A fabulous day in Frome

We had a fabulous day as stall holders at Frome Flea Market a couple of weeks ago.

I had bought lots of smaller items especially for the stall because most of our existing stock was a bit too large for a market. We had worked tirelessly in the run up to the market to get everything ready. Needless to say the night before was a very late one – no matter how hard I plan in advance, time always seems to run away from me!

Thankfully my mum and her partner Neil came to help us, we couldn’t have done it without them!

It was a very early start on Sunday morning. The weather forecast wasn’t looking great so we decided not to put the sun shelter up and use the gazebo instead:

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We had a minor hiccup in erecting the gazebo which resulted in Neil giving Gaz a piggy back to reach the top of the roof!! Although the gazebo is not as eye catching as the sun shelter, we tried our hardest to make the stall look pretty.

One of the first purchases were these pretty chairs which are going to be used in a new beauty salon:

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We are providing a few other items for the salon including this demi lune table and some larger furniture:

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The salon is run by the lovely Claire and Katy and can be found in Bradford on Avon – they are going for a shabby chic look throughout and I think it’s going to be gorgeous! http://www.beautybythebridge.co.uk/

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I was sad to let go of this beautiful chair but it went to a lovely new home. Gaz had re-padded the seat to make it extra-bouncy!

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Our nests of tables and matching coffee table were also popular:

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I am in love with this little side table which we recovered in Cath Kidston oilcloth:

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This chalk board started its life as an old picture from a charity shop. A little blackboard paint and some Annie Sloan Paris Grey for the frame, et voila!

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We also sold the lovely captain’s chair in the right of this picture and it is being shipped to Ireland:

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We were pretty lucky with the weather in the morning. There was the occasional shower where we had to scurry around getting everything under the shelter of the gazebo, however we got this down to a fine art in no time!

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Unfortunately by the afternoon it was rain, rain, rain!

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Although we attended the market as sellers, we managed to pick up some great items for ourselves including a Victorian bureau and chest of drawers. We also took home a delicious lunch from the Parsnipship (http://www.theparsnipship.co.uk/) who were in the Artisan market.

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Despite the rain we had a great day and can’t wait to do it all again in a fortnight!

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