Yesterday was a very exciting day. I went to Southwold and set up a stall at the Buddha Market. It is in a great venue just off the main High St and close to the antique shops. I am sharing a space with one of the organisers and as you enter the market it is one of the first stalls that you see. I met some lovely fellow stall holders and ended up buying something already! - lovely tea set 'Riviera' which has great 50s nautical illustrations on it. I'll post a photo soon as I forgot to take my camera. There was a nice mixture of stalls including vintage clothing, bags made from recycled leather coats, hand made beach items such as beach hut paintings and other vintage household goods. Everyone was really enthusiastic about what they do and I felt really lucky to be involved! It was like an Aladdins cave of goodies! I am going to help out on Wednesday and look forward to having a good browse around.
Then it was off to Haleworth to meet Linda, who runs Glad Rags in Halesworth. She wants to put a summery display in her vintage/ retro shop and has taken 10 swimsuits to put in her shop. It was another Aladdins cave with some superb high quality vintage clothing.
Tommorow I will be doing a stall at Aldeburgh carnival. I am feeling a little nervous as I think I am quite different to the usual type of stalls they have there. Also half of my stock is at Southwold! Fingers crossed it will be ok. At the end of the day spending the next 3 days at Aldeburgh beach can only be a good thing! I might even get a chance to finish my Rose Marie Reid book.
I also just wanted to mention that this Sunday at 3pm at The Old Warehouse, Brook St, Ipswich
'My Vintage Wardrobe' are hosting a vintage catwalk display in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice ( tickets £8 - all proceeds to the charity). They asked if I wanted to put some swimsuits in and I would love to but unfortunately I was already all booked up this weekend. I think it is a great idea and hopefully if they do another one I can go along and help out.