Booth Crush recently posted this question on their Facebook page, and it's fun to see the answers, especially if you have a booth or you manage a shop with booths.
To be honest, Sherri and I always kind of struggled with a theme when we launched our first booth; the mall was huge and only a few booths offered us any examples of following a clear, pure style - none of which really blew our skirts up.
And we were new pickers, scared of locking ourselves into one style - what if customers didn't like that style? And we felt we were at the mercy of budget constraints - you pick what you can afford, whether you love the style or not.
Looking back, those were "learning opportunities" (read: rookie mistakes) and we probably should have taken the time to really narrow our focus before we started scrambling to pick pieces.
As time went on, we honed our style into a signature mix of primitive rustic/farmhouse and industrial/modern. That's still a lot to pack in a booth, but we did. We brought that mix of styles to Re-Invintage, and looked for vendors whose style meshed with ours. Here's a start-to-finish trio of our booth shoots, from the early days until a few weeks before we moved everything to our own shop.
So what do YOU look for when you hunt for vintage and antiques? Comment below - we'd love to hear from you!
~ The Southern Pickin' Chicks
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!