Well, we got all set up ok on the Friday, Steve unloaded whilst I made the stand look pretty and pleasing to the eye. Some men (sorry to any men reading, no offence intended at all - in fact Steve is in his own class for a lot of things uncharacteristic in men as a whole)! So some men are not so great at getting angles right and knowing what looks good. He will just plonk everything down straight with bits everywhere and no order or grouping or the sets of 3 or 5 logic (that comes from being a crafter - the paper variety that is - Scrap booking mainly but cards too!) Anyway I diverse. So yes I set up and it looked fab as you can see above!
So Saturday morning came, dropped Steve off at the showground and then made my way back to Rugeley to cover the shop for him. The service for mobile phones at the Showground was hit and miss so thought to self that yay am in for peaceful day, as himself wont be able to get through on the phone to me! But no somehow he did find a spot where the phone worked so was able to ring with updates of his day still!
It was a very successful fair. We sold more than we had imagined based on previous fairs so that was fantastic for us. Bargain Hunt were of course there and filming on both days. There were a few red and blue teams being filmed choosing their items over the weekend. Steve rang me very excited at one point to tell me " I am gonna be on the telly! Bargain hunt have just filmed me" One of the film crew had come up to Steve to ask if it was ok if they filmed him and the stall. To which he of course replied with a big YES! So Ready! Camera! ACTION!
Bargain Hunt " Can you tell us how much this item is please (pointing to an item at the very end of our stall)"
Bargain Hunt team at this point, the contestants, Colin Young the expert and the film crew all look at Steve slightly confused as to why he is being so rude and saying no!
Bargain Hunt "Why not?"
Steve "Because it's not mine. That's not part of my stall!"
To which everyone burst into hales or is it gales? of laughter. The end of the stalls didn't have hardly any room separating them and the Bargain hunt crew member who asked Steve if it was ok to film him had thought that the start of the next stall was part of Steve's stall.
Apparently the film crew then asked Steve if they could film him waving one of his swords around above his head - so dread to think what he got up to lol. Think he enjoyed it anyway. Steve also met Mr Tim Wonnacott and got a photo of them together taken as you can see below and best of all my mom was one happy lady as Steve got her Tim's autograph which he wrote personally to her with her name on. She was thrilled, so Steve is the best son in law in the world at the moment! He will have to go some to beat that!
So sadly they weren't interested in any of Black Fish Collectables items - think we may have been too weird and wonderful for them. They seem to be after the finer antiques on this occasion. Maybe next time eh! As we shall be hopefully returning for the next fair at the County Showground in September this year. So watch this space.
Coming up in the next couple of weeks is the Rugeley Charter Fair, where I (pulls face of terror) have been told by my dearly beloved husband that I am manning a stall! - more to advertise that we are in Rugeley rather than selling (thank god, breathes sigh of relief lol) although he has said that some of the more popular items such as alien head etc will be for sale. So we shall see!
Love the Mrs xx