What a treat the month of May is – two bank holidays, the promise of Summer, blossom on the trees, sunshine, and for me, my annual holiday – this year, a long weekend to Paris.
This Monday sees the first of the duo of bonus day’s off, bank holiday Monday. I am attending our local Village Day in West Wickham. The event is being held in Blake Park Rec, from 10am to 3pm. In only it’s second year, the day promises to be a great day out for everyone. There’s the a dog show, bouncy castles (that’s right, more than one bouncy castle!), face painting, Kayla the Crystal Palace eagle mascot, a tasty bbq, a fully licensed bar… and lots of craft stalls too. That’s where I come in!
I am really looking forward to being there with a collaboration between my two enterprises, Beck’s Creative and Beck’s Flowers. We’ll have a great selection of our handmade cards for all occasions, and a variety of beautiful sewn goods and gifts too, from our large folding shopper bags, to pretty Liberty print applique tea towels.
Yesterday I was up early at the wholesaler to pick out lots of lovely plants to sell – we’ve got bright pink and red Geraniums, gorgeous purple Ranunculus, delicate pink and lilac Fuchsias, and pretty Pinks – all perfect to kick start your Summer borders, window boxed, and hanging baskets!
I also couldn’t resist the pure simple beauty of these
Echeverias (also know as succulents for anyone without a Latin degree!). So beautiful, easy peasy to look after (you can ignore them and they’ll thrive), and bang on trend too. It would be rude not to, right?
And if you needed anymore persuading to come along to the Village day, we’ll be joined in the Craft Village by Howards of Kent (delicious flavoured vodka), Sweets and Treats (their name says it all), and Tots Rock (musical stories and adventure for babies and pre-schoolers), along with a whole host of other stalls.
Or, if you’re not local to us, then why not look out for a craft fair local to you? You never know what handmade and unique gems you may stumble across!