Last we spoke, I posted about the upcoming Clover Winter Market weekend. It was my first foray into the two-day, indoor extravaganza, and what an event -- I'm still not fully recovered! Fun friends, fabulous finds, and festive drinks -- what more could you ask for?
Friday night Mr. VJIMT and I loaded in our wares -- two big cars full of vintage junk. Saturday morning brought in the early-bird buyers, who received bags of swag and free mimosas with their entrance fee. The weather was a little bit snowy, but that didn't stop the crowds.
This was the front of my space on the first day. Practically everything in this photo sold -- telephone table, phone, french horn lamp, teapot, books bound with lace and key, chalkboard signs, and ball jars.
Sue from Vintage Rescue Squad drove three hours from DC to chat with us and a few other vendor friends. She also gave me one of her fab calendars and this awesome porcelain sign as a belated birthday present (our last name begins with "v"):
This guy and his sister stopped by separately to talk about the vintage green Hermes typewriter I had available. He took my business card so he could read the listing from my Etsy shop.
Later, his mom came and bought the typewriter for him as a 13th birthday present. Cool kid, cool gift!
Here's the front of my space on Sunday morning. Had to do some rearranging once the red telephone table sold.
I had some Campbell's Soup ads that sold to a man who was the Corporate Chef at… Campbell's Soup!
The black and white photographs were a popular item. Eventually the whole lot sold on Facebook after someone saw this photo on my VJIMT FB page.
Keys, game tiles, crystals and flower frogs were also popular items. I am especially fond of my silver spinning lazy susan tray.
Speaking of spinning trays, everyone wanted to buy my not-vintage metal display piece. Must have been the aqua color I spray painted it!
My BFF Regina spent the entire day Saturday helping me sell, which made for lots of fun. Especially since we had these:
And the best story of the weekend? As we were sipping our lemondrop martinis, a shopper asked if the glasses were for sale. They had actually been part of my display, but were forced into action over plastic cups. We slugged down the drinks, wiped them out with a towel, and wrapped them up as SOLD! Product placement at its finest!
Can't wait to do it again next year!