Thursday, 19 January 2012

Show and Tell...

Here we are, almost in the middle of February and the days are trundling on and there is just the merest whiff of Spring in the air already.. Primroses have been spotted in the garden, the bird song is subtly changing to a chirpier tune and a frog has returned to our little pond to frolic alone until a mate comes along. This morning we have returned to winter with a thin veil of snow which, although only centimetres deep, can cause havoc and mayhem to our small corner of Bath. If you have ever visited the beautiful city of Bath, you will know that you cannot escape the hills and hills + snow = some pretty eventful journeys.. be it on foot or wheels.

I am hoping... nay.. praying that this white stuff will move on and allow the balmier days in, especially with the Vintage & Handmade Textile Fair in two weeks time. Our hardy band of ladies and gents have battled through the elements before to make it to Chipping Sodbury to attend the V & H fairs so I am sure a little dusting of ice will not prevent them. We will be welcoming some lovely new members to the fair such as Nicole from Pretty Nostalgic, Mona from La Jolie Robe and Alice will be flying the flag from BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine. Many of our familiar folk will be in attendance too.. Donna Flower with her mouth watering display of textiles and sewing notions, Viv from Hen's Teeth with her super duper embroidered gems, Lizzie The Washerwoman with her fabulous fabrics and Brocante, Clare - Daisy Darling with her wonderfully crafted millinery, Stephanie from Festoon with her beautifully embellished jackets..Niki from Nostalgia at the Stone House with her beautifully crafted items, oh the list goes on.. and on. Last but not least, we will be welcoming an exciting new 'Tea Room' team for this event .. a man in a pinny with some delicious home baked fayre! Not to be missed !! I do hope you will be able to join us on 25th February.. put the date in your diary!


Beyond the textile fair we also have the Vintage & Handmade Spring Fair on 26th May to look forward to. I got my box of ephemera out the other day and designed this new flyer for the fair.. I hope it sums up all things vintagey and Spring like!

9 comments:

Andi's English Attic said...

A gardener told me that after this bit of snow there'll be no more until March, so all should be clear for the Fair.

Have fun. xx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Thanks Andi.. I do hope the gardener is right!

Karen said...

The flyer is lovely. Hope the snow keeps away for you all. I am longing for spring - winter seems to have been extra tedious this year. Karen X

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I am coming to the fair!!!! SO SO excited - and looking forward to meeting you! I'll be meeting my new blogging friend Cuckoo there...so much to smile about.
fee x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Can't wait for next week Michele...The fair has been long anticipated and had stock specially made and bought for! :)
Love the new banner that you've designed...I shall add it to my blog.

Have a lovely weekend...
Niki xx

Karen said...

Hope tomorrow goes really well and you have lots of customers. I will have to make do with the local vintage shop - it has doubled in size this month. Enjoy yourself. Karen X

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I LOVED the fair Michele - and how lovely to meet you and Viv, and meet Jane! AND I had my 'blind date' with Cuckoo - we had such a nice time together, my cheeks were numb with smiling by the end of the day.
I wonder who else I saw from this blogging world but didn't recognise!
It seemed to be a roaring success - I'm sure you're worn out - but well done for organising a splendid fair!
love fee x
(what a nice husband you have too!)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hey - how are you lovely? Thinking of you and hoping that things are "moving" along nicely in the cowboys' world? There is a cacophony of birdsong outside this morning - beautiful,

Love Sarah -x-

Paula said...

Hello dear Michele! Thank you so much for visiting me and for your very kind words! Your blog is lovely and I enjoyed reading your post! I do hope signs of spring have returned and you enjoyed the Fair. I look forward to hearing about it! It was wonderful to see a photo of you with my dear friend Viv! You are both beautiful gals! I love your beautiful photos and the new flyer is gorgeous! With love, Paula xo