I’ve had my Mum staying with us for the past few weeks and one afternoon this week after dropping C off at pre-school we decided to have a little time to ourselves for a few hours.
Locally to me we have a little indoor market type place, it’s in a big old warehouse and inside there are over 100 individual stall holders selling antiques, artwork, arts & crafts, vintage furniture, toys, handmade items, beauty & bathroom products & florists, to name just a few.
They’ve only been open since last Easter so it’s fairly new. They also have a little coffee shop there too, so where better for Mum & I to have a mooch and a cup of tea …. child free!!!
Having never been before I really didn’t know what to expect. But I have to say it was far better than I had imagined. The stalls were very well laid out and they were beautifully set out with all the lovely items the sellers were selling. You could walk round a good few times and see different items each time, there was so much to look at.
Everyone had their stalls decorated beautifully. I think the way they run ‘The Emporium’ is great. If you wanted to rent a space you don’t have to sit there day in and out. As long as you have prices on your items and you pop in once or twice a week to re-stock and have a tidy around, someone will be there on the main desk at the front to take the money from your customers. All they charge is a few pence per item to go towards the till receipts. How good is that? You could have a stall earning you an extra bit of pocket money whilst you do what ever it is you do during the week.
Walking round some of the stalls was literally like a trip down memory lane – the Antique stalls had loads of things I remember having in our house as a child, or in my grandparents house. I couldn’t believe how many things I could see and remembered. It felt like I was stood in my old lounge from when I was small. It’s not the kind of furniture I would have in my house these days but if I had a spare room I think I would like to ‘Theme” it around my childhood.
Does anyone remember any of these? Did you have any when you were little in your home? I know I did.
I will definitely be going back again.