After several weeks of preparation, I’m happy to say that the first annual Winnipeg Etsy Street Team (WEST) Handmade & Vintage Sale went off without a hitch yesterday! We had a gorgeous fall day on our side to entice people to come out and check out local Winnipeg artisans and purveyor of vintage wares. Happy = me!
Being on an organzing comittee of any kind is always time-consuming, exciting, and nerve-wracking all at once! I woke up the morning of the sale anxious and eager, with my fingers crossed. Thanks to everyone coming together, we were able to provide local shoppers with a great variety of goods in a friendly, cozy, and relaxed venue.
It was great to connect with several other WEST members whom I’d only know to date via email and discussions held online. Always nice to put a face to a name! Checking out other vendors proved difficult however, given that the sale was hoppin’ pretty much all day. Not that I’m complaining; here’s to many more successful WEST community events!
A few snaps of my new display. I’m proud to give a shout out to my Dad, who was in charge of re-creating a vintage bread rack I spooted on Kijiji but didn’t want to dish out $100 for … he did a wicked job, using recycled wood from his house. Hurray for upcycling! The crates are vintage finds, and the signage is hand painted by moi. Rounding out the look are my brand spanking new biz cards … photos to follow of those! Very happy to have a cohesive look for furture events… and burlap always makes me smile :)
Next up? I’m still crossing my fingers and waiting to hear back regarding the oh so famous Vineyard Sale … so for now you can catch me next at Dakota Community Craft Sale November 3rd and 4th for a 2 day shopping bonanza with the very talented One Plus One Design!
In the meantime, it’s back to the knitting needles :)