Last week I gave you all a tease of Christmas up at my Antique Company Mall space when I showed you my milk paint hutch. I have the rest of my photos edited, watermarked, and ready to go now, so I can show you the whole space!
It was a major redo that I worked on over two days. Booth makeovers like this are a great reminder of how un-glamorous this business really is–my booth might look great when I finish but I am typically sweaty, dirty, and exhausted.
I was really pleased with how my vision played out with this year’s display. I had decided several weeks ago to use for a blue and red theme, so I’ve been painting and stockpiling pieces in those colors for quite awhile now. Let’s take a visual walk-through!Here is the main wall of my display, with a mix of the whimsical and elegant pieces. There is a combination of old toys and children’s books displayed alongside silver and a few pieces of ironstone. I love the big red rocking horse and the old child’s fire truck I found at a recent flea market. You can’t see them very well in this photo, but there is also an awesome chippy red paint ladder and banged up wooden sled as part of the display. The milk paint hutch anchors it all and made a great focal point. I’m just so happy with it all.I found these awesome paper-doll Santas last year at Canton, and I was very surprised only one of them sold last season. I sprinkled them throughout the display and they look so darn cute.
A few other cute vintage pieces are scattered in as well.There’s more red, blue and green on my shelves.In another corner of my space, I have a display anchored by the Flow Blue Milk Paint desk.I love the vintage print of Jesus praying in the Garden, so much that I considered keeping it myself. Another lovely, old Bible displays a different aspect of Christmas.I also brought back to the booth a huge, 42-piece set of stoneware I found last holiday season. A different rustic, winter scene is featured on each type of piece–they just feel like “Thanksgiving” to me 🙂Christmas will be here before we know it!Of course, since taking these photos several items have sold, which means I need to head back up to ACM to fill in the holes and rearrange some. Ahhh, another burden of the antique dealer–the perfect display never stays perfect for long!
I hope you enjoyed the tour . . . with this crazy cold weather about to hit us all it sure is starting to feel more like the holidays.
And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out my 1st Friday Etsy Feature Shop for November and enter the giveaway for the Antique Wooden Tote and Thanksgiving vintage postcard banner. The giveaway runs through this week and weekend!