Sure you would - if it was 20p an item!
We had a mad Friday afternoon setting up and sorting. There was a point at which I wasn't sure it was all going to fit in the school hall, we had so much jumble, but it's amazing what can be achieved with a willing band of hard workers.
Bric-a-brac and linens.
Women's clothes and accessories.
Cuddly toy corner!
Wonderful display of cakery.
Don't worry, the spelling mistake was corrected before we opened!
Ruth might not be the best speller, but she was rocking her grandma's 1960s Harrods housecoat and pearls!
Underneath the manic make-up, housecoats and headscarves are my lovely friends the Guymer sisters, Tracey and Karen. Tracey made all the cakestands for the cafe, and both of them worked so hard.
I don't have a housecoat, so I went with a 1970s bright red flirty frock from St. Mary's vintage market.
At least I was noticeable in the crowd!
1970s frock (vintage market), boots (Ebay), bangles, denim jacket and tights (charity shops), belt and hair flower (retail, sale)
It was an incredibly busy event, I really enjoyed it, but got a little irritated with a couple of women, clearly dealers, who grabbed armfuls of stuff and were not a little aggressive to other customers and helpers alike.
Picture the scene;
Me: [to a dealer who had huge bagfuls of stuff, all at 20p an item] "That's £5.40 please."
Woman: "Shall we make it £5?"
Me: "Shall we make it £5.40?"
Good grief, she's going to make a ton of money at a carboot or market with that stuff, and she's haggling over 40p!
But for the most part, everyone was delightful, there were loads of punters (not many in hats, sadly) and although we did have a lot of items left at the end, we sold sold sold like women possessed.
Grand total? Why, that would be £1200. Not bad, not bad at all!
I came home with bits and pieces, I didn't really have time to rummage myself, and there was nothing vintage to speak of, but I did spot this.
A rather battered but very delightful 1956 copy of Fun with Dick and Jane - cute, no?
And my favourite thing of the day? There were many, but when Tracey popped round at teatime with a bottle of wine and this card, I felt the warm glow of success!