Saturday, 7 August 2010


I am very lucky to have acquired a stand at the Honiton textile & decorative fair on Tuesday, however my problem yesterday was having to squeeze down to a 6ft table! The kitchen was my test area, I have since been able to fit another set of shelves to the side of the others making an L shape but still trying to keep it open. I will also utilise the space under the table, however if I have throngs of people around my table no one will see the items but then if the items can be seen I will have no customers...mmmm?!
Anyway I am really looking forward to it, even after a 2 hour drive to get there! Also it will be good practice for me for October when I am at The Nostalgic mix fair in Totnes & the Vintage Bazaar in Frome and in November my first (and hopefully not last) appearance at the original Vintage & Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury. (All links on my side bar).
I found some pretty wrap around vintage dresses this morning but missed two "Enid Blyton/Thelwell" girls tweedy riding jackets, which were lovely! As I was advised the other day, by a lady we all know," Autumn stock should be out after the BH!" Oh dear, I am decidedly lacking in that area apart from some lovely grey pinstripe fine wool, and a few pieces of hounds/dogtooth check! I am trying to stock a mens interest (no not like that) shelf for the smaller fairs and have collected some angle poise lamps, lovely little suitcases, leather items, James Bond & Biggles books but I can not find old tweed jackets and the old Rupert Bear & hunting style waistcoats ( especially in Michael's size!)
I hear the spin cycle has finished so I must go.....
Have a lovely afternoon it looks as though it will be nice & sunny.


  1. Good luck at Honiton on Tuesday....I am sure you will make the most of your 6ft table....go up and go under!
    The customers will find all your lovely things...
    Julie x

  2. It is hard restricting yourself to a certain size space isn't it? My answer is to pile it high!
    Have you considered the Stroud vintage fair in September? Tamzin & I have booked a stand there:

    BTW - Tamzin wants a vintage tweed hunting type jacket for winter, so let us know if you find any in a size 10.


  3. Good luck with your fair. I always have problems restricting myself, I always end up taking too much to fairs!! Will see you in Totnes as I also have a stand, I am really looking forward to meeting everyone. I particularly like the quilt tied with the cream ribbon in your post, looks lovely to snuggle into.
    Jo xx

  4. Lovely to see you today. Hope you did well. I ended up buying a few more bits and pieces but was quite restrained over all!!!

    Just noticed some nice quilts and blankets on your sidebar!!!!

    Sue x

  5. Hi Sue
    Nice to see you again, yes I have to admit the lovely textiles that I have on the side bar were pictures taken at the Diary House Textile Fair!
    I do hope that you dont mind?!