It's official.. well even more so now.. The Western Daily Press have done us proud again and we have a mention in today's Antiques supplement.
So no excuses.. write it down on your calendar now and tell your friends.. The Original Vintage & Handmade Textile Fair is a week today, that's July 3rd at Chipping Sodbury Old Grammar School Buildings from 10.00 a.m - 4.00 p.m..Free admission.. Just look for the bunting.
There will be swathes of beautiful vintage textiles, haberdashery, textile art, wonderful cushions, buttons and beads, vintage clothes, designer fabrics, ribbons and lace, French linens to name but a few .. oh.. and not forgetting some much needed refreshments with home made cakes, strawberries and cream and the nations favourite drink.. Tea !!
Hope to see you there with some sunshine for company.
It does seem crazy to be thinking about Christmas in June, but with our fairs we work for months beforehand - planning, preparing, advertising & promoting, so with a bit (actually A Lot!) of help from Mr Cottage in the technical department, we have designed a new postcard for the 2010 V&H Christmas Fair.
I hope that this post doesn't come over all "Grumpy Old Woman" but it's something I need to get off of my chest & air out.
Recently we have been made aware that there are a few new fairs setting up which are promoting themselves as Vintage & Handmade Fairs. We just wanted to let our visitors & stallholders know that none of these have anything to do with us - they are not our fairs, nor have we given them permission to use our name. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to make any difference.
I am all for enterprise & of course anyone can hold a fair, but why not try & be original?
When Michele & I first came up with the concept for our fairs we thought long & hard about a name. When we settled on Vintage & Handmade we searched the internet just in case anyone else was using it as we wanted to be original, be identified & not step on anyone else's toes or poach someone's business name. It wasn't being used so we were able to register it for our own use.
I suppose that we should feel a little flattered that our fairs have inspired others to follow suit, but why, oh why not at least come up with their own name? Jayne (taking Grumpy hat off now....)