Thursday, July 16, 2009

My very own Pop-Up Shop !

All the rage in this economic climate, as landlords of vacant store fronts and Creatives with limited budgets work a happy medium to survive. Driving sales and attracting customers has even hit the local flea markets, where Quik Shade canopies have become a trend. I purchased mine off eBay, driving to Reading, PA for the local pick-up. And yes, it really makes the difference, and not just for those looking to get in from the sun. My foot traffic increased 25%, with an 8% increase in sales. That may not sound like much, but when you are dealing in vintage/secondhand every bit counts.

One of the best compliments I received was the woman who walked in, looked around, and said "Now THIS is a shop".

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Barbie 50th Anniversary National Convention Weekend

Altho I wasn't able to attend the full convention due to family commitments, I did manage to sneak away for two days to attend Public Day, thanks to my niece Laura who looked after my parents while I was away. Many thanks, Laura!

To view all the photos, including the famous Chinese pandas, please visit my Kodak Gallery Album.