Yesterday was the VIP opening of Fairy Meadow Miniatures' new premises in Wollongong, and I was lucky enough to be invited.The shop is much lighter and brighter than their old premises
and there's now room for a display of room boxes set into the back wall.
The opening was beautifully run, with delicious cakes
and on-theme tea and coffee supplies.There were lucky door prizes (with owner Lorraine being just as excited by the outcome as the winners),
plus speeches and presentations of flowers to the wonderful people who helped get the shop ready for the opening.And, of course, there was shopping.
and lots of shopping.
But the people behind the till survived the madness.
There was also catching up with friends
(old and new).
And then, finally, came time for the drawing of the raffle. The crowd waited with bated breath
to see if they would be the lucky winner of the draw.
And the winner was Karen, owner of JWT Dollshouses & Miniatures, who had flown up from Melbourne just for the opening.
'And what did I buy?' I hear you ask. I was very good: since I'm now on a tight budget, I had planned in advance to buy two items: one was out of stock so my only purchase was a now-discontinued backgammon set by Michelle's Miniatures for Margell.