So last weekend (by last I mean Memorial Day weekend) I had a booth at the Nashville Fairgrounds Flea Market. SO much fun! I met some great people, and saw some AMAZING things…. some I bought, and some I just didn’t have time to go get while also manning my booth. If I do it again in the future, I think I might wait until fall, so that during the summer months I can go and shop it myself
I did decently, though it seemed like I sold almost all of my smaller items, and only some furniture. Part of it seemed that no one had come shopping planning on buying a large item. I think if I did it again, I will only bring a small amount of furniture, and fill my booth with painted chandeliers, chalkboards, frames and other painted smaller items.
Overall, a fun time, and great learning experience. One of the perks was being next to a booth with the SWEETEST lady ever! She had the most awesome rusty stuff that she had picked all herself at a place in Franklin. I did come home with some of her stuff, which I will post some pictures of these great finds in a post soon. I also intend on going picking with her in the very near future! We had a lot of laughs while at our booths for 3 days… what a blessing to have met her. Thank you for the fun Paige, I can’t wait to go picking with you!
Though I was there for 3 days, it was fairly busy, so I am sure there was a lot that I missed. I can’t wait to go back and shop! One of my friends from high school, Sarah, had some AWESOME stuff at her booth. She was outside in one of the sheds, and with being so busy, I never got a chance to see it in person, which I hate! Hopefully she does it again in the future, and I can visit it. Their store is called “Ladylike (reclaimist)” and you can find them on Facebook here…. I LOVE their stuff , especially the repurposed window frames.
Here are some of the pictures of my booth:
One of the most convenient things EVER was that I was able to take credit and debit cards as well. Right before the flea market (perfect timing!) I received my “PayPal Here” in the mail. I am part of a select group using this new system, and so far I love it. Because it is on my phone, I can now also accept credit cards if you are local and want to purchase furniture from me. Excited to use it!
Check out my “currently for sale” page for some of the stuff left that is still available. And stay tuned this week for some pictures of my awesome flea market scores…..