We had both spent the last three weeks @ the flea market de-junking and selling off old clothing that no longer fit, home goods, etc. I was lucky enough to make almost $500 off of my old junk and was able to invest a lot of that into the startup of this new booth :)
I have been collecting vintage dresses, accessories, and knick knacks for a while. I have also recently developed a love of spray paint.. so this led to my house overflowing with both! In February, I took my crafts to the Flea Market twice, but with a cast on my leg and not enough inventory to bring back and forth all the time I decided to wait for a while, and eventually go back. There was a special this July for buy 2 tables get 1 free, and I decided that I should take advantage of it!
This last week Jess, Aimee, and myself spent a lot of time doing prep and painting and shopping for the booth. On Saturday, we had a photoshoot and had some girls came over to pose in the dresses and handmade accessories. I recently invested in a professional printer so I was able to print out some of these photos to use on our tables as display promo and they looked GREAT!
We opened with a pretty good turn out! Good sales, a lot of people looking, many business cards passed out, and many nice compliments on the set-up! I was even recognized by Karen Mehr, a local cbc radio personality! She said she saw me on twitter - how cool is that?? :) We did get there a little bit late and missed a lot of the early birds due to not being fully set up, but I feel like we still did really well and am so happy with how it all went!
Anyways... next week there will be more items, gift wrap and shipping available, a free paper*cakes zine to pick up, and 10% off again for anyone who comes to see us and mentions that you saw paper*cakes online!