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Home Spun Fair

Today, we headed off to picturesque Portscatho on the South coast of Cornwall, to visit the long awaited Home Spun Fair.

Although quite cloudy, the weather was bright and warm - the village is much quieter than hectic St Ives, too.

Here's Jane who organised the event with Christine of 'The Sea Garden' Portscatho.


Pictured here are some examples of the wonderful wares that Christine has for sale in her shop - including lovely sewn pieces by Gertrud Strahl.

Truly beautiful hats by Clare of Daisy Darling millinery.


Abundant bunting on the left and Niki's 'Vintage Magpie stall on the right - her home-made mohair teddies are adorable.


Cynthia of the Spindrift Gallery, Portscatho, with examples of her lovely artwork.

Here she is, the one, the only, Viv of Hens Teeth fame! It was great to actually meet Viv and the other bloggers today and I hope it won't be long before we have a chance to meet up again.

Viv chatting to other stall holders.

Clare with her top notch hats.
Michele of Cowboys & Custard, like Christine, proved elusive - look at her lovely stall. Not pictured is the donkey on wheels which sold just before this pic was taken!


Just some general views to show how busy the fair was.



Refreshments were on sale and the cakes absolutely delicious (particularly the iced coffee sponge).


I didn't manage to photograph everyone's stall, apologies to those not included - it was so busy.



Eventually we took off for a stroll around the village, continuing a little way along the coastal path, before heading home after a lovely day out. Well done everyone!


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