I realize you are beyond excited to know how the shows in Albany and Coburg were this weekend. You can't wait to see the pictures of my friends and naturally what funny thing did Sam say?
I would love to be able to report, I was rested, ready, and organized when Dave got home from work early on Friday, so we could hop in Dumbo and meander our way to Albany. It's only about an hour so we didn't have to leave too early and there were just a few things I wanted to finish... We left about 12 midnight, and there were still just a few things I wanted to finish but... We got there about 1 am, did a real quick sleep and started unloading at 4am.. does all this have a familiar ring??
The crazy part is it really is fun and I meet the greatest people, here is a perfect example
It was a pretty warm day in Albany and even though I have a canopy, I have it so full I need to stand in front so there is room for people to look. This also allows me to make sure none of my 'friends' walk by without saying hi! This is a smaller show but it is amazing how many people come on their way to Coburg for the REALLY BIG show the following day.
Here are a few of the things I took.
I had 30 pieces of this cast iron trim, luckily lots of them sold because that was a very heavy basket to carry!
The party, I mean the show was over at 4pm so Dave the driver came to help me get it all packed up to load. He had spent the day sleeping in Dumbo and keeping one eye on Sam. He was parked less than a block from my booth, so occasionally Sam would escape and show up bringing his mom a diet coke..Whadda kid!!
Because Dumbo with the trailer is soooo long, we pretty much need to wait for all the other vendors to be gone before Dave can pull in to load. That works for me because when all my friends are gone I sneak off for my turn to have a little nap. The crazy part is even though I have sold all kinds of things big and small, when it is time to pack it all back, the trailer is still full! We have a pretty decent system and even though Dave is big and strong we carry the big things together or use the hand truck. I carry the smaller boxes and totes to the door of the trailer and he packs them in, that way if it doesn't fit I blame him! It works for me!
Buying the cowboy boots
Friends were dropping by to say hi!
Some of my friends were way across the road and I didn't get to visit with them at all! This shopper, and blog friend came all the way from Brookings to see us, well she probably came to shop, but we did have a great time visiting!!
He was filling in for the Queen
While she was off doing what ever Queen's of Tarte do...
Are you wondering why Brianna is wearing her nightie? That's no nightie, that is a wedding dress waiting to happen!
With a little cutting here and a little cool old lace sewn there..