Home Again

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We pulled the U-Haul into the driveway about 7:30 last night after the long drive home from Atlanta.  The Fair was wonderful; I got to see all kinds of familiar faces and met plenty of new ones.  We saw the weather go from warm and sunny to rain to winter in the course of 3 days.  And we sold lots and lots of vintage Christmas.

This is my stalwart and ever cheerful friend Carol who went with me this time. It was her first time at the Fair so, of course, we had to have her picture in front of the Pumpkin Tower after we finished setting up Thursday.

We got really busy Friday and I forgot to take photos of the booth until the afternoon and I only managed to get a couple at that. But here is a peek at how Glittermoon looked this time:

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This was Friday. Notice how everyone is in shirt sleeves!  Saturday, rain was forecast for the entire day – a very challenging scenario for me with all my paper things and precious Christmas stuff.  Friday evening, we consolidated everything we could to inside of the tent and hoped for the best. We got pretty lucky because it only occasionally showered…until about 4:30 when the heavens opened.  We were completely drenched by the time we got back to the van.

But, Sunday was the real killer.  Originally, the forecast had called for temps in the 50s but, nooooo, the reality was that the high ended up being about 40 degrees with 20-30 mph winds.  Oh, man – was it ever cold.  We each had on about 6 layers of clothes (sadly, they were thin layers). Around noon, I checked my phone and it was showing a wind chill of 30 degrees.  That’s the coldest outdoor show day I have ever experienced. This is us Sunday:IMG_3977 - Version 2

After the show closed and we loaded out, we drove directly to a diner and ordered hot soup.  I took a hot shower when we got back to our room and climbed under the covers.  I seemed like hours before my body temperature was back to normal.

And, miracles of miracles, Carol is still speaking to me. In fact, she claims that she had a lot of fun.  Just goes to show you what a terrific experience the Country Living Fair truly is.

I only bought 1 thing for myself this trip and it big…like lifesize big.  And it’s Christmas related.  I got it from my vendor friend, Jan, of Silhouettes and More.  It was her grandfather’s so I am really happy to be able to give it a good home.  I’ll see if I can’t take a picture of it in the next few days.

In the meantime, I need to get back to work. Next up is the Mistletoe Mart in Westminster, MD. It’s next week (!!!) Nov. 9 thought 11.  If you live anywhere near DC or Baltimore come see me!

I’ll be back later this week but until then, Happy Halloween everybody!!

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