In my world a jumble sale is run by grannies in aid of charity, stuff is sold for about 20p and they’re really very hit and miss. Much like a car boot sale or charity shop – no pre-sorting has occurred so you could spend hours searching for gems with no guarantees. Once upon a time the only place you could go, to guarantee finding ace stuff was a ‘vintage’ fair or shop but you’d pay through the nose for the privilege.
Six years ago Karoline and Emma launched a new wave of jumble sale that filled the gap in the market for a place you could seek out affordable and great second hand swag. Stallholders were designers, artists, collectors and the like who were spring cleaning their pad and selling on unwanted bits’n’bobs. I’ve attended many of the Rock’n’Roll jumbles through the years and have happily watched the trend spread across the capital. Bravo.
Unfortunately, last Sunday was the last ever Rock’n’Roll Jumble Sale held at it’s original venue. The girls have said they might move to another place and I’ll keep you updated if they do. Until then there are many other new wave jumbles about town including Can’t Buy Me Love, New Gallery Jumble and checkout this great Facebook page which lists a whole load more.
My favourite find from Sunday were these amazing huge glitter bag handles which I’m going to make a giant tote bag with which I’ll screen print at a Gocco workshop I’m going to next week. I’ll be sure to show you the finished result.