Sunday, November 14, 2010

Holiday Open House


This weekend was Holiday Open House at the consignment shop where I have a space. It was a grueling week getting things ready and making sure my space was full and ready for Christmas shoppers.

After spending so much time in there this past week, I decided to stay away this weekend and wait until tomorrow to find out how I did.

These are photographs of the large windows in the front of the building. I was leaving the other night after being in there working and it was dark outside. I looked at the windows and thought they looked really wintery and Christmasy. Usually only seeing them in the daytime, it was neat to see them all lit up at night.


This building is VERY large and houses over 140 vendors. I feel very fortunate to have a space in here. It is voted the best consignment shop in the area year after year.


Here's hoping I had a lot of sales. I need room for more goodies I have stashed in the garage and basement.







These large decorated windows remind me of the windows in the downtown stores in Canton, Ohio, where I grew up. When I was a little girl, Mom would take me downtown to see them. It was so exciting. Since the birth of the Malls, the downtowns don't do this anymore as the stores have moved out. I believe New York City is the closest place to see Christmas displays and animation in the windows these days.

















8 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

I know how much work this is I have two spaces!! hope you did well though!! xox

Marlene said...

The shop looks great and does remind me of shopping when I was a kid. Hope you had tons of sales!

yoborobo said...

It looks so festive! I wish I could go buy something. :) When I was little, we would drive into Dallas to look at the windows. I remember Neiman Marcus (sp?) had amazing windows. A nice memory - thanks for jogging it into place - lol! Hope you get tons of sales - xox Pam

Linda in New Mexico said...

Lovely consignment shopping. It looks all holiday and winter and fun. Hope you have a ton of business. Really a super venue, good for you. The Olde Bagg

Jan said...

Thanks for sharing this and I hope you sold out. I wish I could have been there to help you get your items set up and to have a stroll through the rest of the store.

Amalia K said...

Hi Audrey! How are you? (^_^)

Must be exciting to tend to your shop with the holidays coming... yes, here's to lots of sales, of course!! And I hope you're having fine days over there... oxox

Deborah said...

Oh how fun! I reminds me of growing up in New Jersey and the old stores. OOOOooooo I hope you did fantastically at the sale. Gotta clean out that basement! **kisskiss** Deb

Amanda said...

want to be at this open house soo bad! wish i was there!!!