Happy - friendly - busy - buzzing - fun!! I think that covers it.
When I walked through the doors early in the morning to start my 'helping' for the day, the place already looked like a cheery beehive, with stands being set up, balloons being blown up and gorgeous home made scones and cakes being piled up and the happy chatter of old friends and new. Already we knew the signs were good for a successful fair - which indeed it was - and all credit to our friend Celia Thomas of KT Miniatures who'd had the great idea of combining the very best of miniature artisans and vintage/antique traders at one fair, together raising funds for CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young - and organizing the event.
|Traders have a quick scurry round to look at colleague's stands before we open.|
The generosity of traders and visitors was something special and an incredible amount, just over £800, was raised for the charity. I spent most of my day helping to man the KT Miniatures stand so I'm sorry there aren't many photos to share and only managed one small purchase, a super Clarice Cliff plate handpainted by Victoria Fasken. The rain rained....and rained...and rained but our lovely visitors still came and asked if there was any chance at all if this 'one off' fair could be run again as they'd enjoyed it so much.......we passed the message on.
|Wonderful flowers and plants by Jan Southern - The Flower Lady|
|Part of KT Miniatures stand where Celia combines vintage with unique handmade items with the pre-loved look|
|Linda Bright paints 1950s/60s dolls houses with in-period flowers etc. bringing to life old but much loved houses.|
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