Is it just me, or do most girls (and some boys) love playing shops, however old they are? There are many ways of doing this these days.
Under canvas on Britain's showgrounds.
Under a Victorian glass roof on Tynemouth railway station.
From a picturesque lock-up in Rye...
...to uber-cool Hendy's of Hastings.
...and smelly cattle sheds - we've tried many selling venues.
Some of these places come with unexpected dangers. Last week at the International Antiques Fair at Newark I returned to our stand to find that Mr N had bolted, leaving a very grumpy looking cameraman with nothing to do...
If, like Mr N, you like to keep a low profile, the internet is great way of selling. My friend Lynn has created a lovely online shop at Once Upon A Time Bears, taking great care keep her teddy bears happy, in familiar surroundings, until they are adopted by new owners.
Some sellers I know promote their wares and fairs on their blogs:
And others are cleverly making and selling on Etsy,
here's Jayne with her beautiful textiles:
I've just taken the plunge and opened a Ruby Lane shop here
Will it be a success? Who knows, but it will be fun to play.