On a chilly Saturday morning we set off for Olney in Buckinghamshire to take part in the 2nd Olney Vintage & Handmade Fair organised by Ann & Trevor .... Ann was sadly absent and I missed our catch up chat especially as she has recently acquired some chooks and was patiently waiting for her first egg.
A lovely mix of sellers including some regulars like Sharon of Shabby Polkadots & Clover Cottage and Wend of Ticking Stripes were there and some new faces too and I'm not sure if they are fellow bloggers too ..... put your hand up and give us a shout if you are please !
Starting time was midday and there was a good queue forming with some peeps trying to sneak in early and once the doors opened it was all go. Word had obviously spread about the event and there was a wonderful buzz in the room .... it's great to see young and old alike coming to these events and thoroughly enjoying themselves. Deb over at Home Thoughts from Vintage Wants was next to me which did get confusing at times when 'Deb' was called out and we both looked up. Her sister did a magnificent job in the tea room and her cakes are to die for ..... chocolate, coffee, lemon drizzle ...... are you drooling yet???
I've told you previously about my grand entrance to the first ever fair that I did with these lovely people (arriving fashionably late with around 20 mins to set up) and since then I ensure that we arrive in plenty of time to set up and also to have a mooch around at all the lovely stalls before the public come in. My lovely blocks from Lajoni at Painting New Memories had their maiden outing and took pride of place in the centre of my table.
I was even asked if I was selling them though I have no idea what use they would be to anyone else !
We had a very good day sales wise so treated ourselves .... on the stall opposite sat this
Now who could resist them ?????
I certainly couldn't .... they are Sealyham Terriers by Mabel Gear
When I was googling for some information on her I came across this on a well known auction site and before I knew it I had pressed the bid now button ....
Mr Lala's birthday is in a couple of weeks and as a keeper of canaries and master to a naughty black cocker spaniel by the name of Ruby I thought it would make the perfect present.
She's been to the dog groomer today for a haircut, wash & brush up and now smells divine.