Phew. That was one tiring weekend . . . it's a 2 1/2 day thing really, with the setting up on the Friday afternoon. It's just as well we live so locally to this (about 15 mins away). Most people are a good deal further and the gay couple next to us came from Somerset I think, so their overheads are very much higher than ours as they have to pay for b&b and fuel as well.
As you can see, it is the most wonderful setting. You couldn't have a better one really. That said, it was a bit chilly on the Saturday and then got blooming hot and humid yesterday afternoon.
Some of what I had on offer. As the beautiful jug on the right yet again had no-one even remotely interested in it and as Keith likes it as much as I do (it lives on a cupboard in our front hall), it has come out of stock and back home with us. The plate back left is one of Jonathon Cox's trial plates. Such a pretty design. The yellow glass is French and the others all Mdina.
The orangey-red shelf! Some Poole pottery, Japanese bud vases, hock glasses and a really chunky 1970s glass on left (with Ginkgo leaf pattern).
A lovely old oak repurposed desk box, now a stationary box (previously a Vicar's). Some lovely 1960s Waterford crystal goblets; wartime photos, pastry cutters and a nice old military signal cannon.
A lovely big copy of a Galle design vase (it has "TIP" on the back to show it is a copy). We were selling this for a friend, and I breathed a sigh of relief when it sold, as I was so frightened of breaking it . . . I displayed it with little butterfly LED lights in to show the design. Royal Copenhagan late 1960s bowl still with the original price on the bottom (£21 10s 0d); stunning modern Nailsea glass decanter - a one-off piece from an artist who is now a plumber!; another Bavarian hock glass and a pretty Jack-in-the-Pulpit vase from Alum Bay Glass co.
A big hefty Fleur-de-Lis jug from Belgium (includes sale docket dated 1922); Bittori jug; REALLY heavy green glass jug; some Bavarian blue glass, and on the left a lovely old (and perfect) Bristol teapot.
Drumstick Primulas in a lovely Tramp Art bowl, on Brazilian Rosewood occasional table. The Primulas (I got 3) are being planted up today, along with the two Aubretias I bought (Malvern Flea - £1 each) . . .
Large Australian shell, and a 19th C North Indian dance mask. I think he is meant to be a Demon, with his dark face and big "tache".
A glimpse of Keith's side, with various bayonets, knives and some knobkerries. Next to the big shell is our Scandinavian Viking style "Kettle" cooking pot - probably dating from around 1600 or so, made from pieces of iron riveted together. A real piece of history - if only it could talk!
I will put some more photos up later. We have a lovely sunny day here, and had planned a Birthday Outing, but that has had to be postponed because we have a viewing next Sunday (when we also have another Fair, so I will have to leave it to do the viewing and go back again to pick up Keith and the stock). So, today is Tidy Up The Garden and Yard Day . . .