In 1978 I opened a shop with a friend selling ‘old clothes’ – oh if only I had that stock now!
Since then I’ve had shops of my own, selling spaces in other people’s shops, regular stalls at fairs and markets around the country and shops on eBay and Etsy.
In 2002 I began selling vintage items and textiles on eBay under the ID tedandbunny (with over 11,500 positive fb) while also trading vintage wares at three big fairs- Kempton Park, Sandown Park and Alexandra Palace in London.
In November 2010 I decided to run an event of my own, and the picturesque Pamphill Village Hall in Dorset was the first venue for Vintage at the Village Hall.
With fabulous stalls and a fantastic atmosphere the visitor numbers far exceeded anyone’s expectations!
We also ran The Amazing Vintage Clear Out Sale back at the Village Hall which was a perfect opportunity for dealers to clear out old stock and buyers to bag amazing bargains!
2017 brings some exciting changes to the Fab Fairs line up. A friend has taken over running the Blandford fair and I’ve expanded my on-line selling to an Etsy shop under the name Fab Fairs. I also have a selling space in The Vintage Barn at Cranborne Garden Centre just outside Wimborne.