Alley sale last May!
And finally for something new….here’s a picture of one of the new jewelry pieces!
The jewelry is a little sparse even though Karen and I have plenty more jewelry to price! (I’ve been hoarding that too!)
So, this is one time that the stuff I’ve been hoarding had come in handy!
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