I’m pleased to report that I had a very successful day at the Let’s Do Vintage in Spring Fair at St Mary’s Art Centre, Sandwich yesterday. Along with an increased number of sales relative to November’s Christmas fair, I also met some great sellers and vintage enthusiasts among those browsing the stalls. Once again my husband gave great support, not just with the logistics, but also by applying his considerable amateur therapist skills to calm me down when I was stressing about where I was pitched, and whether I had brought the right amount, type and colour of stock!
Having chosen to go with a restricted colour palette of blues, mauves and a complementary yellow, I was unsure whether the final display was welcoming and enticing enough when situated among the pretty pastel vintage fabrics and china displays that were to either side of me. I needn’t have worried though, as I received a number of generous comments about how attractive it looked, and, in addition, the colour range also gave me a useful conversation opener with potential buyers, which often began with them telling me that blue was their favourite colour! Sales included two gilt-framed mirrors, the few, select jewellery bits that I put out, and the more unusual novelty items, including the Nautical Decanter and Cups shown in the picture on the right, and I will certainly use this technique again for future events as the possibilities for varying the colour and variety of items is as limitless as the range of things I have in stock. And, what’s more, if I haven’t got enough of a certain colour, it’s a great excuse, if one were needed, for more fossicking trips!
If you are interested in any of the items that are shown, or you want to know more about the next event I’m attending, then please do get in touch via the Contacts page.