Sunday, 23 November 2008

A magical day, of old values, warmth, and hands of friendship.....




























Nicky makes the most gorgeous soft toys, they are very polite, but they really like cake!!!






Carol had the most beautifully made hearts, and such pretty Gingham Heart cards, lots of lovely hand made pretties




Frances had the most wonderful vintage look, with such pretty vintage Dolly's......
What a wonderful day, (please click on the link 'Vintage Fair' to see all the amazing bloggers that were selling at the fayre). I have just shown a tiny peek of my neighbours beautiful tables, not really doing them justice!! There were so many more stunning tables!!
I must thank Frances for her large (so very useful, saved the day) brown bags...and the fact that she has as many crazy ideas as me!!! and a lovely daughter in law......
and also Carol for being one of the nicest stylish friendliest ladies I could ever wish to meet, plus her lovely family.
In all honesty every person there had a table full of the most wonderful finds, exciting new ideas, different gorgeous items...... you could never, never reproduce the atmosphere, friendship and excitement in the photographs that existed in the hall yesterday.
I want to say a thankyou a BIG thankyou to the wonderful people I met, the customers who said such nice things it made me teary, and so yet so happy. It was a day full of real values, real talent, and real friendship. A day that would never of happened for me without the support of my whole family, and my beloved daughter and wonderful husband.
May we all be blessed with a peaceful and restful week.
Love Lynn xxxxx

53 comments:

Marja Kristiina said...

Once again I'm at a loss for words, dear friend. Your talent and creativity and skill is nothing short of astonishing. If only I could have traveled over there to see the marvelous goodies for myself *sigh*

Months of hard work paid off, I'm sure. C'est vraiement magnifique!

I especially fell for the little rose, that was a stoke of genius, no less! Come the holidays, my home may display a few of those à la humble yours truly ;-)

Take care!

Sunflower said...

how beautiful and sweet. inspiring and just precious!! what a wonderful day you must have had. i'm so grateful you shared these photos with us and your thoughts about the fayre. i wish i could find shows like that to be a part of!!
debbie

Sea Angels said...

Merci mon ami !!
As for the rose...you are most welcome xxxxxxxx

Carol said...

Good morning Lynn, calm now! after the storm!
What a lovely day we had.
I can honestly say that meeting you amd your lovely family was so wonderful. You have such talent and sent me home full of inspiration.
It was a long way to travel for the Fair, but I am so pleased that you did.
Take care.
Big hugs,
Carol xxx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Dear Lynn.. I am so pleased to have met you and your very supportive family..
Your table was just as I imagined it would be.. sublime!
Thank you for all your hard work and for being an integral part of the lovely atmosphere we experienced yesterday..
Relax and reflect today..

Much love
Michele xx

Sal said...

It was wonderful,wasn't it?! And so lovely to meet you. Hope to see you again at the next one!! ;-)

Lee W. said...

I wish I could have been there! The art is just stunning. You have such talent! HUGS

Primchick said...

Gosh I soooo wished I'd been there... well done to everyone, so good to see lots of handmade items & what inspiration, you talented bunch of people....
regards Marion ;0)

Ragged Roses said...

I am so pleased that the day was as wonderful as everybody wanted it to be. How lovely to meet up with such gorgeous blogging friends and to see and share their inspiring and beautiful work. Your table is just exquisite, so glad you enjoyed it
Kimx

Country Cottage Chic said...

It was lovely to have you there Lynn - there was such a special atmosphere & a lot of the visitors picked up on it & commented on it, beside enjoying all the wonderful goodies on display.

Jayne

Annabelle said...

Hi Lynn,

Everything was so lovely.
I especially love the roses. I have made some with silk and paper but not just paper and embellished them with bits of poetry on the petals and of course glitter. Glad you had a wonderful time and thanks for sharing.

Hugs Annabelle

Annie said...

Good morning Lynn. I was so busy exploring the links you posted, I almost forgot to comment!

What a wonderful time. So much beautiful and creativity. I can hear the humming and murmurs and oohs and ahs of happy visitors all the way to California.

Hugs,
Annie

p.s. Love your pillows

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

How I wish I could have been there! Christmas shopping paradise! I am glad you got to here so many people appreciate your beautiful work. You deserve the attention!

Happy Sunday to you!

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi Lynn,
I'm sorry I did not manage to come say Hi yesterday at the fair,I did have a look at your work,it was as I expected,beautiful.It was a lovely day wasn't it?Best Wishes,Annie x

Moderncountry said...

