Setting up went really well although it did take all day, a tweak here, a tweak there, moving and swopping of props to achieve the look we were happy with. Three of us sharing a table required a considerable amount of planning. Having a stand in the corner of a room we were able to utilise every single inch - and that we did. We used shelving, suitcases, vintage cake stands, driftwood, contorted willow branches and even a what not to display our wares. Betty and Violet put in an appearance although Betty had to don a vintage garment to preserve her modesty as she was sporting only a necklace!
Violet was adorned with Gill's lovely nuno felted shawls and scarves.
Gill Pinkney's colourful quirky felt accessories
Gill Wilds driftwood fish and bird hangings
my vintage inspired cuffs and corsages nestling in a tiny tattered suitcase with dried hydrangea heads to compliment the colour palette
Four busy days followed, lots of people shopping for Christmas gifts for friends and family. We all were supported by visits from friends and family making it an enjoyable experience all round. The hard work preparing, setting up and taking down was all worth it. Lots of cake, mince pies (warmed on the radiator behind us!) tea and sweeties helped us get through the event.
The Letters have been read......... coming soon Jayne x