As the Christmas Fair is just 3 weeks away on Saturday 3rd December, we thought you'd like to know who will be having stalls. You are certainly in for a treat with the following superb sellers displaying their wonderful wares!
Jayne Soule - Country Cottage Chic Michele Chivers - Cowboys & Custard Louise Taylor-Bowen Sue Lee - Penny Choo Jacquie Robinson - Kitty's Charlotte Hammick - The Handmade Lampshade Company Sarah Rowlands - Vintage Notebook Ray Warner - Thomas Etty Esq. Lucy Przeleska - Lucy Bloom Viv Sliwka - Hen's Teeth Woo Gilchrist - The Devil Makes Work Clare Powell - Daisy Darling Maud Lomberg - Beyond France Jayne Trotman - Slimbridge Soaps Helen Roskell Niki Fretwell - Nostalgia Becky Beasley - Alice & The Thimble Claire Moraldo - Made In Pixieland Donna Flower Alison Lidbetter - Bramble & Bloom Heather Lawson - Hellish Designs Karen Pomeroy - Floriane Gertie Strahl - Treutmade Emma Boyne - Box Mad Hen Pinnington - Hen House Katie Powell - Textile Treasure Seeker Gemma Faithful - Faithfull's Quality Baking Corinne Phillips Dorothy Stiven Suzie Johnson - The Wool Sanctuary Stephen & Judy Newman - All Things Vintage & Beautiful Lesley Loach - This 'n That Elaine Jones - Kitsch & Curious Leonore Holder - International Quality Kitsch Jo Ross - Hesta Nesta Sally Hall - Sal's Snippets Lizzie Van Hasselt - The Washerwoman Daniella Segal - Acorn & Will Sallie Ead - Lucia's Red Roses Amanda Stanbury - Shabby Chick Louise & Amanda - Vintage Inspirations Philippa Bowes Beverley Jones - The Muddy Dog Company Caroline Zoob Jenny Barnett
We hope that you are looking forward to next Saturday's V&H Textile & Fashion Fair! Just to whet your appetite for all thing fabricy, fashiony & funky, here is a list of the exhibitors at this event.....
There is barely a fortnight to go until the next V&H event on Saturday 4th June & we are so looking forward to welcoming our regular stallholders as well as lots of new & exciting stalls to the fair.
After the success of last year's fair we have decided to move the fair to the larger venue of the Chipping Sodbury Town hall so that we could accommodate the demand for stalls & all of the visitors too.
This year we will have over 30 stalls brimming with lovely goodies. Stallholders include vintage fabric & haberdashery dealers Donna Flower, Liz van Hasselt & Sal's Snippets, textile artist Viv Sliwka, knitting expert Suzie Johnson (from the Kirstie's Homemade Home TV series), fabric designer Sarah Hardaker, the sewing kit company Clothkits, Handmade Living Magazine & many more including dealers in vintage textiles, vintage fashion & accessories & re-purposed clothing.
Entrance to the event is free and refreshments will be available all day in our Vintage Tearoom with teas, coffees & home made cakes served on pretty vintage china.
With just a week to go, the cogs of the Vintage & Handmade enterprise have been whirring that little bit faster and there is a discernible buzz of activity coming from our wonderful team of members who are all doing their bit to get ready for the Spring Fair on Saturday April 9th.
It has been busy here too at The V & H HQ, making sure that we keep the publicity machine stoked, as without the help from the glossies we cannot be complacent and just expect folk to turn up on the day. Every little whisper helps and the magazines have done us proud again with a mention in these various publications.....our faithful friends and supporters BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine who will be attending the fair in person, a nice mention in Bath and Bristol Magazine, The Boundary Magazine, Sodbury Gazette, Parish Magazine.. and numerous websites..... Family Soup, Where Can We Go, Vintage Network, UK Handmade, Sodbury Online..
Illustrated above is the lovely mention we have in the Vintage Issue of Antiques Explorer, a paper with a huge circulation amongst the antiques trade. So with all this fabulous publicity we hope to draw a bumper crowd to this next fair. We will have copies of this magazine available for you to take away for free - look for it in the tea room upstairs.
There will be a fine variety of stalls including our regulars... Donna Flower, Lizzie Van Hasselt, Daisy Darling, Sal's Snippets, Hen's Teeth, HenHouse, Acorn and Will, Country Cottage Chic, Cowboys and Custard and many many more, with some exciting new members joining us such as Vintage Inspirations, Hesta Nesta and Beyond France.
Our stirling team will be serving endless cups of tea and cake throughout the day .. and best of all.. admission is FREE as is parking in Chipping Sodbury. Hope to see you there!
Most of you are probably like us....we have loads of "stuff" that we are hanging onto but would like to clear out - too good to give away but not quite right for our shops/fairs/websites. It's time for a Spring Clean!
We have been wondering how to clear out some of this clutter - not too keen on car boot sales, don't have enough parking to have a sale at home....so we came up with the idea of holding a Vintage Jumble Sale at the village hall in Rangeworthy (the venue of the first V&H Fair!) - we want the Jumble to be vintage & not just general household stuff. Prices will be "Cheap & Cheerful" so people can come along & find a bargain & we end up with some empty space at home. We have some of your favourite vintage dealers signed up already!
We have booked the hall for Saturday 5th March - we can accommodate about 18 stalls (6 foot tables). It will be a half day event - 11am - 3.30pm as we have to be out by 5pm & it means nobody has to get up at the crack of dawn to get there!
As our usual Tea Team are at university becoming very clever & educated, the ladies of the Rangeworthy WI have come to the rescue & will be selling tea & cakes to refresh you!
We have a few stalls still available, so if you would be interested or have any questions please contact either Jayne or Michele asap as space is limited!
Please note that this will not be like the Vintage & Handmade Fairs - but it will be a fun event & a chance to buy or sell a bargain!