Hi everyone! I experienced such a great response to my Booth Sales for December post that I decided to keep it up on a monthly basis. The only difficulty I’ve encountered so far is that I don’t have photos of every item that I sell. You’d think with all my weekly finds posts that I would have photographed virtually everything, but that’s not the case. It seems as though I only take photos of about half of what I buy.
January’s gross sales at my booth totaled $536.50, more than my goal of $400/month (woo woo). My cost of goods sold totaled $76.00 or 14% of my gross sales–a little over my average of 10%/month. And you may remember my rent is $130/month, so that makes my net profit for January equal to $330.50. Let’s take a look at what sold, shall we?
A green handled rolling pin sold for $10.00 (cost: $1.00).
A yellow, chippy-er version of this Fresh Eggs sign sold for $25.00 (cost: $1.00).
Even with two holes in the top, my old oak farm table sold for $95.00 (cost: $5.00), as did the large, pottery bowl on the far left for $45.00 (cost: $6.00).
An English cottage sugar bowl sold for $6.00 (cost 25¢).
I decorated with this sled/shovel/skates combo for a couple of Christmases and then decided to sell it this year. I priced it at $65.00, which I thought pretty fair given those gorgeous blue, leather skates. After Christmas, I received a call from the shop, “Would I separate the sled from the skates?” I said yes and sold the sled for $30.00 (cost: $5.00) and asked the shop to set the rest aside. I decided to keep the skates for now, but when I do sell them, I’ll price them at about $40-50.00. They’re well worth it, right?
Lincoln’s Devotional sold for $8.00 (cost: $1.00).
An American Gas Co. lantern with an enamel shade sold for $45.00 (cost: $5.00).
This large, IKEA cow print, mounted on foam core, was a bit of an odd buy for me, since that spring green background is pretty modern looking, but the handsome cow sold me. So, not only did I buy one, I bought two. This one sat outside on the shop’s “porch” (bleaching a bit in the sun) and finally sold for $16.00 (cost: $3.00), the other one is part of a pile of “art” leaning against my desk at this very moment. It will make its way to the shop eventually.
Back in the spring, I gave this little tilt-top table a makeover. I used it as an end table for several months and then brought it up to the shop a few weeks ago. I guess the price was right: $25.00 (cost: $5.00).
A small Mark Twain figurine sold for $6.00 (cost: 25¢).
A neat old Keuffel & Esser Co. slide rule with busted case sold for $22.00 (cost: $3.00).
I bought this poster and frame separately and “married” them together for a $25.00 sale (cost: $1.00 for each the poster and the frame).
My Mt View Ave sign sold almost immediately for $85.00 (cost: $25.00). You may remember, right before Christmas, I bought it in Sharon Springs at their Victorian holiday celebration. That’s it for this month–happy hunting friends!!
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