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One of my favorite things to do it shop for my booths at the antique mall and the flea market. I’ve been doing this for over a year, and it has been lots of fun! It has made my retirement easy-I choose my own hours and am my own boss! And I am doing something I enjoy.
However, I like shopping for the items more than I do cleaning them up and pricing them. Sometimes just to get the car cleaned out, I stash some of the ‘finds’ on shelves in the garage or a box in our bonus room and forget I have them!
Recently, I’ve been trying to clean out the stash in the garage and the bonus room, and found some things that I took today to add to my booths.
This vintage spoon rack came from an estate sale, and I’ve had it so long I forgot how much I paid for it! I saw one in another booth at a different mall that was used as a planter, so I cleaned this one up and put some faux grapes in the copper container. We’ll see if it sells….I think my original plan was to paint this piece-and that may be what I will end up doing! I can see it in an ivory shade with a shabby chic look!
I don’t know why these brass owls never made it to one of the booths-they just fell between the cracks so to speak! The lady that runs the mall said owls were big sellers-so we’ll see!
These pair of owl plaques were from the seventies and made by Homco. My son took them to New Orleans and put them in his booth, but brought them back last week since they had not sold. I marked them down in price-hopefully an ‘owl’ collector will spot them soon!
Found these little ceramic bunnies in a box in the bonus room. I wouldn’t remember how much I paid for them except the price was still on them! I think I bought them last year after Easter, and was waiting til the right time to bring them out! Since Easter is close by maybe they will go home with someone this year! I love their sweet faces!
So, do any of you horde stuff? I’m trying to break my habit of doing this and plan to finish getting all those unpriced and undone projects in one of the booths!
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