If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve probably noticed all the nervous updates on my latest adventure. I signed a 6 month contract with a local antique and craft mall to fill a booth with my upcycled, vintage and handmade items.
Purchase with a Purpose
I LOVE having a reason to create stuff. Part of it is just a fun, creative outlet for me. On top of that, all money that I make through this booth will go into our adoption fund.
I’m not much of a risk taker, so this was a pretty big deal for me! I’ve always dreamed of owning my own shop one day, but thought this was a better opportunity for me to get a taste of shop life, without all the extra financial burden and time constraints. At the Town Peddler, I can set up my booth and walk away. They do the rest!
I am still getting a hang of the pricing thing. I don’t want to price things too high, but I can’t go so low that I barely break even. I want people to walk away with things they love, at a price they can be excited about. I pay rent every month on the booth and a small percentage comes out of my earnings, so I’m just a tad anxious about how this will turn out.
If you’re in the metro Detroit area, I’d love for you to stop by!
The Town Peddler is such a fun place to shop!
What you can expect to find at my booth:
- Handmade burlap wreathes
- Handmade seasonal wreathes
- Original artwork
- Barnwood and rustic hand painted signs
- Seasonal decor
- Vintage items
- Old ladders
- Some handmade clothing and “Live with Purpose” shirts left over from my online store
- Painted and upcyceld furniture