Christmas already? YOU BET!!!

I am exhausted.   

Having a flea booth is normally fun.  It is a place where I can share my "creative stuff" and it is an outlet for my auction addiction.  

But today was one of those days that reminds me that doing it "right" can be hard work.

I started at 9 this morning and got home around 7:30.  I think I took a 15 minute lunch break!. 

But it was worth it... 


 (Pardon the Iphone pic!)

It is officially Christmas in Timeless Treasures at Midtown Eclectic Mall!!! 

It's funny...I have no problem "staging" my own home.  But when it comes to "staging" a flea booth, I just go blank... 

Literally...I mean, I literally had to remove EVERYTHING in the booth and completely start with a blank slate.  

When I decorate my own home for the holidays, I know exactly what I have and where it should go.  Because honestly, I pretty much do the same thing every year, with a few additions here and there.  

I honestly didn't know what I had to resell.  I bought most of the holiday decor at auctions and sales throughout the year.  Then I boxed it up and put it in the I was a little clueless about what I had or even how much I had.   

When I started digging through it, I found a few things I wanted to keep....a beautiful small pre-lit tree and a few knick-knacks.  But most of it went to the flea market...mostly smalls, but quite a bit!  The neatest thing I have is the collection of Precious Moment ornaments and Thomas Kincaid ornaments.  Hopefully they will attract a lot of attention!

In the end, I am pleased with the way it turned out.  I still have my booth in Tontitown to do, but after completely overhauling this one, I think it will be a breeze!  

My house still looks like fall puked all over it...and it will be that way until the day after Thanksgiving!  The weekend after Thanksgiving is when the Christmas holiday start at home.  

But today, I got a little taste of the "spirit."   

Give me some egg nog and put on the Bing Crosby....