Olde Country Shoppe

What’s your name?
Karen White
What is the name of your business?
Olde Country Shoppe
How long have you been trading?
Since June 2013
What products do you sell?
Country & Vintage Homewares, Old Wares and Unique Christmas Decorations (mainly sourced from USA)
What sells the best?
Christmas decorations
What markets do you trade at?
Glenbrook Rotary Markets, Rivergum Cottage Markets, Belgenny Farm Markets and one Fairs during the year (I always list them on Facebook and Instagram)
How did it all begin?
I have always loved country and vintage wares, antiques and old wares (my Mum grew up in country NSW and we used to go there for our school holidays). I fell in love with the American country/vintage items in 2011 and they weren’t readily available in Australia. So I decided to share my love of these items with my Market business. Now I have quite a few American suppliers.
What do you like most about being a stallholder?
Sharing my passion of old wares, American country and vintage homewares and Christmas decorations. Also meeting new customers and seeing existing customers and meeting other stallholders.
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
The early morning starts in winter but once I get there and start unpacking that soon warms me up.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I would love my business to be self supporting and have a shop or a shop/shed in my backyard. That way I can give up my weekly full time job and concentrate on my business.
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
Always greet your customers when they come into your stall!
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