Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 8, 2011 - 'Double Take' becomes a Reality

My twin sister, Terri!, and I have been making plans to open up a retail booth at Olde Salem Merchantile in Salem, VA. Well after many months of planning, purchasing and re-purposing, it is finally here. We decided to go with a larger booth than we had originally planned and we partnered with Regina, a long time friend on this hobby/business venture. She has had a booth for over 7 years at a different location so we are 'learning' the tricks of the trade from her. We went with a 14' X 4' booth space. We were afraid that we didn't have enough stuff to fill it but on the contrary, we enough, if not more. On Friday afternoon, the three of us (with our families there to help move stuff in) began setting up and beautifying our new retail space.

Here is a before photo - this is me, Terri! and Regina...

Everything is moved in, family members are gone, now time to get to work...boy do we have our work cut out for us.

Drum roll please.....Here is the 'After'. Yea! We are so pleased with how it turned out. We only had 3 hours tonight to work on it so there are still a few things to get done and items to be added but we are so pleased with the results. We didn't have any idea that it would turn out looking so good. We are thrilled. Some more 'booth' eye-candy for you......and some more, ...and more, ...more, ...and the last one.
Now on to making us some 'fun' money. This is really more of a hobby for us but the making money part is the 'cherry on top'. Say a prayer for us that we will get some good customers and have to be very busy to keep our booth space filled. Thanks for stopping by and looking at our booth.

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