Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ballarat Antique and Collectable Fair 2010

images; stephan t for galmont

When we returned to Australia after living in the United States, we at Galmont (ie. l'Homme and moi!) were showing our wares via a storage facility and an online gallery. The only other place that we could be seen were fairs. Ballarat Antique and Collectable Fair was the first place to accept us, they weren't exactly sure what we were up to, there was quite a bit of explaining to do with some of the stall holders who were questioning how legitimate we were. But eight years on, no-one questions us, they've seen us in the media, they appreciate that we bring something different, they love watching us turn the posters over and drawing a crowd. I look forward to every year meeting back with the familiar faces of people we've met. I feel a sense of loyalty towards those who chose to take a chance on the couple who were passionate about a product that was completely foreign to them.

So, this weekend, I cranked up the music, drove myself for an hour and a half, stood on my legs for nine hours straight and had a ball!


Susan L (lily40au) said...

i was planning to go but didn't make it and now i'm extra sad i didn't ... always next year i suppose. i'm glad you had a good day

Kimberlee said...

fabulous S, and love the look of your stand - I've seen you in action and doesn't surprise me you draw a crowd, awesome x

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

i was a bit of a brat for not blogging it, susan. it'll be lovely to see you there next time!
and kimberlee, you are so, so sweet; really. xx

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

wow, if only ballarat was just up the road from Perth!!

The stall looks fab, hope you had a rip roarer.