We are just back from an amazing Easter weekend at the Cornwall Antiques Fair at Wadebridge. This was our first time exhibiting at an antiques fair and we could not have had a better introduction. The weather was absolutely glorious, hot and sunny throughout so plenty of ice cream was eaten by all!! There was also filming of “Bargain Hunt” taking place which seemed to cause a stir!
We met so many people who loved the furniture and appreciated the variety of items on offer. The painted children’s furniture and signature pieces such as the romantic cabinet were especially well received. It was great to hear so many positive comments from visitors that inspire us even more to keep producing the work we do.
We had a great time, exceeded our expectations with the sales completed and made many contacts, meeting customers who have asked for specific items they wish us to source for them. The French armoire that was a real “show stopper” and generated so much interest. It was quickly snapped up, as was the large footstool and long bench seat upholstered in the beautiful bird and branch fabric.
We also showcased some of our skills during the event by painting furniture and demonstrating some caning work, which went down very well.
As a result we have many new ideas, some suggested by visitors, for the future. We are just about to move into a new workshop in a beautiful rural location and hope to run some workshops from there soon, such was the interest in what we do.
We now have a busy few days delivering the furniture sold at the event so no time to rest just yet.
It only remains to wish you all a very Happy Easter and hope you continue to enjoy the beautiful weather at the moment!