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Friday, April 2, 2010


It took the better part of two days, and we're STILL not totally done, but here's what my new downstairs booth space looks like...

I still need to drop off lots of smalls this weekend, add twinkle lights and another lamp, and just foof it a bit more, so please keep that in mind when casting a critical eye on my new booth.

To refresh y'all's memories, I  finally was given a much coveted first floor booth space in my antique mall, and we all know what that means....more traffic, more visibility, more sales. 'Nuff said.

To give you some perspective, here's what we started with two days ago...don't forget to click photos to enlarge!

Hey, at least it's not fugly pegboard. Hallelujah!

Self-explanatory thorn in my side.

So from that....

To this...

Sorry for the sub-par lighting and lack of sharpness in some of these photos. I think I was so pooped my hands were shaking!

Thanks Debbie and Cat Daddy for the awesome chair!

Believe it or not, I'm actually the first to introduce creepy baby doll heads to our antique mall!
Viva la change!

Okay, so ignore the price tags, pen and tape sitting on the chair there!

I know you be lovin' my "Dead People's Stuff" sign I purchased from the vendors of the same name at Warrenton. 

You need gorgeous garden art?
We gotcha covered at Fiona and Twig!

And from the awwwww, sooooo cute files, one of the mall owners has five brand new baby kitties on the premises that he brought out for their worldwide debut...
Their itty bitty little eyes aren't even opened yet!

Say hello To Bobby above, he's the mall owner of your dreams. He and Vickie both, great people, super accommodating...I'm lucky.

Mr. Twig even got in on the act. Likes to tell people he doesn't like cats. Hmmm, yeah, whatev.  ;-)

So that's it for now!
I'd like to thank the mall owners for always being so supportive, encouraging and accepting of whatever sort of funky stuff I want to unleash on our sleepy little town.
And I'd especially like to thank Mr. Twig for being such an invaluable help to me all day today.
Thanks honey, you're the best!

More pics to come in the days ahead, thanks for looking!
Have a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend!


Chickens in the Basement said...

I think you have been way too hard on yourself. It looks great! Love all of your old clocks! The wood on your walls is wonderful!

Unknown said...

I would so shop your booth and never leave! So many cool things. I wish I lived closer! Good luck!


Diane Mars said...

I think everything looks so inviting, I love it you and Mr Twigs did a great job. Very cool, I bet your sales will be very good. (: Hugs, Diane

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Anne... that booth space is awesome! It looks so big! You have such wonderful wares! I really hope that your booth does so much better on the main floor!
good luck!
Happy Easter!

Sarah said...

Looking good, Anne. Congrats on your new space!
Have a great weekend!

Simple Home said...

It looks wonderful. I wish I could come by and shop. You've got some wonderful items. Loved the kittens too!
Have a wonderful Easter.

Sheila said...

LOOOKING GOOD! Your booth is AWESOME BLOSSOM! have a great weekend.


Tina said...

Oh I love it Anne. Congratulations - all of your hard work looks fantastic!! Your displays are amazing and I love so many of your gorgeous items, wish I could visit! Good luck with your booth and Happy Easter to you ~ Tina x

Heidi said...

Looks like loads of fun! I will definitely look for you on my next trip to TX. Happy Easter!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

It just looks wonderful, have such marvelous goodies! Wish I lived closer!!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Anne, your booth looks wonderful!!! I love your doll head, I have a small collection of them in my guest bedroom, it freaks the company out!! Happy Easter!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Your space turned out wonderful!! How far are you from San Antonio. It would be so much fun to visit your shop.
Patricia :o)

Shannon said...

I already see too many items I would like to purchase! Great stuff :)

Victoria said...

Everything looks wonderful! Love the layout! Props to you!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Anne, you guys did a super job. It's a bigger space than I thought you were getting. Love the slope ceiling and the wood slats on the walls. Great furniture and smalls! Oh those kitties are just so cute, I think you need a couple of them to keep Winnie company. I know you're glad to finally have it done and put together. The photos were great.
ly, talk soon,

Prior said...

Yes, I think it is your mission to spread the cool funky ware news to a dark, and ugly plastic world! It looks marvelous and the musical notes on the bentwood chair hit such a sweet note! Good luck on your new space!

Jennifer@woodleycottage said...

OOOH, I love it!! I want that... and that.... ooooh look at that!!! I must admit the doll head did scare the hell out of me! I'm heading up as soon as the holiday company leaves!! You're just a hop skip and a jump from me in the big city of San Antonio! ROAD TRIP! Can't wait. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Wow... you have done so much work! It looks fantastic! Very welcoming space... you are sure to have LOTS of sales!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Downstairs booths are soooo much better...I'm sure you will see a increase in sales:) It looks outstanding! Happy Easter to you and your family!


