Why You Should Fluff & Shuffle Your Antique Booth Display

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I’m not sure if fluffing is a universal dealer term, or just something said around my mall.  But that’s what we call it when we do a little rearranging of our booth inventory.

If things sit around in the same place for too long, they tend to become cemented to that spot and never wind up selling.

Changing things around every few weeks, or even more often, is a simple way to keep your inventory looking fresh.

So last night was my fluffin’ night.  One night a month our mall stays open late so dealers can make as big of a mess as they want rearranging their booths without having to worry about blocking the aisles for customers. It is soooooo nice to be able to do your work while the mall is closed for business.

The stress level decreases dramatically, and I find myself really enjoying just playing around with my cute things.

The main goal of last night was to find a spot for my new dining table.


It ended up fitting in the corner quite nicely and adding a great pop of color to my space.  To make room for it, I moved my garden vignette to the center of my booth and the hand-painted waterfall chest out of the corner (I think it needed a more prominent spot anyway).

I rearranged most of my silver plate on top of the waterfall chest, and I like how the display turned out.

Antique Booth Display

I am especially happy with my fresh lot of unbound book bundles displayed with some great vintage photos.

Antique Booth Display

And see that cool pewter vase?  I loved its shape and thought it was so unique.

Also, it’s marked “Made in Occupation Japan” on the base, which I just thought was cool.  I’m kind of a history nerd.

I did some work on my shelving display too, just changing up some little things here and there.  I’m sorry for the terrible lighting of these pictures, those fluorescent lights are really unforgiving.

Antique Booth Display

I love this little collection of children’s textbooks.


And isn’t that little guy in the photo cute?  I also love this sweet enamel creamer. I have had it for awhile now, it needs to find its new home.


A little taste of repeating red, white, and blue, to hint at the approach of July 4th.

Antique Booth Display

I put in a fresh re-stock of vintage sheet music bundles too. They always go so quickly, I have a hard time keeping them in stock. I wonder what sort of crafty things people are doing with all that old sheet music?


I hope you like the new look.  The mall is filled to the brim right now with fantastic things, so if you’re local be sure to come by soon!


Tuesday 13th of May 2014

Your booth looks great! How lucky you are to get to decorate such a fun space. Thank you for sharing it and your pretty dining set at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah


Wednesday 14th of May 2014

Thanks Deborah! It is fun to have a space to play around with.

Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

Friday 9th of May 2014

Aw, your booth is fabulous! Looks great, good luck with everything. Thank you for sharing this at the History & Home link party this week. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com


Thursday 8th of May 2014

Lots of yummy trinkets in your little corner! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

Alison Nancherrow

Diana Petrillo

Thursday 8th of May 2014

The booth looks great! The new table and chair are a wonderful addition. You have such lovely things, Melanie :) Blessings, Diana

Mother Soph

Wednesday 7th of May 2014

Looking Good!!! You really have a vision of how to arrange items to create interest. Wish we were closer to get the 1st hand effect.

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