In the midst of the rat race I'm running, I finally took the plunge and signed a six month lease for a very small space at a relatively new (but very busy) craft mall near me. The Calico Rabbit in Plainwell, MI has a great corner storefront in the middle of their quaint little town. Small
is good for just starting out I think, but I filled it as well as I could. The good news is that the owner invited me to bring in more goodies to overflow in the empty booth next to me. In fact, she said that I could bring in lots more junk and scatter them here and there in a couple more semi-empty booths. She'd rather have things in the spaces and then clear them when the spaces are rented. Sounds grand to me - extra space for me rent free!
Here's a few pictures of my space. The mini lights are pink, great to help highlight Chic Cottage Junk!It's not very big but I loaded it up! The previous tenant had painted the pegboard brown and I thought it went just fine with the Shabby colors I use.
SUE!!! That is GORGEOUS and CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited for you - I know you are going to do GREAT!!! There are about 25 things I spy that need to be in my house!!! Dang...why am I not closer? LOLReplyDelete
Again - I am so excited for you!!! It looks FANTASTIC!!!
Sue... Looks GREAT!!! Hope you have found this a therapeudic distraction from all your other things in life! Love it! Am thinking of you and jealous you have found a space somewhere... mine is all in tubs waiting for another show... in a year!ReplyDelete
Oh Sue! Yea for you!~ It looks just smashing! I know it will be a great "excitment-energy-comfort" space for you and your life!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Alice, You really know how to pick me up!ReplyDelete
Robelyn & Kim - you two are so supportive and I can't thank you enough for your kind comments. Thanks and hugs back!ReplyDelete
First, I am so sorry to hear about all the health concerns your father-in-law has been having--sounds like a very stressful and scary time. Your in-laws are lucky to have you and I am sure they appreciate your support very much. Congrats on your booth---that is sooooo exciting. You do awesome work and I know you will do well. The pink lights are to die for!! I have been thinking of the tulle trees you did last Christmas. I tried making one for myself, but it didn't work. I bet they would go well in your booth!
Thanks so much, Janis, for stopping by and also for the kind words. I am a bit worn out, but nothing compared to my 75 year old MIL who has gone up to the hospital usually twice a day for almost 3 months all while working until a few weeks ago. I don't know how she does it! God Bless her.ReplyDelete
Your booth looks great. Congratulations! I see you're headed for the Decatur Craft Show. What time do the doors open to the public?ReplyDelete
Hi Rose - thanks for taking the time to stop by! Yes, I will be at Decatur on Saturday and I'm cramming for the show right now. Doors open at 9:00am and I think it's open until 4 or 5 pm. Sorry, can't seem to remember right now. I'll be closet to the doors on the east side near the north end. If you go in the big foyer and down the hall to the left, we'll be on the right side in an large alcove off the hallway. My booth is called -what else - Chic Cottage Junk. I share the booth with my friend Tammy who paints primitives on old skates, enamelware, etc. Hopefully you can find us. PLEASE stop by and tell me you found me on my blog. Thanks so much! SueReplyDelete
Your booth looks so good Sue!! Congratulations! I'm sure you'll do well.ReplyDelete