August 2, 2012

My Antiques Booth

It's been a long time since I've showed you around my booth at Orange Tree Antiques in Winter Park, Florida.  Excuse the pictures there is no natural light in my booth.  

OK, go ahead look around.....


Now don't mess anything up LOL, I just spent all of yesterday doing a total reset.  


Linen is my top seller





A new group of altered vintage bottles





3 times a year I pull everything out of my booth and start over. Those of you that have booths know that they end up getting cluttered, plus we get bored with how they look and redoing your booth always guarantees an increase in sales.....Watch, now a customer is going to have the nerve to come in and buy stuff and mess it all up again LOL!

Happy Creating!
Carol


41 comments:

Patty Patterson said...

It looks beautiful to me! I visit one antique shop here pretty regularly and she closes for a week a couple of times a year to rearrange. She sells on consignment and sometimes I get some great deals. But - I haven't found the buffet/sideboard table thingy I am looking for. I guess that means the hunt is still on. Which, also means I keep collecting stuff while I look.

Bonnie Jobe said...

Carol-
I could live in there...love the colors, creations and so girly, girly!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

If you wind up selling some stuff, I could live with the mess, Carol! Your booth looks great and I see some things that look familiar! Yesterday I went to get some chalk paint from a place that has booths. I really like her place and while she is full up with booths, I asked if I could go on the waiting list. So that's a start. I have another area I want to look into, but I feel good that I at least asked her about it.

Holly Loves Art said...

It's a beauty! All those pretty pastels are dreamy... looks like it would be a fun place to shop!

Gina said...

It's a beautiful feast for the eyes! I love it, Carol.
Why oh why can't the antique malls around here have anything that looks even similar to yours?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Carol,
It all looks soooo PRETTY!!! I love all your bottles, what a wonderful selection you have there.

Blessings,
Linda

marda said...

Your booth looks amazing.. just wish I could go shopping in there. Lots of things I'd buy.. and mess up your space!!! Hope you have lots of customers coming in.

Createology said...

Dreamy space dear. I should like to buy one of everything...but I shan't as shipping would kill me...not to mention Mr. C who hates everything I love would kill me more. Your style is gorgeous, romantic, and comfortable. Blissful Joy...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of the pretty pinks and blues and linens are what I go for first! I have to say though...if I come to your booth, I would have to have one of those altered bottles! They are very sweet!

Susan Erb said...

Carol,

I love the Mary planter (I have a real soft spot for those) and the altered Avon jar and the bulletin board and...well, okay, it all looks great! I'll bet it felt good to do all of that rearranging. Always so inspiring to see your space, as I attempt to clean up my messy craft area...blah.

Sue

NanaDiana said...

Carol- Oh! What a sweet, enchanting booth. I just love it. You have a nice eye for dressing it up and it looks lovely! xo Diana

lynn said...

it all looks darling, carol:) i always loved re-doing my booth, too:)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So many sweet and feminine goodies, Carol! Love all of your creations...and the linens are calling to me!

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - looks so fantastic and Romantic Shabby! Love the wallpaper!

You're so right on breathing new life into booth space by a reset and moving stuff around!!!

-pamela ;)

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Your booth looks very pretty and fresh. Love all the pastel colors and the way you have your linens displayed.

I think my booth is ready for a redo. My back wall is covered in nail and pin holes and needs patched and painted! LOL! I think I'll wait til things slow down.

Keep up the good work. Happy selling!

hugs
Sissie

Marilyn said...

Shopping in your space would be so much fun! I hope lots of somebodies come in and clean you out! Fun to see some of the pieces you've shown us how to do, too.♥♫

Elyse said...

hi carol,

it's always such a treat to find booths just like yours!

happy summer wishes

xo
elyse

Connie said...

Your booth is absolutely lovely . . . I love all the soft colors. You are quite a talented gal. Do you actually have ladies come in and mess up your displays? Shame on them, maybe you need a cute sign that tells them they are being watched on video. Have a great day . . . beautiful booth. Connie :)

Bring Pretty Back said...

I wish I could see your booth in person! I love how you have everything displayed!! PRETTY!
Thank you for the comment /advice in my blog - Oh my gosh - I don't know how this turned into such a debacle for me!
Hugs!
Have a pretty day my friend!
Kristin

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your booth looks great. It is a lot of work to re-do, but what a difference it makes. I'll be re-doing mine very soon as well. Fall and winter take on a whole new look.

