11 October 2008

Shepton Mallet - Giant Flea ... Before and After

A quick reminder for those of you for whom Shepton Mallet isn't too far away - Sue Ede's Giant Flea Market tomorrow, Sunday 12 October - and good weather forecasted! Only one more after this before Christmas which is quite a scary thought!!

Hope to see you!

Update!

It was a lovely sunny day as you'll know if you've already read Niki's or Donna's blog. The weather was so glorious that although people came in to cool down they weren't necessarily buying inside, and there were so many outdoor pitches that I think they were probably exhausted by then! Sales weren't amazing for me, but purchases were!! I managed to run outside once or twice and came back with something each time. There's a modern Stockman mannequin to photograph, a Victorian hand-stitched small quilt made up of half-inch squares (superb), 2 painted and inlaid lacquer/papier maché blotter covers and a mid 18th-century Jennens & Bettridge lacquer box containing mother-of-pearl handled sewing tools. Oh yes ... also a pretty lacquered and painted 3-legged stool. So it was a case of a few quality items rather than bagsful of lace and textiles this time. Makes a change ...

Today I took Mum to Dairy House - the last time she visited was over 2 years ago. I'm glad to say she loved it. Several of the dealers were in so she can now put faces to names when I tell her who's been in and who's sold what. We then stopped off at East Stour on the road between Shaftesbury and Sherborne for lunch at 'The Udder Farmshop'. No link at the moment, but apparently there's a website coming soon. We sat at a table in the window and were able to enjoy the views whilst we ate our lunch. I'd left my camera behind so sorry, no photos!

After a brief wander round Sherborne and a whistlestop tour of Sainsbury's we finally got home just before 6 o'clock ... A Grand Day Out ...

5 comments:

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hope to see you too!
Niki x

Donna said...

See you tomorrow :-) x

Frances said...

Hi Sue,
As usual I missed everyone yesterday at the 'Flea'... I must walk around with my eyes closed, sorry to have missed you. Can't wait for the Vintage & Handmade Fair, perhaps then I can put some faces to the names I keep reading in the blogs.
Take care, have a good week.
Frances

Shammickite said...

What a nice day out! I'd love to visit you at Dairy House, maybe on my next UK visit, whenever that might occur!

Donna said...

It was so lovely to see you on Sunday Sue and I think you are right, the weather was so glorious and the stalls so plentiful outside that buyers were quite reluctant to come indoors. I rushed round the indoor stalls, stopping only at yours. However I didn't buy a lot overall, just a few quality items, like you, but thoroughly enjoyed my day.