Do not say I do not think of you, good customers, as I sallied forth on a Saturday to Ikea in Bristol to buy fixings and fixtures for my upcoming Christmas shows. As I am only selling the children’s clothes at one of them (www.westonbirtfair.org) I felt I needed something to fill the space normally occupied by the bags, baskets and hats and I found just what I needed in Ikea – three clothes stands and a hat stand in the Children’s department to model some of my wonderful handsmocked clothes on. Admittedly not very exciting in their naked state but wait until you see them with clothes on!!
Even better, as DD and I staggered out with trolley, the Christmas decorations had been set out so I added a wire Christmas tree (or Yrsno as they call it in Ikea and possibly Sweden) with balls plus an eye catching red bauble wreath to the pile.
My family’s normal plea to me in any shop leading up to Christmas is to step away from the wreaths so I am particularly smug at having smuggled this one in under the guise of Violet Agnes dressing. My blood is now up and I will need at least another two to decorate the stands. Do come along to one of my events between now and Christmas to witness the effect!!