Once we had got into the building and allocated the stalls, we opened the doors to the enthusiastic stall holders. I played a few lively White Mink tracks to get the atmosphere going.. we had a few problems with setting up the music, but a combination of my sons stereo and Mike's much more modern ipod arrangement we soon had things organised and swinging.
Soon the stalls were in place and the doors opened on the dot of 9 to allow the first wave of customers into the building. These are a small sample of the stalls on offer.
What I don't have are the images of the rails of fabulous clothing from the 1900's up until the 1960's. It wasn't a date lined event, but we wanted the clothing to be Antique and Vintage, and boy did the stall holders provide an amazing selection.... there were silk dressing gowns, 30's lame jackets, soft velvet 40's evening cloaks, faux fur 40's jackets (my mum snaffled that one!) and much, much more.
It seems that delicate china pretties are easier to photograph than rails of clothes! Please visit the following blogs for more images of the day. Sal's Snippets, Tracy at the Vintage Bothy, Elaine, Nostalgia at the Stonehouse, Lucy Bloom and The Vintage Magpie
Of course Clare and I need to say a lot of Thank You's for the combined efforts and energies that made for a buzzing and spectacular day.
The team at the Cheese and Grain provide an excellent service, and were happy to accommodate every request. Nothing was any trouble. The tables were put in position after the band finished the previous evening at 2am, lighting arranged and lots of useful advice provided as we set up.
Of course we couldn't have done it without Mr W and Mr Darling, and Clare's mum........ and all the friends who have supported us and assisted with spreading the word about the Bazaar. Edwin was a star on the desk for a few hours, helping out with the hustle and bustle of customers thronging into the building... a mere 1145 of them. The crew in the cafe were busy all day, and apparently sent out for more litres of milk - twice!