Sunday, 15 November 2009
Fun fun fun!
Saturday morning saw the Cottage household waking up at the crack of dawn to get ready for the Christmas Vintage & Handmade Fair. Luckily for us it isn't very far so we arrived there early together with a few other early birds which gave us a few minutes for hugs, kisses & catching up before the doors opened for everyone to set up.
We had two hours to prepare & much bustling around & arranging later, the doors opened to an eager crowd who had braved the downpours & the howling gales to attend the event.
It was all go for almost the entire day with much shopping & chatting & drinking of tea.
We had some wonderful comments from many people & in our guest book, so I thought I'd quote a few from the book to give you a flavour of how much everyone enjoyed it.
"The best day out we've had in a long time - we came from Oxfordshire. Better than Country Living"
"Popped in - what a surprise! The quality & choice was fabulous. Love it! Will come again."
"Brilliant as always!"
"Absolutely divine! Been counting down the weeks - definitely worth the wait - can't wait until the next one!"
"Wonderful! Can't wait for May!!! Super cup of tea!"
"Another wonderful event! Well worth the 220 mile round trip."
"So many beautiful things to see & buy! Very inspiring! Thank you. PS: Lovely spot of tea!"
"I drove all the way from London & it was lovely! Just a suggestion - more stuff for boys so I could do all my shopping in one place!"
All the photos here are from my stall, but Mr Cottage took lots of others & has posted them on Flickr for you to enjoy, or you can see a slideshow on the Vintage & Handmade website.
Thanks to all the stallholders & all the visitors who make this such a special event.
Also the fabulous tea room helpers who worked non-stop all day to provide refreshments for everyone.
Don't forget to add 1 May & 28 November 2010 to your diaries for next year's fairs!