Sunday, November 04, 2012

The Church Fair

Yesterday Peggy and I attended the fair at St Paul’s Union Church in Taupo.We had a super time. It was a great fair – in the old fashioned way.

Lots of variety, games for children, morning tea, cake stalls, jams and preserves, books, CDs and DVDs, Bric-a-Brac, and much more. The best Fair I have been to for years.

One of the things that attracted us was the plants. They have a parishioner who grows lots of plants every year for the Fair. There were lots of plants to choose from. About 5 trestle table loaded up and about another 50 cartons of plants ready to fill the gaps. We were looking for some ground cover and perennial plants. The plants were so reasonably priced we didn’t pay more than $4 for plants that would cost $9 to $12 in a nursery. We came away very happy with our haul:


BTW did you know that buying plants is also known as buying work?

We also had a nice buy up in the Bric a Brac department.

Check out this charming piece of vintage stitching:


and I can’t believe someone parted with this:


Call me a Royalist of you like.

Today we have been busy gardening and finding new homes for some of our purchases. This time of the year is so lovely. Everything fresh and lush – before we have to start weeding!!

Mock apple blossom – one of Mum’s favourites:


Bumble Bees – I think I have mentioned before how much I love them. Can you see that wee furry btm at the bottom right?


Star of the Veldt – always a favourite:


It is said that Cat Nip is to cats what Marijuana is to humans. See our stoned cat?



Bye for now


  1. Lol! Some great finds there Linda. I love that vintage stitching and have never seen anything like it.

  2. The Church Fair sounds lovely - an event that brings the community together socially as well as provide items for purchase. All of your "finds" are wonderful. You may have purchased some "work" for yourself, but they will bring much pleasure, too. Enjoy.

  3. Oh my gosh that book WOWZERS you def got the bargain of the century there


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