So many of my blog friends,like myself have a space in an antique mall or sell at weekend events. Sometimes keeping your space fresh and exciting can feel like a “job”.
I wanted to share an experience for those of you that have the doldrums about your antique mall space.
While working one day,I noticed a lady that appeared to have been getting chemo treatments. We spoke,and she continued to shop.
After several hours she approached the desk area to check out. She had a single ladies hanky in her hand.
She said “I am always drawn to ladies hankies.” I replied “oh let me show your something!” I took her into my space and showed her my curtain made of vintage ladies hankies. She gasped,put her hand to her mouth,and said “look,the hairs are standing up on my arm!” “It is beautiful!” Please understand,I don’t share this story,tell you about my hanky curtain.
The story continues….
She returned to the desk area and said “you know the whole time I was in the hospital getting my chemo all I thought about was coming to this store to shop. I was just discharged this morning!” “I just love to come in and look around.” We exchanged small talk,I wished her the best of health and to return soon!
I got to thinking how important our little shop is,and each little space in each little shop. People visit not only to treat themselves or a friend,but to relax,smile,and forget about the world and there own problems for just a little while.
When you are bored,uninspired,and sick of your own space. Think of my sweet customer. I bet someone just like her comes into your mall to relax and forget about the world!
Instead of just wondering in,”to check on things.” Schedule a day,shake things up,move everything around…take things out…write a note on a mirror….make a curtain out of hankies….have fun!
Remember there maybe someone in the hospital getting chemo,counting the seconds to get out and walk through your world.
It all really does matter!
~~~Living the Dream!