Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Back with another update

It seems like I've been away from the blog for ages, but that is not to say that lots hasn't been going on! Things have been incredibly busy with the fair, we've been putting up posters, handing out leaflets, planning the decorations for the day, getting our own stalls ready and I have lots of new stallholders to tell you about too!

Firstly, we're very excited to be welcoming along Vikki from Roses Around My Door and her beautiful collection of vintage inspired craft. She creates the most unusal vintage inspired lace jewellery, bags, gifts and accessories, I'm really looking forward to seeing her stall!

And another great addition to the fair will be Julie and her large selection of vintage pieces including vintage clothes, jewellery, accessories, china as well as some pieces of small furniture. Julie doesn't have a website that I can link you to so in the meantime, here is a cheeky pic of some of the things that will available from her stall at the fair.

...And there are still more stallholders to tell you about, but I will save that for another post!

Ta Ta for now!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

It's all in a good cause

As well as being a great excuse to get together with lots of like-minded vintage loving people, The Vintage in a Teacup, vintage and retro fair will also be fundraising for the Precious Lives Appeal, with all profits from the 'Vintage Tearoom' going to this great cause.

Here Ella Hendy from Children's Hospice South West, Precious Lives Appeal, explains what the money raised will go towards.

'Children's Hospice South West is the only organisation in the South West providing hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions.

'Through our two children's hospices - Little Bridges House in north Devon and Charlton Farm in North Somerset - we provide care and support for families with life-limited children. Sadly there are many children in Cornwall and Plymouth with illnesses which mean they will die in childhood. A third children's hospice - Little Harbour in Cornwall - will bring our special service closer to home for them, and enable us to support even more families throughout the region.

'The Precious Lives Appeal was launched in September 2007 to raise the £5million needed to build this new children's hospice near St Austell. So far over £4.4million has been raised, and it is hoped that Little Harbour will be a place for comfort for the whole family. As well as respite, emergency, and end of life care for sick children, the hospice will care for parents and well brothers and sisters so they can enjoy being together as a family in a homely environment. The special service offered by the hospice will also mean that families will be supported in bereavement and beyond - for as long as they need us.'

This is such a great cause, we really hope to raise lots of money for the appeal on the day.

Naturally Heartfelt

I'm very pleased to be back to tell you about another exciting stallholder at the fair. Stephanie from Naturally Heartfelt will now be joining us with her beautiful collection of artisan jewelry, inspired and created from a fusion of vintage and rare finds. She'll also be bringing along her upcycled journals made from recycled and reclaimed materials.

We're so excited by the selection of stalls that will be at the fair, and really can't wait to see everyone set up shop together. And I've more stallholders to tell you about soon - we are certainly filling up spaces fast.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A bit more besides

In my excitment to tell you all about The Very Vintage Tea Time Co yesterday I forgot to mention (huge apologies ladies) that Abby will also be selling her gorgeous collection of handmade organic and natural soaps from The Cornish Soap Deli.

And that's not all, they will be beautifully displayed on this fine piece of furniture, also for sale!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Very Vintage Tea Time Co

We are having great fun with the plans for the fair and one the benefits has definitely been meeting (in person or metaphorically speaking) lots of lovely like-minded ladies who are just as excited as we are about all things vintage!

A couple of those lovely ladies are Sarah and Abbey from The Very Vintage Tea Time Co who will be at the fair selling handmade vintage cake stands, soya wax tea cup candles and vintage tea sets. They have a gorgeous collection of pieces and we're really looking forward to seeing their stall.

They've also got a lovely blog too; do have a look!

Our pretty little poster

Anna has been working her magic again to produce the most beautiful poster to help us promote the fair. Its going to be so exciting to see these little beauties stuck up all over the place...

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Things we like...

In the words of Peter and Jane, here are a few 'Things we like' and a taste of what's to come from Edith Gray at the fair.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

What a to 'do'

We are continuing to work hard putting together the plans for the fair. It's pretty exciting (read scarey) to think that it is now officially happening NEXT MONTH!! I've got a few more stallholders to tell you about tomorrow but in the meantime I wanted to tell you about an exciting treat for my Mum and I on the morning of the fair.

Thanks to the lovely Helen at Elements Hair Salon in Perranporth, Mum and I will be flaunting some rather amazing vintage inspired hairstyles at the fair! I am so excited and am really looking forward to a bit of pampering before the chaos of the day!

So with this in mind I have been searching the internet for some inspiration...

From http://www.zimbio.com

From http://www.ehow.co.uk/

From http://caniwear.it/wiki/trendy-vintage-hairstyles/

Ooooo I'm so excited! What kind of 'do' would you go for?