Peddler DIY, Uncategorized

It’s over already??

Another year has come and gone. …sigh….this is my 21st blog post….almost 1 year ago I did my 1st post. My saying then was “Next year You’d of wish you’d started today.” What did I start this year?? We tend to think of all the things we should have done or should be doing and rarely focus on what we did achieve. Allow me to show some self-compassion and reflect on what I did accomplish this year. Continue reading “It’s over already??”

Booth Displays, Uncategorized

It’s almost time…

Welp – it’s almost time to move in to my new booth at KnB’s Marketplace.  What is KnB’s, you ask?  It’s a quaint little shop located at 120 Raleigh St. in Fuquay Varina, NC.  It’s a must-check-out kind of place.  If you’re coming into the downtown Fuquay side (not downtown Varina)  on Main St. heading south – when you see Bostic and Wilson Antiques on your left and Anna’s Pizzeria on your right – you are in the perfect spot – take the next left on to Raleigh St. and KnB’s is on the right – cute, white, brick building. Continue reading “It’s almost time…”

Booth Displays, Uncategorized

Cameron did not Disappoint

imageWhew….what a day we had in Cameron.  It was awesome.  The weather was gorgeous.  We were set up in the parking lot of the United Methodist Church. Our spot was about a parking space and a half – the perfect size – not too big and not too small.  Plus the gal renting the spot next to me was unable to make it so we were also allowed to overflow into her spot.

Ms. Joyce, from the United Methodist Church of Women, was our hostess for the day.   She has to be the nicest woman I’ve ever met.  A good southern woman.  I called her about 3 weeks ago to ask about renting space to sell at the antique festival.  She was warm and welcoming.  We exchanged paperwork a few times (no email just good ‘ol paper mail)  and each time she’d sign her name “Love, Joyce”. A good southern woman.

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Cameron or Bust…

image We are heading to the antique festival in Cameron, NC on Saturday, May 3rd. We will be right next to The Old Hardware store and Dewberry Deli in the parking lot of the Methodist Church, Space #19.  I’ve been to Cameron several times but this is my first time as a vendor. It’s a must experience-event….a variety of antique sellers, artisans, and good-people-good-food.  The weather is predicted to be sunny and clear so pack your sunscreen.

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Booth Displays, Uncategorized

Peddling Success

I had a fabulous time last weekend at the Raleigh fleamarket.  The weather was incredible even despite my sunburned neck.

imageMy favorite part was hearing what people were looking for or the treasures they found.  We had such a remarkable day that we’ve decided to do the antique festival in Cameron, NC on Saturday, May 3rd.  I know the shoppers will be as great as the Raleigh shoppers.  Here’s a few of the unforgettable people we met….


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…and we are Peddling! For real this time!


Hi everyone.  I am very excited!  At the last minute I was able to book a spot at the NC flea imagemarket for this weekend.  It’s supposed to be beautiful weather and the fairgrounds is not only hosting the weekly fleamarket but also the Southern Ideal Homeshow, the Chatlee Boat Show, and the tobacco expo.

We’ll be there peddling from 9am-6pm.  Look for us at spaces 460 & 461.  We are in the main thorough fare of the antique and collectibles section.  I’ll have my panama jack tent set up filled with Peddler finds!

We’ll see you Saturday!

-the urban peddler-



The Peddler will not be Peddling

I am sad to report that The Urban Peddler will not be at the Raleigh Flea Market tomorrow.  We’ve been rained out.  😦

I was able to get a good spot too.  I was given Numbers 479 and 480 which is in the middle of the antique arena.  I will let you know when we re-schedule.  In the mean time, I’ll post some of the items that I’ve prepped. 

Thanks for supporting me.
-the urban peddler-


I’m Getting Ready – Vignette-ing it!

I’m getting excited preparing to go out to the flea market at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.  I’ll be there Saturday, March 29 weather-permitting.  We went out there a few weeks ago to check things out – we hadn’t been there in awhile.  There’s an antique-ish section of dealers so I’ll try to reserve a space among them.  I’ve been preparing pieces and trying to visualize little vignettes.

Vignette (n.):  a short scene in a movie or play

Ok, actually that is one of the many definitions that I just randomly chose out of Merriam Webster online.  A more elaborate definition is from the all-knowing Wikipedia:  “In theatrical script writing, sketch stories, and poetry, a vignette is a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment.”  In design it’s a small setting much like a theatrical scene where you stage what you want people to imagine.  Continue reading “I’m Getting Ready – Vignette-ing it!”



[insert visual of crowds chanting and picketing…..Hobby Lobby! Hobby Lobby!  Raleigh, NC needs a Hobby Lobby!]

I visited my first Hobby Lobby the other weekend while visiting friends in Charlotte, NC.  Now let me just say, I’ve been hearing about Hobby Lobby for years but I had no idea how life-changing the experience would be.  They have everything……it’s JoAnn Fabrics meets Michael’s meets Homegoods.

Check out my Peddler Find – penny farthing bikes to make my shop signs……I see maybe mounting them on a wood pallet or corrugated tin.pfb hobbyLobby

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Next Year You’d of Wish You Started Today

Sigh….. How true.  If I had started last year I’d be one year skinnier or have one more year’s worth of savings or this wouldn’t be my first blog posting.  I say this with optimism, enthusiasm, and motivation rather than regret.   Continue reading “Next Year You’d of Wish You Started Today”