We drove into the cattle sheds in about the position that I had hoped for, we had booked a twenty foot pitch and so had plenty of room, I like to display my stock almost like a shop and with furniture, chandeliers, textiles, clothes, china etc it was just the job. I like to have a rectangular horseshoe shape that encourages people to walk in, with interest at the front.
Fortunately the lady next door (Sarah from Cardiff) was really nice, it always makes a difference when you are not next to a grumpy dealer who squeezes into your space and creates an atmosphere!
Michael (who is a novice at fairs) was great at selling and so I left him to it, only helping if he asked, he is very good with people, especially the ladies! I had a visit from a lady who liked my stall and asked if I would like to stand at the Vintage & Craft fair in Worcester on 13th February (http://www.worcestervintage.blogspot.com/). I will be visiting with a view to joining them in the future, as I am now trying to find more fairs to do.
Michael told me that my stand was popular and there were some compliments, one lady said that she thought my stand was the nicest at the fair!(thank you).
Later in the afternoon I had a lovely lady, who didn't give me her name (I will call you the pink clock lady) but recognised me/my stand from my blog which she found from Niki (http://www.nostalgiaatthestonehouse.blogspot.com/). Niki, this lady has visited your shop already and her Mother bought the jug & bowl that featured in your pics of the shop.
We, (I know that I have changed half way through, I spent so many years doing things by myself, and I keep forgetting that I have someone who wants to help me and that I am now part of a "we" and should include Michael in my comments), We enjoyed our day and sold lots of things and met some friendly people and we are looking forward to February 21st, the next Malvern flea Market. I will be doing similar however I am aiming for a spring flowers look with Redoute prints, floral textiles, and gardening paraphenalia and furniture. I have lots of stripey deckchairs, terracotta pots etc.....
The only thing that I would have liked to have sold was one of the beautiful chandeliers that my artist mother has created, we had a lot of interest but no actual sale, I have include some pictures but the backdrop is awful and the light poor so they are not at their best.