The Vintage Holiday Boutique went better than I had expected. It's funny but to me it wasn't just about selling. I adored connecting with people over the vintage wares that I had on display. Lots of women were drawn to the vintage patterns. Many said to me with a smile that they remembered wearing dresses like the one in the pattern that they held fondly in their hand. Some purchased patterns at the mere memory of the past. The packs of "Cocktail Party" cards practically flew off the table. I love the idea of women taking them home and planning their own vintage cocktail party. Being there at the show, in an environment that honors what is vintage was incredibly heart warming. It was also touching to see the nostalgic look in everyone's eyes as they looked through old Betty Crocker books, picked up a pack of vintage children's book illustrations or set their eyes on the 1940's patchwork quilt. It's part of the reason that I love vintage so much. It evokes emotions, often more than buying something in the retail world.
I plan on doing another follow up post tomorrow with photos and links to some of the other amazing vendors in the show. Here are some pictures of my booth before the show.
Here is one of my art pieces in the glow of the fairy lights. This Lion and two other pieces will be placed in my Etsy store on Monday.
I have one more craft show planned this season. It's going to be here. I hope to see you there.