Second day of Decorating my New Booth and adding more Inventory meant it was finished by Saturday Afternoon and I feel pretty good about how it turned out. I'm sore now tho', two days of non-stop work at the house and the New Booth has wiped me out! *LOL*
Since I didn't have any Helpers this day I couldn't send a Grandkid up the Ladder of Death to hang my Gypsy Curtains so I had to do it myself! *LOL* I think I strained every muscle in my body reaching since I can't go up more than two rungs without having a Panic Attack and Vertigo! *Smiles*
But I got 'em hung, they look nice and I didn't fall and break a hip so Mission Accomplished and my Vision for Booth #317 is now Complete. I kept adding merchandise all day to get the right balance of the Booth looking full enough yet not too cluttered. That's easier said than done with me since Too Much is usually Never Enough. *Winks*
I added more Art... some unframed Nudes on Canvas and showcased on an Old Easel...
This Amazing Oil Painting done in the 1960's by a 13 Year Old Artistic Prodigy named Antoinette Muto, what Talent that Kid had at such a tender age, WOW!!! I don't know if it's the same Antoinette Muto who is now grown and does Costume Design for the Theater, but it could be?
What I liked best was that on the back it's Dated, gives the Artist's full name and age when she painted it and the Original Photograph of the Baby who Modeled for the Painting.
During our Purge of the Hoarded Garages at Home I came across a box lot of WWII Ephemera that had come out of one of the Outbuildings at our Old Historic Home and belonged to the Original Owner's Family. So over time I'll be packaging some of the more Interesting Finds, like these WWII Arizona Food Stamps redeemable at now defunct Lucky's Supermarket!!! This one was the most face value at Ten Cents!
And some others were a mere Penny, clearly you could buy Groceries Cheaply during the Wartime Era but I would suspect due to Rationing and other Hardships that the War created a lot of people probably relied upon Stamps like this to buy enough food for their Families? Things like this were never meant to survive so I'm always Jazzed when I find something that still exists and could be a rarity nowadays.
Finally I hung a small Rustic Shelf in Booth #317 and called it a day... very tired by then so had enough of New Booth foofing! *Smiles* Besides, I had some Shopping to do since I had received a very generous Gift Certificate for renting Booth #317 during a Promotion and there was a somethin'-somethin' for the Meditation Room that I was Jonesin' for!
I was able to Negotiate a successful Deal with the Vendor and brought Home this Gorgeous piece, which is extremely heavy and very detailed. I had wanted some Temple Quality Statuary for my Meditation Room's Zen ambiance.
And I still have a considerable balance left on the Gift Certificate so am waiting for our Big Locked Case Sale on the 31st of this Month... it's one worth waiting for if you've been Eyeballing anything in a Locked Case at our Antique Mall!?
And Today the Young Prince Shared this Instagram Announcement of the Birth of his New Baby Sister with me. Hard to believe she's just a few days old, she looks so mature and alert already and has all that thick Golden Hair, just like both of her Big Brothers had as Babies! She was a very big Girl weighing in at a whopping 9 lbs. 9 oz. and 20 inches long, so no wonder it was a long difficult Labor!!! So we are Celebrating many Wonderful New Blessings my Friends!