Post - Spring Open Day!!
What a great start to the "Mrs. Plumbridge" calendar!
My Spring Open Day was really lovely, many thanks to all those shhhhmashing people who came and supported me. H.Q looked simply dreamy!
I love it just before 11am when it's all set up and spic n span ready for the flag to go up. That quiet order when the house looks just as I had hoped and planned with all my bits and bobs laid out, each item has it's own little story of how I either found it or rescued it or bought it in some serendipitous moment on my journeys around and about. I always take a minute to check things over and smile at them contentedly. Strange old world isn't it I think to myself, I have loved these sort of things all my life and now Ihave made a business from it. ( only to give me the perfect excuse to carry on collecting and rescuing things! )
It never fails to thrill me and surprise me how people travel and find a way to come to my Open Days even through out there busy lives and they leave with a real warm smile on their faces then I know that "Mrs. Plumbridge" has done it's job, to lift people for a moment and give them a sense of escapism! Always a healthy thing.
People would say they are only materialistic objects but I don't know! if they add something warm to your life and make you smile when you look at them then do they, in some way develop their own soul? for to me one of the meanings of a friend is somebody who gives you comfort and makes you happy so are they if not at the very least a little friend!!!
Until the next time!