It was hard to tear myself away from my friend Deb Jackson's stand - she really does take the word 'miniature' to another level! If you can't get to see her work at one of the few fairs she attends, visit her website as the next best thing.
When I did tear myself away it was with an exquisite Christmas present to myself - a future heirloom!
The photographs of this tiny gipsy caravan really don't do it justice I'm afraid - it's only 1 1/2" long and about 1 1/2" high and beautifully detailed.
And inside is perfectly furnished and equipped and even more detailed.
Elisabeth Causeret has so many goodies I always want to purchase them all! Eventually I managed to choose just one, this lovely hand thrown stoneware bowl.
The Newton Wood stand was another where I was spoilt for choice....so many original and interesting pieces. I chose one of the super tools - a bit and brace - and wish I'd bought chisels too!
They'll be at The Thame Dolls House and Miniature Fair on 21st February so I may get the chance then. By the way, the list of fantastic artisans coming to Thame is up on the website - it's going to be a tremendous fair!
It was lovely to say hello to Andrea Theick and admire her work- I've been following her blog with great interest as she prepared for this show. By the time I got there all her pretty Christmas decorations had been sold!
David Ward's wonderful mice busy sewing, surrounded by vintage cotton reels, threads and buttons were totally captivating - this is where I run out of superlatives!
Great to see Trigger Pond back - looking forward to seeing them back at Thame as well.....couldn't get close enough to do more than wave at Julie Campbell as I peered over the shoulder of someone trying to decide which of her wonderful characters to buy......and Jain (Giddy Kipper) was busy too - I love her characters to bits as well....
I must stop or the blog will become the list I wasn't going to write........
Thanks to everyone who made it a great day.
Thank you for looking