Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Booth Update...And Need Your Advice...

Took the farm table over to my booth yesterday, and I finally remembered to take along my camera.  Here are a couple pictures from my space...


Wooden Chalkboard Toolbox





Can you believe the pink dresser is still there...I thought it would be the first thing to sell.  It would be such a shame if I had to bring it home and keep it!


Spot the toddler?  He's my Design Coordinator...

I'm still trying to figure out what buyers are really looking for here...I'm not from the area where my booth is located, so I'm not familiar with the demographic there.

Maybe I'm expecting too much too soon, but it seems like the things that are more my style (rusty, industrial, farmhouse) are getting more interest in my Etsy store.  I'm still deciding whether to try to sell my large items there.  I'm a little intimidated by trying to ship big furniture. Anyone have any experience with this? 
Would you change your "style" to fit with a shop, or would you try to find a shop that better fits your style?  Did you find that your booth became more successful after a couple months?  I chose this shop because the owner allows and encourages repurposing and upcycling, which is something I had trouble finding in other shops.  I'd love any advice you have to offer (on this or anything you see here).
Thanks so much!!

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6 comments:

A Few Pennies said...

I know we can't blame everything on the "economy", but I think some of it right now with the holidays is just that; my booth sales slowed down a bit--last month I put up a "20% off anything over $10.00" and sales really picked up. I'm leaving it up til after New Years. Hey; everybody loves a bargain--20% won't hurt that much and moves things along. Good luck; love your booth items!

Amanda said...

Hi Erin!
You left me the nicest comment (about a month ago!) asking for tips on booth display, etc. I was so flattered, and had every intention of responding, but I don't think I ever did! I'm so sorry! I have some thoughts to share with you. I think I'll write you an email though....I might run out of room here! You have so many great finds in your booth! I wish you lots of luck! Now, I'm going to look for your email!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

thistlewoodfarm said...

I am with you....I'm from an area where vintage is not really in....I don't understand it, but apparently there are some people who like everything new! Go figure. I think your booth looks great!

Bristol said...

Love the farm table, what great items in your booth~
Bristol

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

I think your booth is amazing!!! and I am with you....I thought that pink dresser would be long gone by now!!

I don't think I would change my style to fit into a particular shop... If you do that you could slowly lose your love for what you do! I would search around and find a shop that better fits your style. I think you will be much happier in the long run that way!! :)

frugal-interior-design said...

I wouldn't change my style to conform with demand. I'd want to keep my own personal interest in what I was doing and obtaining. I'm a huge fan of rusty, old, repurposing and upcycling. If there aren't many others who do what you are doing, then that's good. You will stand out from the rest and eventually be appreciated for what you offer.

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