Saturday, 31 March 2012

Welcome to Mum's Spring Fair

 (This fair is taking place most of the day and some of our stalls may not be all up and running until nearer the end of the evening. If they do not have their Spring Fair post, please be patient and call back later.)

The sun is a-shining to welcome the day,
Heigh ho, come to the fair,
The folk are all singing so merry and gay,
Heigh ho, come to the fair.

All the stalls on the green are as fine as can be,
With trinkets and tokens so pretty to see,
So it's come, then, maidens and men
To the fair in the pride of the morning.
So deck yourselves out in your finest array,
With a heigh ho, come to the fair.

Why not visit our stalls. I'm just going to give them my contributions. First of all on the Homemade stall I'm going to put my little angel - this month's Nativity character.


Fancy some knitted garments?

Visit Cathy at Still Waters. Oh Cathy, you've been so busy creating beautiful clothes and scarves - so many to choose from.

For contributions to sewing and food visit Debbie. This is one very talented lady.

On to the Home Baking stall now. I can't leave my cake here as part of it was consumed as soon as it came out of the oven. (That's my excuse, anyway!)

Home Baking

(Dreamer from Dreaming of a Simple Life)
Oh my, you'll never want to leave this stall!

including the Decorate a Fairy Cake table
(Shara from Mama's Mission)
I can tell you that all these fairy cakes are winners with their Spring colours. You will be spoilt for choice. What a team.

I'll leave this bunch of daffs on the Plant stall.

I'm not very good with plants in pots. I don't think anyone will virtually buy these!

DH does better with orchids.

I'll leave a few sticks of rhubarb, too, as it's growing pretty well at the moment.


 (Anne from Azza's Blather)
(Sorry this stall is closed. Thank you to the stall holder. Hope to see you soon.)

Now for the Bric a Brac. I've got far too much of this. Time to off-load so someone else can virtually enjoy. Jill might fancy this lady. She's been hanging around for some time. She holds the jewelry that I don't wear. Perhaps I'll donate that too! Jill  from Land of the Big Sky could put the lady on top of her barn in the middle of nowhere.

I don't know whether she's standing on the world or just hanging about the Universe.

I think her wheel or cog is broken. She's got a bit of an evil eye, too.

Bric a Brac

(Sorry this stall is closed. Thank you to the stall holder. Hope to see you soon.)

I think I'd better stop at this next stall for a manicure. Gardening isn't too kind on the hands. I daren't show you a picture of my nails!


(Willow92 from Willows World)
You will be spoilt for choice here - I'd opt for a different style and colour on each nail and then you can admire the 'handiwork'! Oh for a full set of decent nails.

Now what's this stall? It's a mystery to me.


(I hope you are there Green Flag from Green is the New Black v2)
Here's a new idea for a stall next time. Lovely creativity.

Ah - let's stop a while at the sewing stall. A friend off-loaded 2, yes 2 sewing machines, that she'd inherited, on to me after my machine died. I really ought to start this quilting lark. There aren't enough hours in the day, are there? So many things to learn, so many things to do.


(Sarah from The Little Family of Three)
She's been so busy sewing for this stall. I'm sure you will find something here that will take your fancy, I did.


I thought we could have a 'Name the Teddy'  but he's a little too big to post to the winner and DD would not be very pleased if he suddenly disappeared.

Let's just play this one.

Hook a Duck

What about a raffle? Whoops, no, we'd probably need a gaming licence.

Tell you what - Pick a Number, any number between 1 and 100.

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90
  91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100

Were you lucky?

Phew, I'm worn out now. Sit down awhile with me and be entertained.

This place looks nice and warm. Hang on it's moving. Whoa there!


Pony Rides

Dartford Warbler at Where Beechmast Falls

Now try this entertainment from Diane.
Fantastic - I particularly liked the man who was hypnotising himself with his balls until he reached a fever-pitch of excitement!

Hey, who's that? It's someone who has come a long way to be here. Hi Sft, on your travels again? Hi, neice of SFT. Good to see you. I bet you enjoy visiting your aunt.

