After the delights of Christmas in Cornwall: carols, frosty beach walks and an abundance of wonderful delicacies at every turn, I feel ready for and excited by the New Year and whatever it has to offer.
I was also delighted to have finished some of the Knitivity and knitted baby Jesus twice as left him at home and had to have one for Christmas Day! The Shepherds and three Kings will have to come next year, just a longer journey for them.
Managed to find a vintage knitting bag with original vintage Sanderson material and a couple of quirky blue vases in the fabulous Millie's Attic in Wadebridge. Spotted a sign to this quirky shop and made a detour from my last minute Christmas shopping. It felt like walking into someone's house filled with interesting finds - beautiful china, vintage books, a great retro kitchen cupboard and some stylish vintage clothes. Emma who runs it was interested in coming to the Brocante too, so exchanged thoughts and ideas.
On to Brocantes and fairs.... feels a long time ago since the last fair I did at the stunning Great Chalfield Manor which felt small and festive, in their incredible great hall with its roaring fire and and stags heads adorning the walls.
Looking forward to this year's three Brocantes on the second Saturday of May, June and July. Now it is established in the Alice Park and Bath diary, I feel confident that this year will draw in more stall holders and customers. Will be expecting to advertise extensively too in both local and national magazines such as Antique Explorer and Vintage Explorer, Local Look and Local Life, as well as the Bath Chronicle.
Please get in touch if you are interested in taking space and I can send details and an application form.
Meanwhile I'm on the wagon for January so looking out for alternative drinks! Very tempted by the New Zealand Honey Co's Honey Health drinks, especially the apple cider vinegar (the mother of vinegars) and manuka honey.
Also looking forward to doing much more making and mending now I have my new Husqvarna sewing machine and some fabulous vintage fabric to create with!