By the time set-up began in earnest, it was pouring, spotting furniture, fraying tempers, sogging packing blankets. Stuff falling, things breaking, people slipping.
However, about an hour after the show opened, the rain stopped, the sun came out, and much to our surprise, the place was packed!
That curved section from the side of an old gazebo toward the front of this photo was my favorite item at the show -- and the first to sell. So great because it stands by itself -- so many possibilities.
This sweet dresser also went to a new home,
As did many of these super-cute paper dolls.
When it was all said and done, we came within one dollar of our sales goal. (D -- I guess I need that "pin money" back after all (: !!) What the heck. I'll just throw it in myself. So we can say with the saints, "God is good, all the time." And with the sceptics like Voltaire's Candide, "And everything was for the best, in this best of all possible worlds..." (forgive the paraphrase; I've been out of school way too long!)
As always, many thanks to everyone who came out to support the show. It is very much appreciated. On a personal note, thanks to everyone for the great birthday wishes, gifts and treats! You really make me feel special. And as always, to our hosts the Boyds -- wow!! xo