7/5/11

Booth Envy

My friend R (say it like a pirate, Arrrrr!) has a booth at Memory Lane. I do not have a booth at Memory Lane. At the moment.

I think it is when the acquired pieces all start to pile up a bit and wishing I had a space to pass the treasures on to a new owner. Yes, there is Etsy. But then there are items that are just too big to ship. Well...not too big, but I certainly don't want to deal with shipping them.

Such as this sweet little ride:

A 70's kick and go scooter!



R (Arrrrrr) was kind enough to let me stick it in his booth last week and Sunday called to tell me it was already sold. Yes! Fist in the air, baby!

Enjoy your day, Sonya

10 comments:

Retreauxgirl said...

Booth envy.....lol, yes that is one sweet ride...too cute
~Leslie

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

What a cute little scooter! Glad it sold for you! ♥

Melinda9 said...

My friend and I had a booth a few years ago, and I loved having it. But we were always losing money on it, and decided to close up.

Sue said...

Wonderful! Both the sale and the nice person you let you put it in their booth! Great day indeed!

Heidi said...

Sometimes I wish had a friend with a booth that would let me consign things--I can't junk enough to fill a booth on my own, but sometimes I find something like your scooter that I just can't pass up. Yay for you!

AuntLou said...

Every time I think I want a booth, forsooth, I back down. 'Fraid it will be like the flea market -- won't make enough to pay my table rent.

Thought of you this weekend when I came across some mixed glass ornaments for a dollar or lass per box. No full sets, but some unsilvered. Fun! :)

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

How is it that you don't have a booth?! Girl, you've got to get one, stat. Before your stuff takes over. Because it will. Oh, yes. It will. And see what good taste you have that the darling scooter sold so quickly? You'd surely do well with a booth.

Ninny said...

Yes, shipping can be a killer on heavy items or big items. Sometimes I miscalculate on shipping charges and end up paying more than I charged. But, it's a lesson learned I guess. Glad you sold that beauty!

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

When I first started my Etsy shop, the shipping brought me to my knees. Most all I shipped off, I was eaten alive with shipping costs until I figured it all out. It took awhile:)

I usually DO have a booth, but let it go from March or so until fall since we are on the go so much with the kids...but wow, could really use one now even though it is mid-summer!

David and Sarah said...

I just put a deposit down on my first antique booth, and now I am super nervous! Rather than selling collectibles for a lot of money, I hope to sell decorative pieces. I find the things I'm drawn to are kitschy, vintage and a little primitive. It seems like some of the other booths sell similar styles, but I'm worried that no one will like what I have! Any suggestions for a nervous soon to be re-seller? (OR you could just come buy some of the adorable owls that will be in my booth) Thanks!!
-Sarah