Last weekend I had the opportunity to set up a booth at the Gypsy Market held here in the Houston, Texas area. I had heard of this show before but never been able to visit. I met the organizers of this event through a friend and I am so glad I took the chance on this show. Setting up is a lot of work, and all of the details of working a show were worked out with some of my fist shoppers. All of these treasures were purchased in France, Belgium or Spain and are vintage or antique.
Here are a few pictures from through out the weekend.
I think my favorite part of the weekend was getting to meet so many amazing people. When I started to talk about my treasures and where they came from and my time in France I found out about so many other people that had lived overseas.
I saw people light up when they got to share their expat experiences from around the world.
Watching someone find a treasure for themselves or someone they love is a wonderful experience. I have always loved working in retail, but selling pieces that I truly love is even more satisfying.
I have a whole collection of vintage buttons and fashion magazines from the 20’s. I loved looking through the buttons with customers and I found this amazing set of blue buttons. It was so fun to hear about ideas that people had for using different vintage items.
During all of the craziness of my first show this little man turned 2! He is the joyful baby of our family and we couldn’t love him more.
On the last day my neighbor vendor pulled this windows off of her trailer. I had been so good to not shop during the whole show, but I have been looking for 2 more windows just like this. I told her I was interested, but that I was going to wait until the end of the show, if they were still there I would buy them. What do you know but the windows were waiting for me at the end of the day. I am planning on hanging them this wee and I will have more pictures to share soon.
I have another Christmas market coming up in November, I will have a place at the Champion Forest Winter Wonderland Market on November 13 and 14.
I still can’t believe that this is my JOB. I get to talk to people and look at pretty things for my work.