A-hem! Attention purveyors of vintage, antique, UNiQue, FuNky, handmade, remade, or otherwise-made goods! (If you're a vintage-lovin', weekend junkin', hand-crafty, fix-er-upper, then you probably clicked the right button!)
The Girls at Rusted Gingham are working hard on applications for vendors who want to be a part of our 2017 Barn Sale, November 3rd & 4th. We’ll get the folks there and take care of all the logistics. You bring the GoOds; we'll corral the shoppers!
You don't have to be experienced to apply!
We pick new vendors every year.
Make the Barn Sale your first show!
You never know until you try.
Frequently Asked Questions (and answers!)
You can! If you’re an experienced dealer/designer, or even if you have zippo experience at selling. You can apply! Rusted Gingham will be thrilled to take a look at your goods. We are especially interested in great sellers that have the following:
- Amazing creativity and fresh ideasWe want our show to be unique and to highlight the individual talents you have. We are choosing not to include distributors, multi-level home businesses, or mass-produced goods. We want all merchandise to keep in line with the vintage market feel of our Barn Sale.
- Big stuff, little stuff, unique goods
- Up-cycled items and architectural salvage
- Antique or vintage furniture, accessories, textiles
- Vintage clothing and jewelry, or jewelry using vintage components
- High quality artisan crafts and handmade goods
How are vendors selected?
We review all applications as they are submitted and carefully choose those that fit with the “vintage market feel” of our Barn Sale. We want to offer quality goods that meet trendy expectations as well as unique one-of-a-kind items that are not likely to be repeated. We know the overall mix of Barn Sale vendors will be different each year; therefore, it is likely not all applicants will be accepted, (especially in flooded categories like jewelry). So it is necessary for all vendors to apply each year, as your merchandise should reflect your current creativity. Past acceptance does not guarantee future acceptance to the Barn Sale.
How do I submit the my photos for the application?
Please send us an email with pictures attached. You may also list your Facebook, Etsy, or other online gallery of pictures for us to reference. Email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictures are worth a thousand words. You’ve heard that. We believe it. Please choose your pictures carefully and make sure what you are sending is up to date with your most recent inventory. If photography is not your thing, find someone to photograph your goods for you. Often times, your pictures are what we use to make that final decision, and we want to see your goods in their best light!
How will I know if I've been accepted or not?
You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received. We will begin reviewing applications in May for our November Barn Sale. You should receive an update within two weeks of your application notifying you of your status.
If you are accepted, you will receive an email and details for completing your acceptance. If your category is full, we will maintain a wait list and email you if space becomes available. If your goods aren’t quite what we are looking for, we’ll let you know and hope to do so in a way that doesn’t hurt your feelings. Every year is unique, so if this isn’t your year, feel free to try again next year.
How much are the spaces for the two day sale?
Depends on how much space you need. We have several options to best suit you!
You are welcome to use a 10’x10’ pop up if that helps you with your space, but it is not necessary. Our sale is under the roof of a very large show barn, so your booths will be protected from rain. The barn is open to the breeze so make sure your items are secured in case the breeze blows your way. (We will pull up the side coverings to minimize the gusts that often blow through.)
Can I share a space?
You sure can. Up to 2 vendors can share a space, but both must submit an application with photos of their proposed items and both must be accepted. All fees will need to be paid in full by one individual, not separately.
How are spaces assigned?
Magic. It really does take a little magic and a whole lot of planning to get the barn laid out just right. Rusted Gingham is happy to make note of any space requests you may have, but we do not guarantee we can make them happen. Let us know if you want to be by your BFF, and we’ll see what we can do.
Space assignments and detailed load in logistics will be sent out by email to confirmed sellers the week before the sale.
How do I pay for my space?
Approved vendors will be sent a payment link through PayPal and instructions via email. Payment must be received within 10 business days of your emailed acceptance to confirm your participation. You may use a credit card or PayPal to remit your payment. This is our preferred method of payment. You may also send a check to “Rusted Gingham” if you are unable to make an online transaction.
What are the Barn Sale hours?
Friday - vendors begin load in at assigned times
Barn sale open 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Barn secured for the night at 9:00 pm
Saturday - Vendor re-stock 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Barn sale open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Breakdown begins 4:00 pm
Load out must be completed by 7:00 pm
Do I need any other special permits to participate?
No permits required.
Am I responsible for collecting sales tax?
Depends. Sales tax is not a requirement, unless you own a business and have a tax ID. If this is so, then you know what to do and are responsible for collecting tax and reporting your business sales.