3.09.2011

My Petite Place

"Ma'am........Ma'am"   I hear as I am working in my new booth at MAC aka Midlo Antiques Center.   "Ma'am".....and I realize that young voice is talking to me.  "I sure do like your booth".   I turn around to see two young boys, maybe about 11 years old.  "I like your booth a lot" one of them says.  "Well....thank you sweetheart.  You are so kind to say so".  And they run off down the aisle.  Now I am pleased as punch  because if two eleven year old boys take the time to stop and politely talk to me and give me a compliment, I figure I must be doing something right. :)
 
My petite place is just that....little,  and I am finally open for business.  After waiting for two years to get a place at this particular mall I am finally in.  I was afraid to start off any bigger because.....well....because rental prices aren't cheap in this popular spot and I figure if I do well than perhaps I can move up to a bigger spot.  But for now...I am happy and having fun.   I was lucky to have the sweet Sherry of the blog No Minimalist Here to help me get started in decorating the booth.  I would love to share with you some photos of the booth.  Lighting was terrible so I took some liberties with the effects.  If you see something you want just give me a shout out. There's always a discount involved for my blogging friends. :)






















I will also be joining some parties today.  Beverly of How Sweet the Sound and her party Pink Saturday.  There are some pinkies and greenies in the pictures. :)    Polly of the French Cupboard and her new party, Voila.  Featuring all things Frenchy.  Check out the old fleur-de-lis hatbox with the black riding helmet on top.  And Courtney at French Country Cottage and her party Feathered Nest Friday.  Though I am not feathering my home nest, I was definitely feathering my work nest this week! :)  And I have missed Silver Sunday's over at Beth's Gypsy Fish Journal so I would love to join her fabulous party this weekend too.  I am putting pretty old silver pieces in the booth as I find them.  Love old silver spoons and forks just placed in a pot on the kitchen counter....don't you?   My latest acquisition for myself was a wonderful old bone handled carving knife and fork which will be great at Thanksgiving. 
 
I hope you enjoy the photos.   I am working in my kitchen this week painting cabinets and other fun stuff. Painting...not fun...primping....lots of fun!  I do have a bit of a chic update planned which I can't wait to share with you.  The before's and after's to come soon.  Until next time.....   xoxoxo

59 comments :

~Sheri~ said...

Love it MH...Congratulations. I know ur booth will do great and bigger is not always better....more to buy.....work! Fill ur lil space to the brim..HUGS ~Sheri~

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Congrats Lynn, It all looks wonderful and you have great vintage taste, love everything! Hugs, Marilou xoxo

Donnie said...

That's so wonderful to have your own shop. It's really lovely and I wish you great luck with it.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I KNEW it would be fabYOUlous ! I think I need to come up for another visit so I can shop your booth :))

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Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Congratulations and good luck! I know you'll do well. There's some good stuff in there! The little boys were so right.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Lynn,

Congratulations!

I might be coming your way...Virginia I heard...isn't it funny? I will tell you more later...


~ Gabriela ~

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lynn,
Congrats on getting your booth open...it looks great and I love your tags...I'm sure you will be moving to bigger space really soon.

Blessings,
Linda

Karen said...

Best wishes on your new venture. You have beautiful things and it was so sweet that those young boys noticed how beautiful it is. I love the pics too.

Debbi said...

Lynn, how exciting! Congrats, I know you will do well, you have such great stuff on your website, I am sure the shop will be awesome too---now maybe those boys will go get grandma and mom to come take a peek too:)

Shirley said...

Dear Lynn,
I love your booth. It is just the right size..now just have lots of fun and make it an adventure and not a job. This way you can only win!
Yippeeee!!!
Your friend,
Shirley

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What an exciting time for you getting a new booth! I hope you have a great time with it. Looks like you have a great start! Thanks so much for your visits!

Sue said...

Oh I am so happy that you have a booth, Lynn. My dream.... Best of luck to you! hugs, Sue

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lynn, it is fabulous, the empty clock frame, the chokers and ribbon in the jar, the suitcase. This was so fun! You will have a lot of projects to show us on your blog now that you can carry bigger pieces. Stay in a small booth as long as you can because it is the way to make money, you can pull a lot of money out of a little booth, once you get the pulse of what people buy.

Congrats
Carol

Sarah said...

Lynn, good for you! I know you will be a big success and will have lots of fun with this new venture. Everything looks terrific. ~ Sarah

Ballerina Girl said...

looks really good Lynn! I hope that the business goes well in your new location!

BG

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks like a great booth. Lucky you to have Sherry to help.

Kelly_Deal said...

Congratulations! Your space is beautiful! I would buy everything in it! ;)

Gypsy Brocante said...

wow! ... I love what you've done with the place!! ... and the artistic photos are very pretty, too!

Thanks for sharing and linking up to Voila!

xo
Jill

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I sure do like your booth too! :)

I have a new French post up on Metis Linens.
http://metislinen.blogspot.com

French-Kissed said...

Hi Lynn,

Your booth looks wonderful...all the best to you with your new venture.

~jermaine

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh your booth is awesome!! I love the old record player. I don't think I have ever seen one with a plaid print like that.

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Lynn it looks just wonderful! Good luck and have fun!!

Cheryl said...

Lynn!! Love your new booth too!!! Wishing you much success!!! With all your beautiful things, it will not be hard to do!! Can't wait to see pic's of your finsihed cabinets!!
xoxoxox
Cheryl;-)

Beverly said...

Lynn, I am so excited for you. Everything looks so pretty. I want to come visit.

