We awoke to two inches of snow on Saturday morning and my heart sank!! I had worked so hard for the Vintage Fair in Toddington and I wasn't about to be out done by some of the white stuff. We decided to head off for Gloucestershire and turn back if the roads were too bad. Thankfully they improved as we headed for the M5. It was the first outing for my new van, a green VW Caddy automatic, I will post some pics of her at a later date. It does mean the 'Beast' does not suffer the indignity of having boxes and mannequins stuffed into it....
I was really pleased with how my stand looked. I have been experimenting lately with different layouts and find putting the tables back to the wall is better as customers like to walk into the stand and rummage.
Yes I did sell the potted ivy climbing the crown, it was bought by a lovely couple. I also sold some of my handmade goods which I am always pleased about. The fair was lovely, and the stands were of a very high standard as always. The flow of customers was steady throughout the day, and we still had people looking and buying as we were packing up.
My lovely friend Vicky (Vicky Loves Vintage), she makes the most wonderful cushions, peg bags, aprons and purses to name but a few out of gorgeous 50's barkcloth and cottons. She also sells lovely 50's homewares. I keep nagging her to start a Blog which she promises me she will get round to so I will let you all know when she does. It was also great to catch up with some fellow Bloggers, Linda and Jake from Tabbyroo, and Becky from Purple Sparkle Crafts.
An absolutely divine little vintage fabric cushion I couldn't resist, courtesy of my friend Liz Morris. She has the most divine stand at Barn Antiques, just outside of Stratford Upon Avon, I can recommend a visit.
It was a wonderful day and the tea room kept us all fortified with home made cakes and soups. A big thank you to Tonia who organised yet another successful fair.
A photo of the cottage in the snow this morning, we are experiencing blizzard conditions at this very moment, and I am wrapped in a double vintage paisley eiderdown whilst typing this. Keep warm and keep safe everyone.