Today was our day to go clean and fluff up our room at Brothers Antique Mall in Medina. We love doing this. First, we get to see what has sold and second we (me) get to move stuff around and restock. We have this room and a glass case located in another room.
Next to the glass case is an empty corner. Well, it was empty until today. A new vendor is moving in. She has painted the wall a deep russet and built a distressed wood display wall unit. It is beautiful. That empty corner now looks so inviting that it has improved the entire room.
We think (no, we are sure)we had a bit of shoplifting in our booth. Time for cameras to deter. It really upset me. We had shoplifting in our store years ago and I took it so personally. I have always felt we treated our customers as friends and in fact, many of them became good friends over the years. Of course, at our booth, they took expensive items.
We are always surprised at how much stuff we sell and yet the room always look full when we stop by. We are having so much fun with this project, both the hunt for goods and the sale of goods. It is especially wonderful to do this together. John really loves the hunt and outlasts me no matter where we are looking: malls, estate sales, swap meets, antique fairs. He will look in every corner and pile. I am more a scanner perhaps from my years of shopping trade shows for The Creative Block shelves.
We are planning a long car trip across the states next year to find more stuff. Fun. A road trip and an antique hunt rolled into one is my idea of bliss. John's too. He is the best!
Workshops: Next Keith Lo Bue in Oct. and Lyne Perrella in Nov. There are spaces available in all workshops but not many. Sign up now. These are the final two workshop series weekends we are offering.