A wet and damp Ardingly, but the sun comes out for Shepton..

Friday 18th March 2022 at 13:33

At the beginning of March I travelled down to Ardingly to do the IACF Ardingly Fair and was greeted by rain and cold wind...after an early set up the customers came flooding in and we were all surprised by the number of "buying" customers. First to sell was a good Elm bowl and three legged milking stool from the west country...to the trade and then a large "restored" 18thc Ash Platter with very good colour....brass also sold well...selling a large brass dredger and an 18thc iron & brass skimmer....I managed to buy one of the biggest Elm dairy bowls and also an impressive Elm chopping board, so all in all it was a good trip...

A week later it was down to Shepton Mallet to the Bath & West Showground....I always enjoy this fair as I have a lot of loyal customers who wait for this fair with great expectations...the sales were good from the opening moments of the fair with the trade buying the large dairy bowl and the chopping board...I could have sold these items several times over..!  Furniture sales of Oak were very strong and I sold five good pieces to new customers furnishing their country house near Shaftesbury....also many items of treen and metalware sold well and it was lovely to see my customers again....I look forward to returning in June.

So it is off to Newark, Peterborough and Ardingly in April....hopefully see you at a fair soon.