Classic Cottage Co.

My One Year Booth Anniversary

This month marks one year since I began my antique booth. ๐Ÿ˜Š Allow me to say, Iโ€™m so thankful to every person who has supported and encouraged me during this journey.

I began my booth in a 60 sq ft space. Keep in mind when selling furniture 60 sq ft is not much space but I was so thankful and proud of each inch. I’m embarrassed to admit, but during the weeks leading up to my opening I arranged a “practice area” in my guest room to layout exactly how I would arrange everything. (So nerdy ๐Ÿค“) In fact, opening day I drove my entire family nuts begging them to come see my โ€œmini shopโ€. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I had zero money set aside when I began, so in the beginning I bought many of my items for under a dollar. Haha, I โ€œinvestedโ€ in a few $15 dollar pieces too.๐Ÿค‘ The rest of my money went to making the booth look pretty – rug, ribbon and Hobby Lobby greenery.

Here’s a picture of my opening day. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป ย ย 

With that being said, my first monthโ€™s check was over $700. ๐Ÿ˜† I was so proud. Aaron had prepared me for the worse saying, โ€œexpect to go in the hole youโ€™re first three months at least.โ€ Donโ€™t get the wrong impression, he was actually trying to encourage me.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Since June of 2016, itโ€™s honestly been an uphill journey for me! Each month my check grew and I was having so much fun!!

During the Fall of 2016, I was still working my assistant job at a hair salon. (I had worked there since I was 16 years old) Aaron saw my insane passion for junk and encouraged me to take my antique booth on full force, so I slowly transitioned out of my 8 year assistant job and began flipping antiques full time!!

Before I knew it, Classic began running out of room!!! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ So we expanded in November of 2016. Just so you know, the Holiday season is a scary time to expand but it worked out great. Again, my sweet amazing Husband was there along for the ride and came up with a simple design for my booth. ๐Ÿ˜ From the first day of this move, my daily sales doubled!!

Here’s me the weekend I expanded. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป ย 

So, here we are again.. Yesterday I announced we’re expanding yet again to a bigger space! Again, Aaron and I are designing a layout and we’re so excited to see what the future holds!

 

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To read more in the “Vintage Booth Mini Series” click ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿปย HEREย orย HERE!

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