Now that I have had a week after doing my latest fair, to find my feet and some organisation again I thought I’d share some pictures of my set up at the fair and a few feelings and insights of doing my first indoor and multi day fair.
Many of you will know that I have been a lot quieter on the blog in the last month. Ben, Cohen, Sarah and myself suffered a sever bout of bronchitis during the school holidays. Frustratingly our sickness and recovery ran right into preparations for the Everything Deco to Retro Fair. So with all that being said, time had to be taken offline in the last month to be ready and organised for my first three day fair. But with that all being said I go there in the end and even with less time than I had hoped and I’m pleased with my efforts.
All previous events, fairs and markets I have done until a week ago have been one dayers, so doing a three day fair was a whole different kettle of fish for me. But it’s one I enjoyed thoroughly, as it gave me more time to finesse stall presentation and connect with buyers and other dealers.
I really enjoyed having a whole day to be able to set up, with all the kids in school and care, Ben took the day off and helped me with transporting everything and setting up. We get very little child free time together and it’s fun having him around and supporting me as well as being my muscles.
Above was my stall an hour out from the doors opening on the Friday night, it was great having a larger stall site than what I usually take at one day fairs. The larger stall site allowed me to spread out and bring along some of my larger items. The response to my stall over three days was wonderful, with comments about it being different from others because what I do with vintage children’s stuff is specific and niche.
Many a fair goer, stopped and sighed hearing children’s LP’s playing whilst they reminisced over having the very same Patty Biscoe or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang LP. If a fair goer didn’t walk away from my stall with a purchase they sure did walk away with a smile and a childhood memory recaptured.
It was wonderful to be visited by my fellow vintage loving blogging, social media friends as well as lovely customers and personal friends. Thank you to everyone who popped along and said hi and to new friends made. I hope we can all be catching up again real soon.
Our next fair date: Collectorville Fair at Rocklea Showgrounds, Brisbane on September 6th. If I had previously told you I wasn’t doing any fairs in August or September……things changed and we will be there. Come and say hi again!