Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Jewellery and preparations...

We try our best to get a great mix of stallholders at our Vintage in a Teacup fairs and have been on the hunt for a vintage jewellery stallholder for this weekend's fair for sometime.  So we were over the moon to find Margo, at a flea market recently, who sells the most beautiful vintage and costume jewellery!  We snapped her up quick and are delighted that she will be joining us at the fair in St Agnes on Saturday!  You're sure to find the perfect something to jazz up your Christmas outfit, or a sparkly gift for a loved one at Margo's stall!

Preparations are continuing at pace for the fair and we cannot wait to enjoy another Vintage fair, and our first with a Christmas twist!  

We were so lucky to find a box full of Vintage decorations on a recent 'Treasure Hunt' and I am so excited about putting them up at the fair, in place of our usual bunting!  There's tacky tinsel, paper honeycomb balls, a Merry Christmas banner, a couple of small Christmas trees and some lovely little vintage baubles!!  We've also found some bunches of wonderfully vintage plastic holly and berries - they really make me smile, as well as some vintage paper streamers!


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Vintage in a Teacup with a festive twist

We're really looking forward to our next Vintage in a Teacup fair on Saturday 10th December at St Agnes Methodist Church Hall, British Road, St Agnes from 10.30am - 3.30pm! I'm going to be like a child waiting for Christmas with anticipation for this one; most definitely my most favourite time of the year, I can't wait to see what vintage, festive treats our stallholders will be offering! I'm planning on doing all my Christmas shopping at the fair!

The stallholders you can look forward to are:

Edith Gray - Vintage homewares, textiles and painted furniture
Blue Duck Gallery - Vintage gifts and furniture
Children's Hospice South West - Vintage donations and knitted gifts
Le Shed - Vintage homewares and clothes
Sue Dove - Vintage homewares
Millies Attic - Vintage homewares
Julie Rae - Vintage homewares and jewellery
Tiny Vintage - Vintage children's clothes and toys
Donkey in the Goatshed - Handmade accessories from vintage and recycled materials
Pink Peppercorn Vintage - Commercial Vintage and Preloved clothes
Holly Young Hats - Vintage inspired millinery and accessories
Virginia's - Vintage homewares
Two Little Birds - Vintage clothes and homewares
The Rag Bag - Handmade crocheted gifts from vintage and recycled materials
Pumpkinwoo - Artwork from vintage materials
Dig For Victory - Homegrown vegetables and handmade garden accessories
Kitsch Attic - Uniquely restored furniture
Violet Loves Vintage - Vintage homewares
Roses Round My Door - Vintage-inspired gifts and accessories

And as well as all these lovely stallholders, there will be a Very Vintage Tearoom, in aid of Children's Hopsice South West, offering a yummy selection of festive treats and refreshments.

We really hope to see you there!!

PS. For all the pictures of our last fair please visit our Vintage in a Teacup Facebook Page

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Not long now...

What a fun week we're having getting ready for the fair...putting up more signage...a visit to the hall...lots of emails...lots of painting...and lots enjoyment preparing to decorate the hall! Yes...the bunting is coming out again; ooo I do love a room covered in bunting!
We've also been and met the lovely ladies at The Good Cornwall Guide, who have written a fantastic piece about the fair on their website. We must say a huge thanks to Melodie!
And now I must tell you about the last of our stallholders who will be joining us on Saturday! We're really looking forward to welcoming along Pumpkinwoo with her unique selection of vintage inspired pictures and cards; as well as her husband with his Dig For Victory stall selling a delicious selection of homegrown vegetables and bird food. We'll also be joined by the fabulous Sal's Snippets and her stunning selection of vintage materials; as well as Sarah Perry and her beautifully unique ragbags and brooches made from vintage and recycled materials. We're also very pleased to be joined again by the lovely Julie Rae and her lovely collection of vintage homewares. Last up is Children's Hospice South West, with their stall of vintage donations, sales of which will help to raise money for the Precious Lives Appeal.
And of course we cannot forget the fabulous tearoom which will have a beautiful selection of homemade cakes (many of which will be made by our lovely stallholders) and hot and cold drinks on offer, also raising money for the Precious Lives Appeal.
So all in all the Methodist Church Hall is going to be pack full of all things vintage!! It should all make for a fantastic way to spend your Saturday; we really hope that you can join us!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Back with another update!

Less than a week to go and we're getting very excited now at Vintage in a Teacup HQ! We've been out putting up more signage today and are continuing to spread the word about the fair. It's lovely to hear that so many people are planning to come along!
And for those of you that will be joining us, let me tell you about some more stallholders who will be filling the hall with vintage loveliness! First up for today's post then, Roses Around My Door, with their stunning selection of vintage inspired handmade crafts, including lace jewellery, bags, purses and other accessories. We're also really pleased to be joined by Kitsch Attic and their completely unique, renovated antique and abandoned furniture and lamps. Our next stallholder is Virginia's of Launceston with her truely beautiful selection of vintage homewares, furniture and linens. And we'll also be joined by Sue Dove and her completely unique hand stitched and painted creations.

I'll be back soon with more stallholders and more fair updates; we're going to be busy preparing to decorate the hall, and I can't wait to show you a bit of what we have instore.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Stallholders and Signs...

I'm keeping my fingers very tightly crossed (and whilst typing - this is no mean feet) that this post is much more of a success than the previous two! I hope that this works!!
*** Update***
No it doesn't seem to be playing ball again, and we've another blog post with terrible spacing and which I have problems linking to! Sorry!! At least I can show you a picture!
So I might as well get straight to it and tell you about some more stallholders. We're so pleased to have 16 beautifully vintage stallholders at the fair, so there are lots more to introduce you to!
Next up to tell you about then are our friends Fran and Amber from the Blue Duck Gallery with their mix of vintage painted furniture, gifts and homeware. Also joining us are Le Shed; fresh faced from opening their new shop in Newquay last weekend, Le Shed have a beautiful selection of vintage homewares, china and linens. We're also excited to be welcoming along Holly Young Hats and her totally unique and vintage inspired handmade fascinators and hair accessories. And last up to tell you about today is Edith Gray (that's Mum and I) and our selection of vintage homewares, linens and furniture, and handmade pieces made from vintage materials.
I've still got so many exciting stallholders to tell you about but I will save those for next time! We're so pleased by the real mix of stallholders at this fair, that there definitely should be something for everyone! So don't forget to keep popping back for more stallholder updates.
We've been pretty busy today preparing some road signage to get people along to the fair. This is definitely a science and we have learnt quite a few lessons from our efforts at the last two fairs. First time, we had no where near enough signage and we only put it up the night before, so our visitors were getting lost and lots of people didn't know that the fair was on. At the last fair, we had some great 'A' board signage near the venue that attracted lots of attention but the signs we had prepared to run along the side of the road were far too small and people couldn't read them. So this time our signage is defintely bigger and better and it's going up tonight!!
So if you're in the area this coming week, look out for something a little like this...

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Oh no!!

Typical!!! Just as I promise daily updates about the fair and our stallholders, my computer gives up the ghost!
So our dear followers, I cannot fulfil my promise for a post every day; but I will be posting as regularly as I can with much longer posts to keep you abreast of all our news, and to keep you excited about all that's to come from next weeks fair!
So do please keep popping back here as often as you can and I will be back tomorrow!!
Ta ta for now!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Bigger and Better in St Agnes

