I can't believe I haven't posted here since the end of last year. That's terrible!
I visited a fair today and as most of the items are for the Servant's Room in this property, I thought I'd post the pic of my purchases here.
It wasn't a big fair and on arriving and looking around I really thought I was going to be disappointed but after making the first circuit, that turned out not to be the case although there were a few of the usual exhibitors missing.
I didn't have a list this time as I knew pretty much what I wanted. One thing I did notice was a lot of the fancy accessories, ie. perfume trays, dainty gloves, handkerchiefs, etc. all the little things that add so much to a room and are usually hand made, they were all stuck down! I saw a lot of dressing tables, cabinets, display tables etc all beautifully dressed and accessorised but the little items weren't available separately. I thought that was a shame although perhaps my wallet didn't!
Anyway, I did get cornicing, a chest of drawers, trunk, bag, basket, mirror and pillows - all for Hambleton Hall and also a slightly smaller hat stand for my Edinburgh Emporium project. I think the one I have at the moment stands too tall. I also picked up a couple of bags of findings to add to my little collection.
One other thing I got (and it wasn't intentional) was this wooden knife - RL size. I've noticed at the few fairs I manage to get to that the caterers are no longer offering wooden stirrers - I wonder why? lol! When I got to the table, ready to tuck into the lovely pastry I'd bought, I discovered I had picked up two knives (they were a bit more substantial than the plastic ones also available). It seemed daft to take the extra one back as I'm sure I can find a mini use for it .............maybe! All suggestions gratefully received.