Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lots and Lots of Very Old Stuff

A very lovely gentlemen approached me yesterday while I was seated or rather collapsed on my stand at the annual Brisbane Antique Fair. After a nightmarish week and a half of preparation for the fair as well as carrying out all the other squillions of necessary jobs that have to be done every day, I was slumped gasping and wondering where my social, home and personal life had disappeared to! This very lovely gentlemen walked up to me and politely informed me that for avid followers of my blog, it had in the last week been looking rather bare and would I please quickly update it. So an apology for my tardiness in keeping you all up to date!
Now it's Saturday morning at the fair and there are people every which way you turn so writing this is only happening in between chats, and as such so far has taken me 4 hours.Nick arrived (last minute as always) on Thursday afternoon so it was a mad panic to have everything set up before the opening night. With his ute loaded to the hilt with antiques and fabrics, one dealer remarked on how Nick insisted on doing everything himself - what's a delivery truck???!!!! But... at least it keeps things interesting oh daddy dear.

Opening night got off to a great start
and my very talented, budding photographer boyfriend Damien kindly ran around like a madman taking photos for me. (The bad shots like this one are all mine).

The hits of the night were the ever popular Easter European Bench Seat, the unusual French painted mirror and of course the beautiful Famille Rose vases and Garden Seats.

Fabrics were also popular, particularly my three absolute favourites which I'm using at the moment to re-upholster some gorgeous gold leaf carved French chairs. The embroidery and detail in these is absolutely out of this world.

A peruse around the fair turned up some really interesting goodies which I will post next week as right now I have to deliver some chairs.

Have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Jessica I totally understand where that gentleman was coming from.... :) your blog is a most enjoyable and informative read.... Not to mention the eye candy! I can't understand why more people don't comment???? The before and after restoration shots are quite amazing.... Although I have to confess I laugh when I read you you don't see the beauty in them initially.... Your Dad definitely has a good eye!
    Thanks so much for sharing your amazing journey here...
    PS that embroidered silk in this post is just divine,, OMG... Just stunning!! I will be divorced if I hang out here too often.... LOL!!!