Tuesday, 17 November 2009

All things Vintage and Handmade

As you are aware, the Vintage and Handmade Fair has come and gone. There is nothing that I can say that hasn't already been said. For me, the Fair was perfect in every way.













This is going to sound like an 'Oscar' acceptance speech, but thank you so much to Jayne and Michele and their families for all their hard work in making the Fair such a resounding success. Thank you so much to all of the stall holders for being lovely and especially to all the visitors, who braved the good old British weather to visit. It was a fantastic day.

I would also like to say a big thank you to all that took the time to leave a kind comment on my previous post and for stopping by. x

42 comments:

cupcake studio said...

Everything looked so lovely! Really enjoy your blog :)

Pixie said...

I have warned my husband that we will be going to this fair next spring. It looks like a wonderful way to spend the day!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Viv

It was lovely event which I enjoyed very much. I am so pleased with the brooch that I bought from you!

It looks like you had a good day, your purses were selling fast!

I do look forward to the next one.

Take care
Isabelle x

karen said...

so pleased it was a success for you, now put your feet up and have a cup of tea!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Wonderful photographs. It's so clear why you loved it. I want to go back and click on them all to see MORE! Hope you did ok sweetie!

x

gingerwine said...

I should have gone...but no spare pennies ;0(

Still theres always next year!

sam xx

Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

Thanks for this sweet glimpse of English handmade and vintage loveliness ❤

heidi said...

Hi viv,
It was lovely to meet you & your happy hubby!!
We had a great time at the fair,we met some lovely people & came home with some lovely treasures as you will see on my blog!!
Thats my donkey in your last pic,i adopted him from jane,he is soooo lovely!!
Bye for now. x

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Ooooooooooo Oooooooo it all looks just so lovely! I so wish I could come along! I'm sure I would spend a fortune mind!
Glad you had a good time!

Vicky x

Calico Kate said...

Wow! Great photos of what must have been a really brilliant day. As I have said on several other blogs about this fair I am sooo envious!
CK~

Sal said...

It was wonderful to see you again...and meet your lovely other half !
Wasn't the Fair just fabulous?
See you in May!
;-)

Anna said...

oooo the fair looked fabulous!!! x

Margaret said...

Wonderful post Viv, am just resting my chin on my keyboard, sighing quietly to myself, beautiful beautiful work, what a treat to take part in an event like this. M

Sue said...

Hi, lovely pictures of the fair, it would have been great to have gone. I can see why it is so popular, all those lovely things, I would have spent a small fortune. Thanks for sharing.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello!

Looks so so fantastic, glad it was a wonderful day, how could it not be with all you wonderful ladies and all your beautful things!

I am off to check out your Etsy shop to write a wish list for Him Down the Lane!!!!!


Love Sarah x

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

OMG Viv, Where to start?? First, your booth is magical. I love seeing your stuff all together. It looks like such a wonderful venue and I so look forward to the pictures you so kindly share of this event. OH, the vintage Christmas cards and papers...I wish I could grab them through the computer screen!!! THanks for sharing, it really brightened my day. Hope you are doing well,hugs, Amy xo

Kayla coo said...

The stalls look so pretty.
I wished I could have been there.xx

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

what a fantastic array of treasures, I bet it was a wonderful time!

Cowboys and Custard said...

Well you certainly deserve to be on the red carpet Viv and what a generous speech too..
It was a lovely day wasn't it and so lovely to have you opposite me with your constant smiles and beautiful display of Hens Teeth treasure..

With love
Michele xxx

Jackie said...

As it was perfect in every way I assume one of the ways was selling lots!
Well done. Your stall looks beautiful and the display is great. My little vintage suitcase needs some lining to it but its all packed up now and too late.
Teddington here I come. I hope its as good as yours was.
x

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Dear Viv!
I would have loved to visit this fair!
It looks so inspiring and it seems to be such a good atmosphere around the arrangement!
I think I really have to come for the next fair in May!
Is it far from London?
Greetings from Sweden
Becky

Country Cottage Chic said...

It was wonderful to have you there Viv - so very happy that you enjoyed it so much!

Jayne

Midsummer Stitches said...

Hi I didnt get to this fair but I can imagine how lovely everything was as I came to the one earlier on in the year! Your things look really great! See you next year!

Gina said...

I wish I could have been there!

cocoa and blankets said...

I continue to wimper with my nose pressed against the glass...but Lynn and I are thinking of doing one Up North eeee by gum...ferrets whippets and black pudding all round.....

mano said...

I am so happy that I find your pictures at flickr and now here. wonderful! all looks so lovely. thank you! mano

Andi's English Attic said...

Thanks for showing us your pics. I loved looking at them and taking in all the goodies. xx

Kitschen Pink said...

Loving the birdsong - we have a new ap on the iPhone - a bird identifier - with calls, facts, info, pictures for almost 40 birds. Enough to keep the boy engrossed for hours! There is an ap which will identify birdsong too - but apparently it only works if you can get the bird alone - I wonder what would happen if I used it on this lovely post?! A lesser black crested blue great finchy tit bird?.... t.xx

dina said...

everything is fantastic :P
it´s impossible choose one

Janean said...

so, are you as rare "as hen's teeth" or your vintage finds? lots of lovely things to look at!!!

Fleur de Boheme said...

Hi Viv, the fairmust have been so nice! Love the pictures!

Thanks for your encouraging comment - actually the knitting machine isn´t as technically difficult as it may seem. I´ve been to one course so far and it´s going fine. I tried weaving a couple of years ago and that was to complicated - I´m simply not patient enough to set up a loom!! The knitting machine is much more "straightforward" and still has many exciting possibilities. But... having said that... sometimes it still does go wrong and strange things happen ;-)

Cathy said...

What a wonderful fair. Loved all the pix. I would have been tempted by so many things had I been there. You stall looked beautiful and I hope everything was successful for all your hard work.

OhSoVintage said...

Some great photos here and I have enjoyed enlarging them to scrutinize everything since I wasn't there personally to see it all. Shame!

Cowboys and Custard said...

That is a sound for sore ears.. and my ears are sore today!
Beautiful uplifting birdsong.. always the sounds that I notice the most in our urban landscape..
Roll on Spring....xxx

julie Haymaker thompson said...

OHHHHHH SIGH!!!!!! This fari lloked aweosme Thansk for posting scuh wonderous photos for those of us who coudl not attend . i am a hug fan of green depression glass!

Greenby Nature said...

I met your sister at Pagemaker's Artist's Book Fair. I admired two of her brooches, both by you and she recommended I check your blog out.

Fab work, perhaps you could take a peek at my website. http://rarentions.co.uk

Amelia said...

Wow - what lovely things. where is this fair?

You may like: www.vintage-inspiration.co.uk

Thanks for sharing.

Amelia.x
www.101birdtales.blogspot.com

silverpebble said...

This event has been well blogged and rightly so, but goodness me, these are some of the most sumptuous pictures of it. It must have been truly wonderful Viv - lucky lucky you.

Angela said...

Hi Viv,
Your blog is as beautiful as your work, I am so pleased to have found it. A true inspiration!

Angela x

Cally's Cottage said...

OOh, desperate to come to the next one.Wonderful photos!!
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

amyrehnae said...

what beautiful displays! i know you must have had a time! i wouldn't have made a cent with so many lovely things about tempting me like that! your work is gorgeous! thank you for being there for me...i'm getting myself back...and it's good to be here!
xoxoxoxo,
~a.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hi Viv, so glad you had a great time at V & H. I have really enjoyed looking at the photos on your blog - your stall looked wonderful too. Bye for now. Lesley