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TRADER PROFILE Country Chic on Glossop Market
Tuesday 15th August 2017 @ 06:31 by Adam Higgins
Glossop Chronicle News

As part of our series looking at the people behind local market stalls, every week the Chronicle will feature a profile of every trader on Glossop Market to tell their story. Here’s the latest… 

Christine Cunningham (pictured), who has traded under the name Country Chic since last September, is a very busy lady.

When she’s not selling her vintage and retro kitchenware and silk flower arrangements, she’s busy out and about stocking her stall.

“I look to buy things that I like and I think that if I like them, other people will too,” she said.

“I don’t go for any year in particular, it’s anything I see that I like. Sometimes people ask me to look out for something for them, which I do.”

That’s the vintage and retro kitchenware side of the business, but creative Christine also enjoys designing and making craftwork that catches the customers’ eye.

She particularly enjoys creating silk flower arrangements and hanging baskets that look so good, the flowers seem real.

Since moving into the market 12 months ago, Christine has established a trade that’s growing all the time.

In fact, she’s built up so much of a reputation that people are recommending her to their friends.

Customers, she finds, buy for themselves, after falling in love with what they see on her stall, or as presents for other people.

Christine, who comes from Hadfield, says that’s the same on the vintage and retro side where tea and coffee sets are always firm favourites.

Christine loves the hustle and bustle of the market and her friendly fellow traders.

And she happily looks back on the day when she decided to open her business.

Read another trader profile when our series continues next week.

By David Jones