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Sunday, 9 August 2009

West End Fair Day One

Here we are. Seven thirty yesterday morning. Arrived and unloaded and ready to start setting up the stand. This is our little shop in the centre of Edinburgh for the next three weeks. It doesn't look much when it's empty....
But by 11am it was set up and open for business.
It's quite amazing how much stuff can be displayed in a little wooden chalet.
The stock level is good at the moment but it's a major job to keep it going. I've got a pile to do today.
Last shot of our stand before we go on a mini tour of the fair.
The fair is set in an old graveyard behind St John's Church and is below street level hence the aerial views.
It's a lovely leafy space, a peaceful oasis from the Festival madness of Princes Street.
There are marquees as well as the wooden chalets and all FREE admission.
This is one of the many and varied jewellery stands.
And a close up of the beautiful ceramic jewellery created by my friend Margaret McDonald and..
her husband John's paintings. This is a new venture for him.
Another well known business at this event, Fern Glass with their hanging glass ornaments and ever popular glass fairies.
Finally a shot from street level showing the entrance to the fair with the amazing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
I'm hoping for three weeks of sunny weather - not TOO much to ask is it - the atmosphere is so good when the sun shines.
Well, time marches on - I must get back to work.
Come and see us if you are in Edinburgh.


  1. Looks like a fab fair! Hope you make lots of sales. Do those chalets lock up or do you unpack and repack each day?

  2. What a lovely venue - your stand looks fabulous, so much work involved! Hope you make loads of sales :)

  3. Looks great Marion, I have 'the fear' just now regading stock, but if I sell what I have I will be very happy. Hope it is going well for you, look forard to seeing you there! Lynne x

  4. Hi,
    Thank you for sharing your edinburgh pitch. Your 'hut' looked amazing. The walkabout was fantastic.



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