have evolved somewhat from the first one I did in May 2009.
I had not thought about selling at markets, and certainly wasn’t sure if I wanted to. I had items in a local shop, which was, unknown to me at the time, about to close down and I thought all was good. The school where 2 of my 3 boys attended were gearing up for their Mother’s day fete, a huge affair and I was asked if I wanted to have a table with my jewellery…. well they didn’t have to ask twice nad certainly weren’t twisting my arm. We sorted out a few minor details and i was on my way.
From the picture, you can see I really had nothing much in the way of display and it’s a pretty sad-looking stall.
One of the mothers approached me and asked if I was going to the new market the RSL were putting on, that Sunday, 2 days away! I had not heard about it so on the saturday morning I went and made my enquiries. I was in. Only just, but there I was.
Again, a pretty sad-looking stall, I had to borrow their tables and I felt like I should be selling second-hand goodies rather than my handmade jewellery… but I had a few people come over and mention they had seen me at the school (this happened for at least 6 months afterwards)
Over the next few months all monies I made went back into the business buying props, tables and other bits that are required. I was hooked! The monthly market was my thing, and I was able to do everything myself – it had to be that way as my hubby’s roster meant he was often working weekends. Even setting up and dismantling the gazebo.
As you can see from the pictures I gathered quite a few items and my stall actually looks pretty good now.
The two markets I am attending here are a bit more expensive, but they do include the table, which is good. One less thing to lug around in my car, with the boot open.
I have had to rearrange my stall again, from a spread out two tables to 1 where I need to condense what I sell, but still make it inviting and hope that people come and look. From the pics, you can see that it has evolved, and even as I type this, I am thinking of other ways to add to my table.
The Snug market has a large outside area which is getting more stalls, so I queried the price and for a little less + table I can have my gazebo outside. Yay! It is not the biggest or best market, but if I can make my stall more… now where is the word… my neighbour yesterday said it right. Inside, the stalls just run into each other and blend, but outside I can be a single stall with more emphasis on me. Something like that anyway.
So, come December I will have my gazebo, 1 table and grab one of theirs and I will try it out. Even though I will prob miss the Jan one, I will stick it out for a few months and see how it goes. Come Autumn and winter though will be a different thing.
keep smiling, 🙂