To be honest with you, there is no rhyme or reason to my buying. I literally buy what I love and hope that if I love it someone else will too! I also think this helps you to sell the item as you are passionate about what you are offering. This is very infectious and hopefully makes the buyer walk away happy and as enthused about their new purchase as you were. I love putting an item with its rightful owner and one of my favourite sales was to a lady who bought an old French, early 1900s chocolate box from me. She wanted it as a gift to her mum and she was going to add her own posh chocolates to the box. I would have loved to have received that as a gift! The thought that went into the gift is irreplaceable and I'm sure her mum felt very special on her birthday.
With all this weighing on my mind I went out on Sunday morning not really expecting much and still panicking that I didn't have much stock. First impressions were a little disappointing and I expected to be done within 15 minutes. How wrong I was! As soon as I bought my first item, the treasures kept coming and my purse didn't stay shut all the way round the market!
My first item was this gorgeous handpainted french tole chandelier.
|French Tole chandelier|
|Handpainted flowers on tin|
As soon as I bought this I thought that the morning had been worth it as I was so happy with the light. Little did I know that the vintiquing fairies were looking down on me and I was going to come away with a whole lot more including these:
|Palest, softest green silk shades|
|1930s children's chair|
|British made label on chair|
1930s/40s moneybox with cute graphics.
|Blue and white plate|
|The softest leather gloves|
|Old chippy paint tin|
|Little silk shoes with mother of pearl buttons|
|Selection of gorgeous clothes|
|The title made me laugh as did the chapter called the Strumpet vine!|
|1930s ceramic Pierrot figure|
|Vintage Ensign camera|
|Vintage toy mangle|
|British made too!|
I don't know what I was worrying about and although I know I might not be able to find things as good as this every week, it gave me the boost I needed and now I can't wait till Thurs!
Hope to see you all at a fair soon :)