Monday, April 10, 2017

Antiques Et Cetera - All Moved In!

Well the big day finally arrived and we have moved into our antique booth.  I realize we have a long way to go, a lot of things to tweak, and more furniture and vintage items to move in, but at least it's a start.

Louie and I spent all last week in Chicago packing things up and working on furniture we wanted to bring down.  So of course we had a big torrential rain storm the day we were planning on leaving, so we ended up renting an enclosed trailer to shove everything into.   Well, whatever works, right?

I desperately need to get some sheers or curtains of some type to hang behind the shelves so I can hide the peg board wall of the booth behind me.  Louie is also going to make me another shelving unit to match the 2 that he already built....

My space is about 12 ft by 10 ft and open on 3 sides.  The thing I really like about it is that it's a corner unit so I'll get traffic from two directions....

We just finishing re-doing that table.  Blog post to follow as soon as I catch my breath...

While we were setting things up a woman came over and raved on the table.  She just loved what I did with it and that made me feel good.

Here's the latest trunk I just finished.  Hmmm.... I think I need to do a blog post on that one too.  I AM behind!

We also just finished that cute little chair....

Chablis brought over a bunch of the signs she has made...

The booth next to me was empty yesterday and today the new owners were moving in.   I'd like to get a long bookshelf to put items on to separate my booth from theirs.

This will look SO much better with a backdrop.  Any suggestions beside curtains???

Chablis re-did this make-up table. It has a hidden compartment behind the mirror...

She also re-did this coffee table....

Finally I hung a banner, which will hopefully go up above the shelves once the backdrop is up..

So there you have it.  I have boxes of stuff at home to bring down the next trip and I am already working on another table and a dresser.  Those 2 items should be done in the next day or two.  Now all I have to do is start filling the booth up with more items and hopefully selling a few things.  I just wanted to share it with you.  If you have any suggestions, please pass them on and wish me luck!

In the meantime, if you're in the area, stop by the booth:
VENDOR # 713
Located at:
Antiques Et Cetera

1026 Main St, Benton, KY   42025


  1. Oh how exciting for you! Sharing so those in your area can come see! Dolly

  2. It looks great already! IKEA is a great source for curtains and sheers, at less than the cost of fabric in my area. Unless you use several layers of netting, which is also very inexpensive. I hope I'll get to visit someday and can't wait to hear the adventures you'll have! So happy for you. :)

    1. Thank you Gail - I'll check out Ikea. And of course I hope you can visit someday! xo

  3. Lovely! I will visit next time I go through the area!

    1. That would be wonderful - you're not that far away! 400 mile sale across KY this year????

  4. #713 ... sounds auspicious! :)
    I'm loving the distressed knobbly-knees on that table!

    1. 713 is my daughters birthday. :-)
      I love those knees too!

  5. Congrats on your newest venture!

  6. I know you'll do great and enjoy the experience! I love that cute make up table. Maybe I'll come and of these days! Hugs!

  7. Can you paint the peg wall white and use it to hang things from?

    It looks great so far Kim, I'm so excited for you guys! Just to remember not to get discouraged if things don't go as you'd like right at first. My first month was great (because I was a new vendor I think) and then it slowed way down to the point that I had to pay one month :o( Instead of giving up though I asked the mall owners and some other vendors that did well if they had any suggestions for me and I stuck with it until I got my groove and new what would sell and what wouldn't!


    1. The peg wall is the back of another sellers booth so I can't use it to hang things from, but thats a great idea to paint it. Thanks!

  8. I'm sure with your knowledge and eye you will do well

  9. It looks wonderful Kim!! Can you use the pegboard to hang things on? Maybe even the banner? I know you will do well with this, you certainly have a knack for it, I imagine it will take a little time to get established! I'm so excited for you and wish you the very best on this adventure! xo

    1. The pegboard belongs to the booth behind me, so I can't hang stuff that will poke thru her wall. But at some point my banner will go there. I'm still working on an idea to fix that wall as a more attractive backdrop tho.

      In the meantime, I've already sold something!

    2. Woohoo!! So Glad you've already sold something! Please keep us posted!


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