Thursday, June 30, 2011

Flea Shots

Our evening at the North Shore Flea in Highwood, Illinois was pleasant.  Merchants of vintage and artists were set up in the street while food & farmer's market vendors were in the park.  
Kathy and I had adjoining spaces and co-mingled our merchandise, as we normally do. 
 This was just the third week of a new weekly market so we didn't know what to expect. There were several vendors of vintage clothing; we were glad that we'd brought some. 
 This trio, (girlfriend, brother, sister), went home with Kathy's three matching Hawaiian shirts.
 Maria Tirabassi was next to us...we fell in love with her whimsical style and the sweet manner she had of dealing with the youngest buyers in the crowd.  It was a great group of vendors all around; everyone was relaxed and friendly.
 The market has a wide variety of food selections, from the sophisticated to the simple.
My vote for the best available dessert goes to this coconut cake with coconut buttercream frosting.
 Buyers were mainly local folks enjoying the pleasant weather.  While the evening was profitable, sales were nowhere near the level of most of the shows we do.  We met several folks who mentioned how surprised they were to see great vintage items. 

We think this market has great potential. The promoter, Melissa of Pure Vintage Chicago is working to spread the word that shopping for great vintage items doesn't have to wait for the weekend. We hope to be back at the North Shore Flea again later in the summer, schedule permitting.  

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  1. The corbela are gorgeous! I bet they sold quickly

  2. Oops , meant corbels lol


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