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.
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