|Photo courtesy of Wolverhampton Vintage Fairs - thanks, Chicks!|
In the new and exciting world of vintage market trading Monday is the new Sunday.
The weekend went like this....
Friday - Work out, get dressed, have breakfast, walk down to the university campus to flier it again, walk back, sort stock checking the labels are intact, give it a quick once over and iron/repair anything that needs it.
Take some photos and put a sneak preview on Facebook and Twitter to tempt any potential punters.
Bag and box everything up (clothes, accessories, home-ware), collapse the rails, check for tables, shoe stays, hat stands, a tape measure, table cloths, mirrors, carrier bags, business cards, fliers for the next events and load the van - trying to avoid locking a marauding cat in with the stock.
Sneak in a quick visit to a jumble sale before settling down to a quiet night in (sharing a cheeky bottle of wine).
Saturday - Set the alarm for 6am, make sandwiches and a flask of coffee (keeping the day's spend to an absolute minimum), dress to the nines, drive to Wolverhampton, unload, set up and move the van to a nearby car park.
|1970s gingham maxi dress (£1, Cancer UK) worn with velvet dirndl top (Maisie's Closet Vintage)|
Smile, chat, pose for photos....and sell, sell, sell!
Pack up, collect and load the van, drive back. Count the takings, have a bath, order a takeaway, crack open the wine, replace the sold stock with more from the store room. Have an early night.
Sunday - Get up at 7am. Make sandwiches and coffee, dress up, drive to Burntwood, unload and move the van, Jon realises he's come without the sandwiches and float so has to go back home to fetch them whilst Vix sets up...
|1970s Bernshaw maxi (courtesy of gorgeous Curtise)|
Pose for photos, chat to the customers, hang out with our lovely vintage family...
Try on the other stall holders' merchandise.
Pose for some photographers - thanks, Eddie!
Pack up, collect and load the van, drive home via the off-license for cheap white rum. Count the takings, have a bath, reheat the other half of last night's takeaway, read the paper you were too busy to look at yesterday, have an early night.
|California 1970s maxi (50p, car boot sale, 2010) worn with a crochet tank top (Maisie's Closet Vintage, yesterday) and wooden necklace (handmade by fabulous Tania)|
Get up at the crack of dawn 'cos your back's killing you, try on your spoils from yesterday, get dressed, unload and put the stock away (thanks, Liz). Catch up on all you've missed in Blogland and...relax! (Man, I look a total wreck today but I'm linking to Patti's Visible Monday anyway.) Another early night after I've caught up with Arne Dahl.
Hope you had a good 'un!
See you soon.