Monday, February 18, 2008

A change of pace weekend

For the first time in a while I got out of my antique shop for the whole weekend and did an antique show at a nearby mall. It was not very well advertised but we still did amazingly well. Those "mall walkers" like to shop too I guess.
We had to set up for a couple of hours on Thursday night, then on Friday and Saturday we were there from 9-9 and on Sunday 12 to 5, and got to pack up again. That is a LOT of standing.
The mall itself is not a very active one but enough for us. The only real problems were that the bathroom was a LONG way from where we set up and the floors of the mall were hard. My feet were sore each evening.
I loved meeting all the people. Had some lovely chats. And it was fun to see people get excited with their purchases. One fellow couldn't wait to get home with his "new" old toaster and try it out. And a lady was thrilled to find a cup and saucer that matched a partial set she already had. And then there were the three ladies that were each trying to decide if they wanted to buy the table and chair set. Finally one just handed me the money and said... it is mine.
I am happy I can sell in my shop most of the time instead of a show but this was still a very nice and interesting change of pace.

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