Wow....I am exhausted
The Niche Design Market was a success. The whole process has been a wonderful learning experience for the next one I will attend in November.
After all of the hard work making it all, the fun begun
....on our dining room table.
This where I set up the stall the day before to make sure it all laid out well and I hadn't forgot anything (see, there I am taking the photo in the mirror). I took the photo and that way had a reference as to where it all went to save time- and it did. It only took about 35 mins.
Here it is set up on day 2 of the market.
My wonderful friend, Joelee came with me and helped for both days and was a great help.
We ate loads of cupcakes from the Cupcake Fairy who was across from us and drank loads of Lattes!
I had such a good time playing with the display and loved how my little bird house came up.
All of the packaging for Marley & Lockyer is made from hand made, hand cut paper by Joelee and it looked amazing against the white clay and my white/linen covers.
If you would like to contact Joelee about handmade, recycled packaging or papers you can contact me and I will pass you on =0)
The whole display was based around this new collection which is full of vintage linens and my own screen print designs. So there were alot of old papers to wrap boxes for displays.
One was even from the old phone book!
Loads of great comments from it all and lots of sales and wholesale enquiries which was lovely too.
Ooo! There's Joelee in the background!
The covers went well and I didn't have that many to come home with me either =0)
This is Lauren from Leaves & Stems and her arrangements are amazing!
I bought a gorgeous Hydrangea based one from here and was surprised when she gave me 2 bunches of flowers at the end of the stall.
Thanks Lauren, love your work!
Just across from me was Sophie and her beautiful jewelry label, That Vintage.
Sophie gave me one of her lovely lace wrapped wooden bangles.
This amazing piece of paper art was by the beautiful label Hideyo who make gorgeous origami pieces.
This one is more of a statement piece and is under a hand blown French cloche
Pili Pala had so many pieces that I wanted, but settled for a cute pendant with an old Penny farthing bike.
The letterbox brooch here nearly came with me too!
Behind me was What Katie Did Next with her amazing jewelry. Those black and white rings are even better in real life. The depth of each piece is gorgeous!!
Loving the argyle sock monkey from Haylo.
I didn't get alot of time to look at other stalls as my own stall was busy alot.
I will be adding some of the new items to the Etsy Store as soon as I have had a few days off for a rest.
As you can see I had a ball, as did the other stall holders and was very privileged to have been in amongst so many creative souls and supporting St Giles which is a wonderful cause helping disabled children and their families.
Thanks you to everyone who stopped by, said hi and supported M&L and this event
...and to all of you who support from all over the world!