Sunday, 28 July 2013

Minnie's at Mary's Marvellous!

Yesterday I had my first stall at Mary's Marvellous Vintage and Craft Fair. I have spent the last week or so prepping all my stock, pricing everything, making sure I had enough business cards, remembering table cloths, buying clothes rails, making bunting and cramming everything in to my teeny tiny car. It's safe to say that I am a worrier so I had planned for every possible eventually in my head, there were lots and lots of lists involved!

I needn't have worried though because I had such a great day. The event was 1960s themed so I was rocking a beehive and a rather snazzy dress that I picked up from a charity shop.

(I also brought all of my vintage clothing but it was on the opposite side)
 Here you can see my bunting in all it's glory, I knocked it together using some spare pieces of vintage fabric that I had and the spare binding from my chevron quilt. I was quite pleased with the overall result.

There was a scooter rally in the church grounds, and I was particularly taken with this fabulous Bedford camper van.

All of the customers were really friendly, I enjoyed having chats with people who love vintage as much as I do. My whole family also came to visit me which was really sweet. There were a lot of wonderful stalls and I had to be really really careful not to spend all of the money I'd made there and then! To all of the stallholders that I met, thank you for making me feel welcome and it was lovely meeting you.

The day was super long and by the end of it I was so so tired, but it was a lot of fun. I learned a lot and will definitely be applying for spots at other fairs in the future.

*** If I have used a picture of your stall, please let me know and I will link up to your website!***

Friday, 5 July 2013

Exciting News!

I have some exciting news to share with you...Minnie Vintage is going on the road! That's right, I have been accepted as a stallholder at Mary's Marvellous Vintage & Craft Market.

It will be my first ever stall and I'm having a minor panic thinking about all of the things that I need to organise before 27th July! I am really excited about meeting other local vintage sellers and vintage lovers and am hoping that people will like my stock enough to actually want to buy things from me! The theme of the July market is 1960s with prizes for the grooviest stall. I have a dress in mind to wear and have been practicing a gravity defying beehive, the only thing that has stumped me is how to make my stall look groovy.
Have any of you been stallholders yourselves? Are there any hints or tips to making your stall a successful one? I would love to hear your suggestions.
If you are local to the area, St Mary's is a brilliant vintage and craft market and definitely worth checking out. If you are free on the 27th come along and say hi! There is even going to be a scooter rally in the grounds! For more information, check out the website here.