Monday, April 5, 2010

You're No-bunny 'til Some-bunny Loves You

Well, things weren't looking so good for the home team Saturday morning as we sat on the "sidelines" -- the dealer line-up at the Kane County (IL) Flea Market. The rain had just started, and with it, our hopes for victory began to fade. You see, we figured Saturday was our best shot, with Sunday being Easter and all. And as I think I've mentioned on more than one occasion (hint-hint, Providence are you listening?), rain and great sales don't usually go hand in hand.

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


Anita said...

My fave thing was the green becnh- followed by the flower chalkboards...but talking to you is the BEST. And, I am coming to Greyslake so I will see you again and take you up on your dinner offer:)

Shannan Martin said...

Paper dolls?!?!?! I miss paper dolls.

And you.

Cindy said...

it was great seeing you again! came back around 2nd time quickly and did not see you in the booth, mom was tired and ready to call it a day. it was great fun, looking forward to seeing you in lake county and for my chicken wire chick:) xo

Unknown said...

When was your bday?!
Hope it was a great one!
I'm hoping to make it out this weekend -- I'm sure you'll have LOTS of wonderful things ...

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! See you soon, hearts, me.

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hey Erin and Kathy -- Thanks for the nice birthday wishes. Get those profiles activated! xo

Whimsy said...

Wish I could have made it! I missed some GREAT merchandise!!!