Monday, 19 March 2012

A sunny Mother's Day in The Woodford Valley at The Artisan's in Spring Fair

We had the Artisan's in the Spring Fair, our third fair and had a very sociable time with some returning visitors. The cold start did not deter early visitors with the bright spring sun soon lighting the valley. This fair we were joined by two new stall holders, Elaine with painted furniture and lovely objects for interiors and Tanya with button inspired brooches and rabbits and Imogen's lino cut greetings cards. Here are a selection of photographs from the Fair:

Camelia with vintage linens, handmade and a pretty collection of objects

John Gustard showing his portrait skills (one to be shown later), lovely cards from paintings and talking about his art classes around the Salisbury area

Anne-Marie of Sky Blue showing her creative knitting and sewing skills and vintage accessories

 Elaine with hand -painted furniture and ceramics

Jane from Kiss The Book with beautifully co-ordinated items and books

Caroline's lovely jewels with semi precious stones

Unfortunately I don't have any photographs I took of Tanya's stall and the cakes but will try to find one and include later. I have a brooch which I bought and will photograph and include later.

I was delighted with my finds and something very special to me which can be seen on Camelia's blog later.

Most importantly it was lovely to meet so many lovely people and we all have our stories. One delightful lady who bought a pretty initialled handkerchief, was educated in a former Suffragette founded school in Edinburgh and told me about the laundering and starching of the school uniforms and how the girls were educated in laundering. Another lady who bought a tablecloth talked about the pride she took in presenting linen at its best and removing stains, I can identify with this. I could go on, we have so much to learn from others.
Perhaps for me, the most memorable moment was when a lovely lady arrived with her elderly mother whose memory was fading. She was very caring and compassionate towards her mother who was very spirited. My husband commented that he was sure she could tell many a story.
I hope everyone had a Happy Mother's day.

A rest now and a few more sleeps to the Artisans fair in September. Have a good spring and summer from at the Artisans.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Wishing you Happy Mother's Day from The Artisans

If you are out for lunch, or would like a 'run out in the car'and would like a browse and afternoon tea you will be made most welcome at The Artisan's Spring Fair.

It promises to be an inspiring collection of books, handmade and vintage finds, small furniture, jewels & more. Cakes & tea are served all day from 11-4pm at the Woodford Village Hall, near Salisbury. The details on how to find us are on our previous blog.

Whatever you are doing for Mother's Day have a lovely one and fingers crossed the sun might shine.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Only nine more sleeps before The Artisans in the Spring Fair

Spring is upon us if today has anything to go by. A very warm day with a drying wind, a promise of the days to come. We are all busy getting ready for the fair (a few of us having the odd crisis whilst others are up together). Jane where are you............. I am the former! Cards and emails to send, cards & pressies to buy, parties to organise, oh, and then work!
However, weekends are bliss; a time to catch up with life..... & a few jobs that need to be done
Have a lovely week.