Beatnheart said...

congradulations and welcome to the world of a professional seller! I've been in a mall for about 9 years now and its really great...I started off doing flea markets but so much work...and out in the sun all day...I love being in a mall and they do all the paperwork , taxes etc. I just get a check every month... I do hope those gentlemen are getting their cat fixed.!!

Sarah said...

Love it! Anytime I go to antique malls (which is quite a lot) I am always drawn to the put together booths rather than the lumped together ones. Yours certainly takes the cake!

Ali said...

Ooh, so lovely! I am in Japan now but when I return to Texas, next summer, I am going to have to make me a little trip! Congratulations on your little space!

littlethings1 said...

I would love to come & shop !! Love love your booth & the baby kittens are precious !!

the old white house said...

Anne it looks utterly fabulous! You will do well I'm sure! Happy Easter, Theresa

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Anne, Your booth looks wonderful! The first thing that caught my eye was the "Dead People's Stuff" sign, lol. I see a lot more things I love though, for example that large old suitcase and the hanging iron bowl.
I wish you very good sales and Happy Easter!

Bunnym said...

Perfect! Perfect! Perfect! Good Luck hon!


ps. how much for the kitties?

Julie Ann said...

You've done such a Great job on your booth!! It looks so inviting and beautifully placed! Those kittens are the Sweetest!

The Little Red Shop said...

Oh, what fun! Congratulations on your new space, Anne. Have a beautiful and blessed Easter!

: )

Julie M.

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

What a Difference in 2 Days ~ Your Space is Fabulous! I bet you are Exhausted.... Job Well Done

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Goodness, Anne. A fabulous spot right next to the stairs! and beautifully decorated, too. Your hard work shows. Rest now and have a Happy Easter!

Kate said...

You have got your groove on. Looks amazing Anne, and I think the dead peoples stuff sigh is uber cool. Wow I wish you all the best.

Have a wonderful Easter Holiday

Love ya

Marlene said...

Wonderful!!! congratulations on your wonderful new booth! downstairs!! yes very coveted space..I love your colors and the overal design of your booth..It would make me want to come in and shop shop shop!!!!

raggygirlvintage said...

Quite the transformation, it was worth all your hard work!

Lou said...

Looks fantastic! Hope you have great sales... Absolutely love the cot!! Wish it would fit in the post.. not that I have a bub to put in it.... but would be lovely filled with vintage dolls and teddies...
Lou xx

BellaRosa said...

Anne amor, I think your new space looks beautiful! I really need to get to Texas :) Have a wonderful Easter! Besos, Rose

ps..Thank your for your visit to my lil blog and your so sweet comment :) I am still walking on air from everyone's kindness :)

The French Bear said...

Looks so good! I wish I could come and shop!
Happy easter!
Margaret B

Debby said...

It looks fabulous!! Happy Easter!

Rory said...

Beautiful booth. Nice post. What a great eye you have!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said... looks great! Your hard work paid off! My eye spied quite a few treasures I would love to have!! Happy Easter! xoxo

Theresa said...

Oh Anne, I am so excited for you and for all of those lucky shoppers. Beautiful! You are going to be selling lots of goodies in that new location. Hey, right by the stairs, perfect! Well, my basket if full... where do I checkout:) Have a blessed day my friend and your cutiepie husband! Hugs from Georgia!

Polly said...

Hey girl! It looks fabulous! I love how you have those stairs right by your booth! I bet that thorn in your side box comes in handy one of these days when you need height for something! It may just be a happy thorn in your side!

Ok, you've got some great stuff! I love all the white painted furniture and the wire baskets and the cottage shutter!

I hope your sales are awesome in your new booth! Based on how it looks, you should do great!!

Happy Easter weekend!



Junk Exchange said...

anne - your booth is perfect! loving the freshness, the spring-ey attitude .. one criticism .. it needs more 'JUNK'!!!!! .. come to waco soon and i will take you shoppin ..glad you are back from warrenton - the blog-a-spear (lol!) was dreary with you .. love ya'


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good luck in your new space, Anne! I think it looks fabulous ~ no critical eye here! Love your displays and the smalls. It looks like you were able to hide that non-removable box. I think it all looks great!

My Life And Loves said...

Love love love it! I see so many things I would buy! You're very talented putting it all together - always love visiting your blog!



Lisa said...

I am nuts for the new space. Good job girl! I see a few things I would love already, starting with the creepy doll head! There you go, a maverick bringing the creep to kerrville. I gotta go read your Warrengton posts now. Jodie told me your a sweetie, can't wait to see for myself. Lisa

Claudia said...

