The Washerwoman

Saturday, 4 February 2012

A Chilly Week in Newark's Textile Tent

 Greetings faithful readers! Firstly, many apologies for the lack of postings on the blog. 2012 has taken off at break-neck speed and the month of January having gone by in a flash! This week was the first IACF Newark fair of the year. We set off in trepidation, keeping a firm eye on weather forecasts as we drove North.

 Thursday morning dawned and the sun rose weakly over the showground. The four of us who share the Textile Tent quickly set up our stands and got the kettle on! As usual Maud had been working very hard to prepare mountains of pristine linens......

 Business was brisk throughout the morning despite the snow flurries and sub-zero temperatures. As the day progressed the sun shone through now and then. Part-way through the afternoon I managed to meet and chat to the lovely Nilly Hall. Do check out her clever and informative blog, it is one of the best blogs around in my opinion.

After an excellent overnight stay here I was ready for day two of the fair. On Friday the sun was shining through and illuminating the marquee. Business was brisk for a few hours, and I met another blogger - Wend from Ticking Stripes - another of my regular reads!

I managed to take a few photos and wanted to add this one to remind everyone to get the date of Sunday 15th of April in your Vintage Diary! It is the 3rd Annual Vintage Textile and Costume Day at Dairy House Antiques. Hope to see you there!


nilly said...

Lovely to meet you too, Lizzie - your boundless energy, enthusiam, and great good taste are an example to us all!
And thank you for your very kind comments!

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for YOUR kind comments Nilly, it was great to meet you. Have a good weekend. Lizzie

Hesta Nesta said...

Well done Lizzie you are all very hardy souls braving Newark in these freezing conditions! The textile tent looked as tempting as ever from your pictures. Hope you didn't get too much's blizzard conditions here at the moment.
Jo xx

ted and bunny said...

hope you've thawed out!

Lyn said...

well done braving this cold, glad it went well!

delia hornbook said...

Looks great hope you had your therma's on ;-)) See you in Trull. dee x

Purrfect Haven said...

Brrrr but it looks wonderful and full of stuff I WANT.... Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Jelly Jam said...

Blimey you did well! I thought it used to be cold in our antiques centre never mind in a tent.
Hope you've had a warmer weekend.

Jill said...

Glad you wern't too cold at Newark, and the weather was kind to you.

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your kind comments. Newark was certainly a chilly experience that I don't wish to repeat in a hurry! Lizzie

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

OOOoo, I bet that was chilly!! Looks like you had a fab time though!

I love your trimmings from your previous blog post, and that gold lace is absolutely gorgeous!!

Have a lovely week my dear, and stay warm :o)

Love Donna xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Glad it was worth the trip Lizzie - You get a big A* from me for your determination and enthusiasm! Wish I could have rummaged through all that loveliness.

See you at Chipping soon,
Niki x

shirley said...

wooooooooooooo I miss Newark!!