(firstly apologies for the lack of pictures and terrible spacing in this post, Blogger does not seem to be playing ball today!)
We are so excited to be back in St Agnes next Saturday with another Vintage in a Teacup fair and with some fantastic vintage stallholders. And this fair should be bigger and better than our last as we have had to book extra space within the church hall to accommodate even more stallholders!
Over the next ten days I hope to whet your appetite for all things vintage, with lots of reasons to join us at the fair!
Please put us in your diary... (really go and do this now!)
Vintage in a Teacup, Vintage and Retro Fair
10.30am - 3.30pm
St Agnes Methodist Church Hall, British Road, St Agnes, Cornwall
Great, so with that done I shall get started by telling you about some of the fantastic stallholders that will be at the fair. In the absense of pictures today, please check out the links provided to see what our stallholders have to offer, they really are fantastic!!
First up, we're so pleased to be joined again by the very exciting and very cool Pink-Peppercorn Vintage and their selection of vintage clothes and accessories.
We'll also be joined by Tiny Vintage and their gorgeous selection of vintage children's clothes and toys, as well a few vintage clothes for us grown-ups to enjoy!
And last up to tell you about on the stallholder front for today is Naturally Heartfelt, with their unique selection of handmade jewellery, gifts and homewares all made from vintage materials.
So, that little lot should keep you happy for now and I shall be back tomorrow with more stallholders and perhaps a little something else to get you excited about the fair!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The St Issey Fair!

Well we really did have a fantastic day at Saturdays Vintage in a Teacup, St Issey! Once all the stalls were set up and ready, we opened the doors to a loud cheer from a long queue of people desperate to rummage amongst the vintage delights that lay in side the Village Hall - and they weren't disappointed! Our stallholders really did put on a fantastic spread!

This photo was taken right at the end of the day when things were slowing down, but we had a lovely flow customers throughout the day, many of whom shared a delightfully infectious appreciation for vintage! I really enjoyed chatting to people about the things they liked, the things had been hunting out for ages and the memories that some pieces at the fair helped to evoke!

And it was wonderful to see people, purchases in hand, leaving the fair with a huge smile on their face!

Our vintage tearoom was a great success again, raising a wonderful £126.43 for Precious Lives. A big thanks to our stallholders who donated a cake each and huge thanks to our Tearoom Team, without whom we really couldn't have run the fair! Thank you to Seamus, Mark and Deb (who is hiding in the background somewhere!).

If you couldn't join us on the day, here are some pictures of our stallholders and their stalls...
The Clock Boutique

Antique Teacup Candles

Alice's Tea Party

Millies Attic

Le Shed

Julie Rae

Precious Lives

Pink Peppercorn Vintage

Save the Children, Wadebridge Branch - Vintage Room


Kitsch Attic

So after a wonderful fair, there is not much to do now but look forward to the next one! And there is not long to wait. The next Vintage In a Teacup, Vintage and Retro Fair will be back in St Agnes, at St Agnes Methodist Church on Saturday 27th August from 10.30am - 3.30pm.

So keep popping back for more information on the stallholders that will be joining us!

Friday, 29 July 2011

It's all happening tomorrow!

I haven't much more to say other than - we really hope to see you at the fair tomorrow! Cannot wait!!!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

2 more days to go, 2 more days to go!!

Boxes are starting to be packed, final preparations are being made and thankfully, that 'To Do List' is getting shorter and shorter! It's so exciting to think that there are just 2 more days to go!

And so as promised I have one last glorious stallholder to tell you about; the wonderful Antique Teacup Candles who beautifully celebrate the 200 years of worth of English tea-drinking history through their... well... antique teacup candles! Each teacup candle is made using a fine antique teacup and 100% pure soya wax and organic essential oils for the candle; and each piece comes with a brief history. A perfect gift that can be used again! These beautiful pictures give you a little taster of what you can expect from their stall!


If you're planning on joining us on Saturday, there are a few bits of information that might help make your experience even more pleasurable! We'll be opening the doors at 10.30am and shutting up shop at 3.30pm.

In terms of getting to the fair, St Issey is relatively easy to find, on the A389 between Wadebridge and Padstow. There is a sign at the end of Gardeners Way (just off the A389) that will direct you to the Fair, so you shouldn't miss us. And for those of you with Sat Navs, the postcode for the Village Hall is PL27 7RN. You shouldn't need to worry about parking, with spaces for 70 cars at the hall.

And lastly, unfortunately St Issey does not have a cash point and many of our stallholders will only accept cash, so make sure that you bring plenty of pennies with you. The nearest cashpoints are at Tesco's in Wadebridge (4 miles) or Tesco's in Padstow (3 miles).

