Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Going to a Fair with the Bears

Well, that's booked the Minstead fair in a couple of weeks time (28th October). Pop in and say hello if you are in the area.   It is a lovely fair, with artist bears, old bears, newborn dolls, bear making supplies and also mass produced bears such as Charlie Bears.
I went last year and enjoyed the experience.   Plus we managed a short break in the New Forest, so we are going to do the same again.  It is such a beautiful part of the country and we only saw a small part of it last year.
I have booked a B&B that has a couple of fishing lakes so Alan will be happy.  He is really loving his fishing now and goes to the local rivers and broads regularly.
Yesterday morning was spent trying out my table for the fair. 
This is what I have got so far. 

       My favourite - a Chiltern Hugmee I have
      named Chester SOLD
Last year when I got there and set up I realised that I had far too many old bears for the space, so I am not taking all of my stock this year. I have quite a mixture - Steiff cats, Chiltern bears and Panda, Pedigree bears, an Irish Republic bear, Deans bears and dog, Muffy Vanderbear, and a few others.
Beautiful Steiff 'Whiskas' Kitten
Irish Republic Bear

Muffy Vandabear 'Gibearny'SOLD

I think I will need some sort of shelving making up (thank goodness Alan is an ex carpenter) to give height to the back of the table and more area to display the bears.

I want to include the Pud Bears this year so they will need an area of the table to themselves, and there are more old bears/cats/dogs I want to add.  The table will be 12" longer than this one, but I still don't think it will be enough.

I was known at work for being able to find spaces for new ranges when the other staff couldn't find anywhere to put them.  I think this one will be a bit of a challenge!


  1. Good luck with the fair! The table looks great - you certainly look well stocked. Definitely separate the little Puds though. They will get lost among all those geriatric bears!

  2. Thanks Ruth, I tried putting the Pud Bears in the middle as you can see, but I think you are right. They do look a bit lost.