Saturday, 4 July 2009


Welcome to the Liverton Country Fair, where, if you were a bloke, it was a great day !! LOL!
Here, we have my dear other half and Barbara's (Barbara is Amanda's mum) other half , deep in conversation, concerning the use of pink plastic buckets in the home and whether rubber really is necessary in the kitchen!!!
Moving swiftly on, (although I will be returning to these two gentlemen at the end of this blog post).....

We've all had a great day but the real star of the show, today, was Daisy.

Daisy who?...ah , you might well ask!

Enter Daisy... Amanda's fabulous camper van!

Daisy provided the perfect backdrop for us as we displayed all of our vintage, retro, handmade and shabby 'chicness'...tons of it!
OMG if you could have seen Daisy in the flesh. you'd want one too!


I mean..I love my own car and Daisy seemed to get on well with him/her( and sadly, nameless!).... but look, it's just not the same really, is it? LOL!

I am completely in love with Daisy!
You may well want an 'Amanda' in your part of the country...but now you'll want a Daisy as well!
And here's Amanda, brewing up!

The day was perfect too ...cloudy at first but the weather got better and better.
If you look to the right of the hill you can see Haytor Rock, on Dartmoor!

Yes, we had our cream teas!

And so finally...just what do you think these two are REALLY saying to each other ?

I do hope your Saturday was as nice as ours !



Cowboys and Custard said...

What a beautiful backdrop to your fabulous stall... It looks gorgeous Sal.. and clever Amanda for providing not only a very stylish prop with Daisy.. but tea making facilities too! Perfick!

I think Mr Snippets is saying to Mr Shabby Chick Snr..
"I don't know about you.. but I find Marigolds give me a rash"....

Well done both of you for such a stunning display.. hope you had lots of fun!

Michele xx

sharie said...

What a fabulous camper van (my parents used to have one and I used to sleep in the roof part). Your stall is truly gorgeous and I wish I'd been there to browse amongst the temptations.

KC'sCourt! said...

Think we passed Daisy on the motorway yesterday!

They were saying "Pink Buckets - it wasn't like that in my day"

Simone said...

The displays are stunning and I want a Daisy too!!! I think the men folk are saying 'Now I know you've got yer Cath Kidston but I really am quite partial to a bit of Laura Ashley now an agin.'

Michela said...

Hello Sal!
Your stuff is F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S!!!
Greetings from Italy!

Rubys mamma x said...

Hey Sal, im feeling the love coming through on those photos, what fantastic stalls! I bet you had a great day, although i dont know how you managed to part with all those lovely treasures!
I think the gents are saying 'i dont know about you old boy but you cant beat a vintage striped deck chair and straw hat while watching the womenfolk work'!
K x

maria said...

Daisy looks fabulous, you couldn't of had a better stage prop for your stalls which look wonderful. I hope you did well at the fair.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It looks like a fabulous day & Daisy is wonderful! My car (a Mini) has a name too - she is called Hilda.

I bet Mr Snippets is saying "Any chance we can slip off to the beer tent without them noticing?"


Menopausal musing said...

Mr Shabby Chic (Senior):"Take my advice, you young whipper snapper: If you can't beat them (not allowed these days), join them!"

Looked like a great day out! x

Ellouise88 said...

Our camper is called 'Harley' because all our friends turned 40 and bought a Harley Davidson motorbike but we got a camper van!

The Fair looks lovely; wish I could have been there.

Lalabi-baby said...

Looks wonderful Sal ... I especially love those little posies in teacups ... my dream is to retire with a camper van and do a tour of the British coastline. Thanks for sharing your lovelies with us. x

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Oh my goodness, your stall looks AMAZING. And the camper is such a great backdrop. Wish I lived closer to Devon so I could have visited.
Glad you had a good day.
Sophie xxx

Hens Teeth said...

Oh Sal, the photos are a feast for the eyes! Absolutely perfect in every way. So pleased you had a such a wonderful day.
Are they discussing the merits of oven gloves, as opposed to the use of a tea towel???? ;-)

Professor Yaffle said...

Come on John!
Let's have a go on the Mary Poppins ride
Look there goes Amanda, now that's what I call a racing brolly.

