Sometimes it is hard to decide how to post about fairs. Do you write a before or after account?
My problem this week has been that I have attended two very different fairs for the first time. It is not a lot of help to you (the potential customer/happy shopper) to hear about a marvellous event that you have just missed!
...... So, the purpose of this post is to make sure everyone knows about these two events & get them in the diary for 2012 now!
The Decorative Living Fair at Eridge Park (near Tunbridge Wells) is an annual event which takes place in May. The perfect month for this beautiful fair.
The above photos are of my stand, I should have taken more of other people's, but as I didn't know a lot of them I didn't have enough time to ask permission and introduce myself. (something I feel strongly about if one is going to use other people's images on the blog).
Su and Jill from The Blue Linen Cupboard had a stunning stall of French treasures....
This is Jacquie's stand (aka Kitty). I returned to several times to buy myself little treats. Sadly couldn't persuade Mr W that we needed the glorious green kitchen cupboard!
It was the detail and finishing touches that made this stand special.
Outside the scene was breathtaking...Beyond the marquee's and outdoor stands was this view!
The outdoor stalls were full of gorgeous garden furniture, plants, Linens, flower pots and of course a cafe where one could purchase refreshments to enjoy in the outdoor seated area.
At the end of a fantastic day at Eridge, it was time to bundle all my stock into the van and head West to here.....
Another stunning location for a Textile fair.
A selection of the stands from the Avalon Textile and Decorative Fair. It really was the most amazing location for an event. The 14th century Abbey Barn looked incredible, it was hard not to look up at the roofspace (instead of concentrating on setting up the stand!)
The strings of lighting were perfect to illluminate the space. The stalls were of the highest quality, from buttons and trimming to sumptuous beaded evening wear.
..from cupboards, mirrors and yachts!
I do not know if there is to be another event at this location, so all I can say is watch this space and I will let you know!