Todays stallholder profile is of Wyn Trost who will be selling vintage china at our market on 29th November in Toowoomba
Your name: WYN TROST
The suburb/town you live in now:
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I SELL COLLECTABLE CHINA-ROYAL ALBERT, CARLTON WARE ETC as well as vintage kitchen items (old hand mincers, rotary beaters,).
What inspired you to start your business?
I started my accounting business 2 yrs ago and was "STIFFED" some large fees and a friend suggested I sell some surplus china etc to make money and I loved doing it so much I've just continued. Still building my accountaing/tax agent business up also.
How long have you been ‘creating’?
Approx 18 months
Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
Where do you sell your creations?
Handmade Expo starting in November, Antiques & Collectable Fairs and Facebook.
What makes what you do special or different?
I actually am interested in older china and wares-brings back memories especially the kitchenalia I sell ("my grandma used to have one of those"- is the usual thing I'm told.)
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
When someone finds a piece they've been looking for and I can sell them the piece they are missing or have been searching for a long time.And I love that I can give people the ability to remember their early years and what they used as well. I usually say to them that's 50c for memories-they laugh.
What is your favourite product that you make?
Favourite product I sell is Royal Albert Old Country Roses trios (cup, saucer and plate).