The Washerwoman

Thursday 30 October 2008

Cullompton Textile Fair

This fantastic plasterwork can be found above a fireplace in Walronds, a beautiful crumbling old house in the centre of the town of Cullompton in Devon. This wonderful building will be hosting a special Textile & Decorative fair next Wednesday (November 5th) from 10 to 4 pm.
Today I have been gathering together some items for my stall there.... as you can see there will be an eclectic selection of pictures, cushions, shoes, bags, ribbons, textiles, buttons & some fantastic vintage millinery flowers that have just arrived from France.

Admission is free to the fair, and customers can enjoy wandering through the labyrinth of downstairs rooms where the stallholders will be displaying their goods against a backdrop of oak panelling & mullioned windows.
To discover more about the house, there is a website
The house is in desperate need of repairs and financial help.


BusyLizzie said...

Hi Lucy
thanks for your comment (which appears to be lost in cyber space at the moment!).. it will no doubt appear shortly!
There are many textile fairs dotted around the country. I intend to list them on the blog once I have all the dates for 2009.
Cheers, Lizzie

Teena Vallerine said...

You need to do one in Norfolk! In fact there are lots of you down there in the South West who should be visiting Norfolk more often! I'm feeling very left out! It was really lovely to see Niki this week! What a treat!
I accidentally discovered a Textile Fair happening in Norwich tomorrow! I'm hoping I can sneak away for a couple of hours self-indulgence! t.xx

Teena Vallerine said...

p.s you have your comments set to be moderated - so you have to approve them for them to appear on the blog - maybe that's where they're going?! t.x

Country Cottage Chic said...

I love old buildings - what a pity it is in a desperate state. The fair sounds like a good one - don't sell too much so you can bring some of your treasures over here in a few weeks!!

The fabric of my life said...

I WILL be there on Wednesday Lizzie so please bring along any goodies you think I may like. Things have picked up tremendously since we last spoke, funny eh?

BusyLizzie said...

ah ha.. found out where the missing comments went! Thank you all for your assistance!
Lizzie xxx

Niki Fretwell said...

Good luck for tomorrow Liz!
Have fun.
See you soon ;-))
Niki x

The fabric of my life said...

It was lovely to see you on Wednesday Lizzie. I had so much fun but forgot to take any pictures! Hope you did well, loved my purchases :-)

BusyLizzie said...

Great to see you too Donna.. sorry I was too busy to sneak off to the strange cafe for a cuppa!