Mes amies, today's post is not my standard postcard post.
I'm actually listing photos of items I hope to sell in my own little space in an antique mall.
I haven't met the owner of the shop yet
except online and on the phone,
but I already like her A LOT because she is beyond nice
and considerate to the extreme.
Many antique shop owners will not rent a mall space
to someone who isn't local.
I've been told by others that it just doesn't work out.
One's space needs to be tended to
as items sell, the space spruced up and kept fresh.
However, Billie, the owner of Cottage in Vancouver, Washington,
is agreeable to the idea of letting me share in her business
despite my being an out-of-towner.
She just opened her shop this past Tuesday
and it is the culmination of a lifelong dream for her.
She sells antiques and vintage items,
everything from shabby chic to industrial.
I'm excited for her!
IF you live in the Vancouver area,
I hope you will visit the Cottage!
With gasoline edging toward $5 a gallon and
Vancouver being about 70 miles away from where I live,
it was her idea that I send her some photos of items I have.
And then we can figure out how to proceed.
I may indeed need to wait until I move to the Vancouver area
(that may happen by the fall ... but with The Hubby
one never knows for SURE what life will bring:)
But ... if I can set up a little shop space now,
I could sure clean out my closests!
Figuring out ways to display and sell some
of my 8,000+ postcards
will be a challenge, but I'm hoping that the
altered book format will be the answer.
STILL working on that!
I know that presentation is important and these are just "photos,"
but .... imagine, if you will, a cute little beige vanity
with drawers brimming with goodies ...
or a large shabby chic shelving unit
with the glass doors opened wide,
each shelf filled with treasures.
Would these items beckon you?:)!
Let's see.. and then there's the French enamelware kitchen rack, the framed Art Nouveau perfume labels, the records I'm going to turn into decorator bowls, the vintage French key chain fobs, the antique crumb duster set, the wooden shoe molds.... Hmm... I might be adding some more photos:)