Wednesday, 8 December 2010

All The Fun of the Fair.....

Finally I have managed to put together this post showing some of the fabulous findings at this years Wealden Mid Winter Fair. It was a super three days, despite the weather, lots of people braved the snow and turned out to shop, shop, shop!! Amongst the many visitors I had to my stall, these two lovely ladies above popped by on the Sunday, the young lady on the right purchased one of the felt brooches I had for sale and proudly wore it back to my stall with her Sister!! To my delight my creations were very well received, with several customers returning to my stall several times over!!

I met lots of lovely people, some of whom have already been in touch with me for on-line and bespoke orders which is wonderful! And even a couple of shop owners expressing an interest.
On the Sunday I had a very good friend of mine take over the running of my stall during the afternoon so I could have a wander around the fair and meet the other Exhibitors, below are some photos of the beautiful items for sale....

These gorgeous fascinators, hats and floral brooches are by "Love it Like Vintage", they are beautiful, so feminine and delicate, you can find more information on the company here!

I did succumb and spend a little myself at the Fair, the two little mice below caught my eye and now have pride of place on my bookshelf.
All the stall holders presented their stalls beautifully, they were all very eye catching with an array of unusual products.
There were alot of handcrafted items too, the bunnies below were just scrumptious!

Some stalls were like mini curiosity shops selling amazing vintage finds, Kirsty Allsop would have been in second hand heaven here...

One of my favourite stalls was "A Day in Provence" run by husband and wife, Shirley-Ann and Ian (photos below)...
I met Shirley-Ann last Christmas when I visited the Wealden Fair as a consumer, Shirley inspired me to work hard and aim to have a stall at the 2010 Christmas Fair, which I thankfully achieved.
Shirley-Ann sells a collection of handmade and vintage accessories for the home and garden, including original art by herself and her husband.

Unfortunately "A Day in Provence" does not currently have a web prescence, they are working on it! As soon as they do I'll be posting it here.

There were many, many more wonderful stall holders that I haven't photographed, but you can still find a full list of the Exhibitors on the Wealden Fairs website, it's well worth a look.


SoCalWendie said...

Nice pictures! Congrats on all your goodies they are beautiful

Lenae May said...

Too wonderful!!!!! That is such a fun collection of things! I can't say I've seen it's match around here.

I'm so glad the Suffies were a good addition...just give a yell in the spring! It was great fun knowing they were a part of your life and activity! :)
Also...I've I added you to the hat, sweety, for my drawing!

Happiest of Holidays to you and yours, Mandy!

faerie enchantment said...

Your pictures are filling me with magic, I wish I could have been there, I would have been in pure artful delight!
Your works are BRILLIANT, like you!