My life as a junker began long before I actually knew what to call it…back then you were just a pack rat or something along those lines. Now we have nice new (friendlier) terms to call myself and my fellow junkers/pickers.
Several years ago I got my very first booth at an antique mall (Gaslamp) in Nashville. A decision I’ll never regret! I’ve made some of the best friends and contacts there and have learned so much – about antique and vintage items, as well as life lessons and people skills (or lack thereof). It has been such fun filling my spaces with all the goodies I’ve found on my many hunting trips. I’ve grown from sharing a small 6’ by 7’ booth to having two booths with over 200 sq ft. I had so much stuff, I thought getting another space would solve that problem and double sales! It was very easy to fill both spaces, but with recent increases implemented and stagnant sales, it just wasn’t cost productive to keep both. I have sadly decided to downsize to one space. But oh, it’s jam packed! And will continue to have the same shabby chic goodies that I always try to find. Instead of having two spaces in one store, I’ve decided to expand and get spaces at other locations in Nashville. I’ve also got space at 8th Avenue Antique Mall and just recently moved into Downtown Antique Mall. Please check those out too!
Here are pics from my one smaller space at Gaslamp. I will miss the big booth I’ve had for some time now, but hopefully with my packing skills and my friend Terry’s organizing skills, I’ll be able to jam just as much stuff in it!
Good bye back row space! I’ll miss my next door neighbor Merrill, but I’ll just be right across the isle – within shouting distance. It looks so big with nothing in it!
And now the shabby explosion in my remaining corner booth!!! Just across from Jason Parker Counce’s “Dirt” booth…
I can clearly see that I’ve collected way too many small items, although I love them, I really want to have space for more furniture – which is my passion (painting shabby chic style).
As always, thanks for checking out my blog. Stop by and say hello if you’re in the Nashville area.