Getting Ready for a Big Day!

Jennifer (JP)

Jennifer (JP)

My two daughters and I are going to be participating in an outdoor Vintage Fair later this month, on May 25. I have never done this before and am discovering how much work it is. Maybe it gets easier the next
Circe

Circe

time, but I am overwhelmed by the details. We will have a booth, 16×20, so we need at least 3 tables, one for each of us and our individual items.

My oldest daughter has framed photographs, and some vintage items. My youngest daughter has decorated T-shirts, creative things she has made and I have vintage items. All 3 of us have lots of jewelry as well.

I have been clearing out my old possessions in the last year and disposing of them, but when I signed up for this Fair I began to realize I could try to sell them there. Might as well. So now I have to price them. How do you price a vintage piece of jewelry that cost me nothing? Or a kitchen utensil in great condition that belonged to my grandmother? This is not easy.

Then we have to prepare for a full day of managing our booth, talking to customers, hopefully selling things and satisfying the normal needs of an ordinary day, like lunch, for instance, or potty breaks. We must be there at 5AM (!) to set up our booth and cannot take it down until 3PM. We have 2 canopies to set up, 3 tables for our merchandise and multiple boxes of goodies. In addition we have no idea what the weather will be like that day. It could rain, or the wind could blow our beautiful items off the tables. We can only hope for tranquil weather and lots of visitors.

At this writing I am already exhausted. I am worried that I will forget something. I wonder if I will sell enough to make it worth my effort. YIKES!!!

If you live near the San Fernando Valley, Calif. the Vintage Fair is at Victory Blvd. and Mason Ave. Our booth is #141E. Come by if you can. I’d love to meet you. I will definitely report back to you when it is over and I have recovered.

Pinterest – New fun site

Just recently I opened a new site called Pinterest.com.  It is like a blog, a place where you can upload things you want to share with others about yourself.

 

The site is made up of “boards” that you create and give a name such as family, pets, things you like, etc., all with photos that appeal to you.  It is up to you to create a board that you want to share with others.  Mine are, right now, Family, Genealogy, Things I Like and my Etsy shop items.  I haven’t finished it because I haven’t put anything in the genealogy board and I would like to have more boards.  I have searched other people’s Pinterest sites and there is a huge variety of themes that can be used.

 

You put things in the boards by uploading pictures.  That is very easy, although I haven’t figured out how to upload pictures from Facebook.  Also you have to be careful loading pictures because Pinterest has the right to use any of your pictures and sell them without your permission if they desire.

 

It’s kind of a fun thing to do especially if you want to promote something.  And it’s a way to share photos of your family in one place.  Take a look at mine at http:pinterest.com/mizmlu.