Tuesday, 22 June 2010

A Cozy Summer Fayre...

I was lucky enough to be invited to have a stall at a beautiful small event held in a private garden which raises funds for a very special children's charity. Chris Myers is such a talented and generous lady and has been hosting the fayres at her home for the past ten years. The day proved to be so inspiring and I left feeling positively uplifted by the overwhelming gathering of creativity all together in one garden!

It was just like a page out of Country Living magazine, quite simply one of the most gorgeous events I have participated in ~ the sunshine did help of course, but it was the friendly atmosphere and lovely stallholders who really made the day ~ along with the nicest customers you could wish to meet!

I had to order one of these signs for my workroom ~ very appropriate...

One of my latest creations...

My stall...

Chris serving refreshments ~ divine Swedish cookies and cakes baked by her friend Geraldine who came to visit especially...

I could have brought everything home with me from this stall ~ fabulous chippy painted furniture and kitchenalia...

Beautiful hand embroidered and printed textiles from Sue...

and lots of lovely goodies from Rosablue

A wonderful day out and an absolute pleasure to be a part of it ~ sadly, for the time being there are to be no more fayres here, but watch this space as I am sure that Chris and her talented friends will be cooking up some other ideas....

In my next post, I will share with you some of the lovely things I brought home with me...

Ali x


  1. beautiful fayre!!! love all your itemsas always xx

  2. That really looks like a wonderful event. I wonder how much I would have come home with?

  3. You are so lucky to be part of it, l am quite jealouse,the type of place l would like to be,your stall looks great have a good week hugs Pat.

  4. It does look like something out of a faerie tale, think I could bring everything home as well. Happy week!

  5. What a wonderful fayre, I think I would have spent the earth! Such a pretty event and you are right, straight out of Country Living magazine.
    Jo x

  6. oooooooooooh it just looks devine!

  7. Ooooh beautifully goooorgeous! I wish I was able to be part of it all hun...
    Sounds just up Tilly Rose's street!

    Lovely goodies...
    Karen x x x

  8. Oh that looks wonderful and HOW gorgeous was your stall?! I would have loved to have a look at all those goodies. Can't wait to see what you came home with.

    Mel xxx

  9. Wow, that really does look so good. So few lovely events like this about. Your stall looked great!

  10. That does look like a perfect spot to hold a fayre. Your booth looks absolutely gorgeous . I hope you did well and that the charity raised a lot of money.

    Chris sounds like a wonderfully giving person and her yard looks heavenly. I wish the fayre wasn't held so far away as I surely would have attended.

    I will be back to see what you brought home with you!

  11. It was so lovely to see you on Saturday Ali, I hope you had a nice day?

    I would love to know more about the lady who makes the signs (I think I need one too) and your lovely printed seed trays. Can you email me details please?

    D x

  12. Hi Ali... What a fabulous event, no better way to waste a summer day:-) I love that both your Grandmothers had such lovely wedding photos... what a treasure, and clever blog name. Thanks for sharing your day!

  13. Hello, The wonderful thing about Blogging is we can experience second-hand such events. I do love your Blog and the names Betty and Violet are both special to me. Violet is the name I would call my daughter if I ever had another one. And Betty is a character in my current book. xx

  14. What a beautiful event and how lovely to be part of it....
    Julie x

  15. What a lovely fair! However, it looks like the kind of event where I would have spent far too much money... ;-D

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog. Wishing you a lovely summer,
    Helena, The Swenglish Home

  16. How lovely... & great weather too... your stand was lovely :oD


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