I hope this post finds you well & enjoying a FABULOUS week....! Personally speaking I've been flat out like a lizard drinking promoting the FAST approaching SVJ-X....Between emails, phone calls & dashing out to deliver flyers all over the city, it's pretty much been 'head down bum up' for me....At some stage I actually need to take off my Organiser hat & put on my Specialist Vendor hat to work on the MANY pieces I need to get ready for the Show....!!!!!
Anyways....The point of this post is to share with you a conversation I had yesterday with a journalist who asked me to describe what the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza was & how I believed it differed from the current vintage shopping experience being offered to those learning of the event for the first time.
I hesitated as I replied, very aware how easy it is for words to get 'lost in translation' before responding carefully, that the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza was a Vintage Furniture & Homewares Show where our visitors, be they vintage enthusiasts or otherwise would find Vintage Treasures to enhance & adorn their homes, wardrobes & lifestyles.
I added that the combined creative talents of the 18 x Specialist Vendors participating, promised a unique shopping experience for our visitors which would delight them visually & perhaps inspire them to use vintage in ways they may not have considered previously.
I stated emphatically the SVJ-X is NOT to be confused with a flea market or trash & treasure event where customers have to wade through new & 'imported' mass produced items to find that Treasure nor when they did, would it be an item requiring repair or follow up service when they took it home.....!!!
Describing the individual spaces within the hall's layout as a series of 'themed boutiques' I explained the design & layout internally would allow our visitors to peruse each space at their leisure....So much so I envisioned their time at the Show would be that of a lengthy & relaxed nature.
Finally, I volunteered the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza was a unique vintage event based on shows I'd attended in the US over the last year & while we currently have vintage clothing events, a show if this nature offering Vintage Furniture & Homewares, is new to the vintage market here in Australia.
Do you think anything could get 'lost in translation' here....??
Well I must away....As MUCH as I miss you all....With just 23 days to go until opening day I can't afford to sit around....!!!!!
Cheers for now,
When - Friday 3rd June & Saturday 4th June 2011
What Time - Friday: 12noon - 1pm (Early Birds ONLY - Bookings Essential)
1pm - 6pm (General entry)
Saturday: 8am - 4pm (General entry)
Where - ASHBURTON SCOUT HALL, 337 High Street, Ashburton (Melways ref# 60 E10)
Parking - Ample FREE parking for our Customers is available adjacent to the Scout Hall. There is also free parking available in the streets surrounding the hall.
Wheelchairs & Prams - The Scout Hall does not currently have ramp access however, the step into the hall is quite low & we will be able to assist anyone in a wheelchair wishing to visit....!!
Mums & Dads with prams are welcome however, due to the amount of people moving about the hall it is preferable (when possible) prams be 'parked' in the foyer while you're shopping.
Amenities - There are no public toilets available on the premises for our Customers.
Entry Fee - $5.00 General Entry (per person), $15.00 Early Bird Entry (per person).
Payment Options - This will vary from Vendor to Vendor so to be on the safe side, make sure you bring plenty of cash. There are ATM's just down from the Scout Hall in High Street & Safeway is 300m up the road for EFT withdrawals.
Vendor Enquiries - If you're interested in participating in the NEXT Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza scheduled for this coming October, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org