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Friday, December 30, 2011

The Count Down Begins!!!!

2012 is just two days away and tour is just Six months away!!!!  So let the gathering, sewing, painting, gluing, hunting down, creating begin.  Here are a few suggestions to help you get going....

  1. 1. Ask your friends, neighbors, relatives, anyone really if they have any wonderful treasures that they would like to give you that you can then sell.  Clean them up, throw on a bit of paint, glue it if it's broken and a piece of junk becomes a treasure.
  2. 2. Start making the things that you make best - knit it, sew it, glue it, paint it, weave it, hammer it, chisel it.... you get the idea.  The most important thing is to start - now!
Let me know if you have any questions!!!  I have included some photos for ideas.
This is a great example to give you an overall "feel" of what your area at
the Vintage Market could look like!
This old chair has been re-purposed
with a burlap seat cover!

This book self has been painted and then
they added book pages to the back!
scarfs, scarfs, and more scarfs....and look at the fun way they displayed them!
Fun pillows, go crazy!!! Just remember you want to make money on the item.
So don't spend too much money on supplies!
How about a garden theme space????  Well here's an idea for the overall "look"
A fun gardening idea

More gardening ideas
Signs are a great idea for gardening or any theme!

Monday, October 10, 2011

April 28th is only six months away!!!!

This a fun and unique type of “Market” to sell your gently used or homemade items.  The feel of the market will be vintage.  The entrance to the Commons by Common Grounds will be decorated to help our shoppers get the “feel” of the market. We want to make it fun and inviting!!! Then they will enter the Commons where you will be and 30+ of your closest choir family friends.  A shopper’s delight.  Each space will display their items for sale in a fun and beautiful manner to draw the shoppers in. 
·    Start making things now!
·    Start asking friends and families if they have any fun, unique, interesting things that they would like to get rid of and give to you to sell!!!
·    The idea is not quantity of items, but quality and presentation is everything.
·    Homemade items, baked goods, gardening items, gently used
·    No home business items (Pampered Chef, Premiere Jewelry, CAbi, Amway, etc.)

This is a great opportunity to invite family and friends to come to an event at church. It's never to early to start letting them all know!!!

I have already posted some photos and links to other blogs and websites to get your creative juices flowing.  I will update with more photos and posts as the months go by.