Sunday, 31 May 2009

Fab Fair!

Well, what a fabulous & thoroughly vintage day it was yesterday! I have just about got my breath back as it was another early start this morning as Miss Cottage was taking Dylan to a horse show so it was up with the larks for the second day in a row!

We arrived at the hall at about 8.00am to start setting up & it was lovely to meet up with our fellow bloggers & stallholders again. There was a frantic flurry of activity & it was very quiet too, as everyone concentrated on setting up their charming stalls. The wealth of goodies on offer was just amazing.

The cakes that everyone contributed were wonderful & made our Vintage Tearoom a great hit too.

When I opened the doors at 10 am there was a queue down the road of eager shoppers waiting to come in & it didn't stop all day as floods of lovely ladies (many decked out in lovely vintage style dresses) & a few gentlemen escorts, enjoyed a leisurely browse & shop. The hall was full & had such a friendly atmosphere.

I was so pleased to finally meet so many blog friends all in one place & everyone I spoke to thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Miss Cottage & her Beau were rushed off their feet serving tea, coffee & cakes, while all the stallholders were busy all day with lovely goodies just flying off the tables into capacious Cath Kidston bags!!


Mr Cottage was our photographer for the day (as well as stand-in dishwasher when things got frantic!). He took quite a lot of photos which he uploaded to Flickr as I couldn't put them all here.

I have included a few photos of my stall in this post but to see all the pictures please have a look here: PHOTOS








I'd just like to thank all the stallholders & all of you lovely bloggers for coming & making it such a fantastic & memorable day. Also to Miss Cottage & her Beau for working like Trojans, Mr Cottage & Mr Custard for their help & support & of course my partner in crime, Michele!
So M, are you ready for the next one? ;-)

If you want to read more then visit the V&H Blog where I am accumulating links to posts about the fair.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Jayne , it was such a wonderful day, I really enjoyed myself, it was so busy too which was great for the stall hollders.The cakes were delicious, especially your Tiffin,can't beieve a chunk dropped down my bra! I did try and retrive it but I missed a bit , ennded up with a bit of a brown bosom.Lovely.You and michele and your families worked so hard,now go and put your feet up and have a well earned rest!
    Rachel x

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  2. Jayne, the fair was brilliant! I had a great time and it was so lovely to meet you.

    Hope to see you again sometime

    April xx

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  3. It looks so wonderful - I have already been onto Flickr and checked through the photos. Well done!

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  4. Way to go Jayne (& Michelle)! Especially after having such a week and losing your blog and all -hope everyone found you, and you sold lots - I think you need to take your fair on a road tour, for instance over to the States...

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  5. There's a song going round and round my head by Steeleye Span.."Didn't we have a lovely time...." and we certainly did yesterday..
    The overriding comment from everyone was how friendly it was and the word 'Brilliant' kept cropping up..
    I am still on a high and am already thinking of my theme for the next... is it really six months... can't wait!!!!
    Thanks pardner.... great team work!!
    Michele xx
    P.s How about a post fair coffee soon?

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  6. Thanks to you all..it was a great day. Let me know if you do another...I'm up for a stall!!

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  7. Jayne, that fair was truly amazing. Do pass my thanks on to your daughter.... the tote bag and badge I bought are lovely.... (so lovely they are on my latest post!). She's a talented young lady. x

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  8. Oh I love your photos feels like I was actually there........

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  9. Oh boy, what a day...I'm still smilin'. Thank you so much.

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  10. Congrats on another successful fair, so sad I missed visiting... maybe next time I'll just have to tackle the drive up!

    So pleased to hear it was a success and I'm enjoying reading all the posts from everyone lucky enough to join in the fun.

    Victoria xx

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  11. Thank you for what was just the best sort of day! As I've said to Michele, these things only go so well because organisers are doing so much, so well behind the scenes to make it so. Loved every minute/inch of it. Thanks. XX Lesley

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  12. Jayne, just to say a great big Thank you, the fair was fantastic, we had a wonderful time and can't wait for the next one!
    Wendy x

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  13. Well done you! Your stall looked lovely and I think I need to have some of those cakes! t.x

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  14. Hi Jayne
    I feel like I have been hit by a truck this morning.. I think it has all finally caught up with me..
    Still.. already plotting the next one in my mind.. can't stop now.. only six months to plan..
    Your stand looked wonderful and I doubt you took much home with you.

    Speak soon.
    Mx

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  15. Jayne your stall looks amazing! Next time you have a craft fair I may have to drive down, I feel like I missed out!
    Kim xx

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  16. Hello to you from New York. All the pictures show what a successful fair you organized. How I wish that I could have attended, since it looks like just my cup of tea. Best wishes.

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  17. The fair looks amazing! I am now seriously considering driving down from Scotland for the next one and having a "vintage weekend"!

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  18. Wow what a fantastic stall you had, I adore all the pretty books you had on offer, would so loved to have come, I shall keep my beady eyes peeled for the next one. Well done you should all be really proud of yourselves :)

    x

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  19. Wow your stall looks amazing, I adore all the books you had on offer. I so wish I could have come and shall keep my beady eyes peeled for the next one. Well done, you should all be really proud of yourselves :)

    x

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  20. hi Jayne, your stand looked gorgeous I just wish I had been able to have the time to browse around a bit more I only managed a mad little dash in the afternoon. Next time I am going to try and have a helper although that wont be so good for my purse! You and Michele worked really hard to make it such a wonderful day and we all thankyou for that. I am already looking forward to November. If you are ever down this way please come and see us. Love Jane xxx
    PS We are finding the courses very slow to take off and have not had enough interest unfortunately to run your course. Maybe next year will be better, we are having a rethink about it all and hope to relaunch with a slightly different angle to it all, will keep you posted on that in the hope you will want to do some courses next year?

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  21. Jayne, it was lovely to finally meet you and Michele and so many other friends from blogland. Your hard work definitely paid off, I had a super day.
    Can hardly wait for November!

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  22. j'adore ces marchés!

    manon

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  23. Hi Jayne - My photos are posted now. Not many, but there was no time for more!!

    Sue x

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  24. Oh the fair looks like a wonderful event, I've taken a peek at all your lovely photos.
    Well done on another wonderful success.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  25. I am so pleased I went to the fair! :0)

    The hardest thing was deciding what to buy, your stall looked lovely.
    I’m really looking forward to the next fair

    It was lovely too meet you…love Lou xxx

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  26. It was a lovely day, thank you for all your hard work, all the stalls looked great and it's nice to see the photos of the stalls without the crowds round them!

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