Oh Lynn, thank you, thank you, thank for all your lovely messages!!!
I felt so incredible awful knowing that I didn`t had time to respond earlier.
I have missed out so much. Your beautiful walk in the park, you work.
You looked so cute sitting in the middle of a pile of leafs!!! :))
Wish I had been there experiencing it all with you. Didn`t you feel like a child again? hihi..
We have been wandering in the park today too, and my cheeks are still burning. It was so cold, -7!
And congratulation with participating on this fayre. All this beautiness together, what a joy! Every little thing looks perfect there, waiting to find a new loving home. You are so very special to me Lynn, offering me to buy candles for the clips. I remember saying: "She is the sweetest". :)) I did find candles that fitted and I am looking forward to use them during this Christmas.

You`re right, my fingertips are sore, and I am glad that I have a couple of days to rest now. But I am grateful for beeing able to work with what I love, I am shure you know what I mean.

Have a wonderful week friend, see you really soon!
Warm hug,
Aina

MuseSwings said...

Everything is so exquisite! Beautiful! I'm happy you had such a wonderful day.

Di Overton said...

I am so pleased you enjoyed it and it all looks amazing. I love those teddy bears and now I am off to look at the website.
Take care
Di

brocobelle said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful doll I bought at the start of the fair, she will be much treasured. I adored everything on your stand, you are an amazing lady.

A la prochaine.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Lynn, I just tried to leave a comment on your blog, but Blogger informed me that there was an error, so not sure if you will have received it or not (so here it is again!)
I just wanted to say that I was sorry to have missed the fair yesterday. Sue (Vintage to Victorian) rang me several times during the day, trying to relay to me the exquisiteness of your work! I know that I would have loved your stand and all the beauties upon it. It is such a shame that you won’t be at the next one, as I have booked a stand at the May one…
You are a true artist and I love the uniqueness of your work. It has a serene and delicacy to it that I so admire…It’s wonderful to see someone forging their own style with such confidence and not jumping on the latest band-wagon – congratulations on your artistry!
Take care and have a long rest after all that hard work – I fully appreciate the effort involved in producing handmade treasures.
My best wishes,
Niki

Jema Rose said...

Such an amazing fair!

You are a VERY creative & talented lady Lynn, I am VERY impressed with your lovely work!!!

You are ALSO very sweet & kind..!

: )

Have a LOVELY week!

/Jenny

<3

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Thank you very much! All of these pictures are gorgeous. The talent of some people really amazes me. Can only wish to have that kind of a gift.
I bet you are resting now, trying to recover from all the hard work. Well it is certainly well deserved.
Greetings and have a nice week.

Naturegirl said...

Your work is simply delicious!
Great crafting seen in all these images..I am sure you came away with much inspiration and JoY and I'm sure many sales!

LillaFlisan said...

My God, so much beauty at the same time!
So I wish I had been there to see all the beatutiful things with my own eyes ....
What a talent and
such an inspiration!

Hugs

Flisan

maminkagirl said...

What a beautiful display of your talent. I would have been a very good customer! I am glad it went so well and now you can take a deep breath and enjoy the afterglow.

Loribeth

sweetmyrtle said...

hi Lynn,
lovely to meet you at the fair... you work is beautiful... i particularly like the rose corsages and the way you mix different techniques and materials... It has inspired me all the more to realise my own dreams of experimenting and deveoping my own work which has been on hold for some time. I will make sure that in 2009 i find the time for this.
truly lovely,
Have a relaxing week.
with love
ginny x

Karen from A`Musements said...

Hello Lynn! I am so happy to see so many wonderful pictures of your things (and your friends' work too) from the Vintage Fair.... How beautiful! I would try to choose a favorite item from the photos, and comment about it, but there are too many lovely creations and not enough words in English to describe the details, artistic eye and love that clearly went into each one... Your work is so beautiful! I hope your day was as enchanting as it looked, and that you and your friends had great sales and great fun!
xoxo
Karen

Henna said...

I´m soo glad you got to enjoy your day at the fair :-) It would have been an ultimate experience to come and see it with my own eyes. You´ve been really busy, so many fabulous creations, the rose is magical! Will you join the next fayre too?
It´s snowing here, it feels like yule is coming..and it´s cold..brr...Do you have any snow?
Do take time to rest my friend, I bet you´ve got lots of new ideas..
Than you for the inspiration!

Hugs Anne

Line said...

Hello, Lynn! I discoverd your beautiful blog (a while back) through Lilla Flisans Hus, and I just wanted to let you know that I find your work so creative and inspiering...love it!
Hope my spelling´s not too bad, long time since =) BIG HUG

The Whispering Poppies said...

What a fabulous artist you are! I so admire your work - it is all so beautiful! I came here by way of Michele (Cowboys & Custard). I will be back! =)

Regina said...

Hi Lynn,
your work is just amazing.And thank
you for the inspiration.
I wish you a wonderful week!!!!
Hugs,Regina

Angel.Pearls said...

