Hi everyone! Writing these antique booth sales reports are definitely much more fun when I have a good month 🙁 April would have been a very sad sales month for me except that I made a number of sales via my blog shop and one on eBay. Two very slow months in a row have me a bit concerned, but that’s the nature of retail sales — you have to take the downs with the ups. As long as I average $400/month at the shop (or more) over the full year, I’m happy.
Okay, so my total April sales at the shop were $311.50, and my cost of goods sold was $24.50, well under my goal of no more than 10% of my total sales. The item I sold on eBay, a display perfume bottle, also called a “factice,” sold for $47.50 and cost me just $1.00.
Gristmill Antique Center Booth
A “Fresh Eggs 25¢” sign, made by moi, sold for $25.00.
As did a “Milk” sign, also made by moi, $25.00.
A framed vintage flag sold for $21.50 ($25.00 – 15%). Read about how I age and frame old flags here.
A cutting board sold for $26.00 ($32 – 20%). NOTE: I cleaned it up and seasoned it as described in this post before selling it.
A hand-stenciled “eat” ironstone platter sold for $10.00.
Two rolling pins sold, one for $6.00, another for $8.00.
A white enamelware coffee post sold for $10.00. You may be interested in my enamelware price guide.
An aqua “Moon & Stars” salt cellar sold for $12.00.
A Lentheric 12 perfume factice sold on eBay for $47.50.
So that’s it for my April sales–here’s hoping May is better, but I have a sinking feeling it is not. After having such a strong winter, it’s a disappointment to have a slow spring. But retail sales can be temperamental, and I certainly won’t give up 🙂
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