Antique Display… and the “sweet” spot…
Welcome to Walla Walla and to Shady Lawn Antiques. During the month of January, I cleaned and restored antiques. We spent the better part of a week arranging antique displays before our February 4th reopening.
The following picture shows a display that featured three items that were new to the store.
First Jill and I moved furniture around at least five times until we came up with an arrangement that seemed to work. I then placed a Victorian Eastlake Style clock (circa 1880) and an early 1900′s wooden Walla Walla Produce Company box on top of the oak Printers Cabinet. The display looked like it needed a little something extra so I put a dry wheat arrangement inside the box.
The WW Produce box sold at the end of the very first day we were open. I then put a restored wooden Borax box in its’ place and put the wheat arrangement in it too. I had displayed the Borax box in several different places for probably two months. But when I placed it on top of the Printers Cabinet it sold the same day.
The top left hand corner of the Printers Cabinet seems to be a “sweet” spot for selling wooden boxes… sadly I don’t have another similar wooden box to display there.
I have noticed that there have been antique “sweet” selling spots in the past. But since selling antiques is pretty much a one-of-a-kind business it is not always as obvious as it was to me this time.
When I set up the display, the arrangement seemed pleasant. However, I had no idea that two wooden boxes would sell from the exact same spot two days in a row… “sweet”!