It was an early start for me considering it was a Sunday. Despite the terrible weather urging me to stay snuggly in bed, I had an important date.
Today was the day of the Blighty Boutique Vintage and Handmade Fair at Hatton Park Village Hall. Mother and daughter team, Carolyn and Amy, have organised several of these fairs now, always with a large donation to their chosen charity, and they attract stall holders and visitors from miles around. The last fair had over 800 visitors.
In addition to lots of fabulous stalls selling gorgeous vintage and handmade collectables, there is always a vintage styled tea room which is very popular, as all the delicious cakes are handmade.
My friend Ali from Felicitations Vintage had a table laden with her gorgeous china and homewares ..
and the next stand was a huge temptation with these lovelies ….
It was tough, but I resisted the urge to buy, hearing Mr Daisy’s voice in my ear ‘another old tin dear?’.
The lovely Lyndsey, owner and very talented creator of ElsieSparrow had an utterly gorgeous stand formed from an old bicycle, a fabulous old painted kitchen table and some wooden crates … such creative style showcasing her beautiful handmade items.
I already have a lovely Elsie Sparrow large purse that I use to store my Sat Nav, modelled on Betty, Vintage Scoops ice cream van and I love it …
So today I had to get a little companion for her … just had to buy one of these cute purses, so perfect for my phone, or for make up in my handbag or just for looking at and admiring and stroking!
The cake stall and tea room was bulging with the most gorgeous cakes including my favourite millionaire shortbread …
and this moist gooey chocolate cake (must get the recipe from Carolyn!)
Very very nearly came home with this teapot and mirror (love), next time eh?!
But I did come home with this sweet little cup posing as a pin cushion! The pin cushion is no more, but the little cup will be used in my photographs – can you imagine a beautiful pink and gold cake sitting in it?!
Hope you have had a lovely weekend, I certainly have, Daisy Cupcakes