Move in day
Day 1 of Barn Chic Antiques
One of my favorite pieces in the early days was that gray nesting box. I was able to ditch the antique mall white shelves when I found this - it didn't last long in my space, but I found later saw it in a local store as a display piece and it made my day. The store is at least the 3rd dealer to buy this piece.
From too much wall space to none at all showing, I mastered the art of cramming in the merchandise and building up in the booth. Perhaps there was too much here for 77 square feet.
There were a few consistent items in my space over the years:
1) Blue mason jars
4) Chippy cabinets
5) Metal carts
6) Skeleton keys
7) Vintage clocks
I love colors, could you tell?
And in case you weren't sure what season it was, I usually had it spelled out with vintage marquis letters:
(Winter doesn't get any love. That's when the "Spring" sign goes up.)
Sometimes I indicated which holiday was approaching too:
And then I stated the obvious:
I loved my time at the Austin Antique Mall, and it's fun to look back at these pictures to see not only how my style and displays have changed, but also to see just how much merchandise sold from that space. I met great customers when I was there restocking. I have more than a few stories from my time there, and I am sure neither the staff nor I will forget the time I got locked in the mall. I adore the people who work there and will definitely still be by to shop and say hello.
Teaching and coaching are keeping me beyond busy and something had to give. Though I am no longer in the mall, Barn Chic Antiques will still be out and about at Texas shows. Shows give me more flexibility to choose times of the year that work around my school schedule, and I think I caught the show bug! Up next: Petticoats on the Prairie in Ballinger on April 11 and 12. I can't wait!
Thank you to all my Austin Antique Mall customers! It has been a great three years.
Have a chic week(end),