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Selling Bric a Brac again

This Saturday just gone was the day of the Buckland St Mary Xmas fete and we were on the Bric a Brac stall again.  We had lots of stuff – some friends were moving house and had cleared out a lot of glass ware and crockery and we had lots of books and other donations too.  This is me behind our stall.

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Neil is a very good salesman and tries to sell mostly inappropriate things to people we know,  just for fun.  However we did really well and took £77.00 in 2 hours.

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Children had the chance to visit Father Christmas (a local man from the village who dressed up the part), and afternoon teas and cake were also on offer.

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There was a tombola stall, a craft stall, a picture stall amongst others together with the usual raffle (I won a Xmas pudding – home made). Altogether £945 was raised for the church youth worker, so a good effort all round, and an early December start to get us in the Christmas mood.

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Buckland St Mary Xmas Bazaar 2013

Saturday afternoon was the Buckland St Mary Xmas Bazaar.  This is where Father Christmas puts in his first appearance of the season.  Funny how he looked different to Father Christmas last year!!  Think he had done something different with his beard!!

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Neil and I were manning the Bric-a-Brac stall again.  It’s not easy selling other people’s junk!  Especially when you can only charge 50p or £1.00 per item generally.  The most we took on a single item was £3.00.  We made just £38.60, still it’s more than we would have made if we hadn’t turned out!!

Neil delighted in trying to sell inappropriate items to our friends.

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He even managed to sell a game called Saints and Sinners to the local parish priest.

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There was a good turnout of people and quite a few stalls.  The teas and cakes always does well as does the produce stall and the cakes and pastries stall.  There were 2 raffles, a tombola, guess the name of the giraffe, greetings cards, jewellery and quite a few other stalls too.

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All in all a bit of fun.  We then had to pack up all the left over stuff and now we need to take it to a local charity shop and hope they can sell the stuff we couldn’t sell!!

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