My first ever time as a seller at a market.
I'm really more of a shopping, or "supporter of the arts" kinda gal, but with space at a premium in our house, something had to give.....so I gave it a go!
I'm wearing some fabulous costume jewellery I received from Kitty last Thursday....more on that later!
My humble setup.
The sun brolly was G's Mama's. It's seen better days, but I love it, and on a sunny day like today, it was a blessing to have!
I took only 2 suitcases of clothing; I didn't want to be over enthusiastic and take a pile of stuff only to have to bring a pile of stuff home again.It seemed like a good idea to just dip my toe in the water!
People setting up.
Loved this ladies brollys opposite me....
This sweet lady, Glenda, and her lovely friend whose name escapes me now, have invited me to be involved in a market they are organising in a few weeks!
O, here are my rings today!
G popped by to visit, and obliged me by taking a pic of me looking like I know what I'm doing!
Note crazy boater, some of you will remember when I bought this a while bakc. It had a weird straw bow, which on your advice, I removed, and it was perfect for keeping the sun off my youthful face today!
Frock-vintage, from Madame Butterfly's
Stockings-orange fishnets, formerly tights, retail
Boater-vintage?? No idea, it's a bit weird!
The highlight of the day was meeting the gorgeous Max ! And her lovely husband Terry and daughter Claud-who has lips you just wanna smooch on up to!
I tried not to poke Max' eyes out with my enormous booboids, but sometimes a gal just can't help her natural assets........and the vintage pointy bra!!!
I sold 5 frocks!
I'm pretty damned excited about that!
Helen, the absolute darling lady whose house this market is held at, is happy for me to come again next time!
Now, I've been wanting to post these pix for days....
.....where I am excited about some parcels I received last Thursday!!
One was my stole from Trade Me, but the other 2 were from the wonderful Kitty and sweetheart Claire !!!
The Cabaret soundtrack on vinyl!!
Thank you, my darlings, so very much!!
I am thoroughly spoilt, just the way a gal oughta be!!!
And last for today are a couple of pix of a frock for the lovely Lily , who had disappeared from the blogging world for a very long time, and I am so happy to see her beautiful face and clever sewing again!!
Lily asked if I still had the purple paisleyish frock I was wearing in the bottom right of the 90's camping pix I'd shown you some days ago.
Indeed I do, but it has transformed from a sack like frock of fabulous fabric into:
This sleek halter!
It was a pretty simple transformation.
It really was a bit of a sack, and whilst I adored the fabric, I felt very frumpy in the frock. So I cut it up!
But I have never regretted it!
Must be at least 10 years since I've done it, and it gets an occasional outing still!
I am wearing it here !
O, G is cooking me pizza....which means lazy Sunday afternoon music.....in todays case it is the An Education soundtrack, which I am crazy for!
I have my third glass of wine in hand and am feeling rather pleased with myself!
I think I could get used to hanging out behind a clothes rack at markets....G reckons it's my Dad coming out in me....he was a wheeler dealer who could sell ice to an Eskimo....my Daddy, despite not really liking people, had charm, baby! I don't have his snappy repartee, nor his gift of the gab, but I can be charming!
Hope you've all had splendid weekends!
What did you do?!