This post is more for my local NJ friends, I apologize in advance to everyone else! You guys know by now I love antique shopping, flea market finds, and shopping for second-hand furniture and decor.
Well because I’m always on the hunt, I find far more than I could ever keep for myself. And I hate passing up amazing finds because I don’t have space for it!
For that reason, I’ve been considering opening an antique booth inside a local antique shop. (Some antique shops will rent booth space to vendors).
My favorite local antique store has always been Canvas House Antiques in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. I had asked to get on their waiting list a while back and at the end of last year I got that call that a space would be opening up in January if I wanted it.
Of course, I jumped at the chance! I’ve spent much of January getting myself moved in and organized over there, which is why it’s been so quiet here on the blog.
My booth is located upstairs inside Canvas House. My space is under my local business name, Old Home Revivals. I had started that business as my vintage art shop but really wanted to do something that wasn’t exclusively online.
When I thought about reselling antiques, it seemed such a natural transition for me. I’m always on the hunt anyway and it will prevent me from becoming a total hoarder! I’m guessing that’s why all antique dealers are in the business.
My space is still evolving, but here are a few peeks at it.
When sourcing items, I usually only buy items that I would want for myself. Like that giant pediment you see on the brown wall.
The only problem with that method is that I do have a hard time parting with many of the items. Like these gorgeous antique pitchers made in England. How stunning are they?
The beautiful dresser below is another favorite. It’s in surprisingly good condition for its age. The older gentleman I bought it from said it belonged to his grandparents.
You can also see there’s a vintage Turkish rug, sketch art, wooden dough bowls, and more. All things I would love to keep but either don’t have the space for or don’t need more of.
Notice that crazy cool chess table below? I scored two of them one day while out picking. I kept one for myself because it’s so unique. The one shown below has sold already, that went fast. So did the scale that is shown on the table and the desk on the back wall.
But the ever-changing display is what is fun for me! I look forward to filling it up and getting it styled a little prettier. I’ve never done any type of retail before, so I’m learning as I go. But I’m enjoying the process in the meantime.
And whether you’re local or not, (if you’re not local and you’re still reading, thank you) you can follow my shop on Instagram and Facebook anyway! Maybe it’ll give you some ideas even if you can’t shop in person. One day, I may branch out more and sell some online.
You can also follow Canvas House Antiques on Instagram. There are so many amazing vendors in that building. I have to put blinders on while I’m walking through because I want to buy it all!