Our day at the Minories Springtime Fair was, as expected, a fantastic day. And the sun was shining when we arrived to herald in the Spring.
Lesley's Girls Vintage was back in the same spot as last Christmas, so the Turkish rug made yet another appearance to dress the area (I'm beginning to wonder if I should just leave it at The Minories it spends so much time there). It's one of my favourite locations for a fair for many reasons- partially because I love the building, but also because the area I have had has always allowed me to display the stock in as close to a shop set up as I can get at the moment.
Before the fair opened we got a chance to browse the others traders stalls and so saw some familiar faces and traders previously unknown to me there too.
This time it was also a chance to browse the new exhibition- Party On (words cannot explain how much I liked it!) and see the progress on the Minories cafe- the newly refurbished parquet floor is looking stunning.
One of the reason trading at fairs is so much fun is that you not only get to see your customers face to face, you also have the opportunity to do a little shopping yourself, and The Minories Fair was no exception. I was next door to Lullabelle's Treasure again and I ordered a fantastic 1960s vintage print for our kitchen (I'll share it on the Facebook page when I collect it). And when my children visited me they picked up some unique Lego Monki crayons.
As always we loved our day at The Minories and it's got us fired up for our next trade stand in May- more news come soon on exact details.
We are currently finalising admin from the fair and our newly revamped website, but we are working on two blog post this week- the first on vintage home storage, following our mammoth spring clean at Lesley's Girls HQ, and another on our recent trip to London. Until then enjoy the glorious spring weather!