Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Temptation!

First of all I need to say sorry I've been a bad blogger lately! It's because I've been so busy. As you know I run Notorious Kitsch and this weekend just gone we had our first event of the season. We do all sorts of different events and although it's blumming hard work, it's also quite fun. Lots of us stall holders do the same events so it's nice to catch up and it's like a little travelling community, we all get on so well.

Of course the worst part of these events is seeing all the fabulous stuff for sale, it's a nightmare cos personally right now I'm kinda broke, so seeing everything I could possible want in one place is pure torture! A real temptation!

The event we did this weekend was the Brighton Jukebox Show, it's strange because until we did these events with Notorious Kitsch, we'd never been to a jukebox show, I thought, well I don't want a jukebox - well I would have one but it's not within my budgetary means! However you really should get to these shows, they are soooo much more than jukeboxes, some of my favourite people and stall holders were there at this one, Rocket Original shoes, Home Sweet Homestyle, Heyday Clothing, and Debbie and Mickey with my favourites vintage goodies, sadly they don't have a website so you'll have to catch them at events! There were lots more stalls besides with vintage clothes, shoes, homewares, if you wanted it you could have it there. I really wanted to tell you about it as I've clearly missed out in the past cos I've avoided these fairs!

I did a little video before the event opened to give you a taste of my favourite stalls, the painting on our stall is by my husband, the fabulous dancing man is Mike from Home Sweet Homestyle and setting up the stall is his lovely wife Jan, and last but not least Micky putting a great 50s trolley together for his stall!




Sorry US people it seems you can't view this cos of the music I added, I'll change it later so you can!
There are so many more events we are doing along with most of the guys above, the next Jukebox event is Jukebox Madness at Kempton Park Racecourse. In the meantime most of these people you can see at Hemsby, The Rockabilly Rave, Twinwood and The Rhythm Riot.

Anyway the whole point of the post is to say, don't imagine Jukebox events are just jukeboxes you can sometimes find the best vintage and repro stuff there! It is always an unbelievable temptation to me.

Did I come away with anything? Well now that would be telling.....

12 comments:

Helen Highwater said...

Oh wow... that video has tempted me now too!!!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

I tell you Helen it's hideous when you're skint, so many of the stall holders end up spending what they make!!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Wellll those bad folks over at youtube tell me when I click on your vid:

"This video contains content from WMG who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds"

Boo. =(

Straight Talking Mama! said...

oh no what a pain, mmm I don't know what to do about that, let me see!

. said...

Put some Red Peters or Big Boy Bloater stuff on instead, you own that (or have our permission!)

. said...

OH! And I agree - why call them Jukebox fairs? I never went to one for that very reason, not interested in Jukeboxes!! I would be tempted nw from what you have told me!

punk in writing said...

Oh my... I would have spent a small fortune.

We don't have much of that lovely vintage furniture at our events. Mainly because a lot of them are more or less outdoor affairs. Those tables ant 2:51 and onwards... droooool.

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Thanks Lisa, I might do it later, grrr how annoying, it took me ages to time that just right!

Oh yeah the tables are fabulous as are the lamps!

Yesterday Girl said...

Ooh, i didn't even know there were such things as jukebox fairs. Great vid lady, Notorious Kitsch looked fab, I am always tempted by your Vacation Land table cloth, but it would be a frivolous purchase as I don't even have a dining table right now! I love Home Sweet Homestyle, I could move right in to their stall!x

Straight Talking Mama! said...

me neither Jenny, but honestly you should go to Kempton, it's worth it, there are some great sellers there!

Kelly-marie said...

WOW!! you have sold it to me.. I will have to start saving for the next one because I really would want to buy everything. :) x

Retro Chick said...

I can't watch the video right now as I am in a public place and if my laptop starts playing music people will stare!

I'll take a peek later, but they sound like a great event. I'll have to keep my eyes open!

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