Hello Sweet Friends! If you are new around here, welcome! I have a booth at the Virginia Beach Antique Mall here in Virginia Beach where I sell all my treasures that I make over. The last time I took y’all on a trip to my booth was in October, so I thought it was time for another visit!
I have a pretty good sized booth and it takes quite a bit to keep it looking full. I take a few quick cell phones pics each time I drop off something new so I can share later!
When I last shared my booth, this is where we left off:
That bookcase and white striped dresser on the back wall sold, so I brought in the free-to-me mini island and this child’s desk set:
And moved a couple of things around…
I also brought in this coffee table that I took home and redid.
That, the spindle bench, and the two vintage white dressers behind them sold and I brought in the pink and white striped dresser that used to be both my boys’ changing table when they were babies. You can barely see it there in this picture…
I also brought in the dresser on the back wall that Jack and I worked on together:
Then one day I came into find this:
And a few days later:
It seems people were in the market for dressers! The mini island sold as well.
I have mentioned I was pretty cleaned out after January, so brought in this huge bookcase and that oval vanity stool, and I had just brought in that set of night tables in the background the week before…
Still very much in need of inventory, I added the white mini hutch…
Notice that French provincial end table has been hanging around for a long while.
But the bookcase sold quickly and I brought in the big blue hutch…
My hard-working helper…
I’m sure he didn’t even know I was taking his picture. (Where did those legs come from so fast??)
I sold one of the pair of night tables, and brought in Mom’s antique table and that big folding screen.
Then I added the white china cabinet I just shared last week:
And the two tables my Dad made you can see in the background to the right…
The oldest things in my booth are the birdhouse lamps. I finally changed out the shades to see if that helps them sell.
These bar stools have been here longer than I thought they would be…
You just never know what will sell! (How many images of me in the mirror did you see? It’s like a game of where’s Christy?!)
This girl’s table and chair set was the most recent thing I dropped off:
My booth finally feels stocked again, but I did just sell the screen and the French provincial end table…finally yay! And I better get to work!
Hope you enjoyed this little field trip!
If you missed my last booth update, you can see it HERE.
If you have a booth or are thinking about renting one, you may enjoy my 10 Tips to a Successful Booth:
I was originally planning to share a curbside suitcase find on Tuesday, but it isn’t quite ready for its big debut, so I’ll be sharing this little 80’s gem instead:
Have a great weekend! 🙂
UPDATE: Check out how I purged this little cutie of the 80’s HERE now!
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I’ve been reading your blog, but did not dare to write, because my English is very very bad.
I see my favorite lamp! Why are they not sold? They are waiting for me! I just need to travel 9600 kilometers.
Wish you good luck!
And a big Hello from Novosibirsk.
PS: Sorry for my English
Hi Lusy, thank you so much for writing! Just so you know, your English is excellent!! I’m not sure why the lamps have not sold yet either. I think they are really cute. One of them did have a loose connection where you turn it on, but I fixed it. 🙂
Christina in FL says
Wow, it is so fun to see the evolution of your booth. 🙂 I love seeing it change from essentially white to more of the blue. Wonderful to see your beautiful pieces be adopted. Congratulations and I can’t wait to see the luggage.
I’m glad you enjoy seeing my booth evolve, Christina! It is fun for me too. 🙂 I meant to tell you too the other day that I saw where Michaels bought Hancock Fabrics after they went under, so I know they are coming online, but I’m curious to see if Michaels will be carrying their fabric in their stores now too? That would be awesome! Thanks again for cluing me in. 🙂
Christina in FL says
Oh Christy, I’ll tip in at my local Michaels as well. I love your favorite fabric. 🙂
Marcie Lovett says
Always fun to see what’s happening in the booth and revisit some old favorites!
Thanks, Marcie! I do enjoy looking back too! 🙂
Amy | Canary Street says
I always love checking out your booth space! You have the cutest stuff.
Thank you so much, Amy!! Glad you enjoy it! XOXO
Wish I lived near your booth!!!
I wish you did too, Carol! 🙂
Well, hallelujah–you’re things are constantly being sold! You’re such an inspiration to me; first, to clean up my act and define my “brand” better for a better looking space and second, to keep things moving around for fresh, new, displays of my things. Love your style of blogging and diy. Keep ’em coming!
Thank you, Christine! I do think it helps to have a cohesive look for sure. 🙂
Hi Christy! You really do a great business! I’m so inspired but we don’t have any place to put stuff! I would love to do what you do full time! You are my hero! You’re blog got me into trying new things ! Thank you!
Thank you, Mary! And to hear I inspired you to create is the best compliment ever!!! 😀 Keep trying new things! XOXO
Dianne Higgs says
Good thing I live so far away or I’d clean out your booth and redecorate my entire house with your goodies. I LOVE your design style and have copied a couple of your ideas over the last couple of months. Thanks for the inspiration!!!
