Festive cheer was very much in the air yesterday at the Kitsch & Stitch Vintage & Handmade Fair... The weather was suitably frosty and crisp and the Cranbrook Vestry Hall was decked with lots of bells and holly... Ho, Ho, Ho!!! There were shoppers-a-plenty all looking for that unusual, unique purchase to make a loved one's Christmas.
The Maygreen Fairies stand looked its usual whimsical self, with plenty of Captured Fairy Folk to catch the attention of passers by... they are always such a huge attention grabber for my stall... there's nothing like a Fairy in a Jar to get punters talking lol!! Especially when they find out I can bottle a Son, Daughter of even Husband... that always gets a laugh.
There were so many fabulous stall holders this year, lots of regular faces, and boy did we have some fun! Here is a sneek peek of some of the wonderful goodies that were available, and I must confess, I feel in love with these mice and had to give one a home...
Pretty Handmade Mice by the wonderful Marti Murchison
Wonderful, scrumptious home accessories, using reworked fabrics, linens and lace by the lovely Deborah Good of Pretty Goods
How gorgeous are these fabric Dogs & the little Rabbit on the right... There was so much to see!
Now I loved this idea by Sara Jane Murray of Home Front Vintage, a Beeswax Mouse modelled on the old sugar mice we used to get as children... Just adorable!
Sara's stall is one of my favourites she re-works ephemera beautifully to upcycle the old into new.
Mandi Mades pretty framed pillow art above
And there was some fabulous vintage too.... Here is a selection from the lovely Adrienne of Now & Then Vintage, she has some great pieces and displays them so well, just check out her teacup below
And last of all, but by no means least, is the gorgeous Jacquie Robinson of Kittys, she has a real kitschy mix of vintage finds and kitchenalia, I adore Jacquie, she also has her card designs at Not on The High Street, check them out!
And finally I just had to say a huge thank you to this lady below, she purchased the net petticoat from me the previous week at the Wealden Times Mid Winter Fair, and she very kindly wore it yesterday so I could see it on her in all her glory, its things like this that are wonderful for me to see, especially when the clients are so happy with their purchase!