Thursday, 1 March 2012


With all good intentions I should have posted this days ago and I fear I may be the last out of the blocks to tell you about the splendid day that took place last Saturday in the pretty town of Chipping Sodbury Gloucestershire.

The Town Hall of Chipping Sodbury was simply a buzz of activity from the moment our ladies rolled up in their wagons at 8.00 a.m until we closed the doors at 3.00 p.m with weary feet and happy hearts. The Vintage & Handmade Textile Fair was blessed with a beautiful Spring day when the sun brought visitors from all over the land to bustle and browse, chatter and shop amongst the fine collection of stalls. As always our ladies and gentlemen provided a stunning display of vintage and hand crafted wares... and here is proof of that below..
My photos were the usual snatched affair as I raced around before the doors opened and the stampede began..

Louise Taylor Bowen

Gertie - Treutmade

Donna Flower Haberdashery

Hen's Teeth

Homes & Antiques Magazine

Daisy Darling Millinery

Niki ~ Nostalgia at the Stonehouse

We welcomed several exciting new additions to this fair .. the first being the new tea room team 'Billy's Buns' who kept the thirsty folk fed and watered with lovely cakes and gallons of tea...

Billy's Buns Tea Stall

Nicole and Sarah from Pretty Nostalgic were launching their fresh off the press book.. Pretty Nostalgic Home .. a gorgeous publication which would appeal to any lover of vintage lifestyle...

Lastly .. it was good to have Mr Custard at the fair who manned the door and acted as a bouncer.. not that we needed one for the genteel folk who visit our fairs.

I also had the pleasure of meeting a dear and very talented lady, Fi of Chipper Nelly .. a fellow blogger and tortoise owner along with her lovely friend Cuckoo, another fellow blogger. It was a real treat to meet Fi after discovering her delightful blog last year and loving her style and zest for life!

The icing on the cake was to discover that we had well over 850 visitors on the day which is quite a gathering and just as well they didn't all arrive at once!


fee @ chipper nelly said...

Ah Michele - I have just posted about your fabulous fair. I had such a wonderful day - with sunshine too...what a treat! I bet you were exhausted after saturday - it always takes more behind the scenes organisation than us lucky visitors see. I look forward to the next one. Worth the drive..I sang my heart out all the way home!
fee x

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks like you all had fun!
Julie xxxxxxx

Cuckoo said...

i had such a wonderful time on Saturday. It was just great. My only regret is that I didn't get to eat any of that cake. Oh and that I procrastinated too long over a few bits and then missed out. A lesson learnt.

Have been thinking about tortoises. Do you think I could over come the freaky toe issue I have?! They seem like such dear little creatures.

silverpebble said...

Oh! It looks wonderful MIchelle. I'm more sorry than ever that so many counties lie between me and the magic.

Paula said...

Hi Michele,

What beautiful booths at the Fair! I was delighted to see them, and my dear friend Viv's beautiful creations! The tea table goodies looked wonderful as well. I am glad the weather was lovely! Thank you for sharing!
xo~ Paula

Karen said...

Glad it went well. Hope you have recovered now. Email to follow tomorrow! Karen X

Chris said...

Hi Michele, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Thank you Michele for organising another brilliant event...It is a privilege to be a tiny part of something so fabulous! (See you at the Jumble!)
Niki x

Liz said...

Looks wonderful!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

patchworkandlace said...

It looks like a lovely show x

Louise said...

Often think of you Michele. Glad this was another successful fair for you. Hubby as bouncer made me smile! Handy for keeping those handbags at dawn under control! x

Pretty Little Things said...

Cant wait to go to the next fair! am due to guve birth 7th june, hopefully i can come, looks amazing! A x