Monday, July 12, 2010

An Independence Tradition

We were very lucky to have beautiful weather for this year's antique and craft fair at the Bingham-Waggoner estate in Independence. We've had so much rain this year, but it stayed dry Saturday.
The Show Begins
We arrived early so we'd be set up and ready for the early bird shoppers. Leslie brought crafts and lots of wonderful primitives. She has a great eye for finding and displaying these treasures.
Raggedy Ann
I really wanted to get one new dolly made for the show, so I stayed up late Friday night finishing this Raggedy, adapted from an old pattern by Jen Steffa. This little gal sold, but I'm planning to do a Halloween Raggedy next.
Long Day!
Shoppers continued to come throughout the day and our displays slowly thinned out. We enjoyed visiting with long time friends and meeting new ones. The lack of sleep before the show can make it challenging adding totals and making change, but everyone is cheerful and patient and we wouldn't miss it for anything (other than kid's performances and back surgery, that is).
Visit From Royalty
Even medieval royalty attend the show! I believe this is Princess Anne from Bohemia and her brother, who is escorting her to England to marry King Richard. Their dress seemed a little much for such a warm day, but constant movement and swishing of skirts helped the ladies retain their cool.

2 comments:

thestonerabbit said...

Hi Roberta!! Your booth looked great on Saturday!!! The weather couldn't have been more perfect....then to have the Royalty show up! Wow! Bonnie and I found ourselves surrounded by a few of them and a friend took a picture of it for us. I'll post that soon!

Halloween Raggedy, huh? I so need to start making Halloween stuff, too!! You may have just inspired me!!

It was wonderful seeing you Sat. Say Hi to Leslie!!

Also, thanks for adding my link to your sidebar, too!! Can you believer we are now BLOGGERS? :)

Dana

Barbie Jo said...

Love your work Roberta, especially that cute Raggedy :) Let me know your next show date, I would love to come, maybe I'll wear a swishy skirt!