Come on, I'm parched. Let's go to the tea room for a cuppa with

Liz at Shortbread and Ginger, (You'll stay here a long time with your cuppa, I'm sure, admiring all the china and tea-cup displays. Don't forget to help with the washing up after!)

while we watch the

Hat Parade

I thought I'd pick some flowers to decorate my hat but it seemed such a shame to pick them so I didn't.

(Jane and Chris from the Maple Syrup Mob)
Smile please - this one is going to be a winner.

Anyone else care to don a hat and meet us all in the comments section so we can view some more? Plenty of virtual easter eggs to go round in this parade.

Closing Ceremony

Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope you have enjoyed your time at the Fair. May I thank all who contributed to and set up stalls. Much time and effort has been put into this fair and we've all had a terrific time browsing, eating, drinking and being entertained. Three cheers for Spring (Autumn) and Bloggy friends around the globe.
Hip, hip ...
Hip, hip ...
Hip, hip ...



  1. Hello Mum
    Just droped in to say my stall is open and ready for business. Will be back later to have a look around and visit other stall holders
    Take care

    Cathy @ Still Waters

    1. Cathy, blog would not accept my long comment so I hope you come back here. I've just been round all your stall and want to say thank you for bringing such beautiful items to the fair. I'm going to hear lots of aahs and oohs today. Your lacy scarves are just lovely. I hope you have time to look around the fair later.

    2. Hello Mum
      Have been round some of the stalls but it seems a few will be working on late opening hours lol
      Love that duck game you provided - what a fabulous time waster!
      I don't know what has been wrong with the comments section on the blog but I've just tried several times myself using old blogger accounts and didn't have a problem at all - hopefully its all cleared up now.
      Thanks for a fun day I'll pop back in again tomorrow via my reader to see the late entries.
      Take care
      ps Are you sure that's a 'lady' and not a long haired young boy - 'she's not very well endowed is she??

      Cathy @ Still Waters

  2. We had such a wonderful time at the fair. I've taken care of the spring shopping needs and found a few things I didn't know I needed. :-)

    Thanks for such a fun day!

  3. GRRRR, I knew I would forget!! I had in my mind to do the post Saturday evening. Loved everything that has posted so far, I will get mine updated tonight for sure

    1. Don't worry, Debby, the fair's open all day. We'll see you later.

  4. Tea room now up and running!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  5. Wonderful blog! ~ I'm now following ~ Best, Anne

  6. Will be dropping in later with my niece. Have a great day everyone!

    Sft x

  7. Thanks for organising the fair mum :)
    My cake stall is up and running, and on time, unlike my appearance at the tea party last time lol xx Enjoy the day!

  8. What a great fayre, have enjoyed a look around & won a teddy!

  9. I'm tired with all the excitment..but I'm going to do my Saturday chores and then come back to enjoy some more!!
    I won a purple ballon, and a white Rolls Royce... the Rolls should look very spiffy on our unpaved country roads but it's going to take a lot of trips to the car wash!
    Jane x

  10. What fun! Will be back again later to look some more!

  11. Fantastic!! Really enjoyed browsing the other blogs, it was lovely!

  12. I've enjoyed visiting your Spring Fayre, though I'm not surprised that the cake didn't make it to the stall, it looks so yummy, and those orchids are beauties.

  13. OK, Mum my post is up. My photo's are not as nice as so many of the others but I had to work with what I have for today. Me and my trusty seam ripper are filling the day correcting mistakes!! Thanks for inviting me

    1. Debbie, so glad to see you. I've left you a comment on your blog. Thank you so much for joining us at the fair. Your contributions are fabulous.

  14. Mum you have put so much work, time and effort into this its been a fun visit and nice to see the other blogs to. dee x

  15. Lovely fair, mum. I was very busy looking after those celebrities in the entertainment tent(some are VERY needy), but did pop out and browse around. There were some amazing gifted and talented people you had - well done for organising.

  16. Thank you so much for being our host for the Spring Fair. I had a great time, inbetween serving tea, going round all the other stalls. It's been great!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger


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