Friday, September 12, 2014

Clarinbridge Market Stall {2014}

Last weekend I took the shop to the next town over, Clarinbridge, for their annual market.  Every Saturday in September they ask the local vendors to come to the town's square and set up a market stall.  It's quite traditional in that there are farmers vending veg, people spinning yard from fleece and livestock for sale.  You wouldn't believe how hard it was to resist the donkey foal on sale for 40 euro!   If only we had a field.

We arrived bright and early to set up in our assigned spot.  There was a small issue in that we were wedged between two trees.  Thank goodness the weather was predicted to be sunny as it would have been impossible to get the sides/walls up with all of those branches.


Even though we were grunting while setting up the canopy (and even had to do a little pruning!) we were delighted with how the branches and leaves softened the stall and made it more homey.  It was beautiful!  The quilts by Emily, Rhonda, Lynz and Annabella were out front on display to draw folks in.  


Our neighbors were SUPER cute...


and VERY chatty.


The stall was packed full of fat quarters and bundles....




....and more bundles and perle.  Even a few charm packs to liven things up!


Because there were tree branches and we liked the light coming into the stall, we hung the quilts (by Fiona and Lucy) gathered up.  I love how this looked.  People were interested in them, too!  They came fully into the stall, pulled them down, had a full inspection.  I love that they were appreciated.  


All in all, we had a great day.  The weather was spectacular so the entire town was out to have a look, chat with friends, and pick up a delicious treat for lunch.  The stall was packed all day, so we met some wonderful local sewists and quilt appreciators.


I couldn't think of a better way to spend a sunny Saturday.  Thank you to all who came to the market and made it such a success!


23 comments:

nerospost said...

Hi Cindy! Thank you for a beautiful post! Your shop between the trees looks amazing! I see some NEW Fabrics there and the way you have them in those big 'iron baskets' gives me a good idea. They look fantastic like that! I hope you had good sell, too! x Teje

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

looks like it was a fun day as well as a successful day. Glad the weather was good for you .

Annabella said...

What a beautiful space even if the trees needed a hug to co-operate ;-) Your stall is so attractive - I know I wouldn't have been able to resist!

Kay said...

Wonderful. I would love to have a chance to buy gorgeous fabric like this at such an event. x

Annette Young said...

Sorry I missed it Cindy it looks great. I was in Dublin at the hurling final

Sarah said...

great to hear it went well! x

Canadian Abroad said...

The stall looks so gorgeous. And it is wonderful what a difference a little sunshine makes to bring people out. Hopefully lots of new customers were found over the day. Your selection of fabrics looks wonderful.

kathy said...

I have friends that are visiting Ireland right now. Each time they post a photo, I realize how much I haven't seen.
I loved doing outdoor shows when the weather cooperated. You must have sacrificed a pretty to the weather gods!

Ruth said...

Shop looks great - so much gorgeous fabric!

A Quilter's Mission said...

What a fantastic, inviting booth! I would have loved to have been there to shop in person.

Judith, Belfast said...

Sounds like a really lovely community day! Your stall is pure eye candy! Jxo

cheeky monkey said...

So poor Molly does not get the donkey to play with? did she get some of your neighbors instead?
It was a great day!

Keela said...
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Keela said...

Wow Cindy, your stall looks absolutely amazing, bright and colourful! Wish I lived a tiny bit nearer but then again I could have possibly bankrupt myself buying your fabric ;)

Svetlana said...

sounds like such a wonderfully delightful way to spend a sunny Saturday, just perfect.

Rachaeldaisy said...

It all sounds fabulous!! Those tables of fat quarters look very inviting, and I can see why people were looking at the quilts. Such cute neighbours!

Missy Shay said...

That sounds like a lot of fun!

Sarah said...

Such a pretty stall. Glad it worked well in spite of the foliage!

Nicky said...

Not only do you make lovely quilts you make a pretty and inviting booth too - I'm sure everyone wanted to move in

Leanne said...

What fun!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Your stall looks wonderful - so friendly and welcoming!

Tina said...

Those trees really add something to the stall! Glad you had a good day!

Katy Cameron said...

I'm kind of sad that Molly doesn't have a new donkey friend, but glad the day went well!

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