Well, what a sunny day it turned out to be for the extra Giant Flea Market organised for yesterday at Shepton Mallet. I had my usual inside pitch of course, but plenty of people came in because it was, at times, almost too hot outside!
It turned out to be a good day of selling for me, too, which was exceedingly nice! None of us were sure what the turnout would be - July can be notoriously bad and the fact that this date wasn't on the Flea calendar so to speak was a tad worrying - but I think most dealers were happy.
I spent, of course! I managed to nip outside after unloading the car but before setting up my pitch as I knew I'd have 20 minutes or so to do the equivalent of 'Supermarket Sweep' round some of the outside pitches. I managed to find the dealers I was looking for almost immediately, and within minutes was writing out a (far too) large cheque and hoping that I'd sell something to compensate for my rashness!!! Consequently I didn't venture further afield but dragged my dustbin sack full of lace, baby/toddler dresses/shoes back to my stand and hid it under the table so I could pretend I hadn't just done that! A few hours later I managed to whizz outside again for 10 minutes, went straight back to the new owner of my money and did it again, giving her cash this time. Heyho ... a dealer's life is a nerve-racking/exhausting/up-and-down/above-all-the-greatest-fun existence and I wouldn't want to swap it for the world!
As you know, a couple of Bloggers are regulars at the Flea but there was a good turnout of both Bloggers and Blog readers yesterday. First of all there was Lucy Bloom, then Maggie, then 2 lovely ladies who saw the Dairy House flyers and said they've recently found my blog. It was their first visit to the Flea and they were having a wonderful time - thanks for your purchases, ladies! Then Niki and her friend Debbie came by, then Frances of A Little Bit Vintage and finally Clare. Most of my regular customers came as well, so it was a very sociable day. Donna was due to come but no-one saw her, so we're not sure what happened to her. Donna, I'll email you! Update - profuse apology! I realise I missed Kelly off the list of people I saw yesterday. So sorry Kelly!!!
Needless to say I had no time for photos, and need to unload the car before I can take any today.
Have a jolly week, and I'll hope to add photos next time!