|The second booth on move in day. Check out the ugly walls!|
|Week one, moved in -- trying to live with the green walls. Bad idea|
|Week three, right after I painted the walls...with everything still in it, of course (why do it the easy way if you can make it more difficult?)|
*The furniture moved very slowly -- even though the economy is better, most people seem hesitant to spend the bigger $$ and are more likely to buy smalls. *No matter how popular mid-century is everywhere else, it's a slow mover in our little pocket of Michigan. What sells well in Ann Arbor or Royal Oak just sits at the mall (I see this in the other mid-century booths, as well, so I know it's not just my stuff). The only exception is kitchenware and Pyrex, in particular. *The barn got a lot more empty, but the basement didn't.
Last weekend, I moved out and went back down to one...
|One of the five car loads of |
I took out things from both booths that had been there a while, which are now destined for the resale shop or thrift donation (it's always funny to see my own items at Salvation Army!) As much as could fit in the remaining booth was moved in. Everything else was sorted into the right box for resale, future mall sale or donation. 5 car loads later, it's all back in the garage, barn and basement, so I'm right back where I started. Except that I'm MUCH wiser!
|Move out day. (I think I left it looking better than when I got it)|
|Everything that could fit in #165 is in there -- it's bursting at the seams! I don't think I've ever had so much stuff on the walls.|
|I might fill this sleigh with wrapped boxes and put it on the front porch or to one side of the fireplace near the tree.|