Vintage Market Day...and an unexpected trip...August 4th, 2010 in blog, hot spots
Our first annual Vintage Market Day - from start to finish, was nothing but busy!!! Mostly in a good way...lots of fun, lots of work...and a lot of other junk!!!
First, I have to say that Terri and I had an amazing "crew" of friends...Carol, Robin, Ginny, Sue, Linda, Ellen, Tela and Tiffany - handling everything from setting up to helping customers to helping me to the emergency room in the afternoon... We also had Laura and Ashley selling their Premier Jewelry under the shade tree in the front yard.
Anyway, a little after 1:00 pm, I was going into my house and closing the door (and yes, I'll blame the door - not me being maybe distracted, tired, rushed or whatever - or all of the above...) caught my heel and tore it...two hours and six stitches later (thanks for getting me to the ER Carol and Ellen - all of us in our fabulous vintage dresses...) - I was back - but totally sidelined and sitting helpless in the shade while everyone was busy as bees around me. The girls took care of everything (including me). It was a huge amount of work in a short time, on an extremely hot day... Everybody really worked so well together, and I think they might even want to help next year????? (fingers crossed).
Back to the Market... We started setting up on Thursday night, and finished on Friday - we had to take dips in the pool throughout the day - it was in the 90s, and we had a lot of stuff to get in place. We packed my driveway, garage (thanks to my hubby for letting us "borrow" it), deck and yard with great junk! Most of the girls brought antiques/vintage items, and some handcrafted vintage treasures. Terri was selling her very creatively redesigned jewelry on the deck. Ginny is an antique dealer, so she brought some awesome things into the mix! On Friday night (about midnight)...we had a storm come through so Sue and Linda helped me bring in some things and cover what we couldn't move...we crossed our fingers, and went to bed. We started resetting things at 6:00 am on Saturday, and with everybody's help - we were ready by 9:00 am. (OK, can you see me in high gear or what???)
The day started a little slow, but by 10:00 am, there was a steady stream of customers (we estimated about 300 people came through - woo hoo - it was an awesome turnout). We had a lot of friends stop by (local and out-of-towners), as well as people who found us from our advertising, or our yard signs. I got to meet some of my Ohio blogging friends........AND.......Midge of JMS (junkermidge) - yep - I GOT TO MEET OUR MIDGE!!! All the way from Michigan...and she brought "junk"!!
There were lots of sales, and our "checkout" area (or "checkout central") was run super efficiently (thanks to Tela & Tiff...and company).
Next year, we've decided to find a small commercial location to rent and have the event under cover (out of the rain - or threat of rain, and out of the heat). AND, we'll be inviting a few more vendors as well - stay tuned for our Second Annual Vintage Market Day - 2011!!!!! It'll be bigger and better - and I promise not to leave in the middle of the show!
We're looking forward to next year, and the year after that, and the year after that! :) (Hope I'm not scaring my friends!! Nah...they're used to me!)
Have a great junking week!!
P.S. (There's always a P.S. with me) We're leaving for the World's Longest Yard Sale on Friday...heading south - Ohio to Kentucky for two days - so stay tuned for my next post - it'll be HUGE fun!
Check out my blog for more pics...http://sylviasdaughter.blogspot.com/2010/08/to-market-to-marketoh-yeahand-emergency.html
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