Your space looks scrumptious! I think I could do some damage there!


Donna Reyne' said...

Hello My dearest Anne!
Wow! You were not kidding when you said you were getting a BIGGER space!
So much more space!
"I love what you've done with the place"

Have fun...isn't that why you do this?

Have a Blessed Easter! Nice to see Mr. Twig in to speak!
Hugs my friend...donna

Jane Carlstrom said...

FAbulous arrangement. It looks so desirable, ya make me dool with lust. Best wishes on your new and wonderful first floor space.

Joni @ Banks Springs Cottage said...

Your booth looks great. I wish I lived close by to go shopping. Envious here...

Unknown said...

Good job girl! You have such a talent, I need you to come over and help me.
Enjoy your day!

Jane said...

The booth looks great. I saw so many things I would buy!! Looks like your spot next to the steps is a perfect location.

Jaime Haney said...

you've got the knack lady. this is beautiful and a place I'd spend time looking very closely at. ;) congratulation!

The Smith Hotel said...

Looks great! I might just have to borrow a couple of your ideas for my booth! It is alot of work but your space is fantastic! Wish I lived closer to see it in person!

Good luck on your new location,

Laurie said...

Ooooh, Anne, I'll take 1 of those, some of this and a whole bunch of that! If I ever come your way, I'd better bring a trailer! It is all arranged beautifully ~ congratulations, girl!
Blessings to you,

Rebecca said...

Anne it looks fabulous!
Now how far is that away from RT?
You did an amazing job!
Blessings to you this Easter

Dragonlady said...

Love how everything looks, I had to laugh at the pic of Mr. Twig with the kitty, you said he likes to say he doesn't like them, well, looking at the kittie, it has its mouth open like Mr. Twig is choking thought that was funny....kitties are cuties, but I am not a cat person either....

Unknown said...

Love it! Its fabulous! I so wish I lived even anywhere near you...I would scoop up those locker baskets, that cottage sign, that old milk crate on the floor, the hanging iron basket sans the wierd doll head...that's just a little too creepy for me! I love your junk! It's decidedly gorgeous!

deb christensen said...

it looks fabulous! love the doll head, she needs some friends.

Blue Creek Home said...

It looks great already, but I know that when you work some more of your magic on it, it will be absolutely the best booth on the block.
I love that it is right at the base of the stairs. That's great!

Dreamy Whites said...

Your booth looks great!! I am proud of you. You are an inspiration Anne! I wish I lived by you!
Those kittens are adorable!
Good luck with your new adventure~ I will be thinking of you!
Take CAre,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your booth is just lovely!! Wish I could see it in person!!

Creations By Cindy said...

I love it all girl! Happy Easter and be blessed. Cindy

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Anne,

I have nominated you for an award, you may pick it up at my blog but you don't have to follow the rules/instructions if you don't want to.

Happy Easter,


Anonymous said...

WOW, My "HATS OFF" to You Mrs.Twig (ANNE)...You really done a great job and the booth looks great....If we got all these people in that want to shop Your booth we would really need "that extra hand" at the counter You offered! Oops....I forgot we SOLD it....and guess what ? You would need to go shopping again !! Wishing you the very best, Robert & Vic....from "SUNRISE ANTIQUE MALL"

Six in One Hand said...

Your booth is gorgeous!!!!

I would like to talk to you about that rose hatbox you have...I want it!!!

nostalgia*gal said...

Congrats! Your booth looks Fantastic! I am loving so many of your finds!
May you be blessed with LOTS of sales!
Cheers, cindykay

The Feathered Nest said...

Anne!!! It's GORGEOUS!!!!!! You have such a knack for finding and displaying your wonderful finds!!!!! I'm so excited about your new space, you will DO AMAZINGLY!!!!!! I hope you've recovered from Warrenton and have big ol' puffy pockets filled with moola ~ hugs and love, Dawn

red.neck chic said...

Girl - that looks so fun! I could spend hours in there just to see each little thing - and that's the way it should be!!! I'm lusting over the glove mold...LUSTING I tell ya!!!

I know this will be fantastically awesome for you - I have total faith in you and your talent!!!


Jan Thomason said...

WOW! You did such a good job....and without my help!!
Your booth looks fabulous!! I can't wait to see what else you do to it:)
And someday, hopefully, I'll be mobile and will get to visit it in person.
It's wonderful, Anne, Just Like You.
bff, jan

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

Anne, your booth looks AMAZING! And fabulous! And spectacular! Such cool things. Great job!

alice said...

Your whole booth looks so inviting! I love it! Mayhaps you could rent it out for sleepovers!
smiles, alice

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