Its so good to be home again. I am not very good about being away from my 'nest' or my other half and my babies (fury ones of course!). I left home last Friday on my way to the Vintage Fair with my little car stuffed to bursting with work and display bits, I am always surprised at what, with a little lateral thinking, I can pack into my hatchback, its a sort of tardis on wheels really.
The fair was a joy to be at and I thank everyone there who made it such a great venue, such a lovely atmosphere, super people and of course CAKE which I am sure we all enjoyed!
Well after that I had to drive back home unpack the car and repack it with work I was returning to artists in Shropshire that had supplied my gallery. Then I had to drive back up the M5 to the welsh borders and stay with my mum, very luckily for me the first artists I visited offered to redistribute most of the work I had for me so that saved a lot of driving around. Then I stayed a couple of nights with my brother in Devon so we could visit Ikea, why don't they open one down here??? I got home Friday morning in time to take Midge to the vet as she needs regular check ups because of her medication.
Then on Saturday THE DRESSER arrived. this was the one I coveted in Lostwithiel. I ended up swapping a few of my antique toy horses and a bit of money for it. I spent all this morning 'playing' arranging some of my china collection on it. Its nice to have somewhere I can put a few of my Maureen Minchin pieces on as you dont really look into a bowl on a table and thats where all the beauty of them is. My little box I got from Michele (Cowboys and Custard) looks sweet on it too.
I spent this afternoon with my friend Sara, we went to 'Present heaven at number 11' a house in Penzance where Emily opens her house to the public to view and buy her work alongside other crafts people and artists It is a great pre christmas treat and gets you more in the mood for the festive season, I love doing as many before christmas things as I can that feeling of Christmas is more enjoyable than the day which goes so quick. We also planed our jigsaw days and hope to get at least two in in the next few weeks. Got the jug of lemonade on ice Sara!
Here is a festive fairy with her cat that I might use as my christmas card this year, there will be prints of this on my etsy shop.
I liked Michele's idea of a christmas bazaar on her blog and if any of you show an interest I will do the same thing??