Saturday, 22 October 2011


The days and weeks seem to have flown by recently.  The lovely weather has been an unexpected bonus enabling me to work outside sorting my boxes for Fairs.  Recent Fairs have had mixed results mostly negative.  Ilminster was very good as usual and last week-end I was at a Specialist Vintage Wedding Fair which turned out to be a flop for me.  After weeks of work gatherinhg everything together I was disappointed with the day.  The venue was magnificent - Chettle House, nr. Blandford - the weather was great and the organisers had done a very efficient job - but the punters were a little lack lustre.  All the work wasn't entirely wasted as I now have all my wedding stuff together in one place instead of scattered around the house.  Now I must decide what to do with it.  The dresses are difficult to store and take up a lot of room so I think they must go to on-line Auction.

This beautiful wax head-dress is a new acquisition and I shall hang on to this for a bit.

We are off to Ardingly Antiques and Collectors Fair on 31st October so some things will go there.  I am having a massive clear out this Autumn as we are about to start much needed renovations on the House so I need to clear the decks a bit.   I have recently taken space in Dorchester Curiosity Centre and have been busy re-ticketing everything with codes and prices.  This will, I hope,  be a good clearing house for a lot of things.  The Centre is a very interesting place with lots of lovely furniture and vintage clothes and decorative bits and pieces.  It has a good atmosphere and everyone is very friendly.  Let's hope the business will be good as well.  But for the immediate future it is back to sorting and pricing things to go to Ardingly on Monday week.