Running Miss Johnsons Vintage and Handmade market involves months of planning, advertising
finding stall holders keen to follow the look we are trying to achieve. Emails and more emails, meetings and more meetings. And then there is making our own personal stock to sell. Hours and hours of sewing to make new and hopefully exciting products for the customers. Phillipa spent hours sewing the bunting that went right around our perimeter, while I took over the organising and communication with stall holders.
We where down at the park at 5 am in the dark, relying on car lights (which flattened Johns car battery) so we could get our tents up and decorated, direct stall holders as they arrive to their sites. Lending assistance when required putting up tents. there are all sorts of drama's in setting up, mine was John not feeling well and then a flat battery in his car which had to be off the park by 9 am. Sounds of minor disputes between couples as they get their tents up, we all have them at some time or other.
Some snippets from my stall
4 pm closing time, its time to pull it all down, pack it in our vehicles, take it home, unload and put things away, some of that waits until the next day. An exhausting day and was glad to see my bed that night. We will do it again next year. This is a once a year event. You may ask why we do it, many stallholders comments will give you an idea, we do it because we love what we do, do we make a lot of money, hah, don't thinks so.....