I had a great day at the Let’s Do Vintage at Christmas Fair at Sandwich on Sunday. There was a real festive atmosphere with carols and Christmas songs playing and home-made mince pies on sale at the tea-bar! I met some great people among the stall holders and learned loads of useful tips for ‘stalling out’. The goods on offer were, as expected, amazingly diverse and unusual, and included hand-made cards and jewellery, as well as Vintage of every ilk from Cloche Hats to Stone Hot Water Bottles and everything in between.
Sadly the photo is a little blurred but this was my display and I received a number of compliments about the Christmas touches – one shopper wondered if one of my little tin decorations was actually Victorian but I had to disappoint him and explain that it came from a well-known supermarket!
Thanks to friends and family who took the time to call in and give me their support – it was greatly appreciated! And last, but not least, enormous thanks to my husband for lifting and carrying and keeping a smile on his face, even when all the bolts came off the trolley and the wheel fell off on the way from the car park!
Prepping for ‘The Fair’ has consumed every waking moment since I decided to give it a go and, truth be told, many a moment in the middle of the night when the seemingly never-ending ‘To Do’ list wouldn’t stop reeling through my mind, but the whole experience was hugely enjoyable and I learned a great deal of what to do and what not to do (including tightening those bolts) for the next one!