Monday, 21 November 2011

My First Fair

Only a little post today just to report on what an absolutely wonderful time I had doing my first fair in Market Harborough on Saturday.  The other sellers were so nice and the atmosphere was great.  The time went so quickly and I have to admit my bottom lip did come out when I saw it was time to pack up and it was all over!  This is my stall

My mum helped me on my stall and we did quite well so a very successful day all round.  I took my husbands farm truck with all my bits in and I have to admit I did have van envy when I saw other sellers easily packing their bits into their vans and I had to step on my little stool to give me a leg up into the back of the truck!  Not a pleasant sight for passers by! It was great to meet like minded people and others that are interested in the same things as you.  The hardest part is not spending all your profit on buying from other stalls!  Here is a picture of a very excited me behind my stall at the start of the fair.  I did calm down a bit!

I'm at the Northampton Fair in 3 weeks so I can get excited all over again. 
 Until next time, Nostalgic Vicky xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

I want a van now!

Yes everyone Del Boy Vicky wants a van now!  My friends have named me this of late because I'm always wheeling and a dealing!  I don't want a van like Del Boys though!  I would like one like this

but unfortunately my sensible husband wants me to get something more reliable as I'll be gallavanting everywhere and do not want to break down.  I don't mind though because I need a van.  It all came into my head after we were trying to fit all our goodies including furniture that we had bought at auction into the back of the car.  We were on holiday at the time and so had to fit dog beds, cases and us in to get home as well!  At auction I won this baby changing unit which unfolds at the top for doing my packaging ...

and this lovely shabby chic bureau.  I'm going to tart it up and sell it on!

Just got so many lovely things at the auction in are a few more bits that I'm going to put on my shop

Alfred Meakin Fenland 7 cups & 9 saucers
one of a selection of vintage tins
 I had been thinking of getting an estate car to fit everything in but the rate I'm going with my buying and selling and wheeling and a dealing I'm gonna need a van!  I will put the name of my shop - The Nostalgic Kitchen on the side in lovely vintage writing though even if it is a modern van! 
The shop is going really well and I'm starting to get my name about through different means.  I had my first ever advert in 'Vintage Life' magazine this month which was very very exciting.  It is my first fair this Saturday at Market Harborough and I'm all ready with my bits priced up and everything packed up ready to go!  Only trouble is I don't have a van to take it in!!!  3 days to go...see you there if you are coming.
Love Nostalgic Vicky