Monday, January 19, 2009

My Little Shop

This is just a quick little post to show my little corner in the Branson Craft Mall. Mom and I share a booth there --- she makes comfy-cozy jackets from sweatshirts and decorated T-shirts. The picture is not very good quality --- phone cameras just don't stand up to my Canon, but I forgot to take the Canon with me. Oops! We moved to a different part of the mall and took a whole new approach to the display. Gone are the rotating card racks which just seemed to get in the way. Everything will be on the walls. My photography is there, too. And we have warm and inviting lighting and props.

My antique treasure-hunting was rewarded with the telephone bench seen on the right side. Way back when people had only one phone in the home and it was on a short cord on a little table they sat nearby while they talked. So these tables were often found in a hallway or foyer, a central location. Can you imagine that? Anyway, I just thought it would be a cozy display and goes well with the table built on an old Singer treadle machine base.

This is the slow time of year here, but I need these couple of months to restock. Then I'll pray for a successful reopening in March!


Carolyn Bounds said...

Your little shop looks so cozy and just as I had imagined. I am sure business will be picking up very soon. After all, Valentine's Day is right around the corner.

I also left you a little something on my blog:o)


Lauri said...

Such an inviting booth! I am glad you moved away from the round displays; I see those at craft shows and always thought there should be a better way to display cards. They look so much more like artwork this way!

DonnaMundinger said...

How cute and inviting Barb! I'm sure you'll have great success. xxD

Lynette said...

I was there last March! How cool! If we come back down there, I'll look you up.

Myrt said...

Oh Barb, what a cozy little corner - you have it fixed up so nicely! How nice that you share the booth with your mom.
I love the little lamp - too cute! Thanks for sharing, friend!