Thursday, September 10, 2009

Little Bubba Bear

Little Bubba Bear was supposed to be a full blooded English Bulldog.
He had 11 brothers and sisters which was our first indication that
he wasn't full blooded. They were all solid colors w/ just a spot
here and there. They all had long tails.
In a matter of a few days, Mother Dog had
managed to kill all his brothers and sisters.
He is a sole survivor and we didn't know if he would make it.
We did know that we had to take him away from her.

Poor Duke didn't care if he was the babys daddy,
He just wanted to play with baby.

My daughter took him home and began bottle feeding him at 4 days old.

He is now 7 weeks old and he is quite robust.
He looks like a bull mastif and he has NO FEAR !
He was our Canton mascot.
He is just the cutest thing !!!!

Canton - Day 3

Notice anything different?
The wind was gusting so bad (hurricane force I'm sure)
With our luck, I wanted the camper awning put away.
There was 60% chance of showers so we rented a canopy
to protect the furniture.

I did sell most of my signs and framed tins.
One lady came back on Sunday to get one because
her friend had bought one and she liked it so much, they came back
from Dallas. That is one good thing about this experience, I met some
VERY nice ladies. The 2 ladies from Dallas read my blog and then
there was the cutest lady from Happy, Texas that came to see me
because SHE read my blog too. I didn't know anyone read my blog.

Have I mentioned how hot it was?
It was HOT !!!

While I sold a few pieces of furniture, the large
heavy pieces were still there and we had to bring them
back home with us. Did I mention they were HEAVY !!!!
All the neighbors on our row left on Saturday night.
The good part about that was that now the people on the
antique alley could see my stuff.
I got more traffic on Sunday than I did on any other day of the sale.

The ladies at "Girls gone junkin" were so supportive.
They knew I was dissapointed but they were still very encouraging.
Thanks for your support girls !!!!!

I don't know if I can get off work to make it for the October show.
I did want to go at least once more to see if a better location would
render better results. I'll keep you posted.

Canton - Day 2

I put out all my little pretties.

Had my camper awning out for shade and shelter.

Right by the restrooms.
Good location right ?

WRONG !!!!
We could see the shoppers going down the row to our right.
Why weren't they coming down our row?
Well.... I had so many people say things like:
"You should be in the Arbors"
"Wow, I love your stuff - what are you doing over here?"
I heard a lot of "Why didn't we bring the truck?"
I did sell a bit on Thursday but not as much as I had hoped.

Canton - Day 1

We were loaded up and almost ready to go when...the jacks were removed from under the camper and it bottomed out.
It seems that the springs under the camper
were so rusty that one of them broke.
My brother (who can fix ANYTHING) was called to the rescue.
The springs were changed and we got new tires.
The camper was loaded at the time so it had to be
completely unloaded AGAIN !!!! We were supposed to be on the road at
6 a.m. on Wednesday but didn't get on the road until almost 2:00 in the afternoon.
We did make it there safely.
We are thankful that it happened while still in the yard as opposed to on the open road.
Hows that for a silver lining?