The Washerwoman

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Vintage at the Village Hall

It has been a very busy few days. After the excitement of the excellent Vintage and Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury, it was soon Monday morning and time for the very first Vintage at the Village Hall Fair organised by Ted and Bunny. The drive to Dorset was hairy (to say the least) and not helped by frozen windscreen washers!

On arrival at the hall, we were greeted with a fantastic sight, bunting criss-crossed the ceiling and vintage goodies piled high on the other stalls. After the fastest set-up in 20 years of trading it was suddenly 10 o clock and time to start selling. I can only say it was a bit like a football crowd coming in, hoards of eager buyers surged into the hall and it really was "standing room only".

Even the chap from the local paper said  he couldn't take pictures of so many people in one space! As usual my camera would only let me take outside piccies, so I am unable to give you a true flavour of the beautiful interior. There was one outside stall which I took photos of, but the strong sunlight made them look out of focus. Below is the best I can offer!

There were several other bloggers at the fair, so worth checking out Elegance maison, The Vintage BothyDeniseShirleyLinda ,  Lizzie and Lucy Bloom for further pictures of a fantastic event!
A big Thank You to Elaine for organising such an amazing day, and we wait with anticipation for the 2001 dates!


WinnibriggsHouse said...

I am so glad it all went well. Elaine put a lot of work into it. I can't wait to see more piccies.

jane and the happy crow said...

Busy Girl! Sorry that I missed the V&H this time, by the look of other blogs it was an excellent turn out as usual. Hope I get to see you somewhere in the not to distant future. Jane xxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Looks great! Hope to be at the next one. Frozen wipers - sounds scarey!

hens teeth said...

Hi Lizzie...I did so want to visit this fair. It looked fantastic.

Polite reminder of our conversation on Sunday :-)

Purrfect Haven said...

It was really lovely to meet you at the Fair in Chipping Sodbury! I felt a bit shy actually. I loved your stall. I am sure you sold loads. It was my first visit to a fair but certainly won't be my last! Helen x

Country Cottage Chic said...

It looks lovely - you certainly had a busy few days Lizzie!


A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Lizzie!
It was lovely to see you on Sunday and Monday - wow, what a great time we had !! Well done for keeping your smile going for 48 hours and more and for your warm welcome as always :-) I can picture your stall with the cosy glow from your lamps - ooh so lovely :-)
I hope you've got a restful week before the Barrington Court event!
See you soon,
Happy days,
Denise x

Hesta Nesta said...

I would have loved to have come to the fair. I am hoping I can make it down for next year and have a stand there if Elaine will let me!! I bet you all had a great time, it looked lovely, and hopefully we will meet up again soon.
Jo xx

Katie said...

Hi Lizzie! Sounds like the fair yesterday was rather fab. Glad to hear that a little thing like snowy/frosty conditions doesn't dampen the enthusiasm of lovers of all things vintage! Twas great to see you on Sunday...and thank you for buying the little candlesticks. I'm very glad they've found such a nice home! Katie x

Trixie@ the vintage bothy said...

Hi Lizzie
It was a fab event & I was lucky to be next to you. I didn't manage to take any pics, as I was single handed!
I think Elaine & Mark did a fantastic job.
Tracey x

Pan said...

Sounds like another great day - I love the vintage jewellery in the photo.

Corinne Phillips said...

What a busy weekend you have had. Sounds fab! Corinne x

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments, still recovering after a busy old time! xx

menopausalmusing said...

I should think you ARE recovering, two fairs in two days, YIKES! Well done for doing them though, they are such wonderful events.

BusyLizzie said...

Pan, tried to leave a comment on your blog. The big red phishing warning is still coming up. Lizzie

Sheila said...

I wish i could have went, it looked so good! I love your pics and everything looks so nice.

Cowboys and Custard Mercantile said...

Whatever you are on.. I want some please! Your boundless energy and enthusiasm for your craft and business is inspirational!
I suppose the more you do..the more you do!
Would love to have been a visitor at the Village Hall..always nice to be a punter for a change. Looks like it was a wonderful event.
Michele xx