08 September 2013

Drying out




Here we are packing for the Christie Antique Show yesterday.. The weather report was 'iffy'. Possible showers in the afternoon.




 Wrong again. It started spitting as I was setting up at 7am and by 9.30 there was a tremendous down pour for about an hour, followed by light showers for the rest of the day.
My stock was covered with large sheets of clear plastic.
No pics, as usual, I am much too busy.



Surprisingly, I did fairly well, considering the circumstances.
 My favorite customer, at about 2 pm, was a young man negotiating for a woolen trade blanket.  Finally he said " how about $95 plus a glass of wine?"   Sold!......he shoved the money into my hand, trotted off and came back 5 minutes later with a glass of plonk for me and a beer for himself. That improved my mood quite a bit.

Also surprising was the amount of punters out, dressed for the event....wellies, rain gear, huge umbrellas and enjoying themselves.



So today I have been drying out......lovely weather of course, not too hot and breezy.
It has been as much work as the show.....I think I am getting too old for this kind of lark.



11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful young man!! Nice to know that sort still exists. Sorry you got rained on.

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    1. MA, lots of interest in Horn Bros blankets

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  2. I love reading about your weekend fairs. Great story!

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  3. Those wool blankets and quilts look great! I think the the antique shows sound like a TON of work, though!

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    1. It sure is....which is why I love my half day farmers market.

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  4. Thank goodness for young men with the decency to bring wine - hope all the blankets got dry.

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    1. he was good looking too....still drying some blankets.

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  5. I'm so disappointed Jan. I thought I was going to read a tale about you recovering from some sort of alcoholic overload but no, it wasn't that sort of drying out. Still, at least you did a bit of flirting. :)

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    1. well, I probably could do with that too.

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  6. à votre Santé ! à la vôtre! à la tienne! or Bottoms up, girlfriend.
    I miss getting your reading list updates. I'm reading Paris to the Pyrenees by David Downie and an oldie The Leopard by Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. The first book the author walks France/Spain (the way of Saint James) along the former Roman roads. That's what I need to do---take a long pilgrimage across France. Are you in?
    bisous. M.

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    1. yes, I am in Maddie. Might just get over there in November. Our friends who live in St Germain en Laye, are returning to Canada next year, after 25 years. Grrrr. They would like us to stay with them one last time.

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