Our First Market Round Up.....

Well we've got our first market under our belt, even if we packed up early because of.......yep that's right RAIN. But despite that there are major smiles and loads of joy in the My Vintage Childhood camp from our first market adventure.

To paint you a picture imagine Saturday morning blue skies and a few non-threatening looking clouds, and hopes of a perfect Autumn day on the Gold Coast high in our hearts. We got to the Timeless Treasures Market site and along with other outside stall holders made ourselves busy with our stall set up. When while finessing our stalls clouds had come over the heavens above started to spit. Cue a rearrangement of stock because of rain direction. We patiently waited it out until just after the official start time of the market when there was a break in weather and the spotting of blue skies again.

 Ben grabbed this photo as I was still running around finessing the stall just before the rain came.

Pictured above: baby and children's vintage clothing, with vintage tweens, teens, maternity options as well.
Puzzle piece letter brooches and badges and transport badges.

During the break in weather and drizzling we had a good flow of people through our stall and their responses to what we are doing and trying to offer with My Vintage Childhood was EXACTLY what I was hoping for. Along with that came sales, yay to sales and further confirmation of what I'm piecing together with my business and it hitting the right spot and people.
We could not be happier with the response overall from the public and we even had a local women who made a purchase and later on dragged her tween daughter back when the rain reappeared in torrential proportions to look at purchasing genuine vintage dresses for her and we were amidst packing up and protecting stock. 
Ben was also stopped in the rain when he was ferrying stock back to our van and was spotted carrying the rocking cradle and high chair that he has so lovingly given a new life (pictured above). Cue business cards being asked for handed out.

Even though the reappearance of rain and it's torrential proportions resulted in all outside stall holders having to call it a day and pack up early, I'm not disappointed in the slightest. The morning confirmed so many things for me. It confirmed for me that my vision and dream with my niche vintage children's and mums business has people excited. It confirmed all the hard work, patience and time that has gone into everything is worth it. It confirmed to me and my soul that I am 100% in my element, answering my souls yearnings with my creative, artifice, vintage loving, collectors heart.

I'm so excited about the future and the connections I have made with others and the future is busy and bright even with another baby due amidst it all. But as I said to a fellow virgin stall holder Saturday, my soul just can't live anymore with all this being a hope and a thought, it has to be pushed into an actualised tangible dream. Finding a way to make it work with three kids under the age four come August will be another dynamic challenge, but I'll take it on and we will make it happen.

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My Vintage Childhood: Our First Market Round Up.....

Monday, May 13, 2013

Our First Market Round Up.....

Well we've got our first market under our belt, even if we packed up early because of.......yep that's right RAIN. But despite that there are major smiles and loads of joy in the My Vintage Childhood camp from our first market adventure.

To paint you a picture imagine Saturday morning blue skies and a few non-threatening looking clouds, and hopes of a perfect Autumn day on the Gold Coast high in our hearts. We got to the Timeless Treasures Market site and along with other outside stall holders made ourselves busy with our stall set up. When while finessing our stalls clouds had come over the heavens above started to spit. Cue a rearrangement of stock because of rain direction. We patiently waited it out until just after the official start time of the market when there was a break in weather and the spotting of blue skies again.

 Ben grabbed this photo as I was still running around finessing the stall just before the rain came.

Pictured above: baby and children's vintage clothing, with vintage tweens, teens, maternity options as well.
Puzzle piece letter brooches and badges and transport badges.

During the break in weather and drizzling we had a good flow of people through our stall and their responses to what we are doing and trying to offer with My Vintage Childhood was EXACTLY what I was hoping for. Along with that came sales, yay to sales and further confirmation of what I'm piecing together with my business and it hitting the right spot and people.
We could not be happier with the response overall from the public and we even had a local women who made a purchase and later on dragged her tween daughter back when the rain reappeared in torrential proportions to look at purchasing genuine vintage dresses for her and we were amidst packing up and protecting stock. 
Ben was also stopped in the rain when he was ferrying stock back to our van and was spotted carrying the rocking cradle and high chair that he has so lovingly given a new life (pictured above). Cue business cards being asked for handed out.

Even though the reappearance of rain and it's torrential proportions resulted in all outside stall holders having to call it a day and pack up early, I'm not disappointed in the slightest. The morning confirmed so many things for me. It confirmed for me that my vision and dream with my niche vintage children's and mums business has people excited. It confirmed all the hard work, patience and time that has gone into everything is worth it. It confirmed to me and my soul that I am 100% in my element, answering my souls yearnings with my creative, artifice, vintage loving, collectors heart.

I'm so excited about the future and the connections I have made with others and the future is busy and bright even with another baby due amidst it all. But as I said to a fellow virgin stall holder Saturday, my soul just can't live anymore with all this being a hope and a thought, it has to be pushed into an actualised tangible dream. Finding a way to make it work with three kids under the age four come August will be another dynamic challenge, but I'll take it on and we will make it happen.

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32 Comments:

At May 13, 2013 at 8:32 AM , Blogger SlapdashMama said...

