One of my first loves is treasure hunting. Another is fixing up what I’ve found . And before long I’ve amassed a house full of treasures with no place for more. If this keeps up I’ll have to divorce my love of treasure hunting.
Aaa… Not going to happen!
So where to put all these treasures and have room for more. Well the most obvious solution is to find like minded individuals who love these treasures as much as I do. So I started looking around. And while I was looking around my town and in neighboring towns, Sweet Pickin’s was created.
Sweet Pickin’s Outdoor Vintage Market, the first vintage market in my town. Isn’t that a great name for a vintage market? When my application was accepted I was so darn excited I nearly danced to the moon. I had so much I wanted to do and only 30 days to do it in. And with two birthday milestones and a full-time job I would have to be very efficient with my time. My Dad helped a lot and I got moral support from my family and great advice from my Mom. Thanks Mom and Dad. The daughter was great at the 6 a.m. set up (not a great hour for young people) and her boyfriend took pictures.
Bonnie (the organizer) over at ‘Junk in the Truck‘ and the GV Downtown association did a fabulous job of pulling it all together. All the vendors were friendly and nice and had amazing stuff to sell. I only wish I’d done more shopping. And the weather! You could not have asked for better weather; cool during the hustle of set up and almost balmy for the market. And Bonnie got the most fabulous food vendor, Back Porch Market who kept us all fed. A glorious day. Just glorious!
I did learn a few things that I’ll do differently next time. But what I know right now is I loved it. Every bloomin’ minute of it. It felt good to be with like-minded folks and talk a little bit about our love. Can’t wait to do it again.
Here’s a photo college of my space that my daughter’s boyfriend took for me. Thanks Cody.
Click the photo for the larger format.