It is almost a tradition that there will be some sort of weather event at the Maine Antiques Festival held each year at the Union Fairgrounds. This year, on Friday - the day of setup and early buying - we had a monsoon. I was fortunately under cover, and was able to drive my van in and unload before it really started. But it rained in varying rates for the remainder of the day, the fields were flooding, and there was mud, mud and more mud (made worse by the vehicle traffic).
|Unloaded, and starting to set up.|
I was able to use the doors I found in the cellar as a backdrop to hang mirrors, so I am glad that I rescued them.
|Almost ready for customers.|
|Mirrors by Joseph|
|And more mirrors by Joseph|
The rain didn't keep the shoppers away on Friday (although I can't imagine paying $25 to slog through the water. Those of us under cover seemed to have a captive audience, and the day went well.
Sold lots of stuff, made some more contacts for frames and gilding services, so all was well in the end.
Saturday and Sunday were both gorgeous, so that (almost) made up for Friday!