Yesterday I felt kind of like Kathleen Kelly when she said goodbye to her "Shop Around the Corner" in You've Got Mail.
I bid a fond farewell to the "Bookish" Space (#16) my daughter and I started over a year ago at a local antique mall.
We put everything on sale, and the things that didn't sell were packed up and hauled out (maybe there's an Etsy shop in my future...?)
The reason I moved away from this fun little business venture? There are two (and they don't involve Fox Books!):
1- Energy (my lack of). Our space was literally in a Brick Basement, and it required a lot of effort to get our "stuff" up and down those stairs, changing the look with the seasons. (Because if you're going to have a space at an antique mall, it has to look cute!) It took two of us. My daughter, the creative one behind this little hobby, had to move out of state last summer. She and her husband recently moved back, but she will be otherwise occupied: Baby Number 2 is due in May (Grand-baby BOY again)!!!!
2- Space. My sunroom at home - where we stored our crafts and "to be sold stuff" - will be out of commission for a while (the room is hopefully going to be renovated or torn down and rebuilt soon). There will be lots going on at my house!
Want to take a quick look back with me? Here are some of my favorite photos of our Bookish little space...
|We were so proud of these little tags my daughter designed!|
|My daughter's beautiful book page wreath.|
|This was a fun and festive spot!|
|So many fun books - vintage and antique.|
|Is there anything better than a suitcase full of books??|
|Got out some cobwebs, for a spooky Bookish look!|
|Last year's Spring offerings and creations.|