Evening all. Just about keeping awake after two back-to-back fairs. I had some lovely customers today - my favourite being the lady whose family had all worked at Ewenny Pottery who bought a beautiful jug which is transpired had been made by her uncle and glazed by her dad. I virtually halved the price as I wanted it to go home with her.
That made up for the woman who was rude about the price I was asking for a painted Art Deco lampshade (half of what they normally sell for as they're not easy to pack and carry around). She put it down straight away and said, "Well, I'll keep on walking then" and stomped off! The trouble is, there is so little knowledge about antiques and collectables these days, and people seem to think because they have a price they want to pay (e.g. car boot sale price), and I want closer to what something is actually worth (especially when I have bought it from auction so there is much less room to haggle!) I am in the wrong and know nothing! Next time someone is rude to me I am going to say something . . .
Anyway, here are some scruffy photos of animals in the circus in the field next to the Fair today. They were enjoying the sunshine and some huge haynets were nearby for night-time.
Mountain Zebra (appears to be from checking on line anyway.)
A Bactrian camel.
Reindeer in moult.
It's the circus Mondao, a family-run circus apparently.
The animals looked well cared-for but I did think it was a shame there weren't more of each species so they could have a relationship with one of their own kind. There were some ponies in stables under-cover - could just see a couple of Shetlands.
Anyway, time for a bath now and an early night I think. Tam's home tomorrow for a few days, so that will be lovely.