Friday, April 8, 2011

The Problem With My Booth...

...Is that I am having a hard time selling the items I find. I buy them because they appeal to me. Once I dig them out of some dark, dingy warehouse and polish them up I feel attached to them. They are like my dirty, little babies.



For example: how can you not love this guy? He can't even stand up straight. You think he is scary? You should see the place I bought him. I am convinced with a little TLC he can be rehabilitated and will make a perfect addition to Bill's office.


Starburst mirror. Who doesn't need another one of these?
(if you look closely you can see Clay, Cricket and me all in the mirror. I was bending over getting ready to take the picture and they came over to see what I was doing)

Over-sized vintage pewter bamboo salad fork and spoon.
How did I live without these?

And these..well I was going to keep these fabulous Mad Men platinum dot glasses..

Because they are just about perfect in every way and would add a lot of glamour to my life, but then I saw this...


These juice glasses in the same pattern are for sale at Circa Who for $125. That's for 5 juice glasses!!
And Betsy P was in NY this past weekend and saw 8 glasses like mine for $275. So guess who can live without the glasses? Off to the booth they go. And no, they won't be anywhere near $275, this is Wilmington after all, but I have to price them high enough to ease the pain of separation.

And I still haven't decided about these chairs..to sell or not? That is the question...

What about you?
Have you ever suffered separation anxiety after you let a treasured possession go?

PS Don't worry, there is still plenty of good stuff in the booth!

21 comments:

  1. Sissy, I want those salad tossers and the glasses. Seriously. Maybe. How much?! You need to keep the chairs.

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  2. Do not dare sell those chairs!!!

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  3. Wow Sissy, I love it all! I would have a very hard time parting with any of those pieces. Also, hold onto the chairs...

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  4. I think you should keep buying stuff-and then Bill can build an addition on the house to store it all.

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  5. I can see why you would have such a hard time parting with any of that stuff! I have the same thing with my flea market finds...keep thinking I will list a bunch of the stuff, but then I love it too much to let it go!

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  6. It is so hard to part with all of these beauties! Especially when you see the potential in everything.

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  7. How much for the mirror? Love it!

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  8. I am in the same boat-- I'm getting together the goods for a little shop of my own, and I'm having the hardest time letting anything be inventory. On the other hand, my own home is looking quite lovely (and a wee too crowded) with all my finds...

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  9. I wouldn't part with any of them if I were you. I too, have separation anxiety. I'm sure if you do decide to sell you will make your moolah back and then some!

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  10. Don't sell those chairs,you will regret it!

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  11. You know how I feel about the chairs. If you don't keep them, I'm driving to Wilmington to buy them (and I know what you paid for them)! Your finds are all great; I'm feeling the same conflicts. Our booth has only been up a week but already the one thing I wanted to take back sold. Nothing else yet. That sunburst looks pristine (and the reflection is priceless). Oh, and those glasses! Shut up! Those are wonderful!!

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  12. love the bamboo fork and spoon! i've always dreamed of someday having my own shop, but i think i'd be having the same problem as you-- buying more for myself than selling, hehe!

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  13. Can I purchase the polka dot "Mad Men" glasses? My husband would love them?

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  14. Like when I list things on Ebay I like to price them so high, if someone bites Yay. If they don't, Yay!

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  15. LOVE those spotty 60s glasses - sooo stylish! Wonderful playful photos too.

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  16. Sissy - your booth looks like so much fun! I want to visit it! I would definitely have a hard time parting with things. I am not a packrat by any means - I get rid of stuff all the time - but that stuff would have to have a "trial run" in my house for several weeks before selling it.

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  17. I could not part with any of these treasures and I am the furthest thing from a pack rat, but seriously...these are great finds. LOVE those polka dot glasses, just the right amount of bling and those chairs!!!

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  18. I totally have separation anxiety. It is the reason i still haven't opened my Etsy. I'm redecorating my house with all my babies once I fix them up. It totally sucks because I am starting to really feel like a hoarder.
    Tell me it will all be OK.

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  19. I usually live with the item for a few days, if I cant find a place for it then off it goes. Just ask yourself do you really need it? Do you really love it? If not to the booth let it go. Besides your bound to find something awesome again. Maybe even more awesome-r than the last. But if you LOVE it keep it, like the chairs.

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  20. Fingers crossed that there is an Etsy store in the works!

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  21. I would have a hard time parting with them too!

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