Last weekend was my first fair of 2014, Monica’s Vintage Fair and oh my did it go well!
The fair has been going for a couple of years now and is run by the wonderful Claire. Over time it’s got bigger and bigger which has resulted in moving location to a senior school. It’s simply been going from strength to strength! And as it happens it’s based in my home town, amazing.
It’s the biggest fair I have done to date and I didn’t stop all day. Well, I stopped for a bit of tea and cake (of course) with some friends.
I met some great people and spotted some amazing outfits. This couple were colour matching and looked like they were having a great day out.
I managed to get a picture of two of the Medway Lindy Hoppers when they were taking a very well earned rest from the dancing. The lady brought one of my 1940s navy dresses. I am looking forward to seeing her wearing it.
The fair was so busy, the pop-up tea room sold out of all 30 large cakes. The queue for tea didn’t stop all day. We were treated to singing by the wonderful ‘My Favourite Things‘. I simply adored these dresses worn by them whilst they rocked the vintage tunes. They are girls after my own heart and looked fabulous in a variety of outfits, one for each set. A girl can never have too many dresses after all can they?
In between selling my little vintage stockings off I also managed to check out the other stalls at the fair and saw some pieces I liked – of course.
I also had some great neighbours which always makes a fair fun.
I was really pleased with my stall space and I think by arranging the clothes in blocks of colour (well as much as you can do with vintage clothes!) it helped people to browse more easily.
I also tried a new way of showing my scarves off and sold more than I have before – so it must have worked!
But to top off the whole day I had a guest of honour – the wife came to help and she even wore a Vivien of Holloway dress. She did a great job of being my sales assistant.
After all that I went home, had two glasses of wine and went to bed. Too much fun for little old me.
Have you been to a good vintage fair recently? Get anything good?