We are now officially market traders, having successfully got through the first day on our Cambridge Market stall. It was not with out incident - Jane broke a glass and I fell over... But we are still thrilled with the way the day turned out. The market is a vibrant community, everyone was welcoming and tolerant of our ignorance of the ways of the market. We are very grateful to our first ever customer and to everyone who visited on our first day.
Our new RETRoVERT sign made from a reclaimed shelf that we screen printed ourselves at Cambridge School of Art.
Here is Jane proving just how useful our Really Useful recycled plastic boxes are.
Final tweaks to our eclectic collection.
Our mascot 'Badly damaged, lovingly repaired pot dog' immortalised for all time on recycled card.
Our much admired Siamese cats.
Our very first sale - the Churchill willow pattern plate at the bottom of the pile.
A little bit of nostalgia - Jane's Nana had this vintage shelf edging in her pantry.
A stunning Poole coffee set displayed in a vintage vanity case accessorised with upcycled button bunting.
Two different takes on Sunflowers by J & G Meakin and Biltons.
These vintage yellow rose cups are a perfect match for the Phoenix Opalware Pyrex dishes.
We love the upcycled rice sack purses in our retro wicker basket.
Quirky Sylvanian brooches and vintage dominoes with only slight toothmarks on the 1 and 3 tile.
We covet this retro glass trifle set.
Our stall looking lovely.
Sophie dressed up for the occasion, wearing her vintage coat bought from Cambridge Market.
It wasn't quite sunny enough to need this parasol, but neither did we need a brolly.
We didn't sit down on our faux retro chairs for a second, except when Sophie was recovering from her fall.
Upcycled vintage tablecloth aprons. Get them quick before Sophie buys them for her Mum for Christmas.
Starting to look a little bit Christmassy. We launch our full vintage and handmade festive range at the end of the month; Jane doesn't approve of Christmas starting any earlier.
Jane has committed to reducing the impact of her Coke habit by upcycling the cans into Christmas decorations and turning the ringpulls into jewelry.
Well travelled vintage French scent bottles now on their way to Israel with our last customer of the day.
We finally remembered to put this up at the end of the day.
We're just about recovered now for our six o'clock start next Monday.
See you there.
See you there.