Saturday, 12 March 2011

Barboot take 4!

So...I know it's been a long time, I nearly fell off there but I'm back and it feels great. Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to my new followers.

Alia! A friend if you ever did need one.

My mascots for dearsweetagatha, my grandparents. And this frame made by my grandfather (pictured, he was a carpenter) will accompany me to every sale from now on! I believe the frame is atleast 70 years old and was made in Uganda where my grandad had a workshop and they lived for most part of their lives.

The gorgeous Miss Teju Bolaji of Vintage Tartlette, whom I had the great pleasure of working with at Barboot take 4.

February was one of those months...anyway enough said! I have a backlog of posts to put up and have made an effort to photograph individual items which I kept promising to take, well they will be here shortly. Finally and hoorah!

Barboot take 4 was a fab event, held every first Friday evening of the month it's definitely worth a visit every time. It was the first Barboot I have ever done (and hopefully the first of many), it was also the first sale that I decided to drive to so I was able to take along more props to display my offerings such as the bookshelf and suitcase. I have since realised these extra bits are essential to putting on a good sale, a sale that is a lot more dynamic and visually exciting.

The sale originally started off in The haberdashery, a cafe in Crouch End however since it's popularity has soared the monthly sale has been spread over several shops on the same street. Us vintage dolls were in Powder, a boutique where the window spaces were kindly cleared to host us for the evening. Overall super stuff!