Every now and then I feel the need to reintroduce our crew to new followers on the Blog and our Social Media Pages, as we celebrate an anniversary this month I thought it would be a perfect time!
I cannot believe this past market started year 5 for us at SSM! We have had 4 full years of growing and changing. We made it through freezing winters and blistering hot summers and rain (lots and lots of rain!) We learn something new each month and even though the faces of the Seaglass “family” changes, its always so nice when past faces pop in as either an outdoor vendor or a customer. Mind you, nothing is perfect, there is no business that is for everyone, there are vendors that come and choose to go because our customers aren’t “their people,” and that’s ok. You live, you learn and you move on. If you can learn that not everyone is going to click, but you can still wish them well on their journey, that is a sign of maturity and professionalism. It is something I try to achieve with each and every market. I find myself thinking of the saying, “Your candle will not burn any brighter by blowing someone else’s candle out.” We have kept the same business plan throughout our 4 years, I am up front and honest about what you should expect as a vendor and as a customer. We do not claim to be a massive market like Magnolia, we are a small local market that puts on a lovely, family friendly “show” once a month and we are proud of it. The building is only so big, and the weather decides if the outdoor vendors will be able to join us or not. But I promise you this, we have a group of indoor vendors that take great pride in Seaglass as a whole, we love what we create there each month and we so appreciate those of you who “get it” and keep coming back! We love when customers, old or new, walk in and smile, like they have found their happy place. If you are a regular we thank you for your continued support, if you haven’t gotten a chance to visit us yet, check out our website and pick a date and c’mon…what are you waiting for?!? First timers, of course, aren’t sure what to expect. We have a small warehouse in the middle of a highway in Leland, NC that we turn into a sweet little shop each month. Our indoor vendors each have their own spaces and sell their own products. From Candles and soaps, to upcycled furiture, to vintage items and original Art, there is something for everyone. Although we have handmade and homemade (from baked goods to jewelry), we also carry gently used items and have sprinkles of retail here and there. The warehouse is open the third weekend of every month all year round…rain or shine. Fabulous local outdoor vendors, on days where NC weather allows, are an added bonus to the already awesome indoor market. We have a fabulous play list, lots of friendly faces and free coffee ready to greet you at every market. Being from NY, food is very important to me, so there is a local food truck serving up lunch at every market as well!
Currently, this is US…this is Seaglass (missing just a few camera shy vendors!)
We hope to see you at the September Market, Friday 9/14 9-3, Saturday 9/15 9-5 and Sunday 9/16 12-5…tell your friends!
Once a month, every month, Seaglass Salvage Market!