WHAT IS SELLING:
- painted frames for group wallhanging
- blue ball jars
- vintage floral plates (these are the plates that used to sell for $10-$18, now if I get them for a buck for two I can quickly resale for $5
- jars of buttons -- or other small vintage items grouped in jars
- vintage suitcases
- wooden step ladders (I throw a coat of paint on them before selling)
WHAT ISN'T SELLING: (just a portion of my list that I must try to remember at auctions / sales)
- rolling pins and vintage kitchen gadgets
- mens hats and cowboy hats
- clear OR colored glass
- vintage children's dishes or toys
- silverplate (everyone decorates their booths with it, I don't think it actually sells)
- baby high chairs or carriages or cradles
- vintage baby or children's clothing
- printer block drawers
- framed pictures, usually I can get more out of the frame than if I take the time to actually put a nice print in it. I am talking about the average repro Victorian print that used to sell so well a few years ago. The exception would be original artwork, numbered prints. I am going to take an assortment of vintage floral pictures to the Topeka Show -- we'll see how they sell.
- new items (I have my booth in a "decorator and vintage mall" so there are a lot of new items. They don't work for me, and I vow to hearby stick to vintage and antique items.
- Books. Unless they fall into my lap, are incredible, or are in a 10 cent pile. Forget it, they aren't worth the space.