The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

With a little help from our friends..............


 Last weekend was a special one, as we held our very first Rag and Remnant Rummage in the small village of Trull, just outside Taunton. The idea grew from a lot of nagging from Mr W about the amount of textiles, buttons and trimmings which seem to overflow from every cupboard and box in the house and shed....
Finding the stall holders was the easy part as I know a lot of like-minded ladies. The challenge was to spread the word so that we had enough customers to make the day a success. I was totally amazed by the kindness and enthusiasm local businesses offered to spread the word and put up posters in their shops. This shop has a blog, so do pop by to see them.....



 Their shelves are groaning with a delicious selection of textiles, threads and most of all ideas!


 The same can be said for the Stitch Academy in Taunton who have been amazing in networking and helping to make our little event a success! (Sorry no interior photos at the moment.. will add some soon!) You can click on the link to the website.




 The next business to give a helping hand was Daisy Cottage Tearooms in Bishops Lydeard. A new business run by some lovely friends who have been in catering for many years. These photos do not really do justice to the beautiful interior, but I am sure you get the general idea. The tearooms are not far from the West Somerset Railway, so do visit both if you are in the area for a really "Vintage" treat.


 Lastly, I want to say a big thanks to all my friends and local stitching groups who helped to spread the word and tell all their friends about the fair. Woo at Dairy House Antiques certainly made sure that any customer who was interested in textiles didn't leave without knowing the words "Rag and Rummage" !!


Do keep checking the Vintage Bazaar blog  as we will announce the date for the next Rag and Rummage - another date not to be missed on your vintage calendar!

8 comments:

MelMel said...

Hiya....I'm having a giveaway.....if you would like to enter!xxx

Dotty Dolly said...

So glad it was a success. Have had quite a few people in the shop this week saying how much they enjoyed it. Thanks for your lovely comments.
Joan

Dotty Dolly said...

So glad it went well. We have had several people in the shop this week who thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Thanks for your lovely comments about us. Joan

Kitsch and Curious said...

I'm so glad it went well, and I'm very pleased I managed to get there! Well done, you!
Looking forward to the next one!

ted and bunny said...

soooooo much work went into making the fair the grand success it was, thanks- it really is appreciated!
Can't wait for the next one!
xx

Jill said...

I think it was a success, I am sure Trull had never seen so many cars! I have lots of photos on my blog, wasn't too sure of all the stallholders names though!!See you very soon.
Jillx

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you all for your comments, I will announce the date for the next "rummage" soon!

Purrfect Haven said...

we feel transported by your posts... to a beautiful world. Happy Easter, Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx