Thursday, 17 May 2012

I can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, ain't pretty and my legs are thin...

Hello!


 It has taken a full week for me to get my act together and post pics of last Thursday's
Decorative Living Fair at Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, organised
by Caroline Zoob and Hetty Purbridge.
Despite the appauling weather, the Fair was perfect in every way.
I managed to take a few pictures of the day.  So sorry they are not linked, but they are just a taster of the exquisite stands and gorgeous and desirable decorative pieces to buy. 













 Just look at the stone rabbit and the lettice plant :)



 I had a perfect day.   I had the best of friends visit me, who thoroughly spoilt me/us.   
The current husband and I were surprised by a visit from our eldest girl, who had left home over three months ago for a job in London...needless to say the tissues were needed by her Mother, who completely lost all composure.
I met some wonderful bloggy friends and made new friends with fellow stall holders.
 Sold purses, bags and brooches to lovely ladies....





Thank you so much to all involved for such a splendid day!

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Now, back on planet Hen's Teeth, I am making like a woman possessed for vintageandhandmade Fair at Chipping Sodders on 26th May.
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As this is a creative blog, I tend not to mention personal or private matters, but I would just like to say that after two breast biopsies for a lump I found, I have just had six very worrying weeks and have happily now been given the 'all clear'.  
Just to say, (and I know you don't need me to tell you) but,
please don't forget to check yourselves regularly girls.  
I am feeling very relieved and thankful, right now.

Thanks for stopping by. x
Peter Green

29 comments:

Tàlia said...

Cuántas cosas bonitas y dulces!

Joanna said...

Shame about the weather but the fair still looks wonderful!

Sorry you've been through such a worrying time and I'm so pleased that you've been given the 'all clear'. xoxo

xx

Hesta Nesta said...

The fair looks gorgeous Viv and I'm so pleased you had a lovely day despite the typical British weather. So pleased also to hear you have been given the all clear after what must have been six weeks of agony, I had a similar thing happen a few years back so I can empathise. See you at Chipping Sodders (Love it,I am always going to call it that now :))
Much Love
Jo xx

Twiglet said...

Such beautiful stuff at the craft fair Viv. Great news about your all clear - a traumatic time but a happy ending, thank goodness. x Jo

Jayne said...

You must be so relieved to get the all clear. The fair looked fantastic. I love the way you display you work, so interesting makes you want to rummage through everything. Happy making. I am working towards a fair in Harrogate in july. First 'trade' show i have done. Panic not set in yet. jayne x

Pixie said...

It all looks wonderful,,,i would definatly of gone back home 'broke',x

Mrs. Sutton said...

The fair looks amazing! I so wish that i could have been there. Glad to hear that you've had the all clear, must have been an awfully stressful time, but well done for getting the message out there for other women to 'keep checking' - SO important.
Great blog - I love your work!
Paula x

Cherry Ann Art said...

Very Inspiring Thanks !!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

hey Viv, great news about your bossoms - must have been v worrying. A good reminder (if we need one) of how precious each and every day is.
Lovely pictures - wish i was popping down to chippers for the next fair...sill defo try to make the Christmas one.
Sending a large hug
fee x

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Graças a Deus foi tudo ótimo com você,amém.Amei a arrumação que você fez,tenho ido em algumas que é uma ¨muvuca¨só.Pena morar tão longe...brasil.Beijos e bençãos.

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Your stall looked gorgeous Viv! Sorry you've had a worrying time of late but so pleased you were given the all clear!
Victoria xx

ale balanzario said...

Every thing is so lovely, thanks for sharing

A Blessed Life said...

First of all thank goodness you are safe and sound in health it is horrible waiting for the results.I thought you were describing me till you got to the skinny legs lol then I knew it was not!I don't know how many times I oohed and ahhed at the pics just so mouth watering all those lovely pieces and the most wonderful surprise for you seeing your daughter.Now what made me smile the most was your wording "current husband" does that mean he is still on trial or is he a keeper..it gave me such a little laugh I thought I had never heard of one's husband as current..I will think of this when i need a smile.

BusyLizzie said...

Better pix than mine of the fab fair. So pleased to hear all is well. Big hugs. xxx

The Cloth Shed said...

What a great Fair Viv, it looks absolutely fantastic....hope Chipping Sodders is equally as good for you.
One day I will catch up with you and your gorgeous goodies...
Julie x

Emma Thomsen said...

"But don't ask what I think of you, I might not give you the answer you want me to." What a fabulous post, sharing your utterly gorgeous work, sharing a special family moment and even more special your wonderful news - what a relief for you and all those around you!!! I do check my girls regularly, I know too many ladies who have been/are going through such a terrible disease! I love your bags by the way, I've not caught up with Blogs lately and yours was the first one I've checked out - great start to the evening! XO

Jopsy said...

Glad you've been given the all clear-back to business as usual x

Sarah B said...

I'm so glad everything has turned out so well for you after a stressful period.
Your stall looks amazing. I'd go crazy looking through all that gorgeousness!

Murgatroyd said...

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vintage grey said...

Love all your beautiful creations!! The fair looks so fun, and sounds like you had a fabulous time!! Hope you week is lovely and creative!! xo Heather

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Oh viv, the pure lucsciousness of your new work, the heart brooches, new needle books, purses. (And then to flaunt the added bonus of antiques in the form of rabbits!)
Your work just keeps evolving and I am a true fan
xx
julie

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh my goodness...so happy you are W-E-L-L Viv,so gut wrenching the wait and all the thinking that goes into over-drive. Phew, a happy outcome and a happy day all round, so good to see you,

Love Sarah -x-x-x-

Lynne said...

So pleased for you that you remain healthy in the chestly area. And congrats on the Decorative Fair - the stands look great. I especially love the first photo of the purse with the floral applique, because this is what I really enjoy doing - mostly on quilts but sometimes on other stuff. Great photos, thak you, and good luck at Chipping Sod.

Paula said...

Hello my darling V! I loved every single gorgeous photo, especially the ones of your stall! Your creations are so beautiful and I love how you have them displayed! I am very happy your lovely daughter surprised you. I am so sorry for the stressful six weeks you have had to endure, but I am oh so very thankful all is clear!!! I look forward to seeing the photos from the next fair. Do take the best of care of your sweet self and know that you are always in my heart and prayers! Much love, P xoxox

Maria said...

Such beautiful work..Loved the fair pictures too...Soo pleased for you,our health is our wealth! Take care of you! Maria x

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Your work is lovely. Will you have some of your purses in your shop again soon? Do you ship to the US?

Buckeye Quilter said...

Thank God for your wonderful results. I love all of your work. Wish I was in England to attend one of your great fairs!

Connie in Columbus, Ohio, USA

Jane said...

Oh Viv! It looks like you had a wonderful outing. But I am most relieved to hear your good news - what a worrisome time you've had, you poor darling. Sending you a huge ♥ J x

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Viv dear,

I ADORE these photos. That Heidi makes my heart ache.

Wish I could attend some of your shows. I love the pics of the goings on.

Love across the miles and THANK YOU for your sweet words about my new book and beloved garden.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green island