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Thursday, September 10, 2009

I rented my very first booth today!!!!!!!

 This is the banner I'll be hanging in my booth!

Do you think that was enough exclamation marks in the title?
Naaaah, I think not. Here's a few more...  !!!!!!!!!!!

Can ya tell I'm just a wee bit excited?
Doin' the happy dance here,
I cannot believe that it's FINALLY a reality!

Here's the scoop:

This is where I'll be located.

It's a well established antique mall with tons of foot traffic.
It's a gorgeous, two-story, turn of the century building
complete with creaky wooden floors and a tin ceiling.
It houses over 20,000 sq ft of antique bliss! Here's a few interior pics...

Lots of nifty retro signage above the front entrance.

Didn't I tell ya the tin ceiling was pretty rad?
Mmmm, hmmm, thought so.

Hey looky, we're headed up the stairs
to where my booth space is located!

I even love the stairs here!! Get a load of that patina.
Errr, maybe I oughta turn the gush factor down just a tad, ya think?

Okay now, kindly disregard the not so cool crap other dealer's stuff
in the space right now and picture all my rusty, chippy, industrial,
dreamy treasures instead. Got that image locked in? Okay, here's my spot...

Angle #1....I'm just off the stairs,
so I'll be getting loads of traffic!

Thankfully, the cruddy looking carpet is going,
leaving me with the glorious, original hardwood floors beneath.
Yippee Skippy!

Angle #2:

Angle #3:

That black bookcase might be staying, not sure yet.
It doesn't exactly rock my world, but I guess I could make it work for me.

More views...

So whaddaya think? It's not my dream space, but it's a start!

Here's a review of the mall that I cribbed from the web:

★★★★★ by Yahoo User
This is great fun! You can spend a couple of hours here poking around the many different dealer's areas. You'll find antique dolls toys vintage clothing coca cola memorabilia books china furniture and all the stuff you can remember from either your life your parents' life or your grandparents' life. The prices are great and the building itself is vast. The wooden floors and high ceilings sets you in the mood for years gone by. Poke around at your heart's content and find a few treasures to take home. Also because it is right in downtown Kerrville take some time to walk through some of the art galleries museums and shops all within walking distance. And...stop and have lunch at one of the good eateries right in downtown - lots of choices!

Here's two of the owners. Nice, nice ladies!
They even posed for this pic for me!

I head downtown bright and early to pay my deposit.
I don't think I'll actually taking possession until after Warrenton,
so that's good news for all you dealer buddies
who'll be selling hear that Theresa? Mindy? Troy?
That means I'll be making one last hurrah
to stock up on inventory. Bring your good junk, k? ;-)

Big hugs to everyone who has walked this walk with me thus far!


Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Girl... How exciting is this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the Location, yes you are in a good spot! right next to stairs... I'm pulling for you, hope your have a ball setting up shop...xoxo~kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Yippee, I am equally excited for you. Now I can't wait to plan a visit, of course after Warrenton, this will be so much fun! Excited excited excited .... !!!! Can you tell I am for you!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Yeah for you Anne!!! How exciting to be realizing a dream for yourself...that is HUGE!!! The space looks like it has some real potential, I can't wait to see all of your beautiful items in there :) Love you shop name too!

:) T

Unknown said...

We are pretty new at this and how well I remember our first booth at the mall. It was so exciting and I went every day to make sure everything was perfect and nothing out of place. It will get in your blood and the next thing you know, you have 3 booths (voice of experience). Congrats and Good Luck!!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I just found your lovely blog through June's "Laughing with Angles" blog! Yay! Congratulations on your booth!! I have always wanted to do that, but the prices for booth space are crazy most places!! Looks like you have a great location in the store. So exiting!!

anythinggoeshere said...

Congrats on your booth. I will be excited to follow your progress!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Wonderful!!! I'm thrilled you found the spot to get started in. You will have so much fun!! Of course you will keep us posted with photos. "One small step for Anne...and then the world!"

Hill Country House Girl said...

Anne, So, so excited for you! I saw that first picture and thought "Hey, that's the mall in Kerrville!" Wishing you the best and I will be by to visit soon! Ann

Britt said...

Congrats! It looks like a really fun place, and I do love the ceiling and those beautiful worn stairs.

Anne Lorys said...

Ladies, thank you from the bottom of my heart! I'm pooped, I was so wired that I didn't sleep AT ALL last night. Was up all night designing my business cards and doing research .... running on fumes right now. But having the time of my life. :-)
Love y'all,
~ Anne

Unknown said...

You take those exclamation points alllll they was out if you want to!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like you deserve it, what a fun & exciting new adventure. I wish you the best of luck & much success.
SITS rawks ;)

Kathy said...

Anne - Congrats on your booth space. You're gonna have a blast!

Thanks for visiting my blog...about that painting thing...start with something that you can practice on - and you'll be fine! :)

Take care, Kathy

Duchess of Tea said...

Best wishes on your new venture, thank you for the tour.


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