Our Christmas Fair was a great success, with pretty close to, if not record breaking sales.
The Cottage looked a treat, as usual, again....still...
The Garden committee do an amazing job, all volunteers who quietly just go about the business of keeping our Cottage grounds looking so wonderful.
Entrance to the Cottage is through the Atrium, which houses our Gallery and sales center throughout the year - always a great place for chance meetings!
Got a few update pics of the clever work done by the Yarn and Fibers gals, Karel was there, 'womaning' the sales table along with some help from another talented lady.
The Nativity figures are always popular, and scarce, only one or two sets are created each year.
Just look at all the other novel items these ladies create! Dolls for someone special, toys galore, mittens and gloves, novel tea cosies, christmas tea cosies, christmas decorations, scarves etc etc, the list just goes on.
Porcelain painters have extended their repertoir. Along with the platters, plates and christmas baubles
The clowns were out in force, zooming around the entire Fair, chatting to one and all.
The 'Tea Patio' was a popular spot to rest, or catch up with old friends while nibbling and sipping,
Jan had all the right accessories to set the 'Tea Patio' mood for a fun and relaxing time.
The Wednesday Patchwork gals decided to go to the Pub this year. Yep our Christmas Lunch was at the Chancellor
Denise arrived with a bit of 'hot stuff' to share, a hunk and a half she met on hols, (doesn't that sound saucy? ) Stella was quite the 'star' she had her very own flashing christmas lights.
Sheila had invented a quiz based on members surnames...........now that caused a bit of consternation and fun I can tell you!
Lastly, lots of laughter and squishing of envelopes when it came to passing along the 'secret santa' postcards each of us had made, a great idea from our Party Committee.
All in all a fun day.