Been quiet on the old blog for a while now, mainly down to holidays and other stuff. Since the return from said hols Hazel and I (The Leather Ladies) have been gadding around all over the place.
We began at Tutbury Market on Sunday 3rd July which was a well-attended street market in guess where? Tutbury have a charter which allows them to close the main street 4 times a year for a street market, and the Leather Ladies are attending all this year’s markets. Next one is on Sunday 25th September.
As you can see from the second photo, we know who to set up next to. We love consumer testing Jaci’s chocolates.
Then on the 10th July we were at Ashby Show, in the Rural Crafts Marquee. This is a massive country show and I wish we’d had more time to explore all the wonderful things on offer. (Or even take some photos!)
Next was our appearance at Thorpe Hall’s first ever Country Show on Saturday 16th July. Thorpe Hall is at Thorpe Constantine, about six miles north of Tamworth and near to Clifton Campville. Not a good start as the gazebo broke as we were setting up and we had to tie it together with string and hope for no high winds! Then, just as we’d finished arranging ourselves nicely, the heavens opened so we had to rearrange ourselves all over again. There was warm drizzle all morning but amazingly it didn’t put the crowds off. (Perhaps they were sheltering in our stall!)
Overall it was a brilliant day and a very well-organised show indeed. Now we have cobbled together two gazebos into one ready for our next event and here it is:-
The organisers are encouraging all the stallholders to “look vintage” if possible. As Hazel put it, “But I AM vintage!”