Friday, April 24, 2015

At Home with Booth 58 - Issue 3

Before There Was Container Store....
Boxes and Baskets and Bowls...
  Instead of heading to the nearest Container Store, use a one-of-a-kind container to house an everyday object.
Mom uses this beautiful old trunk as her coffee table. (and notice the basket/tray on top that holds a few little pretties).  Inside she stores her Christmas Santa Claus collection.
Don't we all have those things that end up lying around and creating clutter if they don't have a "place" they belong? 
Mom's awesome bread box holds all the grandkids' sippy cups.  No one would even know!  I keep my kids' school papers in my old bread box.
 Without a cabinet to hide anything in my powder room, I used this box to hold the tp. A few guests have noticed that the box is an old prune crate and laughed... get it?
Another example of everyday items in unexpected objects.... My kids take lots of medications throughout the day...and prescription bottles aren't fun to look at - right?  Each time I reach for another dose of meds, this little stack of blue and white bowls make me smile.

Hmmm... What could be in Mom's flour box?  Not flour!  How about paper napkins???

My sis-in-law is the queen of organizing and she is great about making sure everything has a place where it belongs.  Mom and I try to channel her organizing abilities... but we still need lots of her help.... I always try and think, "What would Whitney do with this?"
Do you see the electric cords coming out of this cute picnic basket?  Along with lots of pills, my two youngest also have lots of respiratory treatments they do each day.  After tripping over cords and looking at not-so-cute-machines, I decided to hide them when we aren't using them.  They still are easy to get to, but much prettier!

On my coffee table - Pretty bowl from my blue collection for the not pretty collection of remotes
And this box....on top of my plantation desk. It is an old fish box from Seattle.  It used to be in my nautical themed playroom but it was replaced with something cooler (for another post!) At first glance, it might seem to just be decorative, but it does hold everyday items... the things that Little Mr. 58 throws down from the upstairs catwalk... right now it has collected several nerf bullets, a handful of green army guys, and a mini batman.... 

 Who needs Container Store?  Use an old box, basket, or bowl!  We've always have lots to choose from in Booth 58. 
 * Disclaimer.... We have nothing against Container Store..... We love it as much as the next girl!  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fresh Finds

We did some junkin this weekend and brought our finds straight into Booth 58. 
Aren't these black shutters great?  and these paddles too?
Look:  We didn't paint this one!  It is a small china cabinet...perfect for little what-nots or for little girls who like to pretend!  I had to do some serious convincing to get mom to sell this to yall... she really thought the granddaughters needed it. 

Lots of fresh finds this week...Some of the goodies we brought in on Friday already sold, so make your way up to ACM soon!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

How Much is that Boy in the Window?

Had some help in the window last week....
 Little Mr. 58 is used to hanging out in the booth while we get a little fluffin done.  He has grown up in ACM.   Granddaddy (Mr. 58) is usually able to entertain him while Mom and I work, but last week, Dad needed to get some yard work done that couldn't include the little man...( I think a chain saw was involved.)
After settling in with a fresh pack of crayons and some enticing new coloring books, he was all set... and he was quite the surprise for window shoppers strolling down Virginia Street  - not expecting to see a little tyke quietly coloring among the vintage wares!
We moved out the egg shells and baskets and replaced them with sea shells and shovels.

Booth 58 Beach Trip 2015 is here!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It's Here...

Our favorite Booth 58 season is here.... beach time!
 We've dragged in the shells, boats, and other nautical goodness.... mermaids, starfish, and octopus galore!
Come see what the tide washed up

Thursday, April 9, 2015

5 Years Ago...

5 years ago today, Booth 58 opened our "doors" for the first time.
5 years ago today, on a whim, we jumped into a world we knew almost nothing about.
When Mom and I dreamed this crazy "Booth 58" idea up, Dad encouraged our hair-brained scheme and jumped right in to help iron out business logistics.   We signed our lease and agreed to try it out ... "If it isn't our cup of tea, we can let our lease go in 6 months... We can do anything for 6 months!"  Well, needless to say, 6 months came and went... and here we are, half a decade later.... And, yes, this is our cup of tea!

When we began the business, I was pregnant with my third child.  I thought, "I've done this mommy thing twice big deal... sure, I can start a business now. Piece of cake."  The addition of Little Mr. 58, to our family brought many new medical challenges that changed our live significantly... on a daily basis.... not so much the "piece of cake" we were expecting. But in the midst of getting used to all the new hard spots in life, Booth 58 continued to be a happy spot... and it still does today.   We thought it was all "on a whim", but God had a bigger plan all along.

Booth 58 has brought many blessings... new friends, new adventures, new stuff...But, hands down, my favorite part of our business is doing it alongside two of my favorite mom and dad.  Lots of time driving, shopping, loading, unloading, creating, painting,  pricing, fluffin', and planning. Lots of time to laugh together and be thankful together. 

Thankful for you, our faithful Booth 58 shoppers and readers. The past 5 years wouldn't have been nearly as much fun if we didn't have you buying our stuff! We hope Booth 58 is your happy spot too!

5 years ago today, we began new routines, new travels, and new friendships that are all now huge parts of our lives.
Happy 5 Years!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter

Easter Blessings from Booth 58
Come back next week for what is next in Booth 58. 
Some of you B58 Shoppers have already seen it......


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Booth 58 - Your Can Count On Us... No Fooling!

Booth 58 is your Banner and Book Headquarters!
We work hard to always have banners and books galore for you- our Faithful B58 Friends.
 Come take your pick...any day of the week!

Some of our best selling banners:
Best Day Ever
Mr. and Mrs.
Happily Ever After
Forever and Ever
Happy Happy Happy
Happy Birthday
Oh Happy Day
Soon to be Mrs.
Mommy to Be
Sweet Baby
It's a Boy
It's a Girl
And we always have seasonal sayings to choose from:
Happy Easter, Easter Blessings
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