Saturday, 6 June 2009

Vintage & Handmade Fair

I know this is (literally) last week's news, but I have to talk about the Vintage and Handmade Fair last Saturday. Apologies to those of you who looked for me there. As you will have realised from my last post, there were pressing reasons why I had to cancel my stall. However, by Saturday I was feeling in need of getting out and being distracted, and I couldn't have picked a nicer distraction.

I just managed to drop in for a visit, and I'm really glad I did. The fair was marvellous, and there was such a friendly atmosphere. Even so, I was a little bit shy about introducing myself under the circumstances. I know there were many of you there with whom I've swapped comments, and I hope you'll understand if I didn't make myself known to you. Better to say hello under happier circumstances. However, I was very pleased to finally meet Michele of Cowboys and Custard. She is every bit as lovely as her blog, and she and Jayne were so very understanding and kind about my having to cancel my stall.

Anyway, this is most of what I bought (a couple of things got left out of the photo).

Even though I went at the end of the fair, I still managed to find plenty of kitsch vintage goodies to tempt me.

And I have to mention the cakes too. Wow! I had an enormous slice of spiced apple cake - it was fantastic! Go on - hands up if it was you that made it! Lovely!

I am SO looking forward to November!


menopausalmusing said...

Look forward to seeing you the next one. Cathy x

hens teeth said...

I am so pleased you made it. Lovely purchases. x

Mandy said...

Everything you bought is wonderful! I love it all.
How are you ?
Sending you hugs xxxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'm pleased you were able to make it Elaine & look forward to seeing your goodies in November!


Cowboys and Custard Mercantile said...

Hello Elaine..
It was so good to meet you and brave of you to come and say hello under the circumstances..
I am delighted that you will be joining us at the next fair.. I know you will have something wonderful to offer..

Hope this week has passed without too much difficulty..

Michele x

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Elaine

I'm so sorry you weren't able to be selling at the Fair, but how good that you felt able to visit.

Hands up, inasmuch as I took the spiced apple cake to the Fair. A friend of mine made it for me - she supplies a café/tearoom near Dairy House. I'll be bringing another one to the November Fair!!! There's a photo of how she brought it to me on my blogpost a week before the Fair.