26 October 2010

The Vintage Bazaar - Saturday 30 October - Frome

So here we are on the run-up to my first Fair since April and what a mess I'm getting in, trying to sort out what to take, what to leave behind and trying to remember that I am not filling ALL the tables, just my own!!!

I'm hoping I'll be able to get someone to help me into the car with this

It's rather heavy as every drawer is crammed with button heaven for your delectation! I'm hoping it's a good idea to take it, but I'll make the final decision on Thursday.

I've been filling the car over the last few days with 'possibles' so that I don't do too much lifting all in one go. However, yesterday I decided I had to be sensible ... Me? Surely not! ... and emptied more or less everything out of the car under the verandah at Dairy House, and started again. So far I have one-quarter packed and ready with no need to look at it again. But as I began to be selective with the rest we were inundated with customers and when we finally shut the shop door nearly an hour after our normal Sunday closing time, it was all still in precarious piles and had to be crammed back into the car so we could go home. Guess what I'll be doing again tomorrow! So much for trying to save too much lifting. I seem to be doing twice as much!

I WILL be taking plenty of these

 and this

and a selection of

and some Welsh wool blankets (but the photo seems to have vanished), a couple of quilts and eiderdowns, and anything else I can squash in the car!

I have been playing around with the sewing machine and am hoping I'll have completed some little projects by the weekend. If so then I shall bring them to the Fair. If not, then I shall attempt to get them done in time for the V&H at the end of November. It's been fun to do, but I have so little time to play that very few ideas have actually come to fruition as yet.


We had a lovely few hours with Hannah and Florence today. Florence is growing so fast and was on fine form, giving us her usual unblinking stare, and then beaming from ear to ear. I took a couple of photos but as you know I can't post them. If you are a Facebook friend you'll be able to see them there (when I get round to transferring them from my camera!). She was wearing a new outfit today which I bought from Manda a few weeks ago. It fits her perfectly as a dress already Manda!! Hannah is having a few baby-free hours on Saturday and is hoping to come to the Vintage Bazaar.

It's official, I'm having a day of rest tomorrow! I'll rearrange the car on Wednesday and Thursday in between customers and I look forward to seeing everyone at the weekend. Let's keep our fingers crossed for a lovely sunny day!

Sue x


tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Florence is beautiful, oh how I remember 16 years ago when Tom was just as cute!
Don't worry about lifting at Frome, I can offer you Michael to help.
Get your feet up today.
Tracey xx

delia hornbook said...

Ohh its all going to look so lovely. I love the draws with the buttons in i would love a good rummage in there. Good luck with it all. Dee x

MelMel said...

I hope its a successful day, could not fail to be with such great items, only wish I could go!
Have fun, hope you got a day off!xxx

Sal said...

I'm really looking forward to it!!
;-) x

Anonymous said...

What I wouldn't give to get in your button drawer!

Bumpkin Bears said...

my gosh how I wish I could come along. So many wonderful treasures Sue :) Lovely to hear your little granddaughter is doing so well, she sounds adorable. Catherine x

Clare said...

See you there with whatever you can fit in the car!! Give me a shout if you need a hand to carry the button chest in....x

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Thanks Tracey and Clare for offers of help. I may have to call on someone for the button drawers, but am hoping I've been sensible with the packing so that I won't do anything daft. Having said that I wouldn't like to look a gift horse in the mouth as the saying goes!!!

Thank you x

Mumxie said...

Ooh your button drawers are lovely Sue.

Doni said...

OHHHH....I so want to go to your sale!!! But the ocean seems to be in my way!!! Such lovelies, and I can't even touch! I just found your blog and now I am wanting to take a trip over to visit you all!
Just too far from Texas wahhhhhh!!!
Have a fun time!
Blessings, Doni

BusyLizzie said...

Looks as if you are bringing some lovely goodies to the fair. Just take care and ask Jack to lift anything u need out of the car and cannot manage! Liz x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
Sounds like you've already had lots of offers of help for Saturday...But I'll volunteer Dave to help you too! ;-))

Looks like you have some gorgeous things which I'm sure you'd say 'can be yours'! The flowers look particularly fab. I priced my MOP buttons today, but doubt I shall take them to the fair....I only habe a single pitch and lots of hand made stuff to find space for...

See you there,
Take care,
Niki x