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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

What a day ...

 ... they had at the Vintage at the Village Hall Pop-up Fair,
in the lovely town of Blandford
 An array of artfully arranged goodies set up outside by 
Lizzie - The Washerwoman and several others,
tempting buyers into the imposing Corn Exchange,
the fantastic venue chosen by organiser Elaine of Ted and Bunny.
 All of the stalls were beautiful, 
with creative displays, offering something for every lover of vintage.
The doors opened at 10am and the waiting queue soon filled the hall.
Cards by VJ

 VJ chatted with old friends and new ...
including the lovely duo Lazy Daisy and Vanilla Squirrel,
and the irrepressible 'Willie', dressed to impress and full of fun ...
(thank you so much for my DVD Willie!)
She also met the gorgeous and talented Kelly-Marie,
 whose ethereally beautiful blog, 'A Harem of Peacocks', 
 was one VJ's first favoured blogs and has remained a firm favourite ever since.  
Truly original cushions, softies, bags and brooches made by Swimmer
VJ fell for a cute little croc that will be delivered to a friend's little boy at Christmastime.
 Jelly Jam's stand was awash with her trademark pretty pastel makes.
Amazing textile artist Willapark showcasing fabulous little textile collages
Pearl Lowe was signing her new book,
the crochet workshop was very popular
 and lots of cakes were provided by the busy ladies in the tea shop.
Vintage Jones with an eclectic mix of gardenalia and Autumnal themed goodies.

There were so many other wonderful stalls, 
but sadly not enough time to take photos of them all.

Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful fair Elaine.



29 comments:

ted and bunny said...

it was so lovely that you joined us with YOUR fabulous stall.
Please may I copy some of your pics, I didn't have time to take any as nice as these
x

YeamieWaffles said...

There's so much awesome random things here Jane, I'd love to visit and have a really good search through!

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

I think we shall be going on about it for while yet....Once again...I thought it was really great...!
Did'nt get back to say ciao! HeHe!
I was pulled this way and that, did'nt know which way to turn...But! I held onto my pink basket!!! :>).

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Ooooh...I would have broken myself here..so many lovely things!! Wonderful...thanks for posting the pictures, what a place :) xx

Ethel Johnson said...

So inspiring... love your card/brooches, thanks for sharing. xx

rusty duck said...

VJ, your cards are gorgeous!

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

So lovely to see you and I love your hair suits you!!
bestest d xx

Greenorchid said...

Goodness what a gathering... wish I lived a bit closer! Maybe next year I'll have an adventure and come down in Maud.. Cx

Vix said...

I love Pearl Lowe! x

the vanilla squirrel said...

Thank you so much for my furry purchase..... lovely to catch up with you again( didnt ignore each other this time- he he!)..... Hope to see you soon E x

Rose H (UK) said...

Sigh, I DO so wish I could have been there too M. Looks like a fantastic day :o)
Rose H
xx

amanda peters said...

Looks like you all had a good day....

Red Rose Alley said...

Look at all these treasures! It sounds like you had a great day with your blog friends. I love the section for the kids. I remember how much my children liked all these little goodies. I would loved to have browsed through all the isles of wonderful stuff.

Happy October!

Love,
~Sheri

Things and Thoughts said...

Really very beautiful stalls Marina!If only could visit it...Jelly's Jam stand is so inviting...You must have had so fun!!!

gillyflower said...

Must have been a great fair with all those wonderful goodies and talented people - very hard to come away empty handed I would imagine!
Gill xx

Maria said...

Oh am checking in on you Mrs VJ as I have called in on Miss Daisy and Missy Squirrel....how lovely to meet and greet each other in this wonderful venue..Smiling at Willie being among you all with his pink basket!!....LOVE all the wonderful stalls....Am a going to pop in me wish book to try and visit one of these old days....Hugs and kisses Maria x

vintageandart said...

What a lovely time you would have had, and what beautiful things to choose from. Love the doyley apron and the textile collages.

Alessandra said...

thank you for sharing this pics : I think it has been wonderful!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

greenthumb said...

So many lovely things, bet you had a great day.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

It looked fab, fab, fab! :) x

Barbara said...

I can’t believe I missed this – it all looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the ‘photos at least I can pretend I was there!

Streetcomber said...

How lovely to have so many bloggers in one place. It sounds like a brilliant event.

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time at the fair. Looks to have been lots of interesting stuff. Loving the textile collages, they are just gorgeous! Have been checking out the Willapark blog, thanks for sharing!

Tammy Chrzan said...

Im afraid if I went somewhere with those stalls I would come home very poor!! Id want one of everything!!
I hope you have a good week,
Tammy xx

freckleface said...

I love Jelly Jam's stall, how cute. It's always lovely to catch up with old friends at these affairs isn't it? xx

Kristie Franklin said...

Marina,

What a jam packed FUN filled day it must have been. There are so many vintage items to choose from! I love your cards...they are so darling!

I hope you had a great day and sold a lot of pretties so that you could buy more pretties...some to keep and some to sell. :-)

elegancemaison said...

Hi Marina - thanks for your comment on Birthday Boy. Sorry that I didn't get to Elaine's fair. I was really disappointed because I had to cancel as we were double booked with a two day fair of G's. And now I'm unexpectedly in Australia visiting and helping out with family over here so had to cancel another two fairs. But I shall be at North Cadbury in November - never fear!Cx

Delia Ryder said...

Thank you for your lovely comment. It looks like it was a fantastic day I have been viewing all the photo's etc on facebook :-) dee x

Busy Lizzie said...

Lovely post of a great day. Lizzie x