Really hoping to see you there!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

3 days to go...

Another day and another lovely stallholder to tell you about! We're very excited to welcome along Alices Tea Party who have a rather beautiful shop in Polruan and will be joining us with a delightful selection of tea-time china, rescued painted furniture and handmade accessories.

And we're not quite done yet on the stallholder front, I'm saving our last (but by no means least) stallholder for tomorrow's post. All in all we'll have 13 stallholders on the day, as well as our very Vintage Tearoom! Perhaps I'm being a little self-indulgent, but I can't wait to see the village hall full with all these vintage delights on the day!

Our week continues to be busy with preparations for the fair and another tick on the long 'To Do List' has been finishing off these blackboards for signage at the fair. Made from thrifted frames and a lick of blackboard paint, we're very happy with the results! Hope you agree!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

4 days to go!!

I am back today with news of another stallholder that will be joining us at the fair on Saturday. The wonderfully unqiue Clock Boutique. They revitalise old clocks by fitting them with electric workings and decorating them in the most stunning ways, making them just the thing for modern or vintage-styled homes alike! Here are just a couple of examples of clocks that will be adorning their stall.

And also having a stall at the fair is the Children's Hospice South West, who will be raising money for their Precious Lives Appeal with a stall packed full of vintage donations that they have received. We'll also be raising money for the Precious Lives Appeal through the fair's Vintage Tearoom which will be offering a selection of hot and cold refreshments and delicious homemade cakes! A great cause that we're very pleased to be supporting!

Meanwhile the preparations for the fair are continuing. We spent another day yesterday up and down the Cornish North Coast putting up more posters about the fair and enjoying taking in all the stunning views of little coves and beaches along the way! As well as lots of posters we also put up a couple of freshly made 'A' boards in St Issey and on the A39 at the St Issey turning; both thriftily made from some kitchen cupboard doors and some old paint! Simple yet (hopefully) effective!! What do you think?

Today we're back at base making up more signage for the fair and getting everything ready for the tearoom...embroidered tablecloths - check, cake stands - check, sugar bowls - check...

(Back tomorrow with news of more stallholders!)

Sunday, 24 July 2011

5 days and counting!

Well, with less than a week to go before the St Issey Vintage in a Teacup vintage and retro fair I am more excited than ever! And to get you just as giddy as I am, I am planning a post a day, with all our Vintage in a Teacup news!

So let's get started!! You couldn't possibly fail to get excited about these lovely pics from Lou at at Kitsch Attic who will be stallholder at the fair! Lou's stall will be packed full of her beautifully unique, renovated antique and abandoned furniture and lamps. All her pieces are original period furniture items that she's brought back to life with loving attention to detail.

We're also very excited to be joined by the fabulous Shabby Tiger Vintage who are making a big impact on the Cornish Vintage clothing scene in their new shop in Redruth. They'll be there with a huge selection of vintage ladieswear, menswear, accessories, footwear, homeware and children's clothes - you're bound to find something you'll fall in love with.

And another great addition to our list of stallholders will be Save the Children, Wadebridge branch. A fantastic cause with a fantastic selection of vintage clothes and homewares from their in-store vintage room. We're so pleased to be welcoming them along!

I can't believe that there are still more stallholders to tell you about as well, but I want to save them for another post! This really is shaping up to be a truly fantastic fair, even if I do say so myself!

Today's job...putting up more signage in and around St Issey to promote the fair!

Be back tomorrow, with more exciting updates!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Popping up the posters!

We've enjoyed a lovely day touring the beautiful North Cornwall Coast, putting up lots of posters to spread the word about the fair! If you're in the area, I hope you spot some!

Monday, 11 July 2011

So much to tell you!

Whilst I feel really bad for not posting on the blog much recently, I am so pleased that I have so much to tell you about the up and coming Vintage in a Teacup in St Issey on Saturday 30th July.

We have a fantastic list of stallholders joining us at the fair, you already know about Millies Attic and Pink Peppercorn Vintage and joining them are;

Edith Gray (that's us)...
...and their selection of vintage homewares, textiles and small pieces of furniture.

