Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sunshine, Smiles and Shopping...

Despite the wilting temperatures the good folk of Chipping Sodbury and far beyond came out in their best summer frocks to visit the Vintage & Handmade Textile Fair yesterday..
A far cry from the - 10 degrees that we experienced at last year's Christmas fair.. but our loyal visitors are a hardy lot and it was lovely to welcome all our regular faces and many more new.. and above all some utterly gorgeous displays from our growing band of exhibitors.
It is always hard to keep one's pulse steady and blood pressure in check when all around is vintage finery at it's best.
This was taken in my usual flurry just minutes before the kick off..

Here I will let the pictures do the talking and say a huge thank you to all who made this a very enjoyable and successful day... including Sid and Little Blue who were begging me to take them home.. How could I not oblige!

Exquisite characters by Jenny Barnett

Bunnies in abundance..

Caroline Zoob's stylish display ..

Wool of many colours

Suzie Johnson's Funky Knits

Battersea Dogs Home meets Watership Down

There was so much more to see and it was a wonderful day, but don't worry if you missed it.. just like buses.. another one will be along on December 3rd.. same time same place!


Hesta Nesta said...

Thank you Michele (and Jayne)for another fabulous day full of laughter and fun. We had a great time in the company of some great people, and the fair was fantastic. Now I have got to stop spending! Hope you managed to get some sleep!
Jo xx

Frances said...

Bravo, take a bow, oh go on, take another bow.

It's very likely that I will get across the Pond next year, and would really appreciate your letting me know when your various fairs will take place.

Yes. This is way too early to ask this. But please do make a note, because it would be grand to get to one of these events. (Or even contribute?)

Perhaps we can trade emails and as our calendar pages whirrr past, we might just get coordinated in the New Year.

Best wishes on the success of this weekend's fair. xo

jen storer said...

My favourite three 's' words! Little Blue and Sid are divine. j x

Are you curious about me? said...

Just wish I lived a little nearer...

fee @ chipper nelly said...

ah - I love a virtual trip! thanks for sharing...fee x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Looks like another successful V&H fair! Congratulations to you both...
Can't wait to be a part of the next one - thank you for finding space for me! :)

Bunny and teddy button-eyes look so cute together!
Niki x

Moobaacluck said...

What lovely pictures - the worn out rabbit is adorable :) x Gabs
Hope you are flourishing Michelle