Monday, 29 September 2014

Markets galore!

Since returning from Scotland it's been a really busy time. I've been back at Spitalfields every Thursday. I've done North London Vintage Market, followed by The Furniture Flea, The Classic Car Boot and Hackney Flea Market! Phew! Finding lots of new stock for all of them has been great fun but hard work.
Coming up this weekend is North London Vintage Market again. The last one in September was great as always with a lovely array of vintage clothes, jewellery, home-ware and great food. It's always a really positive environment there, reminding me of a local village market but in the middle of London.
It was really busy at The Furniture Flea which was held in the amazing York Hall in Hackney. I had a very successful day, selling a great amount of stock. The next one is on December 7th.
The Classic Car Boot was in a new venue at the Olympic Park in Stratford East London. There were so many wonderful classic cars to admire; mods n rockers rolled in on their mighty machines and Vespas. There were so many people dressed in vintage clothes, looking so authentic as they wondered around past Cadillacs and MG sports cars. The food was good too. There was great music provided by various DJs. The weather could have been kinder to us and I went home on both days tired n cold but enthused by the great atmosphere. I've now paid for both of the long outdoor days by developing a sore throat and awful cough!
I had another visit recently from my friend who lives in Denmark. She brought me a huge amount of new stock. It's always exciting unwrapping everything to discover what she's managed to find in the last couple of months. There were lots of beautiful sky blue enamelware, including coffee pots, strainers, colanders and ladles. I was thrilled to get more Bjorn Wiinblad plaques both in black and deep rust red colour ways. I've sold a few already but I'm keeping the red ones until nearer Christmas. I have a few customers who are collecting all twelve months of them and are keenly awaiting new ones to complete their sets. I bought 41 lovely old smooth caramel coloured wooden spoons, scoops and a trough which could be used as a fruit or nut bowl or anything else you fancy.
Well there are new jugs in cool white with blue trim, kettles in restful blue, zingy orange teapots among other things, winging their way to my stall in the coming days. Come and say hi if you're near London. If not, I hope you're enjoying reading about my stalling adventures. I'll try to load some photos soon.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

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    Thank you
    Charlotte Keyte