Saturday was just a blur, it started at 9:49am . . . eleven minutes before we were to open the door to the throng of eager customers. Jeff from Canberra was on the dog-and-bone, “we want the Iolite ring mal” . . . bam, we were away! The next thing to break the excitement was walking the dog at 6:10pm. My daughter Lil assisted along with KT and (the pink lady) – Wendy, one of our most loyal commission clients. One of our many regulars – Bob and Beth Mohl who always bakes us shortbreads handed over her lovely goodies which I secured away immediately. Lunch seemed hours away when Lil asked about the shortbreads “Daddo, I need one” – seemed like everyone had one except me?
Sunday started with vintage French champagne from Lil’s stash. We had a break in the action after the first customers for the day who were Karl and KT back again – Barb and Lil played with settings on their iPhones along with shooting this ‘duo selfie’ . . . Lil then leaves and it went bananas again. Sundays are more relaxed with couples dropping in and customers who want more quality time to browse the remaining stock. Participants vary based on their availability and needs while others we see annually every year. Newer clients always bring a friend which is the rule, this year Pam Easton rocked in with Anna Schwartz from Melbourne – a real treat. 2013 now eclipsed last year as our biggest sale and (Love Fest) ever! Now for the resizes, new commission briefs and finishing the work here for collection before 21st December + I’m reconsigning articles to our awaiting retailers.
Thanks to everyone who either messaged, purchased and visited and to our little tight team from mal E + Bh – Jeweller to the Lost.