Wednesday, 8 May 2013

All the fun of the garden fair...

We had a lovely time at the Bishops Waltham Garden Fair at the weekend.  It was held at the beautiful Wintershill Hall, a proper period drama mansion surrounded by sweeping lawns and spectacular shrubbery.

After mocking up our stand in the garden the previous day we were like a well oiled machine once we'd got to our spot.  With a lot of help from our trusted team mate Norms and a good strong cup of tea courtesy of the St Johns ambulance ladies we quickly constructed our pop up shop, complete with vintage frame signage, shabby chic furniture and a cacophony of cushions.

Once the gates opened at ten there was a steady flow of people until tools down at four.  The plant stalls were super popular (particularly because of the promise of sunshine to be had the following day) and the combination of tasty treats, interesting homeware and trinkets from the other stallholders and us proved irresistible.

There was fun to be had at the falconry display too.  Any excuse to put on a big pair of gloves and hold an owl.  The team were brilliantly deadpan as the birds swooped and whirled and refused to do what they were told.

As always the face painting stall had the biggest queue, producing butterflies, puppies, tigers and pirates (and the odd tiny tear stained face when it all got a bit much).

At the end of the day we packed up in no time having had a great day gossiping and eating cake and selling a lot of Erica's new greeting cards (which pleased her no end and will be appearing on the site soon).  A good day was had by all and we thoroughly recommend it if you're around next year.