So apologies if I've been slow to comment on your blogs, I will get round to everyone as soon as possible.
The good news is - here comes the sun! And that means my maxi dresses get an outing.
Given my slackness on the personal summer-ready grooming front, my legs have yet to be sufficiently deforested and fake tanned for public viewing. So maxis are a godsend, and this is one of my favourites.
Now, Saturday's Craft and Vintage fair was not that great really. Tracey and I had a pleasant enough day, if a very long one, but it was a very quiet event so we weren't rushed off our feet... I sold some bits, the "£3-an-item or 2 for a fiver" rummage suitcases were popular, but none of the items I showed you last week sold (I decided to put them all on the rail and see what happened).
We had a narrow space, with my vintage finery on one side and Tracey's cakestands and crockery on the other.
Lurex, faux fur, silk, lace, prints, short, long, tops, skirts, frocks - who wouldn't want a rummage?
I thought my stock was varied, good quality, reasonably priced and with a good range of styles and sizes. However, if there aren't many people there, and then you factor out those who just came to browse, those who were interested in the craft side rather than vintage clothing, those who didn't like my stock, those who liked items but they were in the wrong size, or not the right price... The pool of potential buyers just gets smaller and smaller.
Still, I covered my costs and made a bit of money and chatted to some friendly people, the customers and other stall holders were lovely. And a day spent in the company of darling Trace is never wasted!
Tracey's precious things!
We were next to lovely Julie and Charlie's stall. I was coveting various of their items, but remained strong, and didn't immediately spend what I'd earned...
Oh but 1950s glassware is so hard to resist!
So was the trunk and the teak-effect serving tray.
That little rectangular table with the 4 fold-out tables slotted underneath was pretty nifty too.
What do you mean, my selling style may have been off-putting?
So - we were a wee bit downhearted but have resolved to try again, and hopefully a pitch at a future St. Mary's fair, which is well-established and always popular, might prove more successful.
And in the meantime, I can still enjoy wearing my vintage wardrobe, even if no one wants to buy anything from it!
It's nice to be back blogging, I cannot believe how much I missed everyone during my brief internet hiatus!