I participated in my first indie show last Saturday. This show featured handmade and vintage products so rather than just bring my Retro Revival products, I brought out a bunch of my antiques and vintage pieces. We rolled into town singing the Beverly Hillbillies theme song.
Here's Jed Clampett. I call him Captain Project.
This was also my first indoor show.
Not knowing if my collectibles and small furniture pieces would sell well, I was pleasantly surprised to sell about 3/4 of them. Yay! Not nearly as much to haul back home!
As I was preparing for the show, I realized I had amassed quite a flock of birds ~ iron, milk glass, wood, you name it. Ridiculous, but great for the show because they all sold. Tweet!
Every piece of my tinware sold. I've got to pick up some more of this stuff for future shows.
I brought part of my vintage hankies stash and displayed them on this fire engine red spoon rack and stuffed others into some of my china vases and pitchers.
I found a new display for my shower caps. She's made of concrete (hollow so she doesn't weigh a ton) and is a little banged up and chippy.
This is my new pop-up sign. She's lightweight and pops up and collapses with the flick of a finger, and has her own carrying case.
Best part of the show? My happy customers.
Captain Project rocks an apron. Silly, I know, but he draws in customers. I made him wear the 1950's shirt again. He chose the apron.
And I wore my pinafore apron that I blogged about previously. Underneath is an early 1960's shirtwaist dress with full, pleated skirt.
Sweet, happy people + lots of selling + air conditioning + great legs (Captain Project's) = a good experience!
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