Ha ha thank you, Dianne! I love that you are feeling inspired!! XO
Thank you, Roberta! XO
You do a nice job with your booth. I always enjoy seeing your updates.
Thank you, Paula!! XOXO
marilyn polifroni says
Love your little shop Christie… sure wish you weren’t so far away…
Thank you, Marilyn! I wish you were closer too! 🙂
Ruth Anne says
I enjoyed the virtual tour of your charming booth. It always looks so pulled together and perky! I envy your large space–mine is quite small and always looks cluttered b/c there is no room to spread out. Keep up the good work!
Thank you, Ruth Anne! I do love the large space, but it looks very sad when I am in need of inventory ha ha! XO
Marie|The Interior Frugalista says
Wow, that’s a nice size booth – didn’t realize how big it was before. Congratulations on a steady stream of sales, especially all those big pieces!
Thanks, Marie! When the owner was showing me the space, the previous renter still had their stuff in it. They had rented two spaces, so I figured I would take them both as well and see how it goes. I figure I can always ditch one if I want, but I like being able to spread out. 🙂
Cheril Zaret says
Hi Christy! What is the white paint you use on your pieces? I love the softness of the color.
Hi Cheril! My new favorite at the moment is Behr’s “Bit of Sugar”. It is just a touch more subtle than the Ultra Pure white that I usually use, but I love them both.
chris aka monkey says
i am so sorry that your booth is way too far from me because i would definetly go coo coo for cocoa puffs in it lol gosh i love so much of it xx
Ha ha you are so funny…thank you, Chris!! XOXO
I love your blog and have really enjoyed seeing everything in your booth. My only regret is that I don’t live nearby (I’m in England). You must be very proud, and rightly so. Keep up the good work.
Thank you so much, Lesley! Yes you are just a tad too far away ha ha. XO
I love getting a glimpse into your booth! The lamps will probably sell right away now. It is funny how that happens with things after a simple tweak. Looking forward to another suitcase upcycle as I have two I have been debating what to do with . 🙂
Thank you, Kimberly! I kind of don’t mind that the lamps haven’t sold because one of them lights up a dark corner, but yes they will probably sell now. And just between you and me, I haven’t finished the suitcase yet, so I’m looking forward to seeing what I do with it as well ha ha! 🙂
When I first started looking at your booth I wondered where the little pink table and chairs were and then as I scrolled down, there they were. Love the lampshades you put on the lamps. Can’t wait to see what you do with the other piece of luggage.
Yep it’s there ha ha. Usually children’s pieces don’t last so I’m surprised that set is still there…maybe it will sell this weekend. I like these shades on the lamps too, so maybe they will find a new home soon too, although I do like that the one lights up that dark corner. Have a great weekend! XO
Annie (Canada) says
There’s nothing like selling your pieces! It just validates that you’re doing the right thing and you are 🙂
So true, Annie, thank you!! XOXO
I love your booth. Do you think you could travel to Austin Texas and open one here? I would be your first customer!!!
Ha ha! Thank you, Diane!! XO
Julie B. says
Good morning, Christy! I just went antique-ing in FL this past week. 🙂 Very fun, since it was in a retirement community. I found some rare vintage Pyrex bowls that I have been wanting for a LONG time, but they are always too expensive when I *have* found them. These I got for a steal! Very fun, and tricky to bring home on the plane! 😉
All this to say, there were a couple of booths that *tried* to accomplish the same look as your booth, but failed horribly (so sad to say). Their pieces were sloppy and displayed poorly with ‘weird’ pops of color. I kept telling my shopping partner (aka as ‘my favorite first niece’), “They’re trying to do what (Christy) does, but failing.” Your booth looks great! So excited so much has been selling! Did the pink dresser sell, as well? I missed reading it, if it has, and I didn’t see it in your last pic.
Catching up on my blog reading since getting back. I think I may have to ‘skip’ some, but never yours! 😉
Hi Julie!! Welcome home! You are always so sweet to me and I appreciate ya, girl. 🙂 I like to look at other people’s painted pieces too, but there are only a couple of us in my antique mall at the moment. I bought a metal oval tray from a neighbor vendor that I thought was painted horrendously and I totally had plans to “fix” the paint job, bought I never did and I actually love it now…use it all the time in my photos lol. I did sell the pink and white dresser in January. A man bought it for his daughter. 🙂 Glad you found your coveted pyrex. Those can be SO pricey!! XOXO
Gloria Sears says
I just started following your blog, which I found through Pinterest. You are a girl after my own heart. I own an antique mall in Florida. We have some good upcycling dealers, like you. I wish you lived closer, because I would dearly love to have you in my mall. I look forward to following your posts.
Oh wow what a nice compliment, Gloria, thank you!! I’m so glad to have you following along with me! XO