Last week when I shared the small booth that Lara and I share, I mentioned that I have never been upstairs and that I wouldn't want a booth upstairs. That very night, Lara texted me that the owner had offered us a booth - UPSTAIRS. Ugh. We talked it over and decided to wait on the list for a booth downstairs. Well, guess what, they just happened to have one right next to our shelves. Hmmmm. I think they were trying to pawn off that upstairs booth first. I am glad we passed and were offered this new booth. It was full of stuff, so really hard to tell how big it was until it was emptied out. It is about 9 x 6 plus it has wire grid racks, a plaster wall, a rock wall and a wooden beam in it - so lots of display opportunities and nooks and crannies to fill.
Sadly, Lara is currently out of town with her Dad in the hospital who is having some very serious issues. She could use all our love and prayers right now. Such a hard time for her. Since she is gone, I went in yesterday and set up the new booth in a temporary fashion. It actually looks better than some of the booths do in there (cough SOCK BOOTH cough), but I know it is just a temporary fix until we figure it out together.
I had the whole thing set up when I was told that the outside of the wire rack was ours too. Most flea markets would sell that outer part as it's own entity. I think this will be great with Lara's unframed prints and maybe my flash cards and such. Maybe a clothes line or just pin things on the wire with clothespins.
We sell a lot of stuff to Frat Boys, which isn't our usual clientele, so I am always looking for bar and game things. Here's my ode to that.
There is a shelf up high with a clothes bar on it. We don't typically sell clothes, but if some vintage clothes or aprons find there way there, we have a spot for them.
There is a cool old bean that is part of the history of the place. I hung a lampshade skeleton on it with horse ribbons. I am trying to fill space in a big way with small stuff until we get more shelving and things to fill it up.
I use those boards and milk crates for The Junk Ranch, so they will have to come out soon. Also, I was warned that occasionally a lady that works for the local dairy will come in and take the milk crates out of the booths and declare them stolen property. Talk about not having anything better to do! These were given to us by an employee, so they are mine, but how I would prove that is another question.
The far side wall is rock and has that 2 x 4 frame on it. We need wood or doors or lattice or something to make that more attractive and usable. I like the rock, but you can;t use the space the way it is right now. And, that is the wall you see when you come down the aisle.
There's even a short wire grid rack on the side we can use for things. More prints or extra things.
This giant spinner rack was given to me by a lovely Mother-Daughter duo at The Junk ranch last year. It has been sitting in my back yard (classy, right) since then waiting for the perfect spot. Well, Hello, perfect spot! I ordered cellophane bags (God, I love me a cellophane bag) that were just the right fit for the sections. Then I filled them with all sorts of things - flash cards, Bingo cards, tickets, dictionary pages, kids cards, greeting cards and on and on. I put book cover clipboards on one side and then hung my pendants and yearbook magnets on the pegs that run down the side. I have a ton of stuff in a small footprint. It's awesome!
So, for now, it works. But it will look completely different before too long.
Lord, I hope the junk gods keep letting me find the junk. I've got spaces to fill up!