Ardingly was successful again for selling. The weather was foul, very wet under foot. I was worried our brand new hired van would get stuck in the mud! but managed to keep it on the concrete pathway. Our little shopping arcade was snug and we managed to keep most things dry and clean until the second day when things deteriorated a bit. I am now on a washing marathon to get things fresh and clean again. We have Shepton Mallett 3 day Antiques and Collectors Fair next weekend. Indoors this time so hopefully there won't be too much washing to do afterwards!!.
http://lepaondesoie.free.fr . Do have a look if you like Antique costume. It is written in French and the photographs are fabulous. To see what someone has done with a bag of bits makes all the hard work worthwhile and it makes sense of the the times I hear someone (usually my husband) say 'what are you keeping all that stuff for??'. The trouble is I wish I had kept it!!!