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We arrived in Leeds on the Saturday night and had a lovely dinner in Art's Cafe on Call Lane. It was an early night for us though as we had to be up-and-at-'em the next day to set up our stand at the much acclaimed Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair.
The Loft made the perfect venue for a vintage fair, it was light and airy with ample room for the massive loads of vintage clothing which was being transported inside on never-ending rails. We found ourselves in the slightly smaller of the three rooms which was nice and had a cute little atmosphere goin' on. I found it difficult to concentrate on setting up our stand, I just wanted to run riot about all the vintage goodies before it opened to the public!
I gathered myself together (after a cuppa and a sausage sandwich) and got to work merchandising a good selection of all our website stock including handmade goodies, vintage accessories and sale goods.
It was the debut outing for my find of 1980s Japanese headbands. I found a huge bundle of crazy colours in crazy styles at a flea market and at £3 a pop they were a good seller! Our sale tubs of slightly imperfect personalised necklaces were also cleared out good and proper with the lovely lasses from Leeds taking up to five at a time.
I also remembered to attach the wee birds to our lollipop tree displays today! Tweet, tweet.
Throughout the day I kept sneaking away to the massive vintage trimmings and components stall in the room next to us. My mama magpie radar was on full alert and I could have spent the whole day sifting through the boxes of unusual finds.
Buttons! Ric-Rac! Chains! Yes, Yes, Yes!
I also picked up some ace 1950s and 1960s magazines for our Superette reference shelves. The day was a high five super fun success! We can't wait for the Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair to come to London where we'll debut our Pop-Up Tea Shoppe (just one week to go, eek). Hope to see y'all there!