01 June, 2011

May Queen

As I mentioned I would be doing, and as a means of explaining my sporadic posting of late (and my neglect in responding to your comments- I'll be catching up on that later today!), last Saturday I packed up a carload of lovelies and brought them out to the May Fair. This was my first time participating in the fair, but, as a long time spectator, here are a few things I know to be true:
1.The May Fair packs a major crowd. This year's estimation was around 50,000 people.
2. Without fail, the fair is always held on an unseasonably hot day. This year saw humid temperatures hugging the ninety degree mark.
3. The unseasonable hotness almost always sparks a storm.
Knowing that final fact did not keep me from saying, often and loudly, "There's no rain in the forecast. I'm not bothering to make walls for the tent. I'm not even gonna bother getting plastic tarps. I mean, what are the chances of a storm popping up out of nowhere, with absolutely no warning?" The answer to that one, my friends, is 100%.

Hooks, trays, mosaic pendants,
 and sewing box treats all finished and ready to be packed for the show!

The storm was at least kind enough to hold off until 20 minutes before the end, and lasted only about half that long. And once I was as sure as I could be that everything was as protected as it was going to be, I've gotta say, those chilly sheets of rain that added a new layer of wet to my already sweat-soaked body were most welcome.

Tables all set up lovely and waiting to be shopped!

Also most welcome were the fraction of the 50,000 or so people I encountered throughout the day. There were of course friends and family, distant friends checking in through sweet texts, and lots and lots of fabulous new faces.

Thank you, dad, for all of your help.
And for saving my beloved banner from taking a direct rain hit!

Now, the returning lovelies have been unpacked, the table covers have been laundered, and minor mends have been made to rain-torn displays. Everything is lying in wait for the next big show, while I turn my attentions to a complete shop revamp and a very special custom order that I will be sharing with you all very soon.

Happy June to you, Dear Readers!
Rabbit rabbit ;)



Nancy said...

Happy June to you too! Glad to hear all went well at the show! Quite a lovely display:)

Timothea said...

Lovely display! Those little trinket dishes look so adorable! I also love the way you have redone your photos. So clever!

Jackie Hazlett said...

Sorry I didn't make it to see you at the fair! I was Pop-pop sitting so that Patti could visit you :) So I was there is spirit! Glad it went well.

the real mia said...

such lovely lovelies and pretty photos.