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!