A day at the fair...
My table legs nearing completion. It is quite difficult to get them all looking the same!
Chris had given us Cuban mahogany from a broken old box of around 1740 to make the legs. I love the idea of the wood having so much history already. The wood may even be hundreds of years older as of course we don't know when the tree of which it came was felled.
After the class was finished Friday afternoon it was time to hit the Fair. Even before the first night was over, I managed to spend a big chunk of my budget. On Saturday I did some very careful shopping and went home with only 10 cents left in my wallet. Well done to me for resisting to go to the cash machine or pulling out my credit card!
I never have enough time at the fair, even though I am there for two days. There is just too much to see, too many people to talk to. It was lovely to meet a few fellow bloggers, like Debora from http://petitpunt.blogspot.com/, Peiwen from http://oiseaudenim.blogspot.com/ and Audrey from http://www.bopeep.nl/BoPeep/Welkom.html
Here is a quick shot of some of my purchases. Many of the items I bought are to go into this new house I am working on. Here you see the table I made in Chris' class (it just needs a final coat of shellac). On the left you can see one of the lights I bought from Ray Storey, who was at the show in person. He is such a lovely man, always full of great stories to make you roar with laughter.
On top of my little table are some bottles and glasses I bought from The Little Dollhouse Company from Canada. They come over each year and bring us a lovely collection of miniatures to choose from. In the scene I am planning for this room I would like to have two Martini cocktails. I got the glasses, now I still have to mix the cocktails!