Monday, November 1, 2010

Cleveland Markets

I thought I would sneak down to the Cleveland Markets without telling you to see what it was all about. I set up my first market stall there and had a ton of fun. I was selling soaps, vintage fabric drawstring bags and vintage fabric cushions. Cushions will now be available in my ETSY store, as I found with inserts they are too bulky to take to the markets. Great for amazing displays but in general a source of a lot of mumbled mutterings from moi!

The main street is closed off in Cleveland on Sundays and market vendors line the street. It's partly a Farmers Market and partly craft. These markets have endured a chequered history but are slowly being brought back to life, especially with the lead up to Christmas.

Re-purposed 1950's vintage tablecloth

100% cotton French fabric purchased in France

Vintage Sanderson Rose Fabric (1980's)
1960's Vintage retro tablecloth
The vendor beside me was Karen, a first timer as well and we had a lot of laughs in between chatting to our lovely customers. The gorgeous Karen from  Writbitz  has just started her blog today and I am sure this Brissy girl would love you to check her out. She is a writer and is following her dream of writing her first novel. At the markets she sells packs of 20 cards with sayings and quotes in different genres- some of them are just hilarious.

Karen Writbitz

We will both be at the Cleveland Markets, on the beautiful Bayside next Sunday so if you are around we would love to see you.



Karen said...

Hi Pam thanks for the vote. It was fun wasn't it!

Sal said...

Oh I love your cushions!! Glad you had so much fun!
;-) x

delia hornbook said...

Awww well done Pam, im loving your cushions what truely beautiful fabric i love them all. Hope the soaps sold well for you.How exciting..Dee ;-) x

Jenevieve said...

Sounds like a great market! The cushions are so pretty! :) x

Raine and Sage said...

I will certainly stop by if I head over that way. Love markets. Sounds like you enjoyed yourself.x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cushions!!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I think I might have fallen in love with the first cushion.

*Spring Blossom* said...

How very exciting for you!!!!!! I must put a Sunday aside to revisit those markets as I haven't been in many years.

Ky said...

Go Pam!
I really like that first cushion. How much? Is it in your Etsy store? It would look lovely on my green couch.

Angel's Attic said...

Love your cushions and hope you had a successful day selling them and your soaps. Sadly a little too far for me to come!
Take care. Nickyx

Flotsam Friends said...

Hi Pam, those markets are so sweet. I went there a few years ago as my Mum lives in Cleveland. I remember buying a gorgeous royal blue crocheted baby blanket!! I'll definitely pop by again when I visit her and in the meantime will let her know you're there. Pruxxx

maría cecilia said...

So, so wonderful vintage cushions!!!!!

Carmel said...

Oh my goodness - is that a Stephen Pearce pitcher next to your cushion?! Love the cushions - hope this venture goes well for you.
Have a lovely weekend.