Sunday, 31 May 2009

Vintage and Handmade Fair 30th May 2009

I wanted to tell you about the wonderfully happy day I had yesterday at the Vintage and Handmade Fair. If you are a regular reader you will know all about this Fair and I am so happy to have been part of it.

Impeccably organised by michele and jayne. A taste of what was on offer....

sal of sal's snippets, her stand was a feast for the eyes.....
clare of Daisy Darling, as lovely as her millinery!


and onto a diamond.....Michele,Jayne's stand...

Vintage French linens and fabrics. Penny does not have a blog. She lives in the south of France and when she bought her home (an old Laundry) she inherited a loft full of antique linens (makes you sick, doesn't it?)

nostalgiaatthestonehouse.... beautiful handmade and vintage items......


A new friend made in sue of Vintage to Victorian. An absolute joy to talk to and buy from.


Oh and then there was Christine. (No link). Who's work was sublime. Christine kindly showed me photos of her shop and studio in Portscatho, Cornwall called 'The Sea Garden'. I have never seen anything so perfect, sigh.
jane no photo of your stand for some strange reason, but it was great to see you again and see your fantastic work.



Then onto
thevintagemagpie. Bears and bunnies, amongst other handmade works of art. I have dropped a hint as subtle as a house brick to the other half! Edna the bear was to die for.




Lizzie The Washerwoman. A stand packed with vintage delights.




Teas, coffee and cake looking like they were part of a Country Living photo shoot. Just beautiful.


Having Holly and my other half with me was such a bonus, as I was able to browse and buy and buy, yes I did! Here are my purchases........















1lb of French vintage Mother of Pearl buttons for £5, enough said???


This is going to sound like an Oscar acceptance speech, sorry, but here goes......I would like to thank everyone that organised and worked at the Fair. I would also like to say a big thank you to all the other fantastic stall holders. A total joy to meet up with my bloggy friends. I am feeling happy and inspired because of you all. But most of all thank you to everyone who came and said 'hello' comment leavers and lurkers (hello Kate ;-) alike. The joy of it was that everyone that came 'got it', understanding the theme behind the Fair. It wasn't one of those 'want to kill yourself' type craft or antique fairs, where the public come to waste time because it's raining and wander aimlessly licking an ice cream or just buying fudge. It was bloody brilliant!

Thanks for stopping by. x

31 comments:

Corinne Phillips said...

Hi there, I just wanted to say I absolutely LOVED your stall. I bought one of your gorgeous purses and a book.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable day - and the atmostphere was fantastic. Well done to everyone.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It was lovely to have you there & your goodies were very popular! I'm so glad you could come & hope you'll make it next time too!

Jayne

Cowboys and Custard said...

You can write my speech any time Viv.. what a wonderful summary of what I consider to be a perfect day.. lots of happy people in one place!
I loved meeting you.. your work is exquisite and I hope to invest in one of your pictures one day... but am very happy to own my original Hen's Teeth gift from you..
Thank you so much for coming.. look forward to the next !!
Michele xx

Jackie said...

It looks wonderful, I'm glad you enjoyed it. You desrve to do well.

meplusmolly said...

Wow! It all looked superb! what a gorgeous array of work and stalls.
I shall have to plan ahead next time to visit my parents, as then the fair would only be a car drive away to come and see it all for myself!
Glad you had a great time! ;0 X

Hollace said...

So much temptation all in one place!

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh how kind of you to take so many pictures! It is lovely to see it all (albeit virtually!!). Your stall looked incredible. Definitely one of the ones I wanted to visit! Congratulations on a great display! t.x

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Viv

It was lovely to meet you, too, and thank you for your purchases! It was great to chat, and longer would have been good! But what an amazing day, wasn't it. No-one just wandering around for the sake of it - they were all on a mission!

I do hope you'll be at the next one, and if you come across anything 'Martins Bank' let me know!

Lovely photos!

Sue x

Sal said...

It was so lovely to meet you..and so nice to be near such a cheery face!!
Hope you have a good week ;-)

Gina said...

So wish I could have been there... it looks amazing!

thevitntagemagpie said...

Hi Viv, It was a great day wasn't it! Your stall looked absolutely beautiful. Hopefully see you at the next one! x

cocoa and blankets said...

Oh I didnt know you were doing the stall, I have been moaning about my fair and you had the highlight of the year fair to attend...I just wish I could be there (especially to meet you)...hope you sold lots of goodies...love H

Kayla coo said...

What a beautiful fair,so wish I could have visited.x

Vintage to Victorian said...

I'm just wondering if the comment you left on Heloise's blog should actually be there! Just check it out!

Sue x

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Yes, and I´m bloody jealous.
It would have been so nice to be there!
Kindest regards
Rebecka

Margaret said...

Great post Viv and the links, sigh... deary me, I've been here rather longer than I expected, what an amazing group of artists! I'm feeling green with envy at the mo! what a great day you all had!

BusyLizzie said...

Yep. I am with you on that it was "Bloody Brilliant".. inspiring & just great FUN.. so good to meet you again. Lizzie xxx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

One of the few times I wished I lived "up country" so I could come and help buy up some of the goodies!

I love the buttons you got and I love "The Sea Garden" too! wow!

Have a grea week, Carolyn x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

* great

Fleur de Boheme said...

Ooooohhhhh!! Wish I could have been there!!!

jenny elkins said...

I would of loved to have been there. I love all of your great finds. I always love to shop from the other vendors or better yet, trade! So much fun! Glad you had a great time. jenny

lilylovekin said...

Wish I could have been there (but its a little far to travel HaHa). I would love to see a whole booth of your stuff it would be wonderful. I can't wait to see what you do with all the goodies you bought at the fair.

Dee Beale said...

Wow! looks like you had a great day, wish we had fairs like that here.

Gunnels blog said...

It´s looks so wonderful! I wish I could be there !!

Pam J said...

OMG girl I am chomping at the bit here!
What a wonderful little collection of goodies you had on sale, I would have been in my elements looking through that lot & as for the lady inheriting that loft full of old linen Yes it do make you sick LOL

Hugs Pam

stripeymonkey :) said...

hello :)
this looks like the most fantastic event.. all the stalls look beautiful and the cakes yummy! i'd loved to have been there - i would have fought you for those buttons ;)
so glad you had a wonderful day, linda :) xx

Jess said...

That cake stall is just so perfect in the setting, absolutely wonderful! What a great event, there should be one everywhere!!

Tina ♥ said...

Oh, I wish I'd been there, it looks fantastic! My eyes would have been on stalks all day! :)

Kate said...

Hi Viv
Kate from Cheltenham here. I'm glad you had a fantastic day. I'm so glad I took the detour on my way to Cardiff. I have found a home for the embroidered postcard I bought from you, it looks perfect next to a vintage embroidery I have. Every thing on your stall was amazing and I ended up spending a small fortune on the other stall as well. I can't wait till the next fair.

Goosey said...

It was a fab day and I came and enjoyed it...only thing I would change, a bigger hall!

Niki said...

Wow the stalls look amazing I wish I could have been there. I'd love to take part next time. Niki xxx