The cash/wrap and jewellery counter. Later on I brought a huge reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night which fits quite nicely in the raised space behind the register. But for opening day, we were happy just to have fixtures with things in them. Many thanks to Sarah of J. Darling for the gift of the grey showcase. It needs a little repair, but we are grateful to have it.
The gemstone pendants continue to be steady sellers. We move one, maybe two a day, most days. I've had some trouble finding more of those beads, though, so I don't know how much longer we'll carry them. They are SO popular, though, that I almost feel I *have* to do it, and that makes me want to not do it. Doesn't make sense, right?
This green cabinety thing is SO m** f**ing heavy. I moved it in there all by myself. I swear it weighs like 300 lbs, but it's so useful as a working altar. It's where we dress candles and make mojo bags when requested.
These bookshelves were a blessing given to me by Jacki Smith of Coventry Candles. They currently hold the small selection of books that we have, as well as our small apothecary. I hope to grow the apothecary and completely discontinue all the books. Why? Coz Amazon, that's why.
I got this shelf out of the trash from CVS many years ago. We had it at the old shop, and in the interim kept our printer and computer stuff on it. It was a wrench to give it up from the home office, but it was needed at this shop because it was built to hold rows and rows of glass jar candles.
What is now our incense room, with green floor, used to hold a lot of consignment wares and had a teal floor. We started out with a fountain in the corner there, but people kept putting their hands in it so we took it out.
Handmade soap in an early display. We ditched the baskets and moved everything closer together, but when you're starting out, you kinda need to take up a lot of space, visually, because there isn't a whole lot of product to do it. Opening a store is expensive!!
Lovely sage green wall and the beginning of our minerals collection. It takes some time (and quite a lot of money) to build up the inventory. I got the rolling shelf when Borders went out of business, and the glass jars come from Hobby Lobby. I ran a special where if people would bring me in a glass jar (they were on sale but I'd maxxed out my limit on them!), then I'd either pay them back or give them store credit for twice the cost of the jar.
Shopping baskets are very important! I got this little plant stand at JC Penney and used it on my table for several years when I did shows. It's perfect for holding shopping baskets. You can also see the deep teal floor in the Dark Room, through the doorway.
The space looks so different without the parlor! This little glass showcase came from Ikea. It didn't have lights in it so I installed some LED Christmas lights at first. Later on I got some puck lights and they look much better.
The new crystal showcase, and lovely teal wall color. We chose the colors to have a slight Indian bazaar feel. I wanted to go southwest with turquoise, paprika, browns, and golds, but when I looked at historical paint colors appropriate to the era of this building, I felt that a historically accurate palette would have a lovely aesthetic with the architecture.