Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Crafty Market in Amsterdam (Part 2: Lots of Pictures!)

As promised, more about the Crafty Market I sold at last Sunday!

This was my first market, and I was incredibly nervous. I spent all week before the big day preparing, testing out the setup for my booth, etc. On Saturday evening I was still busy with it! In the end, I got everything to look the way I wanted it to though, and I was ready for the market.

Craft Market Amsterdam

Craft Market Amsterdam

Craft Market Amsterdam

A few pictures of me setting up my booth. Setting up took foreverrrr. I expected it to be much faster!


Craft Market Amsterdam

Craft Market Amsterdam

Craft Market Amsterdam

The finished result! What do you think? Very pink, right?

Craft Market Amsterdam

Chatting with Maartje from Mamutopia who I shared a booth with. Our stuff looked so great together! It really is the same style but totally different items, which I think makes us perfect booth-sharers! Besides, we Maartjes gotta stick together.

Craft Market Amsterdam

Maartje and her cuteness! My mom kept calling her "other Maartje", teehee.

Craft Market Amsterdam

Craft Market Amsterdam

That's my mom in the orange top! My enthusiasm about the market made her decide to go with me, which was nice for various reasons: 1. She's nice company, 2. A shop assistant is always nice 3. We could go by car! It was car free sunday in various cities in the country, but that wouldn't start until 10 am, and we had to be there by then to start setting up anyway, so there was no problem at all.

Crafty Market Amsterdam

Craft Market Amsterdam

Craft Market Amsterdam

And last but not least, my customers! They were all great! I got such great reactions, people kept ooohing and aaahing over how cute everything was, and how they couldn't choose. A nice ego booster!

The funniest reactions I got though were by kids:

A little girl, who can't have been more than 4 years old:

"Mom can I have these?"
"No honey, those are earrings, and you don't have pierced ears."
"Oh? *very cute sad face*

She seemed very dissapoined (and surprised!) to hear that here ears weren't pierced. So cute.

And another one, from a few girls who didn't have enough money at the moment to buy what they wanted:

"Will you be at this market again next year?"

Selling in person is so much more fun than selling online! Maybe I should bring back the dream of having my own B&M store some day?

P.S. Those last 2 pictures are by Katinka, who organized the market. She did a fantastic job!

18 comments:

  1. Woow This is best blog i have read on the tpoic

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    jenny yully
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  2. You got a nice blog up there.

    Thanks
    james kails
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  3. love the stall set up :)
    and the pink factor is fabulous!

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  4. Hi, Tizzalicious!
    It is a pleasure to look your blog.
    I wanted to go your booth, if I can. I like to look and buy at crafty market.
    Where is the market held in Amsterdam? I have been to Amsterdam, and I love there very much. I long for the days I walked around in Amsterdam.
    I will go your place one day. I'm sure to go.

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  5. wow! your booth looks awesome! it looks like you're doing markets every week! it looks so professional and neet and well taken care of alle details! I think you did a really great job!

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  6. Of course they were ooohing and aaahing, your setup looks great! I knew you would get a great response too. Everything looks perfect! I hope you get to do more shows. I agree is it more fun to sell in person (yet very tiring). I've had the same thing happen with me by having little kids wanting earrings but mom has to put them in check hee hee! You remind me of me when I first starting doing shows. I use to practice my setup the night before, take a photo for reference, now I don't even bother any more ha ha!

    Congratulations on a great day!

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  7. I love seeing all your pictures!! super cute!!

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  8. Aren't they fun!? I'm glad you enjoyed it - and your table looks lovely! I think the colourful ones always catch people's eye.

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  9. Oooh! Everything looks so great. Congratulations. I hope you sold a ton of merchandise. Your tables look so good, too. I'm glad you had a checkered table cloth. That pattern really works for you.

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  10. Nice pictures :) I had so much fun and I'm so happy for you it all went perfect! Your mom was a great assistent too, super enthousiastic! My boyfriend on the other hand doesn't look happy at all, hihi. Oh and I also liked the reaction of an old woman: 'did you make that all by yourself?' :D

    Hugs from 'the other Maartje' :)

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  12. Wow, it looks like you really had a great day:)!! Good job!

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  13. That looks like tremendously good fun!!! Well done in making such a sensationally pretty stand! I am sure you did fantasticly well.
    ~Emily xx

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  14. nice job tizz! i think your stand looks amazing and very organized! if u had a store and if it was in my city, i would spend a lot of money for sure hahaha ^^

    everything looks cute, congratz!

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  15. It looks fantastic!!!!! I Love the pink!!! :D

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  16. How fun!! Selling in person is much more fun and rewarding to see the customer's face light up!! :) Glad you had fun with your cute pink table!

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  17. wow! great table set up! i love the pink!!
    yeah i am so hooked on selling in person, i actually am in 2 this christmas and am totally excited for them!
    Glad you took the chance!

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  18. i would love to read more from you on this

    regards
    john abriaham
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