The Washerwoman

Wednesday 3 September 2008

Rain & more rain!

Hi everybody, thank you so much for your interest and comments. After a busy Flea market on Sunday it was time to repack the car for a 2-day antiques fair in Ardingly, East Sussex.

We set off at 4 am on Tuesday morning in driving rain, and boy did it rain! It took us 4 hours to get to the showground where the fair is held. Our stall is in one of the large marquee tents so sheltered from the rain (sort of).. of course being a tent structure the rain drives in at any opening, and the sides need to be open to unload!

It was quite a struggle to get everything from the car, luckily only one piece of 30's fabric fell into the mud (the grass was quickly turning into a muddy mess.. which was being walked into the marquee on each journey.)

Here is a picture of Maud who has a pitch next to mine, she is endeavouring to get her lovely linen out of her van.....

Eventually we got everything unloaded and were able to set up the stand. Despite the dreadful torrential downpours there were plenty of brave customers and we had a pretty successful day!
One lovely lady I met was Miranda (aka Tatty Brown @ Hope you got home OK and dried out eventually!


Vintage to Victorian said...

Hope the sales were worth it!!! Have only visited Ardingly in the sunshine but can imagine the scene!

Sue x

BusyLizzie said...

thanks sue, it was a good fair.. despite the bloomin weather!