How wonderful. So happy for you Trudie.

 
At May 13, 2013 at 9:04 AM , Blogger Allison said...

yay...oh im so pleased for you ( and the big V ). what a thrill for you both that all your hard work has been worth it. three cheers for actualised tangible dreams!! x

 
At May 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Anne @ Domesblissity said...

That's fantastic Trudie. Great news. I'm so glad the rain didn't dampen your spirits (pardon the pun). For someone like you who is so kind, caring and giving, you deserve very success in the world. I'm sure it will all work out wonderfully.

Anne xx

 
At May 13, 2013 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Noelle said...

So happy it went well for you!!!

 
At May 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Stacey-Lee said...

I am so pleased that your first market stall went so well. Seeing your dream come to fruition is inspiring, I am so excite for you x

 
At May 13, 2013 at 1:37 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thank you so much.

 
At May 13, 2013 at 1:41 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks honey, you're so sweet. It means the world that the Big V for a thrill out of it all too. The business is all my dream, idea, concept and he is along for the ride and my biggest supporter and help. He does the big restoration work and woodwork jobs. It turned from just being about me to us, when he started feeling the love of working with wood again.

 
At May 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Awww bless you Anne thank you so much. The rain really didn't dampen our spirits one bit and we didn't get a full morning of market time selling because of the rain.

 
At May 13, 2013 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks as always Noelle for your support.

 
At May 13, 2013 at 1:48 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

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At May 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Kylie said...

Good on you Trudie, so happy to hear things are falling into place and that you have the guts and determination to turn your dreams into a reality x

 
At May 13, 2013 at 5:11 PM , Blogger Vix said...

I'm delighted for you! Well done. xxx

 
At May 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM , Blogger two squirrels said...

Oh the stall looks like such happiness.....well done.......
Look at all the yummy treasures....I am sure if the pesky rain had stayed away you would have heaps more sales.
Yay to following your dreams and knowing your on the right path.
Love V

 
At May 13, 2013 at 7:58 PM , Blogger Cassandra said...

Oh!!!! I had an elephant just like that but it was grey! It was my favourite baby toy. I love how he squeaks like an elephant! That brings back some memories. I'd love to find one in grey again for my girls.
I'm so glad the market went well for you, despite the wet weather. Can't wait for you to set up online so that I can drool and gasp over all your items!!!
xo

 
At May 13, 2013 at 8:09 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

Your stall looks delightful. Very inviting & lots of gorgeous eye candy! If I had a little person of my own I'd be snapping up your stock quick smart! Well done, you deserve all the success in the world. Xx

 
At May 13, 2013 at 9:44 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Kylie it's been a long process but it's all coming together patience and determination with a bit of divine timing has help.

 
At May 13, 2013 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Vix. You know I admire you so. X

 
At May 13, 2013 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Such a lovely compliment that our stall looked like happiness, that means the world to me. That's certainly one of emotions I'm trying to conjure.

 
At May 13, 2013 at 9:52 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

The Sun Rubber Squeak Toys are rather collectible these days. So definitely keep your eyes peeled on your treasure hunting expeditions.

The online store to be integrated into Facebook with a tab is my next undertaking.

 
At May 13, 2013 at 9:53 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thank you my sweet and all your continued support.

 
At May 14, 2013 at 7:05 AM , Blogger pastcaring said...

Well done on the success at the market, Trudie. Hope it is the first of many. xxx

 
At May 14, 2013 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Me said...

Congratulations on a successful market - you both have certainly worked hard enough and deserve every ounce of success that comes your way !!!!
The good thing is that the weather won't always be so cr*ppy !!
Have the best week !
Me

 
At May 14, 2013 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

So pleased that it all went well for you. Phfted on the rain, but you made it work in spit of that. Congraulations

 
At May 18, 2013 at 12:58 AM , Blogger jogara jumawan said...

So really cute dress..kids birthday parties nyc

 
At May 19, 2013 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Van said...

I have that same Jack and the Beanstalk record case. I LOVE your beautiful, professional-looking set-up. Definitely inspired as I look at this. I'm plotting with some local sellers to set up at a huge market in Miami, Florida several hours down south. We shall see :)

 
At May 20, 2013 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

I'm so glad your first stall went well! I will catch you at the next one ;) xx

 
At May 21, 2013 at 4:32 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

So do I. Hoping we will get another one in before baby.

 
At May 21, 2013 at 4:33 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Bless you Stacey-Lee thank you.

 
At May 21, 2013 at 4:34 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks and you're right there will be great, wonderful sunshiny successful days ahead I'm sure.

 
At May 21, 2013 at 4:36 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

I can't be disappointed in the result, sales were great but most importantly it was people's reactions to m dream. Means the world to me.

 
At May 21, 2013 at 4:38 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Van. That sounds really exciting those plans you're working on. Gee I'd love to sit a chat with you one day about everything. I'll be an expensive chat to get myself all the way over there lol.

 
At May 21, 2013 at 4:38 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks sweetie I will keep everyone posted regarding dates.

 

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