Julie Rae...
...and her wonderful selection of vintage homewares.

Le Shed...

...and their exciting and varied selection of vintage homewares.

Louise Hancock-Baxter from Virginia's in Launceston...

...and her stunning selection of vintage homewares, textiles and furniture. Louise also hires out a gorgeous selection of vintage china, so do make sure you visit her stall if you have a special occassion coming up!

...and many more, which I will have great pleasure in telling you about in another post!

I'm so looking forward to seeing all the stalls together in one big bunting strewn room, I think they're all fab and can't wait to have a rummage through everyone's stall!!

We've had the posters printed to promote the fair and tomorrows job is to start putting them all up! Can't wait!!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Popping by with an update...

With the new dates announced for up and coming Vintage in a Teacup Fairs, I just wanted to pop by to tell you about a few stallholders who will be joining us at the first of our dates in St Issey, Wadebridge on 30th July 2011.

The fantastic Pink Peppercorn Vintage will be coming along with their hugely tempting selection of Vintage clothing and accessories. And we'll also be joined by Wadebridge local, Millies Attic, with a beautifully unique selection of vintage homewares and accessories.

I hope to be popping back to tell you about lots more stallholders very soon.

Monday, 6 June 2011

New Dates

We've been away for a while but we are back with news of three more exciting Vintage in a Teacup, vintage and retro fairs!

So let's great straight to it...the dates are:

St Issey Village Hall, Gardeners Way, St Issey, Wadebridge

St Agnes Methodist Church Hall, British Road, St Agnes

SATURDAY 10th December 2011
St Agnes Methodist Church Hall, British Road, St Agnes

We're very excited and really hope that you can join us at each of the fairs. We'll be popping back lots over the coming weeks with more details of our July fair in St Issey, including details of all the fantastic stallholders that you can expect to see!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

What a lovely day!

It's hard to believe that the Vintage in a Teacup Vintage and Retro Fair was a week ago already! We had a truly fantastic day, which we shared with some incredible stallholders and some amazing volunteers!

We have so many thank you's to say; to Mark, Deb, Seamus, James, Tim, Leeanne, Anna and Shelley for all your help in the tearoom and on the day (we literally couldn't have done it without you); to Helen and Amber at Elements in Perranporth for our fantastic vintage hairdo's; to everyone that came along on the day and supported the fair and lastly, to our fantastic stallholders and their collections of vintage loveliness!!

Edith Gray

The Cornish Soap Deli and The Very Vintage Tea Company

Roses Around My Door

Precious Lives

Holly Young Hats

Naturally Heartfelt

The Blue Duck Gallery

Pink Peppercorn Vintage

Tiny Vintage

The Vintage Room

Julie Rae

And as well as all these lovely stalls, we also had a very vintage tearoom. Serving the most delicious cakes, donated by our stallholders and friends, the tearoom raised a wonderful £123.18 for the Precious Lives Appeal.

After such a great day, we can't wait to organise the next one!!! ...Watch this space (literally)!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Do come and find us

Hope you're all planning your trip to Vintage in a Teacup this weekend! Just to help you out I thought I would post a little map to help you find your way.

The Fair will be at St Agnes Methodist Church Hall, British Road, St Agnes, TR5 0YU from 10.30am - 4.30pm. There will be lots of signs dotted around the main roads in St Agnes to help you find the Methodist Church Hall on the day and just in case here's a little map to help you too...

View Larger Map

So you really have no excuses not to come now do you :-)! Hope to see you there!xx

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Holly Young's coming too

We're counting down the days now and I am so excited about the fair! I'm also excited to tell you about another stallholder who is coming along too; Holly Young makes the most beautiful and unique hats and fascinators, in a stunning mix of contemporary and vintage design.

Her beautiful collection of daintily elegant hats, facinators and headbands could be just what you need for a (Royal) wedding this summer.

Holly also offers workshops, so that you and your friends can learn to make your very own fascinator or hair accessory for your special occassions.

Really looking forward to seeing her stall on Saturday!