Saturday, April 2, 2011

First Friday Success!

I hope I don't drive everyone completely crazy with my posts about my new little adventure, but I can't help it. Last night I got to set up my little table infront of Butter Toast Boutique once again for Phoenix First Friday. I was a little concerned at first, one major reason was I compeletly didn't think about bring light! Duh Kat, it's night time, meaning DARK! Oops. Thankfully Traci had some string lights in her car and and between everyone we made it work. The lovely ladies of Vulpine Collective even let me borrow a lamp! I'm so thankful for that.

It was a slow start, not going to lie, but it really pick up towards the end of the night. I don't know why it was so surprizing to me that there were so many people out at 10:00pm on a Friday. I really am getting old! I learned a lot during the night. Things that I thought would never sell, people loved, and stuff I thought would fly, sat on the table untouched. I get pretty nervous about actually selling stuff, but I'll get there. You'd think after working retail for over ten years I'd have this down.

I have so many new ideas spinning around in my head and I'm trying to stay focused and not get ahead of myself. I woke up super early this morning for no good reason and lay awake thinking of all the things I want to create, it made my head spin.

Thanks to everyone who came by the Butter Toast Boutique last night! I loved talking to everyone, and I meet some really awesome people. I hope to see you all in the future!

Oh, and again, special thanks to the ladies of Butter Toast! Traci rocked it last night and the beautiful young lady (I didn't catch her name >.<) working in the shop last night really did a great job with the extra traffic from us crazy outside vendors! You all are sweet hearts, thanks for being so supportive of this newbie!

I know I keep talking about these events for my like "shop!" Sorry if I'm beeing annoying about it. Thanks for all of YOUR support! Seriously, everyone has been so amazingly supportive, I don't think I would have done it without you!! Lots of love guys!


  1. How exciting! :) I'm going to be selling vintage at a festival here in Flagstaff in two weeks. It's my first time doing so and I'm more than a little nervous, haha! Have any tips for a newbie?

  2. There's lots of tips out there but I think the most important thing is to just be yourself. Don't be afriad to talk up your products and compliment your "guests." Help them shop and act just like it's a high class boutique even if it's just a little booth or table. Bottom line - have fun! As long as you're smiling, your shoppers will be smiling and more willing to spend their money. Good customer service goes a looooong way!!

    Good luck at the festival!! You'll do fabulous! ^_^

  3. It looks like you are doing great! I love that you put christmas twinkle lights around your display, it looks really neat:) I hope your having a lovely day!