My booth at Orange Tree Antiques Mall in Orlando is ready for Holiday Shoppers.
Those of you who have booths know this is a huge undertaking. Usually about 3 times a year I take just about everything out of my booth and start over. Christmas is one of those times. It keeps the booth fresh and this is the time that I reevaluate prices and merchandise. Somethings that have not sold just need to go back to the thrift store where they came from!
The whole process takes about 4 hours, but it feels so good to have it done. I thought I would share some pictures.
In my excitement over buying vintage linen I often don't see holes and stains. I quit kicking myself and now I just see it as an opportunity. I cut around the bad parts and make aprons out of the table cloths. I price these at $10 and sell out every year.
My holiday linen is a very good seller.
Here is the candles I made on this post.
(3 of these have already sold, if you have a booth, get these in. They were a huge seller for me last year)
This was just an Ok sign, I wish I was better at sign making. I typed the word Noel and then ran some sheet music threw my printer. I then sat outside with a match, burn't the edges, and used some paint for a little distressing.
Throughout the year I collect Avon Christmas perfume bottles. I can only price them at $3-$4 dollars so, I never pay more than $1 for them. I do think they add a nice touch and they always sell.
Christmas plates are a hard sell for me so, I buy very few and only buy plates made by Lefton, Fitz & Floyd etc.
If I have any old quilts with holes or stains, it is really easy to make them into Christmas stockings. I price them at $9 and I think I sold a dozen of them last year.
So, there you have it. My booth and online store are ready and waiting! Here's hoping I have the right items, a good mix, the right prices, and lots of customers.......That's a lot of hoping.
Is your booth or on-line store ready? What is your best selling Christmas item?