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Sunday, 2 December 2012

My first Christmas Vintage and Handmade Fair

Sorry I've been absent for a while but November has been so very hectic. Some time back in early summer my vintage mad friend and I thought of a insane super idea to put our vintage obsession to use by holding a vintage fair. 

Well after months of planning our Christmas Vintage and Handmade Fair took place on Sunday 25th November. First we had to find the right venue. Then seeking out quality stall holders to take part took a lot of work - we wanted to get the right mix of vintage and handmade with lot's of variety. Marketing the event was spread over many months. As well as newspaper adverts and lots of social networking we hand delivered over 1000 leaflets locally door to door - out in the rain on Halloween two police officers looking out for misbehaving kids suggested we might be a little old for trick and treating!  

But finally the big day arrived, our lovely stall holders set up their wares and for a moment we panicked. Would anyone come?! Opening the doors to the public at 11am We needn't have worried as a steady trickle of curious people made their way into the hall for the very first vintage fair in the area.

By lunchtime the place was buzzing and there was a queue of people waiting to buy tea and cake in our cosy vintage team room run by Vintage Tea 2 You

Here's some of the vintage and handmade gorgeousness on sale...

After all the months of hard work our fair came together and it was such a fun day. Customers bought Christmas gifts, our stall holders were happy and we were exhausted!  

We're already dreaming of a summer brocante.......


  1. oh wow, it looks fantastic! well done you, it must be so nerve racking that moment when you open the doors!

  2. Looks like a great fair, Louise, so nice you all had a wonderful day !
    Nice week,

  3. I think I'd spend all my hard-earned pennies on lots of the gorgeous goodies from other stalls! How do you resists?!!



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