Sunday, 19 June 2011

Shalford and Everything After

So yesterday (June 18th) was our first official foray into fair organising! To say I was a bit nervous about how it would go is probably an understatement! Especially when the rain started just as the fair was about to start! Would the weather put people off and leave us with an empty fair?

Much to my relief the people did come, lots of them, despite the frankly schizophrenic weather! And... from the comments we had back, they all had a very lovely time and said how beautiful the stalls were and how fantastic the tearooms were (run by Jumbly Crumbly Kitchen - they even ran out of all the amazing cakes they had made which shows how popular they were)! Phew! :)

To be fair though, we had the most amazing selection of stallholders and I am so grateful to them all for making the day what it was! After all without them we'd just have had an empty room with some bunting down the sides!
I may have spent a little more than I should but the bits I bought from What Katie Did Next, The Green Gables, Tobyboo and Bobbins and Balms are all amazing products that will be treasured!
Oh and I *may* have convinced my husband we NEEDED a gorgeous hamper from Hampers for Campers...

All in all, the trekking for miles handing out thousands of leaflets, the making signs, the website, the hard work and everything we did to try and make the event a success, was worth it. I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made it such a lovely day!

Anyway enough waffle here are some pics of the day, apologies to anyone we missed!!

Pip'n'Stuff and her gorgeous jewellery

Handmade and Vintage Trudi is so talented, amazing made from vintage items!

Rural Vintage Vintage crockery hire
Tilly's Magic Lantern handmade jewellery

Kitsch Me Vintage who offer vintage makeovers as well as gorgeous bits to buy

Liz from NYR Organic

Stunning textile art from What Katie Did Next

Gorgeous textiles from Tobyboo 
Uber-yummy fudginess from Flossy Cockles

Gabrielle and her gorgeous creations The Green Gables

Some real vintage nostalgia from Knickerbocker Glory!

My mum the other part of Vintage Pixie

Me looking weird!

The fantastic tearoom team run by Jumbly Crumbly Kitchen

Beautiful clothes from Trailer Trash Vintage

Stunning jewellery from Chasing Beads

Almost-good-enough-to-eat soaps and balms from Bobbins and Balms

We hope to do another fair nearer to Christmas time, I'll keep you all posted on when! Fingers crossed we can make it another lovely event but with all the added extra fun of sparkly Christmas themes! Woohoo! :)


  1. It was such a fab day, thanks so much for organising it. I think you'll definitely have a busy career in event planning!

    Emily x

  2. Thank you! :o) It was great seeing it all come together! x

  3. Will put a link on my blog to your post here - looking forward to the next one! :)

  4. the day was brilliant, cant wait for the Xmas fair :)

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