After taking some favourite plants with me on saturday it has become apparently obvious that what has been missing through all of my market setup this whole entire time is foliage.
They are my secret ingredient.
I am so besotted by plants and leafy things that it is plain and simple now that this is what was needed for me to be completely happy when im playing shop. Oh it did cross my mind before but I thought they would be annoying to transport and I didnt think they were that paramount, plus im not selling plants am I? Up til now I havent given enough thought to further props, thinking that id sorted them out early on a year ago when I began my marketeering journey. Thinking this whole time that keeping up and restocking was the issue. The reason things were, to me, not-quite-perfect. I was coming at it from the wrong perspective. I was thinking of my customers and forgetting myself.
But right this moment I am contented. Little girl up a tree contented. (me, younger)
Apart from the plants there were other things that added to my happiness on the day so
im recapping some that make the top of the list of dont-forget-these-ever are....
the Mr's artwork (until he gets his own stall next door and it will be a friendly competition of course. Winner gets....we'll think of something)
crates full of cushions
a second ladder
eskimos, this lonely orange one was the last one left, it sold (yes, they sell in summer too)
a clean blackboard for kids to play on while mum shops
hessian curtains to hang necklaces on as they look much nicer up than down on the table
(I made these curtains new for this week)
And most important of all, as many plants as I can fit in the van.
In other news we spent an amazing evening with our family last night and even had a sleep over.
So nice to have them closer. Such a quality evening spent in their new place.
I am also super inspired right now as I just found this. I know she is a self-stated insatiable op-shopper but this will be fun to follow. I wish I had the guts to commit! Maybe next year?