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Vintage At Goodwood

6 Aug

1 week to go…very exciting!! Cariad Cake Stands are going to be appearing at the brilliant new festival Vintage at Goodwood. Check out the link below for more information.

http://www.vintageatgoodwood.com/home.aspx

More information and details of special offers and stands available will be appearing very soon. Having moved out of one house, been temporarily homeless and then moved into a new house and had my birthday party the past two weeks have been pretty hectic so haven’t had time to update. Promise this weekend will be entirely dedicated to Cariad…….

On the plus point it has meant new stuff for the flat, and some amazing finds on ebay so it’s not all bad!

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Primrose Hill Fair

13 Apr

Today equals a good day as I delivered some lovely floral cake stands to Mimco for them to use in a press day to display their jewellery. So that was quite exciting! They’re based on Marylebone High Street so I  decided to walk through Primrose Hill and Regents Park early this morning to drop them off. It was beautiful, sunny morning and the ducks were out. Despite being jealous of the runners (I’ve got a foot injury so can’t run at the moment and it’s driving me mad) it was a treat of a stroll. Got to see an old man in very short shorts too, now if that’s not worth getting up early for I don’t know what is. Walking in the sun makes a bit of a change from cycling in to work and getting my eyes poked out by sleet. Even my hands were out – no gloves!

Walking up Regents Park Road through the beautiful Primrose Hill got me thinking about the fair where Cariad first made an appearance – at a summer fair last year organised by Primrose Hill Community Association. The whole road was closed and filled with different stalls selling jewellery, crafts and heaps of other things.  All the shops along the street were involved and had stalls, along with the local pubs and Primrose Hill Bakery (possibly the best cake shop – ever!) supplying food. I just about managed to remind myself that my profits were for uni…and not for stocking up on cupcakes and cushions. I did come away with a nest of perspex tables but as I use them now for displaying the cakestands on my stalls this surely counts as capex and therefore a business cost (that’s what I tell myself anyway.)

 

 

Cariad’s first ever stall, with my brilliant helpers for the day Georgie, Ellie and Jemma.

Incidentally if you’re at a loss one day and find yourself in Primrose Hill make sure you check out the treasure trove that is Judith Michael & Daughter – a delightful shop that sells all sorts of vintage treats. One day if ever I have a house…or even more than 2 rooms…I will fill it with things like lampshades made from vintage maps, union jack cushions and drape myself in Hermes silk scarves – until then I will make do with just looking in their shop and daydreaming. They do sell online, but you’d be missing out by not visiting the shop itself and ogling.

http://www.judithmichael.com/index.php

The next fair is provisionally scheduled for 23 May, and will post when it’s confirmed, so you can all come and say hello. The next one will be even better!

(For Mimco see http://www.mimco.co.uk/)