Craft & Vintage Fair Sat 25th February

Well what a lovely morning Saturday was! 22 fantastic stalls with a stunning range of high quality handmade and vintage items. As always, I had many customers comment to me about how impressed they were with the stalls there – always lovely to hear! I’ve attached lots of photos to show a selection of items that were for sale.

A couple of notes from the feedback (and things I’ve thought of too). Firstly, some stallholders commented on how nice it is to see other stallholders interacting with customers as they walked round – it really builds a lovely friendly atmosphere which is great and actually these stallholders certainly seemed to be making lots of sales! Definitely a good tip – having a chat with customers and having a big smile on your face is always a winner!

Secondly, stallholders commented on how effective they thought it was for me to spend time at the market handing out flyers and sending customers over. My lovely hubby also helped on Saturday so I could spend a bit more time in the hall with everyone. It was suggested that we have more people handing out flyers and I totally agree. I always ask for volunteers to help but only a couple of people have ever offered. Maybe it’s the cold weather..! If you are ever (as a customer or stallholder) able to spare half an hour or so to help stand at the market handing out flyers it would be massively appreciated! There’ll be a cuppa and cake waiting for you on your return! ūüėČ

There were an extra 5 signs out on the roads this month (10 lamppost signs plus 3 A boards) as well as the banner. When I get the next batch of flyers printed, I’ll also add a map to the back. Unfortunately lots of the signs were damaged by the storm a few days beforehand so I’ll do my best to replace as many as I can this month. 1000s more flyers to give out to schools too. If anyone knows of any clubs etc that I could deliver some flyers to as well that would be really helpful, thank you!

Well I’ll see you next month – Sat 25th March at the Working Men’s Club 9am-1pm

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Change of venue on Feb 25th

Just a short post to let you know that due to unforeseen circumstances, it has bene necessary to change venue for the next Craft & Vintage Fair in Higham Ferrers. We will be back at our usual venue – the Working Men’s Club on Westfield Terrace. For those of you who don’t know where it is:

Starting from the Market, turn left along the High Street then turn right by the Queens Head pub. Westfield Terrace is the first turning on the right, just before you get to the schools. It’s literally less than 5 minutes from the Market.

This is promising to be a fantastic fair – as always!! This month’s stalls include vintage cake stands, crochet, yarn and patterns, carved and turned wooden items (raising money for the NSPCC), upcycled furniture, handmade fudge, milestone frames, fabric gifts, handmade and vintage home accessories, gold and silver jewellery, cards, personalised phot gifts, beaded jewellery plus more! Entry¬†is always¬†¬†free and there will be refreshments – including cakes! – on offer too so please do come and join us. Everyone always comments on what a lovely atmosphere there is and it’s fantastic to see customers coming back regularly. See you there!

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