Thanks for nice comment at my place! So many lovely things you show! Have a nice week// Eva

Solange said...

Oh, these photos are really special. Your work Lynn and that of the others is amazing to see all together. It must have been a great day for you, I can imagine!

wish you a calm, restful week :-)

Solange

Solstrimmor & Stjärnstrålar said...

Hi Lynn, I can see you have had a wonderful day! So much beautiful things you all have created! Mmm.
I wish you a wonderful week!
Hugs
nina

Ottilias Veranda said...

I fell in love with Your gorgeus roses!...and everything else!
That was a lot of hard work I´m sure (or I know!). Think what blogging can lead to: meeting lots of new creative friends and coming up with a such great idea of a vintage fair! I´m amazed.How about an international fair? (haha!) You´re probably too exhausted by now to even think about creating anything, so take a good rest now so You will be fit for christmas
holidays.
hugs
Liisa

CashmereLibrarian said...

Your table looked amazing. I'm so happy the fair was such a success; wish I could have visited in person!

AnastasiaC said...

Hi Lynn

So wonderful for you to visit my blog and then to buy some of my tags - gosh, you made me happy today!!!
especially since Im a newbie at Etsy...sweet of you!!
what lovely things you make and create...so great to meet creative people via blogs!!
Hugs
Anastasia

MiaMaria said...

Wow!

What a lovely blog....

And you are so creative....nice things you are doing...love it...

Have a lovely day!
MiaMaria

fairmaiden said...

So pretty. You create the most beautiful things.

I want to have some cake with those polite bears!

Shirl said...

I'm so glad the vintage fayre went well ... :0)

Alicja said...

Lynn,
Your creations are full of magical light... Are you The Queen of the Elf's land? I think so.
I'm always waiting for your posts.
A lot of love from Warsaw,
Alicja

Vit Spets said...

Thank´s for you´re comment!
Many lovely things... I must go back and see again :)

My christmas stocking is handmade - but not by me...

Have a lovely evening
//Siv

manon said...

OH tous ces commentaires!!!!
I am Happy you have Marie Claire Idées.
votre stand était magnifique
I love la Rose.
a bientôt
Manon

Couture de Papier said...

Wow so elegant!

thevintagemagpie said...

Hi Lynn,it was lovely to meet you and your family on Saturday and I remain totally amazed by your talents, and have shown everyone I know virtually my goodies from your stall! You are such an inspiration. I still cannot believe you managed to do so much with such limited time. I was reading through your blog the other night... I too read Simple Abundance.. every night just before I close my eyes.. a fellow blogger sent me a copy and I just adore it. xx

Sussi's värld said...

I don't know what to say really...so many beautiful, lovely, cute things.
You have such a talent, and are so good at taking care of it.
Also love the things that your friends make.
Hugs

A home far away said...

Oh my gosh so many beautiful things, you are so full of creativity!

Have a great day

Hugs from Gunilla in Singapore

...Miss..Maddie's... said...

Such lush and wonderful goodies.
I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself as I have enjoyed all the lovely photos.
There is great talent hidden within you, it's fantastic that you decided to share it. Bravo!!
xo Susan

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi Lynn!

Oh it looks lovely, I wish I could have been there, at the fair..!

I see so many beautiful and sweet things..yours are as beautiful as always. I love the vintage atmosphere so much.

Take care and have a lovely weekend!
Mia

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Hands of Friendship...what a beautiful way to put it all Lynn...Dzintra XX

The Devil Makes Work said...

Looks wonderful Lynn.

xx

Carol said...

Hi Kynn, that sounds interesting.
I am on the laptop and in bed at the moment so cannot email you. I will tomorrow from my pc. I have boiled Nige's brown cable jumper ready for my bag and I have black velvet ready to go, just need instructions again as I cannot remember what you told me fully!
I have made a crochet corsage and boiled that too, it just went baggy and floppy..lol...but it still looks quite good. I have sewn a black and dusky pink one on my black hat, not boiled - will post oneday - you have given me such a bug now, I just want to be left alone so I can get on with it all.
I guess you are just enjoying a rest from it all.
Take care,
Carol xxx

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hi Lynn,

Your blog gets prettier every time I stop by. I just love your new banner and all this beautiful work is wonderful to experience. I should fly over the pond next year to attend!

Happy holidays and ciao amica,

Suzanne

claire said...

Hi Lynn,

You are a new discovery for me and I'm so glad I've found you right at the beginning if the year. I love your blog, your work, the music and I LOVE the snowflakes. Oh yes, I'm very envious of the fact you've got snow!
Have you any of the little velvet cupcake decorations for sale? I spied one on Catherine from Mollycupcakes tree and she bought it from you at the fair. Alas, I was not able to attend. I'm very pleased to have a stall at the next one but I see you're not which is a shame for me . . .