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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Fantastic time in Toddington

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.
Jo xx


  1. Your house is just perfect! I love it.xx

  2. The Fair looks great! Glad you got there and did well! Your house looks lovely. Have a good week.

  3. Glad you had a good fair Jo. Your stand looked as amazing as ever! Keep warm! xxx

  4. Your stand looks lovely, I'm sure I would have found lots to buy. I wanted that crown too! I bought a 'new' one last year and have been looking ever since for an old one and nagging my French friends to look out for one but no luck. Your cottage looks lovely outside as well as in too.

  5. Your stall looks lovely looks like a great fair wish we had some like those done my way. Love the sound of your friend who makes the 50's items would love to see them and if she starts a blog tell her she has a follower. Stay warm in your lovely house. Dee x

  6. Oh, I wish I could have come to that fair too:) But that's just greedy of me isn't it ;0)
    Your stall looked fab. I'm not surprised that the gorgeous ivy found a home.
    That cushion looks cosy too, I love the shape...
    I again have snow envy...
    Beautiful pis of your cottage Jo..
    Take care, and wrap up warm.

  7. Great stall as always Jo! and glad you had a successful fair.
    Love the picture of your house in the snow....so cosy and inviting, makes me want to pop my head in the door for a quick nosey round!
    Julie x

  8. I'm so glad you were able to make it on Saturday and that, most importantly, you enjoyed it! Was great to see and catch up with you too!

  9. I adore your house ! I want one just like it- your stall looks amazing - I mentally filled a whole basket with all your gorgeous goodies !

  10. It was good to catch up with you in the cotswolds, your stall looked beautiful. Like the snowflakes on your blog, very fitting! Take care Linda xx

  11. Hi Jo,
    It was lovely to meet you last Saturday, I hope you haven't had too much snow this week! Love your kitten widget, I can come here and play with him instead as my real kitten is still hiding under the kitchen unit!
    Hope to meet you again at another fair!
    Becky :-) xx


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