Just off the beaten track in Norfolk is a hidden gem of a village called Heydon. There is the most fabulous village hall there which was built as a first world war army hut. It was the perfect setting for a vintage fair. Scrubbed wooden floors, vaulted ceilings and a small wooden stage. Yesterday we gathered there for the second Little Vintage Lover fair. What fun I had. A fabulous setting, friends came to say hello, the Bun family had a wonderful time exploring and I was beside Teena and Tracy and Craig, what more could you ask for a great day out.
Here' s Zoe, who organises Little Vintage Lover with her sister, waiting to greet all the people who came.
Fi's stall minded by her lovely daughter Flo. She makes amongst other delights the most beautiful little girls dresses.
Zoe was a lovely new face at the fair who sat opposite my stall. When I finally went to look at the gorgeous stanley with his scarf he had been sold. Gggrr. Good for my purse though.
Teena and I shared tables and our wares complimented each others really well as we were told quite often throughout the day. Luckily we are drawn to quite different era's and colours so it was like a walk from the 30's to the 70's.
Just a brief back view of Tracy and Craig in action selling their stunning vintage dresses and fabrics.
It was the most perfect day.
At the first Little Vintage Lover fair Teena and I also had our stalls next to one another. In between the selling and the cake eating we filled in the gaps with a hefty dose of chat and it was very good chat indeed. You could say we hit it off from the start really. We had both had an idea that needed someone to share it with and now we knew we had found that person. We both wanted to bring makers markets to Norfolk. Vintage fairs are starting to take off, but there is nowhere as yet to showcase original and fun design which is created out of a real passion. Now there will be. We've called our joint venture Pick 'n' Mix Makers Markets and have set the date for the first fair on Saturday 12 December.
There's been a lot going on behind the scenes to get us this far. Now we have the Pick 'n' Mix Makers Market blog all up and running, stalls are filling up and there are still quite a few jobs to get done to say the least, but there's always time for chat and play.