Saturday, December 14, 2019

Gift Idea ~ Booth Owner

These are my thoughts as I'm sitting here, cutting cardstock into tags for part of my dad's Christmas gift. My dad has a booth at a local antique mall. He enjoys hunting for good finds, the challenge of rebuilding and repurposing. He even enjoys loading up his truck to restock.

Least favorite part... pricing. Mom tells me they're always buying pre-made tags for $1, and are low on other materials like twine and string. So, I know dad loves his booth. He loves thrifting, and being thrifty. Just doesn't like making tags. Perfect, cause I can do that!

Ok, making a bunch of tags. What else?

After looking around in my own resale stash, I found a wooden carrier (well, a small shelf turned on it's side). Filled it with small metal buckets, and a tall metal box w/lid. They all fit!

Realistically, I know my practical, yet creative dad will sell or repurpose what I give him instead of keeping it to use for organization. It's great knowing he finds joy in painting or rebuilding, etc. so I just see this as part of the gift.

I'm also a booth owner. This is a short list of my commonly needed items, as well as a few things I'll add to personalize. His favorite color is green, so that may also become part of the theme:

~ bundles of similar sized tags (sm, med, lg, extra lg)
~ twine, crochet thread
~ fine black markers/pens
~ double-sided tape
~ paint brushes
~ scissors
~ safety pins
~ favorite snacks

~ cash for thrifting

There are so many ways to give! I hope you make or find just the right things for everyone on your heart this Christmas season!


  1. Distressed wooden background:

    Background texture:

    White flower/hydrangea:

    French corner ornament:

    Photograph of girl:

    Fonts used: Special Elite, Scriptina Pro

  2. Love this post! I admire booth owners.

  3. That sounds like a perfect gift. It's useful and very thoughtful.

    1. Thank you Diane, it's definitely the perfect gift for him!

  4. Your gift idea by M. Berry is a great way to look at gifting for any time of the year. I absolute love that little girl. And your quote from Mother Teresa is something we all need to practice. Your post today was the perfect way to start the week. I love your gift idea for your dad, you know him so well. Blessings to you and yours this holiday season and throughout the New Year.

    1. Thank you Susie. I agree... the quote at the top is definitely a way to think about giving to others year-round. The little girl actually reminds me of my niece :) I appreciate all who leave a comment here, and even years later, I've come back to re-read messages. It seems what we say, type, etc. does echo on. I'd say I've come to know my dad better through the years, and I'm grateful we're close! Thank you for the holiday well-wishes, and same to you!


“Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.”

~ Mother Teresa