Saturday was the Tenth Semi Annual Main Street Antique Trade Days Sale.
It rained on Friday preventing us from safely setting up anything.....
The wind was too strong and it just wasn't' worth taking the chance.
I do have a rain plan, though, and it is....if you wake up Saturday morning....and it's NOT raining.
The Sale is On........and so they came.
We worked quietly, not knowing what the day would bring.
As daybreak came, we could see the skies were relatively clear.
But somehow I still knew what was coming....my bones ached and I knew it was inevitable.
The storms would come...it was just a matter of when.
Still, I smiled, but only put a small fraction of my items out.
I knew everyone else would need help in the event of a fast shut down.
And I kept smilin'.....
The crowds came and it was proving to be a wonderful day.
Then my sweet man called with the news.....
Him........"Are you watching the weather?"
Me.........."How would I be doing that"?
Him........"Shut it down.....it's the other side of Fort Worth"
Me........."How much time do you think we have?"
Him......."None, just do it".
I quickly walked the lot.......not wanting to alarm anyone by shouting out, and the sky quickly turned black.
I was so amazed at the smiling faces looking back at me.....
No grumbling......no cussing......just quickly moving as the wind had already started to blow.
We were off that lot in about 20 minutes.......
It's amazing how quickly you can break one of these
Shows down when there is lightening and torrential rain.......
Although we didn't get to play all day long, we did last until 1:00,
And the dealers did well in that time period.
We didn't get to hit our peak afternoon traffic, but what could you do....
I still had to pick up sixty signs....make some sense of what I literally threw into the back of the Shoppe......I was wet, I was cold, and I was tired having been up since dark forty.
My precious daughter and sweet man so totally "get me"
And I couldn't do it without them.
All that evening I was self talking as I do......going inward, trying to make some sense of how tired I was......wondering just what was I doing
On Sunday morning I made the announcement to my family..
I didn't plan on doing any more Trade Days Sales.....it had come to an end.
They didn't flinch.....they didn't question.....they do so get me.
Monday I sent out a dealer email announcing the Spring Trade Days Sale
May 14, 2011....
And a new event being a Sidewalk Sale November 6th.....
Just me and two other dealers.......
If I can't sell it one way.....I'll just sell it another.
And so, I prepare for the event....
Like I had good sense.
I was so pleased today to also see that my sweet, sweet blogging friend Patti
of Patti's Artful Design is having her very first giveaway in celebration of her 100th post.
If you are not familiar with her art, she works with shells and creates
the MOST gorgeous of things.......check her out.....and tell her I sent you.
She has been featured in several magazines and you will want what she has!!!
All the info can be found HERE and you have until November 27th.....
That's all for me today.........
Gotta move some of these things around to make room for more.
Can't wait for the Sidewalk Sale......
I'm getting rid of so much good "stuff".
Thanks for stopping by today......
I love it when you come.