Saturday, 3 April 2010

We are sitting at our stall at the Cornish Showground on Good Friday with the sun streaming through the roof windows, not at all like it was at 6 am this morning when we unloaded in extreme weather conditions lashing freezing rain and wind!!
It is amazing how being this close to the north coast of Cornwall the weather is so changeable, straight off the Atlantic.
Yesterday we travelled down to Wadebridge stopping off at Cowslip Workshops for lunch with Jo who was busy hanging the new Exhibition of Katharine Guerrier’s work with Katharine who had just completed a three day workshop at Cowslip. Do look at the Cowslip web site as there are so many interesting events coming up.
Lizzie and I are down there again 7th and 8th of May with our French textiles under our “Franglais” banner , we love it !
We are staying at the “ Halfway House Inn “ just down the road from the showground and can recommend it. Warm welcome , lovely food in front of the woodburner and big well appointed room in the Motel style. They made us lovely sandwiches and drink which was hung on our door handle for a take away breakfast.
There are very few textiles here, this is our first foray here so it remains to be seen .
I was hoping to do this blog live but there is no signal for my new mobile connection, here in the wilds.
Ruth of “oh so vintage “ just called by to introduce herself lovely to meet Blog and Twitter friends in person.

What a difference a day can make

After such an unpromising start with icy rain and wind by mid day we had made some new friends!

We are using this trip to promote our various other markets and are perfectly placed for Chagford so we hope to have introduced some new faces Sheila.

We are finding it very friendly , this market is a real mix ranging from serious “High end “ what I call proper Antiques who are taking serious money through to “ Flea Market “ stalls. We are the only Textile stall although there are some vintage and retro clothes stands here.

We have had some of our Cowslip customers and even a T for T lady who we now know lives on Bodmin. Our star customer is decorating an old Inn from the 1600’s and knows his French textiles, he quietly got on with working his way through our stall. Thank you Robert you made our day.

Day 3 in Cornwall /Updated with poscards from Falmouth

Here we are in the Premier Inn Truro, warm and dry and full of tea but not very impressed to find we have to pay for Internet access ! I have an O2 dongle that does not seem to have a signal in Cornwall and so that has been no use, I am getting a headache with all this technology and even "the engineer " (David) has failed on telephone support.
I am afraid all the pictures will have to wait as I have not the technology to download them.
Lizzy is tapping away across the room and we are catching up on our mail.e bay etc. looking forward to supper across the way.
Day two at the Cornish showground dawned freezing and hammered down with rain all day, very few brave people ventured out and it was a pretty slow day , it stopped rain in time for packingup so every cloud......
I think most people we talked to had done ok on the whole.
Tomorrow we have a day off so may visit Falmouth and Truro as we are between the two

Sunday, 28 March 2010


There are some gorgeous patterns in this book, just so cute which reminded me of this little chap below which I bought at Cowslip Workshops Christmas Fair. Two talented ladies with a stall full of lovely little gifts and useful items made in the vintage style.
Scotty dogs were very in in my childhood years.
I must get the names of these ladies from Jo as there are some duckings I would love to have made