Sunday, 26 May 2013

Easy does it

Yesterday Frocktasia did yet another Can't Buy Me Love jumble at The Boogaloo. 
I brought a bargain rail  this time around and sold quite a few garments despite it being a little bit of a quiet one. Items priced at a fiver or less seems to be a successful formula at this particular venue, it is billed as a jumble after all. I also tried out a few random items that I haven't brought before, bundles of vintage & retro fabric, a few issues of 'Vanity Fair' from the early 90s and packets of vintage stockings. I was surprised that no one snapped up the two psychedelic print sundresses, maybe it was because there was a bit of a glut of funky clothing?!
I had a vision in my head of a funky chick rocking these teamed with a floppy hat and wellies at a festival this summer. I guess there's still time for them to be snapped up :)
I'm getting so much better at prepping for my markets now. It hardly takes any time at all for us to set up the pitch and at the end of the day we are usually packed up and ready to roll out of the venue in less than twenty minutes. I always do all the laborious stuff at home such as pricing and sticking stuff on hangers. So when we get to the venue it is just a case of quickly unpacking everything & hanging it straight onto the rail. I even prepare my display table at home so that I know exactly what I'm doing on the day and don't have to faff about & worry about presentation.

I had a couple of fabulous visitors yesterday :)
Lovely Jo from Joyatri's Adventures in Vintage popped in for a little browse and a chat. She lives in the US but intermittently comes over to stay here with her English boyfriend. When in the US she runs her Joyatri shop on etsy where she sells vintage items, clothing and crafting materials. If they were giving out prizes for best dressed CBML customer of the day then Jo would win hands down, just look at that fabulous feast-for-the-eyes maxi frock she was wearing...
My lovely Leslie and Aiden also popped by and stayed for the rest of the afternoon, we had beers and chatted about films. I said "don't ever ask me to be in your pub quiz team cause I know nothing about films" to which Aiden responded "great then you can be the bar runner"...every cloud has a silver lining, eh ;) 
Aiden then very kindly gave us a lift home and collected a barrow full of brownie points yet again, he's a gem of a man so he is. Leslie stayed for a spot of din-dins, vino and a two hour long Led Zeppelin concert on YouTube before heading back home.

Today the sun shone on our poor pasty white bodies and there was much rejoicing :)
 We went to the park, lazed about on a blanket and drank 2.8% Carling Zest.
I really love how there seems to be a lot more choice in the low-alcohol range now, gone are the days of "Kaliber or Cola?".
Tomorrow I'll be starting the preparations for next Saturday's Dandy :)
Right now I'm going for a late evening soak before jumping into bed after what has been an indulgently lazy day, blooming marvelous!
Hope you have all been taking it easy this weekend and feel ready to face the week ahead.
Loads of love,
Jennie
xXx



18 comments:

Trees said...

Sounds like you really are getting the knack of attending markets - isn't it funny what people buy and what they don't? When Rich and I used to do craft markets (used to make brooches from polymer clay) we would make something we though was super awesome then it would take WEEKS to sell. Luck of the draw sometimes. Glad you folks are getting some sunshine! We have our first winter blast on the way!! eek!

megcasson said...

gorgeous pictures.

www.kindoflovely.com

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Jag blir så nyfiken på era (tänker främst på dig och vix) "Jumblesales" (nu blev det felstavat va?, men det blir ingen Englands/London-resa denna sommar, så jag sätter dina tips på en väntelista. Det blir däremot några nätter i Dublin och där har jag aldrig varit. Spännande! Till och med jag har bestämt mig för att jag SKA dricka minst en Guiness (inte så förtjust i öl). Så väl det syns när människor befinner sig i sina rätta element, dvs Froktasia på ... ska vi kalla det loppis?

Sharon S said...

Hi there! Your stall looks amazing and you look lovely too, sounds like you're doing really well at your venues which is great! xx

Indigo Violet said...

I love that dress you're wearing so much!

Carina Rosenholm said...

På våra'loppisar' är det inte så mkt kläder att fynda tyvärr....
Ny header? Snyggt!

Emalina said...

Your new banner looks great! Wow what a glamorous dress you're wearing, hope you made some good sales.

Leslie Wilson-Rutterford said...

It was really nice to be able to go along to CBML as a visitor, rather than a trader. Having said that, I love trading there! But, I'd never gone just as a visitor. One major incentive was to see you! Your outfit was stunning, and it was such fun to browse through yours and others' wares, and chat with traders in a leisurely fashion. I loved going to yours after and seeing your amazing treasure trove of vintage home for the first time. Thanks again for that, and the delicious din-dins, entertainment, drinks and conversation! Wished I could have stayed longer. Look forward to the next time! Have a great week, and can't wait to see you and everyone else at the Dandy on Saturday. Hugs and kisses, Leslie xx

Vix said...

So it's not just Wolverhampton that had a weirdly quiet weekend of trading. Much as I love the sunshine it's not much help when there's an indoor vintage event in town!
I love Jo in the Birmingham dress, she snaffled that beauty so quickly that I blinked and missed her trying it on! That dress you're wearing is stunning, if that didn't get the punters flocking round you I don't know what would. xxx

thorne garnet said...

how have I never seen that video before? It have nice wigs

Joyatri said...

Your stall was the best-looking one there! Too bad about the lack of traffic. Hopefully, next weekend will be better.
Aww, gee, thanks for the compliments and the link ups. It was fun meeting you. I hope to make it to Dandy Lion.
I'm intrigued by that necklace you are wearing at the park. And what a pretty, happy print on that skirt. Lovely!

Sacramento Amate said...

I would have love to come to visit you, dear Jennie.
I am so glad that the sun is shining on you.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Shybiker said...

Hi Jennie! Nice to meet you. Love the purple tights.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Looks like you are really getting the hang of working the markets. Love your day at the park pics :)

Reva Ford said...

Wish I'd been there with you :)
Hugs always
Reva

WendyB said...

I'm very intrigued by your sunglasses!

pastcaring said...

Love your dress, and Jo's. Your stall always looks great. A day of lazing in the park in the sunshine sounds blissful! xxx

Franca said...

Aaw, I wish I could come and see you at your stall!