Sunday, 4 July 2010

The 1st V&H Textile Fair

Ooh! What's that?
"Vintage & Handmade Textile Fair"?

Follow the bunting to a world of vintage delights!

Yesterday was the launch of our very first Textiles Fair & what a lovely day it was!
After arriving at 7.30 am to set up the tables, all the stallholders from far & wide piled in & we worked on transforming the Old Grammar School Rooms into a veritable delight of Vintage & Handmade treasures.

At 10am sharp I opened the doors to the public & the queue ran all the way from the door, down the alley way & onto the pavement outside!

I am happy to say that it was a very well attended event & thoroughly enjoyed by the stallholders & visitors alike - we received so many wonderful compliments that Michele & I were barely able to squeeze our heads through the kitchen door where we were serving teas. At 4pm when we closed the doors we still had shoppers making last minute purchases!

Anyway, enough rambling - I'm sure you'd rather see for yourself, so compliments of our official photographer (aka Mr Cottage) here are all the photos:
V&H Textile Fair 2010

Thanks to all for making it such a success!


  1. It looks like it went really well! I'm so sorry I couldn't make it, can't wait for next year!

    Sadie at Flea xx

  2. Glad it all went well. I will get to one oneday...... Now I'm going to have a look at the pictures and wish I was there!
    Julie xxxxxxx

  3. I love the banner and the bunting, you must be very proud of how it went. The displays look really good. Julie.C

  4. Fabulous photos.. really summed up the day!

    Don't know about you Jayne but my feet and legs ache today and I dreamed of gallons of tea and cake last night.

    Lovely day.. can't wait till the next one.


  5. Jayne, looks a wonderful day, so many beautiful things for sale, there are some very clever people out there, wish I was abit more creative!!!!
    The cakes looked especially yummy!!!
    Well done to Mr Cottage for really capturing the feel of the day, it really did look a wonderful day.
    You and Michele must be so proud, well done to both of you.
    Linda O xx

  6. Just looked at all your photos, what a fabulous fair packed full of vintage treats!! All that beautiful fabric, I wish I could have made a visit! Glad it was such a success.xx

  7. Hi Jayne

    So glad that yesterday was a success for you. The photos look great, it must have been a wonderful event.
    Funny, I never thought I'd know where that little dog went. He is just so sweet! At least I know he's gone to a good home. If you ever get bored with him though...;-)
    I didn't see any bloggers there, just some locals whom I know. It was a really fun day.
    Take care
    Isabelle x

  8. It was a lovely day..well done to you and Michele for another successful venture!

  9. the pictures look wonderful, miss jayne! i'm so glad you had a successful event...

  10. My hotel and flight are booked for the xmas fair! Cant wait! x

  11. Thank you for a fab day & congratulations for getting out of bed early this morning to get to Shepton Mallet.. I really wanted to do that... but the energy levels were zero!!! xx

  12. Congratulations to you & Michelle, looks fantastic :)

  13. It was a brilliant day Jayne, really enjoyed it but boy, I am pooped today! Luckily I could just rest up and chill.

    Looking forward to the Christmas Fair already, it will be here before we know it x

  14. It was a lovely occasion, as always. You certainly know how to put on a "do"...............

  15. Glad to hear it was a success although I'm not surprised! Hopefully I'll be able to make the trip next year.

    Victoria x

  16. Oh all the photos look amazing!
    Well done on another successful fair.

  17. So glad it all went well and you had a great day, I never had any doubt that it would be a big success! jane xx

  18. Hi Jayne, It was so nice to see you in the shop this morning and so awful that I was so flustered that I'd even forgotten your name (probably fogotten mine too at that moment if you'd asked!! Though I had a clear image of you at the last V&H fair in my head ... just no words ... is this the shape of things to come I ask myself ...)
    I was just a bit flustered since Lidi and I had just started putting stuff out when lots of folk had rushed in with questions ... lovely to see them but before my first coffee of the day I'm not too bright. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I hope you had a lovely time in town and that I'm really looking forward to my table at the November Vintage & Handmade Fair :)
    Wish I'd had time to ask about the textile fair too. I hear that it was a success. Well done.
    Have a great summer.
    Love Lesley XX

  19. oo I went along to this. Such a lovely day :) X

  20. Glad it was a great success - as always. Sorry I couldn't make it. x