Thursday, 12 May 2011

Vintage Festival at The Maltings - DONE!

Well, I survived...... just!

Oh my, all you guys that run stalls at the various vintagey and crafty fairs must have endless energy! I have huge respect for all you people who put such a huge effort into making these events successful. The Vintage Festival at The Maltings was definitely a SUCCESS! So a big thank you to Sally Mills and the team at The Maltings for all their hard work!

There were lots and lots of rooms with lots and lots of stalls - I really wish I had been there as a visitor, rather than a stall holder to be honest - I would have loved browsing around all day. And such a fantastic array of vintage goodies - clothes, jewellery, lighting, homewares, linens..... everything! And there was a vintage fashion show, and demonstrations, and all sorts of good stuff that I couldn't go to - cos I was running my little stall! Lots of people came in vintage dress - and they looked AMAZING! I wish I had taken some photos to show you.

I started setting up the evening before and then continued early in the morning of the Big Day. It is amazing how much time it takes. Lots of packing, unpacking, arranging and rearranging!!

Unfortunately, I didn't take my camera, so I had to take these shots with my phone as I was setting up. But you get the idea...

I really enjoyed meeting both customers and other stall holders. And I have learnt sooooo much.
Obviously, I was exhausted by Sunday evening, after packing it all up to take and the packing it all up to bring it home again, but I was feeling inspired, so on Monday I was straight up to the shop and started on a complete revamp! I packed up all the bits and bobs, reorganised the bits of furniture and added some nice new pieces (new to the shop, that is!!!)
But, oh dear, my house is now overflowing with boxes of stuff - all needing sorting out!! Aaaargh!

But the big question is........ will I do one of these again????
On Sunday night I was saying "never again".... but now?  ... Hmmmmm. I think I could be very tempted!!


  1. Your layout looks amazing! I love vintage fairs and go around and around and around! lol!

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I really enjoyed it. I can imagine you being tired after a day's work at a fair. What a pity you couldn't walk around to see all those other lovely stalls! Your stall looks great. I hope you sold a lot.

    Lieve groet,


  3. Hello:
    The glimpses you show here of the Vintage Fair make it look so intriguing. We would certainly have wished to be there. And, such fun that some people wore vintage dress. We are sure that this would have added to the atmosphere of it all.

    Unfortunately, we spend most of our time in our Budapest apartment,rather than Brighton where we have 'rooms', but we so enjoy going to these sorts of events when we are in the UK. Your own stall looked to be very pretty indeed and we hope that sales were good.

    We have found you by a most circuitous route, but look forward to reading more in future.

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