Sunday, 7 December 2008

Things have been quiet on the Hens Teeth blog just lately, as I have been preparing for the Fair I attended yesterday, in my old/new coat of course. The dry cleaning of which I must tell you about. I took coat to cleaners, upon entering said premises, I asked the assistant if they dry cleaned 1940's tweed coats? "yes", she said, "let's have a look". She then proceeded to look for washing instructions inside the coat! "You will not find washing instructions, it's 1940's", I said. She then looked at the maker's label, which says 'Tweed' and loudly announced "this coat is made of Tweed and you should ever put it in the washing machine". "Yes, I know", I said, "that is why I have bought it to you........ duh". The exchange carried on in that vain. I left the coat with her, but with a feeling of unease, which stayed with me until I picked it up. Needless to say, I reclaimed my coat with much trepidation on Friday but I'm glad to say they did a grand job of it and I am wearing said item above!
The Fair that my daughter, Holly, and I did yesterday is situated in the old factory of Chubb Safe, Lock and Key .....no heating. As the day wore on, our life force ebbed away. Poor Holly fighting the urge to dither.


A few pics here of my items for sale.


I found this box of 6 Babycham glasses with original box at Oxfam last week. Could'nt say no, so used it to display my papier mache hearts.




Considering the blasted 'credit crunch' I did'nt do too badly. I met up with lots of friends, one of which being Sam of piccalily and blossom. She gave me a beautiful felt heart and card, which made my day!
Well I shall leave you all now, as Christmas has come out of the loft today!
Thanks for stopping by.x

13 comments:

afiori said...

Lovely displays!!!
Does Holly have a blog / online store too?

♥ visit me at www.afiori.com

Bascom said...

Black Adder, all versions, is my favorite all time television show.

Kayla coo said...

Hi Viv , Your coat looks very stylish.
It was freezing this weekend so how did you cope!
Your stall is charming,I'm glad it was a good day for you despite the cold.x

emma lamb said...

Your stall looks fab, love the presentation!
Your coat looks great too, i'm pleased it survived the dry-cleaners!

Jackie said...

Lovely coat and stall. Thanks for the contact by the way. I hope you did 'well'. Isn't it funny at craft fairs when everyone is really cagey about how 'well' they've done?

Gunnels blog said...

Such a lovely displays of your beautiful works! and you looking so well :-)

Gigibird said...

Your dry cleaning story doesn’t surprise me…it is amazing in a sad way that in living memory ‘young’ people know very little of life even 30 -40 years ago.
However moving on to your fantastic stall it looked wonderful. Using the Babycham glasses was inspired and a perfect foil to your creations.

Gina said...

Your stall looks very enticing! Fabulous coat - good job it survived the dry cleaning!

cocoa and blankets said...

I love the stall it looks fab...now I have seen you I really dont know how you can apply the F word to yourself...you look perectly lovely to me!...I feel your dry cleaning story sounds all to familiar...perhaps you should write a Vicoria Wood style sketch..bags be Julie W...

Victoria said...

Your display looks great, as do you in your lovely vintage coat!

cathymichaelsdesign said...

Hey - love those paper mache hearts - let's see those up close
Cathy

mimilove forever said...

Wheyhey Henny!!

Top craft fairing old fruit...has Holly defrosted!?

Dropping in to wish you n yours fabulous festivyness and stitchy new year!!

mmm Tweed...I got some perfume that would go well with that!x;0)

amyrehnae said...

Your booth looks great!! As does your coat! That is a really great find! I hope you did well at the show!