11 April 2011

My feet ache

Yesterday was the first vintage show I had done since my hip replacement. Truth to tell, I should not have participated, but it was the first to be held at the Wychwood Barns, an old industrial streetcar repair shop that I know well. It is in my neighbourhood, 3 minutes from my house and I wanted to be there from the start,

So forgive my rather poor display. I did not get around to photographing some of the other goodies there as I made sure that I sat as much as I could. Promise to do better in October. My good friend Marja helped me all day, she worked like a dog.

Some beaded cardis from the 50s and 60s.

a pile of vintage fabrics (sold quite well)

a bundle of 1930s quilt blocks.

I liked the spot I had, lots of natural light and I did reasonably well despite the fact I did not sell a single quilt. In October I will change the mix, perhaps some antique linens and bedspreads. Its always nice to meet a new crowd of clients.

I am exhausted and my feet still ache.


  1. Wow, what wonderful items! I get a kick out of the beaded cardis. :) I still see them on the cruise ships on formal night. :))

  2. ditto on the feet!
    I love those cardi's Jan, so glam!
    T x

  3. wow what a great collection of items, I'm not surprised you did well, they look fabulous! Scarlett x

  4. Glad you had a good day, and it was worth the sore feet :) You have some really gorgeous stock there, everything looks so pretty and inviting. xx

  5. Jan I haven't been on my blog lately so just now catching up on my "blog friends". So sorry to hear you had to have a hip replacement! Hope you are having as much success with it however as my husband did two years ago when he had his. He was driving in just over two weeks and raves about no more hip pain (he does everything quick though - I don't believe his results are the norm). Speedy recovery to you!

    Warm hugs,

  6. OH! You always have such pretty things on your blog! I adore the beaded cardigans from the 50's & 60's! Those are gorgeous!

  7. Hope you are rested up now, well done for sticking it out. Shame I am on other side of big pond, wish I had been there to see and purchase.
    Take care Heike

  8. Inwoould love to see your stuff in person.

  9. Sorry to hear about the feet. Nothing comes without a price they say. Hope it was a great day otherwise. I'm with the other ladies, ie I LOVE the beaded cardigans!!!

  10. Looks like you have some fantastic fabrics and quilts there - wish I lived closer!
    Glad you had a good day, and with such a good helper!


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