Ellie said...

Congratulations. Love your new booth. Wish I lived closer so I could see it in person - and make purchases. What a great compliment from boys.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Oh that is so sweet. What polite boys. Congrats on your new space - it looks really pretty. Good luck and have fun with it.

Mar said...

hi lynn,
congrats on ur new booth and gud luck :) your vintage items are sooo beautiful..luv them all!

Mary Ellen said...

Isn't it so much fun have a sweet space like this!!! Congratulations on your new venture and good luck!

I am wondering if you have any overall pictures of your booth. Would love to see those!

bee blessed
mary

Bella said...

Hi Lynn,
Your booth looks beautiful!! Congrats!
Love that ruffled lace collar, stunning, and the tags with the bird punched out are so charming, very clever!
Good Luck!
Bella

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your booth is so pretty! Congratulations and I wish you the best with it! I have a suitcase exactly like that one which used to belong to my parents! I think it has a leather handle. Don't you just love the way the old suitcases open and close? I do! Linda

Lynn said...

A shop of your own is lovely. You have quite an array of items. Congratulations and good luck to you.

Marydon said...

Lynn, your shop is wonderful! CONGRATS & many successes. With this kind of merchandise, you will do well.

Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations, Lynn! Your booth looks wonderful! I love the punched out birdie tags and all the laces! Happy Pinks Saturday to you.

Blessings,
Sandi

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lynn Sweetie...
Congratulations sweet friend and I am so tickled for you. At last your dream has come true. A booth just for you, in the place that you were dreaming of. Everything looks so beautiful.

I love it all. You and Sherry arranged it just gorgeously. It will sell sweetie. It is so eye appealing. I hope you will continually post some items from your booth so us bloggers can shop from afar.

Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Margaret Cloud said...

Congratulation, you should do great. After scrolling down the page each item looks so nice. Wishing you luck, thanks for coming by and have a nice weekend.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Congrats!!

From what you have showed us here today, I think you will do just fine!!

HPS!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Your booth looks wonderful - filled with lots of lovely treasures. Thank you for such a lovely PINK Saturday post :O)

Rinkly Rimes said...

A lovely little shop and the gramophone is a gem.

Simply Bungalow said...

Congratulations on your space. Your treasures are so wonderful.
~Heidi

Cat & Cricket said...

Absolutely beautiful.. feel proud! It is fabulous!!!
Smiles~
Cricket

Holly said...

I agree with those young men - I sure do like your booth!
Blessings and Happy Pink Saturday!

Kathy said...

Lovely booth - lots of great things! I hope things go well for you!
Happy Pink Saturday,
Kathy

Wanda Metcalf said...

Oh yes, you are doing it up right very nice stuff and a wonderful display. What's not to like?

But I must say the mothers of those boy's is doing something right too!

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! It looks great!! Wish you all the best!!

Matisse and Chagall: what a ticket... ;) Confirm it at Blogtrotter Two... Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

NicNacManiac said...

I can see why these adorable little boys were in love with your booth...so much fun and fabulous goodies for sale!! Sending good vibes your way for success! xOxO

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Lovely things.

Tricia said...

What a lovely space you are creating! Seems like such fun. I wish you great success. You have a wonderful eye for things. Happy Pink Sat.

Blessings,
Tricia

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn, It was a lot of fun helping you set up the space. You have such wonderful things and I know you will do great there! Congrats and see you soon.
xo,
Sherry

Desire Empire said...

Well congratulations on your new retail adventure. It's amazing what this blogging can lead to.

All the very best and here's to lots of sales.
Thanks for visiting me
Best wishes
Carolyn

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looking absolutely charming!! You have such wonderful treasures and great knack for display and putting things together! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Gypsy Fish said...

Congratulation on your petite space. It's so much fun when you get to display all the goodies and treasures we find! Thanks for joining in with Silver Sunday.
hugs
Beth

The Vintage Attic said...

You my friend are going to do just fabulous. I've had my booth for just over a year now and have upgraded three times. So you might want to keep an eye out for your next space.
I have stopped over from Gypsy Fish Journal, have a fabulous Silver Sunday.

Oh yea this is my first time at your blog but it won't be my last, because I'm now a follower.

Hugs,
Melissa

Amisha said...

Oh Lynn Congratulations on opening your shop!

You are so talented, I am sure your shop will do well.

I hope you join in the "Being Creative" party on Sundays, I will be thrilled if you share your lovely creations.

Johanna said...

Hello,
this two boys have surely romantic souls and will give once nice husbands. I love your little space, too. Would love to shop there.
Greetings, Johanna

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful blog you have!! I love all the pictures you posted of your booth! You have gorgeous items!
Good luck on painting your kitchen cabinets this week, please be sure to post pictures when you are finished
This is the first week I have participated in Pink Saturday and I am having so much fun! I have met so many wonderful bloggers!! I am a new blogger; therefore, I am just learning!
I am now a follower of your blog...I hope you will drop by my blog for a visit!!
Looking forward to getting to know you!
~~~rhonda~~~ xoxo

Rachel Noelle said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog post!! Let me know if you end up getting the tattered quilt!!;) Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Sarah said...

Cute! Congratulations on getting your booth!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Deanna said...

Eeek!! How sweet is that little green table with the glass knob! Someone hand over the smelling salts, I'm fixin' to swoon!!

Happy Pink and Green Saturday
Deanna :D

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

It looks fab.u.lous! Good luck on your new venture....

Warm blessings,
Spencer

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