Last year I missed Raleigh’s Urban Vintage market and was really disappointed, so I was thrilled to have Posy back this go round! Tracy does a fantastic job organizing and marketing the market and really draws in the shoppers…there were lines both days of the event. And folks came ready to buy…excited for a true vintage market!
The market was held in the lovely historic space of All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. Hardwoods and air conditioning…doesn’t get any better! I was lucky enough to have my booth placed across the aisle from Melanie’s delicious confections baked for her shop Sweetest Things. She kept me fueled on pineapple upside down cake and an amazing lemon curd-filled cake! On my other side was the talented Lynda of HangarOne Design out of Chapel Hill. She reimagines vintage furniture by breathing new life into chairs and benches. Always feel so lucky when I make a new vendor friend and have support during a show.
Having a big space meant I could stock items for markets that I don’t want to sell online…toolboxes, chairs, globes and art. The mustard-colored upholstered office chair, along with the wooden folding chairs, went quick as did most of Posy’s globes. It always amazes me, market-to-market, what customers are drawn to. The kids books I’ve had for a year, flew off the shelf, on their way to become gifts for little ones and new moms!
Overall, Urban Vintage market is a terrific event in which to participate, and I loved seeing the variety of true vintage surrounding me…two floors worth! A big thanks to Tracy and everyone that came out…even the neighboring firefighters!