Saturday's Fall Festival didn't start out too well for me. The weather report was calling for a brisk 35 degrees (brr!) at 7am. The event is only about 5 minutes from my house, so I was in no hurry to get there and freeze while waiting for customers.
Unfortunately, I didn't even wake up until 8am -- guess I was really not looking forward to that cold air! Fortunately, our cars were already packed and ready to go, and we arrived in town by 8:30.
BUT, I only had my space number, and no idea of my location. Last year I was on a side street, so that's where we headed. Both ends were blocked off so we couldn't get through. After driving back and forth and around and around for a half hour, we finally were able to get on the street and unload.
Oh, and en route I realized I had forgotten my tent at home! Doh!
By now it was 9am and I had one hour to set up the tables, unwrap and display 60+ pedestal plates (here's a sampling)…
… move vintage stadium seats (from a church? or a school? or a movie theater?)…
(these were on my Facebook page, but I don't think I ever posted about them)
… and set up mirrors, chalkboard trays and frames, typewriters, suitcases, cupboards, toolboxes, globes, doorknob bottle stoppers, rockers, paintings… (see individual shots here.)
Did I mention I had a few more things to tag too? And that Mr. VJIMT was long gone to scope out the neighborhood yard sales?
I managed to finish up everything by 10:30, and by then it had warmed up to 50°. Not having a tent was actually a blessing in disguise, as it allowed me access to bright sunny skies and the warmth of the sun.
Here are some shots of my space -- with my iphone; my camera battery was, of course, dead, even though I had checked it the night before!
It actually turned to to be a gorgeous day, plus I sold some junk! Who could ask for anything more?