Posts Tagged ‘flea market’
… then pop along to Kensal Flea. Saturday 24th March, 11.30am-5.30pm at the Paradise. The £1 entry supports Mayhew Animal Home and Trekstock, with a pop-up tea room for Contact the Elderly (vintage crockery supplied by Tamsin Flower, biscuits from Crazy Baker).
Fun on the day…
Doggies in the beer garden from the Mayhew Animal Home
Micropigs to squeeze upstairs on the terrace.
Children’s portrait studio from photographer Lydia Evans in the karaoke room…
Music from DJs Mark Rae and Adrian Rebello.
Today I attended the Summer Carnival at Queens Park Community School. It was quite a lively day, with lots of things for people to do (a climbing wall and bucking bronco to name just a couple), and a flea market marquee at the back. Unfortunately the marquee was right at the back, to the annoyance of myself and the other stallholders, so we didn’t get as much footfall as we’d have liked. However, it was a nice day out (and I picked up some bargains at the bric-a-brac and vintage clothing stalls!), and I tried out another layout for my stall which allowed me to display my illustrations a bit better, so it wasn’t a wasted day.
Next event will be Fifi’s Market at The Rag Factory next Sunday (17th July):
The Rag Factory, 16 Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ. Click here for a map.
Just a little update on yesterday’s events. The Flea Market at the Paradise went rather well. I had a cushy spot on the roof terrace (although I was opposite La Dinette, which meant that I spent much of the day catching glimpses of their tempting produce…), and although the weather was grey and overcast most of the day it did stay dry – hooray!
I was really pleased with my stall as I’ve finally come up with an effective way of displaying my notebooks. In the past I’ve just arranged them directly on the table (take a peek here to see what I mean), which has been a nightmare as it tended to look like a jumble sale after a few customers had a rummage through.
About a month ago I came into possession of some vintage drawers (I was actually offered the whole desk, but didn’t have room for it!), and I hit upon the brainwave of using those to house my books. They’re attractive in and of themselves, they allow customers to flick through the books (much as you’d flick through DVDs or CDs in a shop), and they make the transportation of my stock and the setting up of my stall really quick and easy, as I can arrange all the books at home and then just transport them in the drawers themselves. Perfect!
It was a successful day out (many thanks to Juliet Kinsman who organised it), and I’m looking forward to the next one which will be on 9th July at Queens Park Community School.