Thursday, October 9, 2008

Preparations ~ Exactly 1 month until the Show!

The Ottawa Vintage Clothing Sale is exactly one month away. It is on November 9, 2008 at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario. I decided the best way to prepare, as a vendor, is to take a detailed inventory of my stash :) Each booth is a generous 150 square feet ~ 10 x 15 feet in size. More like a room than a booth.

I decided that I have about 25 categories of items (I know, I know) and I do think I can provide about 25 items of each type. That is a whopping 625 items to organize, price and pack. Whew! It's a good thing I still have a full month left! Yikes.

I shall bring items that will cover all of the following categories:

Vintage Ladies Clothing

Edwardian Clothing

Ladies Lingerie

Shoes and Stockings

Hats and Bonnets


Scarves and Stoles

Jewelry and Purses

Collars and Shawls



Vanity Items

Pincushions and Sachets

Children's Clothing

Doll Clothing

Table Toppers and Runners

Tablecloths and Napkins

Monogrammed Linens

Tatted Doilies and Irish Crochet

Guest Towels

Pillowcases and Bedding

Lace Trims


Fabric Lots


It will certainly be a busy weekend. I (well . . . . my husband ~ thanks hun) made me a spreadsheet to document the best selections for each category. I printed it out and it is 12 pages long ! That certainly puts my workload in perspective. I think a few new rubbermaid storage bins may also be required, LOL. I also have to fit this all in my car.


Draffin Bears said...

You are going to be busy Karen ~ good luck with all the preparations for the show.

I do wished I lived near so I could come and buy some of your wonderful lovely things.


TattingChic said...

...did someone say "tatted"...LOL! Good luck with your show. You have so many lovely things!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Just Stopping by for a peek. Have a lovely weekend. Blessings.. Polly

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh my goodness!!! You have some work ahead of you!! Have fun...light some candles, put on the music it might Laurie