This weekend I got up at the crack of dawn and dragged my bleary eyed booty to the Alameda Flea Market. It all started a few weeks ago when I began to tackle THE GARAGE for Project Vintage POP. Otherwise known as the crazy vintage wasteland. It was exhausting but really fun sorting through everything! You already knew I had a shops worth of vintage clothing, but I also have tons and tons of “stuff”.
(Um, I couldn’t resist…i’m keeping the tray! Thanks for making me reconsider Jenny….Frecklewonder, the vintage enabler!!!)
Time for a little break. Whew!
FINALLY everything was cleaned, carefully packed and ready to go! My friend Stephanie (aka Pineapple Princess) came over the night before to spend the night. Before you think we had a fun slumber party lemme tell you that she was selling with me and we had to get up at 4:30-5:00am. YEECH! It’s true. Vendors have to be at the flea before 6:00am. It’s a ghastly hour but it did take us some time to get set up!
I can safely say our booth was one of the most colorful. We had kitschy cuties, awesome vintage clothing, a cool kitchen area and tiki and western goodies. It was a blast!
I think the hardest part was successfully displaying everything! The clothing racks are great but you don’t want all yer tchotchkes to be a jumbled mess. The tricky part is having things on different levels! I brought that book case up there as a way of displaying shoes and other fun items!
(and he BOUGHT the lady! He bought her for the frame but i made him take the photo too…heh)
It was a looooong day. Some things I fretted that I sold far too cheaply…other things I marveled that anyone bought! We were on our feet for over 8 hours and boy were we pooped! We made some good cashola though, which was the other purpose, and met some really lovely folks! I would definitely do it again, now that we know the ropes.
By the time I got home I was soooo exhausted, grimy and sunburned! I’m such a granny I could barely walk, haha. Wolfie was making fun of my sunburned shoulders and cheeks….and frazzled hair!
Greg was awesome and went and got us pizza from my favorite place and I kicked back to count my cash and rest mah weary bones. All in all, it was a darn fun day!
PS…..Come July I’ll be takin’ my Flea Market Roadshow online, so you’ll all be able to grab some great goodies! Stay tuned for more info!