Monday, May 31, 2010

I'm getting ready to take a plunge....

Pottery from Guadalajara, Mexico
ca. 1992

This Wednesday I am moving... moving in to a booth at a local antiques consignment mall. It's tiny. It's only 6' x 4'. I'll be selling things that I had tried early on to collect, but just either lost interest or just didn't have much luck with the hunt.

I am featuring pottery that I will hopefully sell. The pattern is very different. In fact, I bought every piece I could find... and that hunt lasted for about 10 years. I have never seen the pattern on this pottery anywhere. I think it's so pretty. I never used it but enjoyed displaying it for years in one of my glass front cabinets in my kitchen.

Anyway, I'm getting very excited about this. I won't have to stay with the booth day in and day out... just make an appearance to rearrange, clean and pay my rent...  oh, and maybe get a little $$. We'll see. I will feel better passing my things along to collectors than just leaving them boxed up.

I'll keep you posted. Wednesday is moving day.

Karen


9 comments:

Judi said...

I've never seen pottery like that. Its very lovely and definately has the Mexican feel to it. Very pretty.
That IS exciting to have a spot to set up and hopefully you'll have just the right people come by and buy the pieces. They are too nice to have packed away.
Good luck! Wish I could do something like that...
have a great evening
Judi

Jenny said...

How fun for you. I'd love to see a picture of the booth after you get it set up!

Marydon Ford said...

Woo-hoo, & Congrats! Karen. May your days be fun & lots of moo-la! The search for the merchandise is an obsession that I truly miss. It is a lot of fun ... we just closed down last fall our 13 shops ... I miss it, but I don't.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

DUTA said...

The pottery in the picture is superb - both colour and design. I'm sure you'll sell it well.
Anyway, I wish you Good Luck with the booth set up and with the sale!

Lori E said...

I have never seen this pattern either. What does it say on the bottom of it?
Good luck with your booth.

Nancy's Notes said...

Karen, I am so excited for you!! You go girl!! Love your pottery from Guadalajara, it is really stunning! I have a feeling it will sell right away! Good luck!

Thanks for dropping in to see me today! You asked about the vase, it's really a pitcher, I use it as a vase often! It's a vintage Harker Hotoven piece, have had it for years! You have seen it on my blog in the background of a photograph! Good eye!

Can't wait to hear all about your new adventure!!

Hugs,
Nancy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is very cool Karen!
I have often thought of trying something like that. Good for you and the pottery is really pretty and unique!
Cindy

Rita said...

Good luck on your move. My sister had a booth for some time and really enjoyed tinkering with it. She loved moving things around and re-arranging things there. I hope you will thoroughly enjoy it. I've never seen pottery like it. It is very different.

dogsmom said...

Congratulations and safe, well move. I am sure you will have a wonderful experience.
Be sure that as you are puttering and straightening you do not spend all the profits on other antiques!