There are now just 10 days to go until the inaugural Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza kicks off on Friday 13th August at the Ashburton Scout Hall in High Street, Ashburton at 8am.
I thought it would be a great idea to count down the remaining days by introducing you to our FABULOUS Vendors....!
In no particular order other than starting with the Vendors who have their own blogs, websites &/or eBay profiles, I'd like to start with Samantha from Shoestring Splendour.
I had the pleasure of meeting Sam through a mutual friend some 10 years ago at the market & have enjoyed many early Sunday morning 'show & tell' sessions with her where we've enthusiastically shared the Treasures we've found....!
Sam's eBay store, shoestring_splendour is a FAVE amongst the Shabby enthusiates who frequent eBay for pretty & eclectic Vintage Treasures so if you're after something exquisite, romantic, glamorous or pretty, make sure you drop in for a peek....! Her vintage tins, jewelled clocks, purses & trinkets are TO DIE FOR....!!
I was absolutely THRILLED when Sam FINALLY launched her own blog on April 3rd this year & have snaffled (stolen) some of her DIVINE pics to share with you....!!
I WISH my office was as pretty....AND organised....!
Don't you just LOVE the colours....!
Gorgeous ECLECTIC mix....
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Thou shalt not covet thy Friends Treasures....hahahahahaha....
During our Vendor Meeting a couple of months ago one of the stand out moments for me came from Sam when she described how the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza would give her an opportunity to move out from behind the screen for some one on one contact with her buyers....Having been a Seller on eBay for so long, Sam is REALLY looking forward to meeting you so when you pop into her booth, be ready for a GREAT BIG SMILE....!!
Now a few words from Sam:
"Having been an avid second hand queen for many, many years & enduring much teasing from my "only new will do" family and friends, I finally feel like I have hit my stride furnishing my home with charm & character. At last, my cherished pieces are considered CHIC!! YAY!!! I love to spend any free time treasure hunting at markets, op shops & antique stores. A busy mum of three teenagers, I help out doing the books for my hubbys business squeezing ME time in between. My favouirte time of the week is Sunday morning when I hit the flea market.
Born in England, I feel this has influenced my taste in decor which is a cross between shabby chic & french/english vintage design. Nothing appeals to me more than soft colours and faded florals.
For the SVJ-X I have put together an eclectic mix of lovely vintage items. On my stall you will find only pieces I would be happy to include in my home while some pieces are indeed old favourites. Think classic English floral furniture, pretty 50's scrolly white pieces and lots of lovely floral pictures. Throw in some rustic French....A little bling in the form of Rhinestone brooches, some GORGEOUS antique EPNS pieces and so much more.
I can't wait for SVJ-X so I can meet lots of other vintage queens, put names to faces of my ebay friends and have an absolute blast."
Thanks Sam....I'm SURE we're all gonna have a BALL....!!
Hope everyone's having an AWESOME week....!!
Cheers for now,