Sunday, May 8, 2011

Setting up my space

This past weekend I went to work on a space hubby and I share at a local antique mall. I've been doing this for eleven years.

Eleven years! That is a long time for me.

This is the fourth space I've rented. I started out with a few shelves up against a wall, then moved on to a larger space with two walls... met dear hubs and we shared another space together until we consolidated two booths into one, which is our current space.


The dress form is still there. I was hoping it would have sold by now. Maybe next time I go in! This is a particularly slow time of year for the mall. Has been for the entire eleven years I've been there. Spring brings people out into their yards, not to antique malls.




This is the display table I was painting outside while Dear Bebe ran around and created harmony ....I mean, chaos.




Proud however that neither one ended up with too much paint on us.




And I'm proud I have had my space for so many years.






I love setting out "new arrivals" and thinking of creative ways to display things. It can be fun and sometimes relaxing, depending on how much time there is to work on it. There were days I would just completely rearrange everything just to give it a fresh new look. Those days are gone however as we just don't have the energy to spend on it. Our energy is directed toward a different love. Dear Bebe! As it should be.




A time and a place for everything. For now we'll do what we can and if we have to close up the space for awhile, that's okay too. I still have BellaRosaAntiques.com to focus on which has turned out to be an amazing adventure.




Life is funny that way, you never know which way your path will take you. But if it has to do with antiques, I always enjoy the journey.

4 comments:

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Jillian,

Love your cozy space! But your online store is also great!


~ Gabriela ~

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Since I can't go to your shop, I'm glad you have the online store!

Ms.Daisy said...

Jillian,
Your booth looks great. Love that display table and painted white it makes everything stand out. Good choice! I can't believe you've had a booth for 11 years...it seems just like yesterday doesn't it?


~Love,
Ms.Daisymau

MJ said...

It is interesting reading your reflections on life after Bebe. Life has its way of making sure we don't get too settled! Enjoy your adventure!