Katherine said...

Oh I love your booth!!! So much girly charm and jampacked with your stunning creations! :D What more can anyone want?! :P Beautiful work indeed!

Hugs,

Celestina Marie said...

How dare someone mess it up by buying a pretty!!! LOL This made me laugh as I remember those days of just getting my booth space all fixed with new vignettes and have to go right back and redo. LOL
I justs love your space and all your treasures displayed so wonderful.
I could shop here forever. I also know when I used to shake things up every month or so, I would get new sales with things that were there for too long. Move it and sell it.

You are amazing. Love those linens and your new wall shelves are fabulous. Love the one displaying your gorgeous bottles.

Thank you for the tour.
Have a great weekend. I am heading on vacation and treasure hunt!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, carol! Your booth is a delight! I love...love...love all the soft pastels. Your lovely linens, barkcloth pillows and painted pieces are all so wonderful and eyecatching!
Thanks for sharing...If only I lived closer!!
Blessings, my friend!
Carolynn xo

slowlaneblog.com said...

So much loveliness in one spot

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Such a pretty and cheerful booth. If I ever get that way..I'm going to find it! One of the consignment shops near me moves all of her stuff around a few times a week. It looks like a new store every time I go in. It's really is amazing how moving it around gives a whole new look to it.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I see some great treasures..I should come over and "mess up your booth" LOL!!
Yes, rearranging the booth pays off! I try to do that too. Always helps to keep it clean looking too!
Happy Weekend! Thanks for being my friend!
Warmly,
deb

pipigirl said...

id be like a kid in a candy shoppe. i so need to redo mine too. once a yr. good idea.

Barbara said...

Lovely booth! It is so organized and easy to see the items...

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Lovely booth! Thanks for the inspiration. Wish we had such booths here. Ours are so ugly and junky! Once i open mine, I want to fluff it once a week- really put a lot into it. That's why I'm waiting for the perfect time. I don't want to do it half way. ♥

hopeandjoyhome said...

Looks great Carol! My booth is in 20% off mode right now and when the dust clears I plan a total do over. If you move stuff around it sells better!

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❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I think I could spend a bit of time in your booth. I see alot of goodies!! And I love how you have your linens on hangers...makes shopping so much easier. I tend to pass them by when they are just stacked on top of each other. I'm sure that I have missed a good bargain or two by doing so LOL

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

Carol,
Looks fantastic!!
Wish I lived closer so I could come and shop..

Hugs,
Deb

Ruby Jean said...

Oh look at all that Yummyness!!!! I am loving that slip/skirt hanging there.. :) Hey did you get a new header by the way!! I am LOVING your new look.. :)

Claudia Tyler said...

Dear Carol,

Thanks for the great photos. I think rearranging your sales area is inspiring and motivating. It also allows customers to "see" things they never noticed before.

Just received my table top mannequin I ordered. Saw yours in an earlier blog and was inspired. Will let you know how I "dress" her.

Debbiedoo's said...

Your booth is fantastic Miss Carol!

SavannahGranny said...

Hi Carol, The booth looks beautiful. The pastel colors are so soothing and perfect foil for this hot weather.
You have some really neat stuff. If I ever get down that way I will be popping in. Promise not to muss things.
What is that saying we told our children? " Look with your eyes not with your hands"
xo Ginger

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Don't ya just hate it when the customers mess up your booth? LOL....my pet peeve is coming in to find some Star Wars thing sitting on my sweet cottage shabby bench....ugh! Your booth looks so nice Carol. xo

Annesphamily said...

Carol your booth looks fabulous! I really enjoy your sweet posts! You are awesome!

Char said...

Oh Carol,
I can see that you have been very busy and it all looks just beautiful.
I always try and be mindful when I go through someones booth for the very reason you just stated. It's perfect, but hopefull not for long, it's all going to go out the door and make so many happy,
Char

Kelley Highway said...

I need two 1961 plates, one 1984 and 1986 plates for my kids and one 1987 plate for my son-in-law. Love that pink one, and I saw that table you shared in a later post!