Wednesday, April 29

Wouldn’t it be lover-ly?

I’ve been dreaming of having my very own booth at an antique market.  Wouldn’t it be fun to gather goodies and display them to sell?  There are SO many of these markets around with so many beautiful ideas too.  I would want MY booth to be very special and stand out from the rest!


My mother and I used to decorate the store front of my dad’s pharmacy in Ohio.  We had so much fun changing out the displays every month.  My mother was and will always be my inspiration!  She taught me to grow and arrange flowers, taught me how to sew, helped me learn how to re-purpose things, and most of all how to appreciate the little things in life.

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I have so many things in my home now that would sell really well in an antique shop!  None, I am willing to part with however!  It seems that the things I love others like too.  Is that enough to venture in to a retail type business?

It would be nice to have some extra income to support my thrifty habits though!   How do you get started doing something like this?  Is it worth the time and expense?


I wouldn’t want MY booth to be a copycat of the others.  What would make it special and more attractive?  Color perhaps?  A specialty of some sort?  I have way too many favorites to concentrate on ONE thing!


Maybe an Etsy shop?  Sell on Ebay?  What about the hassles of shipping?  I don’t think I would want to spend so much time at the post office!

Just dreaming here this morning. Time to go to work!

What are you dreaming about today?

Love,  Kathi

(photos from Flicker)


  1. I think you can get the post office to pick stuff up from your house now. When I go to antique malls I love the booths that are arranged like rooms. But I know I wouldn't be able to give up any of my stuff, either. Hunting for new stuff to sell would be a great job, in my opinion.

  2. I think it is a neat dream to have, Kathi. Maybe you should hang out at one of your favorite antique malls and talk to some of the vendors about what goes into having and maintaining a booth. I'd love to learn to make really wonderful jewelry and sell it on etsy or ebay!

  3. Awww, Kathi, it was great to meet you too. You're a sweet lady & I enjoyed spending some time with you. We'll have to do another trip later on.

  4. I would probably end up buying the other vendors stuff and never make a cent myself:) Antique Malls are dangerous places for me to hang out because I usually want it all:)

  5. Go for it! I is good for the planet too! Recycling!

  6. I find myself wondering the same things at times. My two uncles buy and sell on ebay, and they have a thriving business. I think about antique malls and how much fun it would be to have a stand to arrange and decorate. You are creative. I say, "go for it." Well, maybe not, if parting with your treasures would be hard to do. That is me too. Fun to dream, right????