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.