Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Another day of commerce! LOL ;-)

Yesterday, I did something that I have wanted to do for years!

I got up at the crack of dawn and set to, putting out my wares for the first day of my little, one man, vintagey, craft sale, displaying my handmade items and vintage fabrics to their best.

This is, you understand, one step up from having that 'produce table' at the gate!

(I tried that once, noone passed by, I sold nothing and everybody laughed at me!;-)

So, having been very successful in that department.....I decided to move on! Promotion! LOL

I have this lovely, little area right outside my study. It's covered and it's waterproof and so very ideal for what I wanted to do..it's a kind of 'outside in'...or an 'inside out'! I love it

And the birds sing all around ...and sometimes even nest in the ivy which covers the trellis surrounding it.

But not this year, thankfully. I could not have done this if the blackbirds had returned to the same nesting spot.

And so..

What did 'Day 1' bring?
I set up my things and then sat back and thought ,

'What on earth are you doing, Sal, just suppose noone calls!

You'll just have to pretend to all of blogland that someone did call!'


Well, I needn't have worried (Phew!).

At dead on 11 am , the first customer was banging on my door, swiftly followed by more visitors..then more, then more! And of course there is always one...just as I was going to shut up shop, a 'late straggler' arrives!! ;-)

I'd only sent out a few flyers and mentioned this on my blog and there I was, drinking coffee and socialising from 11 am til 3pm..what a way to enjoy oneself!

Oh and selling my wares too!
I think what really made my day was a lovely lady of 95, who came along with her daughter. As she sat sipping tea she said that she had had such a lovely morning!
I could have cried...with happiness, of course!

I wonder what Day 2 will bring!

I left it very flexible, no RSVPs...I like the surprise element! LOL!

But even if noone turns up during the next 5 days of my little event, I'll still be very happy .

But I have a feeling that they will!

Do call if you are anywhere near me...and there's free coffee and free home made cake !!

And to everyone who came along yesterday who is reading this..thank you!

You made my day!


Linda Gilbert said...

What a lovely day Sal.
We are still in Spain but start our homeward journey tomorrow after the most amazing Fiesta here celebrating The Moors and Christians. All the pictures are on my blog!!! I think you would love it!
So now we have Sal's Summer Fair and Liv's Christmas one
Lots of love Linda

Country Cottage Chic said...

Looks lovely Sal - wish I was closer!


KC'sCourt! said...

Oh how I wish was able to get there. If there is a next time I will definitely be arranging my holidays around it.
Good luck with the rest of the week Sal
Julie xxxxxx

twiggypeasticks said...

Sal how lovely. I wish I lived close enough to call. I love the fact the 95 yer old lady had a lovely morning. That is so sweet. good luck with the sales and have lots of fun.
Twiggy x

Menopausal musing said...

Oh WOW! Well done for doing it... another one who wished she lived nearer......

Florence and Mary said...

It all looks wonderful, damn my living so far away.

Victoria xx

LissyLou said...

it looks fab sal xx

dosierosie said...

Good luck for the rest of the week.

Lyn said...

It all looks great! I wish I live near to you so I could pop round.

THIS'N'THAT said...

Well done! Your 'retail venture' looks fantastic! So sorry that I can't be there. My Mum is viviting from Herefordshire and we already have rather a lot to fit into my 'non-shop' time. So .... you must do it again ... soon :)
Lesley XX

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Looks wonderful, wish i lived near you so i could come and visit for tea & shopping.
Good luck with the rest of the week.
Luv Sophie xxx

melanie said...

How lovely, well done Sal, wish I was there. :) xxx

Anonymous said...

Well done - I just wish we lived somewhat closer to each other so that I could have popped in for a cuppa - and no doubt I would have found one or two things to add to my stash!!

VintageVicki said...

If I lived closer I'd be there - it all looks gorgeous & so tempting - hope the other days have been as busy :)

BusyLizzie said...

I am so pleased it went well Sal. It all looked beautiful. I would have loved to have made the journey to visit, but this week has been totally manic. I have had extra bods in the house... part time job and the usual washerwoman chores (bought a big lot of old clothes again last week!)Have a great weekend, Lizzie xxx

Annie said...

What a lovely idea, I am so pleased it has gone well so far. I only wish I lived nearer to pop in for tea and cake and to look at all your lovely goodies.
Ann x

landcuckoo said...

Sal, well done! That is brilliant, it is such a scary thing to do, I did it at Christmas last year and in fact I am doing it again next weekend and there is so much worry that no-one will come. So pleased you had a lovely day, next time I shall have to hope I am on holiday nearby or can make a holiday excuse and pop round too!
Take care
Sarah x