Sunday, 28 April 2013

Drooling over teacups

Have spent the day on my stall at Moseley Crafts and Curiosities fair, ogling the vintage china used by the tea and cake stall - such beauties in all their mismatched glory.  Really fell in love with a forget me not cup by Royal Stafford which was as beautiful as the real things adorning my own china collection in abundance.  Didn't think I'd be able to use that 'a' word this season, but have had to resurrect it from the dictionary, because the forget me nots in the garden are starting to run their usual riot.  Very welcome too, but will be seriously culled as the month wears on and a wider variety of  flowers start to put in an appearance.

Sales were reasonably good and only came back with half a tray of stuff in addition to all the packaging and stall stuff, which is always a good sign.  All of these had been sent off to new homes:

There was much discussion amongst the many crafters about a new vintage shop which was having its opening day on Saturday - wonder if they're in the market for weekly arrangements in a varied array of rented china?

I am really enjoying this playing with flowers lark and it even makes the early mornings bearable on market days.  Especially when the car is filled with the perfume of daphne flowers en route to the venue!


  1. Your stall at the Moseley fair looks beautiful!!! I like very much using china for flowers from the garden, it is so natural.

    1. It certainly seems to give lots of people the same idea - I can only hope that is a good thing...Let's hope they're not all gardeners too and will still need me to supply the contents!

  2. I love those little arrangements, you've given me some inspiration there for cut flowers:)