Booth update

23 Dec

asv Season’s Greetings!

The Mister and I have worked extra-hard on the booth this month because we sold some furniture pieces in November…the red Nu-Maid Hoosier-style cabinet and the red-and-white dinette set found a new home (we suspect that they were purchased for a new restaurant in East Nashville, but do not have confirmation–we’ll let you know when/if we do, though!). November was my biggest month since the booth opened, and December has been pretty good, too…we have been scrambling to source enough saleable vintage to keep the mix fresh, given our busy schedules. ASV 12.21.13

Here’s me at the booth…in my favorite horse sweater and $10 flea market skirt (wool, lined, circa 1950’s with union label…totally mint, very warm!).

The Mister recently sent a picture of our kitchen to the Big Chill folks and they posted it on their Facebook page. That was fun, but when you put yourself out there, you are always opening yourself to mean-spirited or critical comments. We got a few. big chillSome people thought that the black-and white tile was too cold. Some people thought the vent was placed too high (it is, we know!). Some people thought that the green wasn’t good and they would have chosen another color (ah, do you think I didn’t agonize about the color? I did, oh, I did!) But other people “got” it. Some people loved it. And all I can say…is that you really do have to create the house that YOU love. I once built a house with granite countertops and stainless appliances. It was everything I was supposed to like–popular, high-end finishes…but the only thing I really liked was the salvage-yard cast iron farmhouse sink. That kitchen WAS really nice. But it wasn’t really me. I’m the kind of person who has to learn the hard way, but I do learn! This house looks like me. The real me.

So, Merry Christmas to you from me and the Mister! We are looking forward to another year of flea markets, estate sales, definitely a return to the World’s Longest Yard Sale, and sharing our love of old junk with our friends.  xoxo, Mrs. T


2 Responses to “Booth update”

  1. Eartha Kitsch December 23, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    1. I LOVE that horse sweater! 2. Oh, the internet. It has made it easier for people to critique complete strangers and their choices. Your kitchen is beautiful and most importantly, it’s what YOU want it to be.

  2. lisa December 23, 2013 at 7:01 am #

    I’m with you. Design your home to suit your taste and desires. I’ve never been one to live up to the Jone’s.

    I like your kitchen and I’ll bet you feel good every time you prepare a meal in that room —- That’s what matters.

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