Friday, 21 May 2010

Craft Fair

A few weeks ago I visited a nearby craft fair ment to promote local handmade creativity. We came late in the afternoon when most of the sellers were ready to pack it in after a cold and rainy day - but the place was still crowded with visitors who admired not just the handmade goodies but also the way they were presented on hand decorated stands.

The umbrellas at the entrance corresponded with the weather but the atmosphere was very agreable. Sellers from all around came to present their work, from pottery and jewellery to handbags, paintings and furniture.

I was immediately drawn to a stand of three girls who call themselves 3 p'tits toits. I admired the charming house motifs, printed on different paper and fabric designs, little zippered pouches and a colourful row of frilly handbag decorations. I chose one for my chocolate peskycatdesigns messenger bag and the blue hues go perfectly with jeans that I wear most of the time (the beads and trims also keep my daughter busy while we wait in line at the supermarket...)

The next stand was filled with hand embroidered totes and small decorative items - it gave me many ideas on how to decorate the new children's room...

And what do you think of these antique commodes, decorated with paper prints?

At the end I stopped at the pottery stand and bought these four little tiles, measuring 4.5 x 4.5 cm (1.7 x 1.7 "). They are ment to protect the table from hot pots and pans by placing the tiles in the right shape for each pan.


  1. Evo, komaj si se preselila, pa si se že uspešno vživela v atmosfero mesta :) - luštno izgleda!

  2. I adore those umbrellas whether they were needed or not =) The furniture pieces are amazing!

  3. I really wish we had craft fairs like that around here. There are so few and the people who organize them make it SO hard to get a spot...grrr. It's frustrating. I wish I could have been looks a like a great time, rain or not.

  4. It was so much fun taking this trip through the handmade market via your photos! You have such an eye for finding amazing things. I love the tiles you purchased. And think your frilly handbag decoration goes perfect with your Pesky Cat bag! :)

  5. What a wonderful event! I love those tiles, and of course your Pesky Cat bag.


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