As usual for me I left too much to the last minute and I had some late nights and early mornings last week but by 2 o'clock on Friday I was all done and ready to pack up my wares and travel up to Bristol. I was lucky enough to share Christine, from The Sea Garden's van and we trundled up the motorway to stay at her brothers for the night. Early start Saturday morning on the road by seven and arrived at the venue at 8 o'clock. Already there were fellow bloggers unloading and from then on it was a whirl of activity till about three in the afternoon! Of all the shows I have ever done this was the first where there was not a lull in the proceedings all day! It was terrific and I enjoyed every minute even though I was finding it hard to keep my eyes open from about 2.30, not having eaten all day or drunk much I was beginning to flag! Then I had a bit of Spiced Apple cake, whoever bought that one thankyou!!! Wow what a cake it just about saved my life!
It was so good to meet all you people who follow my blog and very touching, if a bit weird, to have complete strangers coming up and asking how my dog Midge was!
Im afraid I did not take a camera with me, not that I would have had time to use it, so I have no pictures of my stand. So I hope you will enjoy some photos I took today in the garden, it was good to be home again.
Out of the front door, look left.....
Sitting under a tree, I love this bit of the garden.
Look right out of the front door...
From under the apple tree.
Ian made this chair, its about 9ft tall! All made from reclaimed timbre and bits we found. It looks great here outside the barn he uses as a workshop and it will have to stay there as it weighs a ton!!
And well...you all know who this is, and boy was she happy to see my I wont need a wash for a while! I sat and played ball with her all afternoon, it was so lovely outside.
This morning I managed to drag myself out of bed to go to the car boot sale. Glad I did as I got some nice bits for the shop including these books and Britains metal animals, I love the little road sign best.
And this basket is in lovely condition and we all love baskets dont we?
I also found, a lovely mirror that needs a lick of paint, some silver (not real) boxes, a silver plated roll top butter dish, some little china bits, a desk calendar and another basket. Quite a good haul.
It was a lovely lazy day and nice not to have to do anything in particular rounded off with the treat of a Chinese Takeaway that E drove the 18 mile round trip the get! So now I am sitting with a very full tummy writing this to say THANKYOU all you folks who liked my stuff enough to buy it and for all the lovely comments made about my stand. I am hoping to get the time this week to list a load of new stuff onto my etsy shop so if you saw something you liked and didnt buy maybe I can tempt you again some time soon!
Hope you all had a great weekend doing whatever makes you happy, Lot of love.