Sunday, August 01, 2010

Hot Time in McKinney

Let me just start out telling you it was literally a "hot time" at the Antique Company Mall today.  I think I picked the hottest day of the year to move into a shop. Not only did the mercury read 111 degrees, yes you read it right, but after having SOLD several items already my first day and that was not even being completely set up yet, well it was a good day despite the heat.  

I don't know if I would have made it had it not been for Nancy's help.  She was just such a sweetie to step right in and unpack and help me just when I needed it.

I want to start out showing you my space:

I papered the walls, see I told you it wouldn't look the same.  I didn't think I would have much time to paint today, maybe that'll be another day's project. 

Here's more of my new home in the mall:

My Booth

My Booth

Here's the before picture:

My Booth

And here's the after:

My Booth

Sold signs are a good thing, especially on my first day.

My Booth

This last photo shows a vintage shade that I repurposed with maps:

My Booth

I'll share more about this in another post.  You can click on any of the pictures to see more of my space.

I also had to share a picture of Nancy's booth with you:

Nancy~ Ella Elaine's booth

She finds the best things.  You can see more of her booth on her blog.

And, then I wanted to show you this Nancy's booth (no, it's a different Nancy), but she doesn't have a blog:

Nancy's Booth

She does have great things too. 

I really enjoyed meeting all the new faces in the shop. Hope you all had a great weekend.


  1. Your Booth looks great! And what a great first day! Glad you didn't get heat stroke--my goodness! Jacqueline

  2. It's a little different look for you...I like it alot!
    Wasn't it hotter that whodathoughtit? I worked on the window at W&T's and I do believe I lost at least 5 lbs. in sweat...I mean glistening!
    P.S SOLD signs quote Martha...a really good thing!

  3. I was thrilled to help out and was quite impressed how easy you made it all look. We are all happy to have you be a part of the Antique Company Mall!

  4. Welcome to big McK! I have had a summer cold, but would love to meet you/shop with you soon! Best of luck to you in your new venture here. We sure need some more wonderful shops like yours!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  5. Well your booth looks great so far. I wish you much success and lots of sales! It always feels great to sell something right off the bat.

    Wow, 111 degrees, and I thought it was hot here! Hang in there and try to stay cool.


  6. Glad you got moved in...and yes, it was a HOT one!! I'll definitely be over checking it all out this week sometime!

  7. It's so exciting to sell something right off the bat.

    You rock!

    Happy hunting,
    Teresa <)))~~

  8. I LOVE looking at all the picutres! Great displays and looking forward to more pictures.

    Take care, Sue

  9. Great indicator if things sell that first day, it all looks wonderful. I love those cloche displays! now take it easy in that heat, girl.
    Love ya,

  10. Good luck in your new location! That is in my "neck of the woods" so I know I'll be visiting you soon. Hope to run into you.

  11. How far is Indiana to Texas? My love of maps is making me swoon over your window shade creation! As always thank you for great pics.

  12. It all looks gorgeous T, but we all knew that it would! All of your spaces turn out fabulous!

    I predict a road trip, who knew McKinney had such great shopping???


  13. Your booth looks good! Looks like a place we need to go shop! And that's a good sign that you've already sold some stuff! You go girl! Hope this is the best place you have ever had a booth and you sell tons of stuff!

  14. Your booth looks great! I love,love the touch of (((pink))) you've added! Great that there are already "sold" signs~ I know there will be many more~! Have a great evening! Ann

  15. Hey gurl! Saw your booth yesterday and even though most of the good stuff was gone! It was still freakin adorable!!!!!! So fun to have you in McKinney! I love it!


  16. Love all your wonderful finds. Very inspiring!

  17. I love the antique company mall in McKinney! Kelly

  18. Great job on your blog and space at Antique Company Mall!


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