Market Madness, Part 1
was one of two weekends that I approach during the year with mixed emotions each time it rolls around. Preparing and working my fun side business, Stash Vintage Finds, with three of the most inspiring and creative women I’ve ever met, is exhausting and invigorating! Like birthing a baby (not that I know what that’s about), we anticipate it’s arrival and yet are always so happy it’s over! Gloria of A Modern Glo, Dana of Tattered Style, and Lisa Johnson of Cut and Paste and I have become a family, of sorts…each adding our unique talents to somehow make it all work.
We have made great friends with our return customers and fellow vendors from across the country. It’s always exciting to see who will be our neighbor, as often times vendors move around. This time we loved being beside Ralph, an amazing art dealer. (You can imagine…I wanted to take home half of his abstract inventory to add to the stack of art I have on my floor because I have no more wall space!) He put up with our antics and even joined in our rowdy behavior, so we were happy to have him take a fun party pic with us as we celebrated the return of one of our best customers, Jenny…a photographer from McAllen that always snags some of our favorite finds as props for her studio.
Not doubt about it…Jenny makes a grand entrance AND exit! We were so envious of her uber-cool steampunk glasses and the fact that she got to take home our amazing retro Philco TV!
We have a limited space, so as we sell finds, we have to restyle and merchandise our space…. so there’s never a dull moment. Here’s how the corner of our spot started out when the doors opened on the first day…
…and this is how it looked after two days…
Totally different looks, right? It’s so much fun!! Junk-deal’in at it’s best!
We have plans to bring something totally new to market next time, so stay tuned!
Since I was fortunate enough to be asked to be on the host committee of Dallas Market Hall’s Sneak Peek, my time was divided during the weekend between Market Hall and the World Trade Center in some of Dallas’ best showrooms checking out design trends and spending time with some of my favorite blogging friends. More about that in Market Madness, Part 2!