It is December at last! My last Christmas fair is now past so I can now get on with the list of orders and then wreath making later in the month. I have really enjoyed all of the fairs this year as I've done a lot of new ones. They started mid October, with this last week being the most hectic, 5 days of fairs over the last 7 days, whew! Last Sundays fair was lovely, it was in the village hall in Ashfield, a beautiful little conservation village just outside Dunblane. The hall looked very festive and there was a real "Christmasy" feel to it all. Then it was onto Perth Mart on Monday and Tuesday, this was a really big fair, very well organised and very relaxed, lots of mulled wine and even a pianist playing Christmas carols - really quite a special fair that I thoroughly enjoyed. Then it was back down the road to home turf to do Beckys Green Gallery @ Home Christmas fair. Her house is amazing and the fair went really well - it was lovely to see so many familiar faces again. I'm very aware of still attending fairs in what was my "local patch" as that was where I established the business initially and have been so well supported. I just have to work doubly hard now at doing the same up here in Perthshire, but now that our fourth Christmas is almost under our belt I'm pretty confident it won't take too long! Our customers are alway keen to know how we're getting on in our new adventure of life in the sticks and the progress with the business, it's been great to be able to tell them about the blog, so they can see it all for themselves!
Gregg is off this week so he's getting on with the next project in the house - putting in a wood burning stove in the dining room. We have a hearth with an old mini range - we're not quite sure how old it is, probably about 100 years old. It's seen better days which is a bit of a shame as it would have been lovely to keep it. It has a little oven with two mini hot plates on the top and then a griddle above the area for the coal, it would have been very sweet in its day! Here's a photo of it below - we'll keep you up to date of the progress this week!
I must just say thank you to everyone for their kind comments about Henny Penny - I do miss her, but these things happen when you keep chickens. I will have to introduce you to all of them soon, they haven't had any mentions on the blog for a little while now, will keep that for next week I think.......!
Anyway, off to empty the car, a job I hate, and then get on with some sewing. It's just so lovely to be home again, not long now until I can start thinking about getting the decorations out - how exciting........!