From Cambridge With Love 2013

I spent last Saturday at From Cambridge With Love, a handmade and vintage market in the Guildhall. Christmas shoppers were out in their thousands and Cambridge had a great festive buzz.

I thought I’d share some photos of the wonderful sellers and my stall styling for you.

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My pitch was the first stall as you entered the venue. Although I was placed just outside of the main part of the fair (with one other stall holder), it was the perfect spot as it meant I had a constant flow of shoppers. Lots of my lovely friends and some Twitter followers came to see me. Plus a blog follower – hello and thank you for stopping by!

The fair had a tea room run by the The Teatime Treatery with plenty of yummy cakes available.

The-Teatime-Treatery

I had no time for cake, but my Grandad told me the cream tea was well worth it!

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Retrovert were there with their selection of vintage crockery, clothes and accessories. Sophie and her Mum persuaded me to add to my tea cup collection with the gorgeous gold handled one.

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It was lovely to meet Rachel Thompson who offers these gorgeous mugs and tons of quirky prints of Cambridge scenes.

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Miss Chaela Boo was there with her hand painted prints, cards and gift tags. Michaela was also offering stencilling workshops throughout the day.

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Here’s my stall! I learnt that mini pegs and tape come in very useful for handling banners…..and free sweets go down well.

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The Scrabble Tile Jewellery was styled on a vintage Scrabble board.

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The best selling bicycle bracelets were a massive hit and the new colours were popular!

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Glitter Brooches were snapped up as Christmas gifts.

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The floral hair slide sets sold out as stocking filler gifts.

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I expanded my range of fabric covered button hair slides for my stall and may add the additional designs to my Etsy store soon!

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I debuted some fabric brooches too, with the Russian Doll one going first!

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Here’s me at work! I was lucky enough to have visits from G and my family so I was able to have quick loo breaks and do some speed shopping with G around the fair. We got some fab gifts for Christmas and of course gifts for ourselves too ;-)

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It was a great day and I was pleased to make a very healthy profit. Other opportunities have also come my way as a result of the fair, so watch this space!

I can’t sign off without mentioning these awesome sellers too…..

  • Harpers Bizzare who sell the most amazing scented soy candles, made with vegan ingredients. We snapped up the Bakewell Tart, Lemon Drizzle and Gingerbread candles (yeah yeah we like cake).
  • Daphne Rosa offer beautiful handmade fabric flowers. This was Kate’s first fair and her stall looked gorgeous.

I’ll be back on Friday with a peek inside the next issue of Crafty Magazine.

Toodles!

Claire

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13 Responses to From Cambridge With Love 2013

  1. Claire says:

    Claire! This all looks so lovely! Well done on the sales, they’re much deserved. I bet people couldn’t resist! :-)

  2. Emily says:

    Your stall looks so lovely! Did you crochet the doily in the hairpin bowl? It’s very sweet! (I’m a little obsessed with crochet doilies at the moment!)

  3. Lauren says:

    Your stall looks great! Love that you used an old scrabble board to display your designs- such a lovely idea! The Russian Doll brooch looks ace too.
    Lauren
    ohhayblogs.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

  4. lovelydeer says:

    Your stall looks great :)

  5. Your stall looked lovely and I’m delighted the day was a success for you! Thanks so much for the mention too! Sophie x

  6. Oh, Claire! You and your stall look absolutely fabulous (and exceedingly cute!) Glad you had such a successful and lovely day! xxx

  7. monixbau says:

    When are you coming to Oxford? I want to see your stall ;)

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  9. Congratulations to you. xx

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