Saturday 16th July I attended my first ever Vintage fair. Before the event I was really nervous about attending, worrying I wouldn’t sell anything, that my stock would look amateur next to all the other experienced stall holders.
Arriving early, as I still had to price loads of items, hubby ferried box after box of stock into the hotel where the event was being held. It quickly became apparent that I had way too much stock for the space allocated. We moved tables around and soon made ourselves a cosy little space to display my wares. We decided to use the event to showcase a few pieces of the painted and reloved furniture we are hoping to sell.
As you can see it was very cosy, but I think it worked. I was just a teeny bit nervous about the bookcase above which held lots of china, especially when the crowds started to appear (and there were crowds over 700 people through the doors on the day).
It was so lovely to see so many people I knew, including the lovely Jules from I need curtains for the windows in my head (isn’t that the most fab name for a blog!) I so get what she means. Many thanks to Jules for the pic below I pinched from her, please do pop over and read her account of Saturday. Her lovely best mate also purchased my three favourite items, he has seriously good taste !
Also my lovely friend Ruth and her toooooo gorgeous little girl. Ruth blogs at Lemonade Life another great blog to add to your list.
After a slow start I was soon rushed off my feet and had a wonderful day selling out of all my vintage cups and saucers, lots of plates, in fact most of the stock you see above sold. I wish I had taken an “after” picture. I also sold two pieces of our reloved furniture, three commission requests and had two offers to sell my stock in local bricks and mortar shops. I think I can safely say my first Vintage fair was a great success.
One of our reloved items, the glam chalkboard.
Beautiful shelf unit’s hand crafted by my husband from the remains of the twins cots and painted with gorgeous vintage coloured chalk paints.
Lots more stock available soon for sale. Please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more info on our reloved furniture.