Isobel said...

What an amazing stall, Sal! Impossible to pass by and don't purshase anything.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos, lovely words, lovely company, lovely day...LOVELY YOU!!!!!!!!!! THANKYOU! XXX
"If we sit still for too long we'll either get altered or made to wear bunting...let's make for the beer tent!"
LOL Amanda (SC) xxx

Helen said...

Just gorgeous,
Love Helen x

Mary Poppins said...

How wonderful everything looked, and what can I say about sweet Daisy. A lovely name by the way ;~) she is a delight indeed for the eyes.

I noticed some PJs are they Powell Craft, I bought Miss. Poppins a gorgeous 50s inspired pair on saturday from a delightful shop. I love them so much and can't wait for her to grow out of them so I can cut into the wonderful fabric :)


juanitatortilla said...

I ADORE your store and Daisy the Camper-van.
I fancy me a cup of cream tea, right now :)

re said...

Oooh that camper van is just perfect - be still my beating heart!!!

Surfer Rosa said...

The most gorgeous stall - I wish I could have come and browsed.
I'm so crazy for Daisy!! (great that you can pop in to make a brew too)

LissyLou said...

Daisy is fab!! and a great great stall!

landcuckoo said...

Just adding a Daisy to my Christmas list..........
What beautiful photos of all your lovely loveliness! It looks wonderful, so colourful and inviting.
Hmm the rubber in the kitchen debate........
Thanks for sharing those pictures
Take care
Sarah x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Stop it! Stop it now with the loveliness overload, I am quite light headed with all those beautiful photos.
Wowzers Trousers, your stall looks so pretty.
I can only assume that your boys are saying the same as my other half does, something along the lines of..........."what a load of old bobbins!I just don't get it?"
Sarah x

cocoa and blankets said...

That looks like a fab stall Sal, I would have spent a fortune, Daisy is like the camper van we are hiring to come down to you in october, ours is orange and called dougal how fab is that....

sue15cat said...

What a fantastic stall you both set up. But the star of the show just has to be Daisy...gorgeous, I want one!!

Sue xx

MarmaladeRose said...

Gosh! It all looks sooooooo scrummy! I want to be there, in that camper van with all that lovely, lovely stuff spread out. Touching and stroking all that handmade and vintage goodness!

Anonymous said...

Oh Sally, What a truly scumptious, delicious, stunning, gorgeous, sensational, amazingly divine stall!!!!! It sounds like you had a fab day..will hear all about it soon...big hugs..Jane xxxxxx

Yvonne said...

How fabulous.... What an amazing day for you all.. it all looks so beautiful... can I just come and set up home in the van?? xxxx

Ragged Roses said...

What a perfect day Sal, absolutely wonderful!
Of course those two are pondering that eternal question:
"Can you ever have too much pretty?"
(Of course you can't)

Devon Dumpling said...

Daisy and all your goodies are fabulous!!!!!!!!!! is so good that it is making me homesick!!!!!
We still do not have a name for our van (but have narrowed it down a lot) but I am going to name my car too so that she does not feel left out! x

Josie-Mary said...

At last... I've been trying to read this post for days but it wouldn't open!! Looks like you had a great day, I love Daisy. My heart would've skipped a beat if I saw you both at a fete!!! I do fancy Totnes again soon, are you free next friday? Not sure if I can make it yet but if you're free I'll try my best. I love the spotty brush, I'm looking for a brush for my kitchen.... think that ones for me!!! I would love some foxgloves if you have any spare. :)

Guenievre said...

Bonjour !
Oh, c'est photos sont tellement belles !
La fête avait l'air vraiment sympa, j'aurais aimé être là pour voir toutes ces belles choses !!!
Tous les objets me plaisent !
Bonne semaine !

louise said...

'They don't make 'em like that anymore'.

Oh my goodness I would love a Daisy. I could just envisage mine, such like yours, surrounded by collectibles and gardenalia at sales and fetes. I must put the idea forward to my other half for our retirement! What a great day you must have had selling your lovely wares and enjoying those cuppas made on the stove. x

Alison Boon said...

I love Daisy too, she's fabulous. How I wish I had been there it looks like such a great day out.