Friday, September 12, 2008

Autumn Sale

Despite the weather being against me and the numbers being down on the Spring Sale, the Autumn Open House was a great success. I was amazed at how many braved the ridiculous amounts of rain we had to get to the sale. Many came from a long way off. One of the wonderful things about having an open house is meeting lovely creative people and so many of them came to the sale, like Joy from the Isle of Wight who came with her husband. Just check out those gorgeous bags and cushions! I also got to meet Daniella who makes beautiful things for her website and Kathy, a very talented jeweller (both Daniella and Kathy will have stalls at the Country Living Christmas Fair).

On Saturday I got to meet up with
Sue and Pauley, which is always a great pleasure. I also got to meet up again with Louise Critchlow and I even got to help a lady choose the fabric, pattern, buttons and buckle for her vintage 1950's wedding dress she is having made.

Oh I just LOVE my job!

It takes a lot of preparation to set up and get the sale ready so I won't be having another one until Spring but I am already looking forward to it.

Here are some photos from the sale, enjoy!

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Vintage to Victorian said...

Aren't we lucky to love our jobs! It was super to see you and we'll be booking the date in the spring of course!!

Lovely piccies - almost as good as the real thing!

Sue xx

Lily and Agathe said...

Damn ! still can't see the slide, must be something wrong here or maybe I am having a senior citizien moment like my Dad, would have said blonde but remembered you're blond heheh... I shall sort it out and be back soon xx glad it was a success xx thinking of you and your pussy

Lily and Agathe said...

Oh sorry, meant to say KITTEN !!! being ill is sending me insane.... nice name Lola, for a kitten xx she looks very very sweet although you know I am allergic xx

grumpy old woman said...

These photos photos bring back lovely memories of your fabulous sale, Donna.
I have no idea how you managed to produce such a wonderful event.
The atmosphere was so relaxed and being around all the interesting people who turned up was inspiring.
The slides cover only some sections of the many hundreds of beautiful items on display.
What fun.
Well done you!

lettuce said...

what a lot of gorgeousness!

including you, you look great in that dress

i'm so glad its going so well

Trac said...


I might try and make the spring one!
Maybe Lettuce should join me? :O)

Greedy Nan said...

Glad that the sale was a success and only sorry that I couldn't be there - distance prevented me. Would have enjoyed sharing coffee and cake with your friends.

trac said...

What? Coffee and cake???
In that case...I'm pretty sure Lettuce will join me!

andsewtosleep said...

Sorry Donna - I still didn't get to you. We were down to one car and husband had a job interview - so no competition :( Anyhow he got the I can't complain :) I'm glad it went well - and once again I am left sad and envious that I couldn't come
Mary xx

Petticoat Lane said...

It looks fantastic and thanks for showing the slides. How could you not love your job when you're surrounded by such beautiful things.
You did an amazing job, I'm so pleased that it was such a success.
Jane. x

BusyLizzie said...

fab piccies.. still gutted that I couldn't make this one!
busy lizzie xxx

Sophie said...

Your sale looked great - would love to get to the next one. You have such a huge collection of goodies to tempt me to make the journey...and did someone mention cake?! You look fantastic in that dress, by the way!
Sophie x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Donna - what a lot of fabulous stock! I was sorry not to have been able to visit, but heard all about it from Sue!
Niki x

Ragged Roses said...

Oh how I wish I'd been able to have come, it looks like it was fantastic! You must have worked so hard.

Andrea said...

Wow, it all looks fab! I wish I had known about it?! Andrea x