Monday, 29 November 2010

Fabulous Fair!

I can't believe it's taken me this long to get around to writing a blog post about the wonderful Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair 2010!

After a very early (and very cold -6C) start the hall was abuzz with stallholders bustling around setting up stalls & unpacking boxes & bags of exciting goodies.

At 10am sharp the doors were opened to a crowd of eager (and cold!) shoppers all wrapped up warmly & ready to revel in the loveliness on offer.

It was busy all day with a most wonderful atmosphere & we received so many lovely comments about the quality of the stalls. We estimate that we welcomed well over 1000 visitors on the day.

The tearoom was serving warming cups of tea & coffee as well as delicious cakes all day & in the afternoon we were treated to carols sung by a local children's choir - I noticed a few tears in eyes!

I have included just a few photos of my stall (I was lucky enough to be by the big Christmas tree!) but you can see lots more on flickr here

I just want to say a huge "Thank You" to all the talented & creative stallholders who braved an early morning start to bring their wares to the fair, the hardworking Tea Trio who were rushed off their feet all day & of course all our lovely visitors, many of whom are staunch regulars who come to every fair from far & wide. It was reported back to us that the nearest bank cash machine actually ran out of money!

It wouldn't be the same without you all.

And finally, another thanks to my fabulous friend & partner Michele....we did it again! ;-)


  1. Everything is lovely Jayne! Really think you should do one on this side of the pond :)

  2. It all looks lovely. well done to you all. Dee x

  3. How wonderful! I wanted to be there!
    But in April next year ......
    Congratulations Susy

  4. You certainly did do it again, and HOW! THANK YOU.

  5. It all looks wonderfully fabulous! Sorry I didn't make it this time!Can't wait for the spring fair! Well Done to you and Michele!
    Rachel x

  6. Hi Jayne, Great photos. Sadly I still have a problem with my camera so couldn't take any interior pix. Thank you for an amazing day, once again I had to survive on cake (!) and snatched cups of tea as I didn't have time to eat lunch! Lizzie xx

  7. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. The stands look lovely.
    Jo xx

  8. it was lovely to meet you and congratulations on a wonderful fair, the first I have been to but certainly not the last. It was an absolute delight! Helen x

  9. beautiful stall of wonderful vintage goodies x
    thanks for sharing x one day i will get there x

  10. Looks like you all had a fabulous time
    Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Thank you for your blog comment Jayne.. just taking things easy here today..... xxx

  12. Oh Jayne, it was fabulous !
    congratulations to you both for organising an outstanding fair and once again making many people happy in the process :-) Well done you! I hope you're having a restful day and that you are still glowing with the joy of it all - be proud, you deserve to be !!
    Happy days to you,
    Denise x

  13. Your stall looks wonderful, I'm so in love with that cutie pie dolly with the auburn hair! She is adorable!
    Glad you had another wonderful & successful fair.

  14. Hi Jayne! It really was fabulously festive vintage day of brilliance. Three cheers for you and Michele for organising another corker! Katie x

  15. Hi Jayne,
    It was a top day, how will we endure 6 months until the next one?! Thanks ever so much for your hard work.
    Hen x

  16. All those weeks of worry and sleepless nights were well worth it! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day from getting out of my warm bed at 6.00 a.m to falling into bed at 9.00 p.m with a happy heart. It was a great day and one to put down in the scrap book of memories.
    Thanks for great team work once again!!!!!
    Michele xxx

  17. Hi Jayne. Thanks to you and Michele for all your hard work organising the event. It was fabulous. Corinne x

  18. Love the photos of the fair, too bad that it is too far away, but thanks to your photos and the internet I can still enjoy!

  19. Glad the fair was such a success Jayne and all your hard work was much appreciated by the sound of it.I'll have to try and get to the fair one day. :0)

  20. Looks like an interesting fair, nice it was such a success !
    Lovely wishes,

  21. So sad to have missed it looks fabulous as always!

    Victoria xx