I’ve loved old things, especially vintage clothing for a really long time. Long before I started blogging, I ran a website selling vintage clothing, I also sold at vintage fairs and had a stall at Portobello Market. When I had Lila I decided to cut back on work and stopped selling. This is one of the reasons I started blogging, so I still had a way to enjoy all things vintage and be a bit creative.
Flowers by Sutton Floral Arrangements and some bit from our stall.
Last September Lila started full time school, I can’t believe how quickly she went from being newborn to being in Reception! With a little more time on my hands I decided it was high time I started selling again. These days I mostly sell on eBay as well as my Etsy shop where I sell mostly 1950s bits. I absolutely love hunting out lovely vintage again. The whole process from finding items, to cleaning, repairing and photographing them is something I really enjoy, and being able to do a job that surrounds me with gorgeous vintage things is the best thing ever. Selling vintage definitely isn’t a job that will make me rich, but I feel so blessed to be able to be a stay at home mum as well as a blogger and seller.
Some of the pretty vintage dresses I was selling and tea and cake from Rose and Olive
I recently did my first vintage fair in years, just a little local charity one and I enjoyed it so much. Vintage fairs can be a bit hit and miss, but even when I don’t make much money I really enjoy doing them. I love meeting people and talking about clothes and there’s always a good supply of tea and cake to get me through the day! This time I took Jessica with me, so she could see a bit more about my job and she had a great time.
I’ve shared a few pics that I took on my phone during the fair. It was orgnised by a lady who is running the London Marathon to raise money for Asthma UK and I think organising a vintage fair is such a great way to do something for charity. The day was a great success. If you’d like to donate to this fantastic charity, you can visit her Just Giving page.
A few people have asked on social media where you can buy some of the stuff in my pictures from the fair. Quite a bit of it is on my Etsy store and a lot of it is still waiting to be photographed and listed, but I will try and get it all online by May as there is lots of lovely stuff for Spring coming up.
If your interested in selling vintage here are a few useful posts with lots of advise I’ve learned along the way.
Ways to follow Vintage Frills