Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lighted hall tree

Yesterday, while I was standing in line at the bank, Betty from the Alameda store called me and told me that she had just sold the hall tree that I had in my booth. That makes at least 3 pieces of furniture this month. Woo Hoo!!

So what' s a girl to do? I trotted out to the workshop and made a new one this afternoon. It's made using a shutter that came from Galveston after hurricane Ike. These are kinda fun to build. I make a cornice for the top so that I can put a light in it. I am down to my last shutter. This next one will be a little harder to use. I will remove get my husband to remove the hardware off of it before I will be able to use it.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

All settled

Now you see it . . .
. . . now you don't.

Yesterday, Joan and I moved out of Third Coast Antiques and into Betty's Trash to Treasures Too. This is a nice space. We were able to get an entire wall so it gives us some "presence" in the room. It has great light, electricity, and it even has a door that can be opened for bring in larger pieces or for moving in like we did yesterday.

We will be tweaking it as we go, but we were running out of time. We tried to utilize the screens that we had over at Third Coast, but they didn't work as well in this space unless we take them apart.

Since it has less square feet than the booth we had at Third Coast, we had to bring a lot of it back home. As things sell, we will be able bring it back. I enjoy doing the buying part, but probably should stop for awhile . . . if I can! That is asking an awful lot!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Big changes

It seems that when there are big changes to be made, they are rarely done when it would be the most convenient. This is certainly not the time of year for big projects, but something's got to give.

Next week, I will be moving my booth spaces around - closing one and expanding the other. It should prove to be a great thing, just difficult timing. I will get an entire wall in one of the front rooms at Betty's on Alameda. It has great natural light. I will even have outside access for moving larger items. Well, I need to gather some moving boxes . . .