May 21, 2011
I have just returned from the most wonderful day of selling at the Vintage and Home fair in Stony Stratford. I remembered I had my camera in my bag and whizzed around clicking away.
Really I should have photographed my stall and the layout, but instead took a picture of these yummy cucumber and cream cheese sarnies which the lovely ladies in the vintage tea room made me!!
There were 3 floors of really good quality designer/maker vintage-esque craftsters, alongside original vintage pieces. It was a comfort to sell amongst such good company. After my horrific “blobs-in-a-basket” incident in Earls Barton a few years back i’d made a decision to no longer attend sales.
Good friends had recommended this event and I was so pleased to be invited. The organisers had done a sterling job and the place looked wonderful, there was a great “vibe” about the place. The tea room was buzzing with a crowd of satisfied cake-engourged customers. There was also the most captivating vintage inspired ice-cream van parked outside selling Cornish clotted cream cones (not a tongue twister)I wish I’d taken a picture of it now.
I took along adozen or so good quality pieces of vintage as well as a range of recent pieces made from vintage fabrics. I was also pleased because I sold some of my newly acquired vintage trims, I really didnt want to keep them all to myself!! Im always modestly suprised when people respond so positively to my work. I obviously don’t get out enough.
I did have some concerns as I hadn’t done a sale in so long, so maybe didn’t take enough things to sell, which is usually the opposite as most folks take too much . I also should have spent more time on the layout as I spent a lot of the time rammed in the corner trying to create a aura of “space” around me so that people could look at the rails.
I had a great day, made some money and met some wonderful new people, what more could you ask for?