Today, I am a little like the proverbial headless chicken. I walked my sister back to the station, discovered that WH Smith no longer sell chalk, grrrrr, paid a hard-earned £12.01 customs charge to Royal Mail to release my fabric from America and promptly got soaked in a torrential rain storm on the way home. I started making my choccy traybake to take to the Fair and my scales informed me that the batteries were flat and were not going to weigh a thing. Aaarrgghh! I am so very glad that we spent yesterday getting organised as I just knew today would throw up unforeseen problems. We did a bit of a mock-up of my stall and then packed everything away and loaded the car ready. There was some last minute sewing, too, as my sister informed me the table needed some Princess and the Pea pictures. If they don't sell, she's going to be having two more pictures on her wall, I can tell you!
I'm really pleased with the way my stall is looking. I've put a lot more thought into "the look" this time. I am however, disappointed with the photos of it because it was late afternoon by the time we had finished playing shop and so they really do not do the stall justice, in my humble opinion. Might you like to see anyway?
It might look a bit different in terms of where the crib is placed and I also have another little set of vintage shelves to place but I will need to see what space I have around the table when I get to the hall tomorrow morning.
Here's a vintage suitcase our neighbour at the cottage gave to us, providing a great, handy spot to house my patriotic selection of goodies. Harold has popped in there too!
His contemporaries are in the crib, nestled amongst some pretty cushions...
Although one has escaped onto the table! I have my board again (thriftily fashioned from an old frame from the car boot sale and a cork board from a charity shop) to show off some pretty brooches and corsages and I'm taking along the basket Vanessa gave to me, it's so yummy!
Here's the little vintage suitcase I picked up in Bridport housing all the pretty vintage fabric wheat/lavender sacks. I finally found some chalk at the supermarket earlier on so that I can write my prices on those little blackboard signs.
But I am really chuffed with this section.
We bought these shelves from a stall at a village fete in Dorset back in the Summer and I've just this week given them a pink make-over. I've made some cute mini bunting from vintage cloths and fabrics to adorn the edges.
I have two cottage pictures for sale. They are really time consuming to make so I'm not sure anymore will follow!
I have a great selection of gorgeous vintage teacup candles with either lavender, rose, lily or a very appropriate Christmas spice scent. They make a fab Christmas present in their gift boxes with their own dinky fabric-covered boxes of matches.
That ever-talented other half of mine has come up trumps making these gorgeous cake stands with vintage china plates. We have just three of these, all with different plates, patterns and colour schemes.
So, my friends, there you have it. I hope you think it looks pretty and enticing...
My heartfelt apologies to everyone who has emailed me recently, sent me gifts and been in touch. I just don't know where the time has gone and I am so behind in replying to everyone, a situation I shall rectify next week. Now, I'm going to try to finish off a couple of pairs of wristies for my stall because it seems you have taken them dearly to your hearts!
Have a wonderful weekend - that's an order!