My mother’s christmas fair

When she was a young mother, as I am now, my mother started the ‘Compton Marbling Christmas Fair‘ in Tisbury, Wiltshire. At the same location where she made hand marbled paper products as Compton Marbling, started with her friend Caroline Mann, it soon became a popular place to find the latest designers, craftsmen and small businesses. My sister, Clementine has taken on the family tradition and now runs the Fair along with her gift shop.

Many years later as I start Montes&Clark with my good friend Kate, producing hand embroidered, woven and cut out products, we are attending this Christmas Fair. The atmosphere is bustling and all the stall holders dotted around the beautiful courtyard and barns.

If you are in the South West come find us on friday 21st, saturday 22nd, friday 28th and saturday 29th.

Doors are open from 10am to 5pm. Location: Lower Lawn Barn, Nr Tisbury, Wiltshire. SP3 6SG.

Just to give you a flavour of the wonderful atmosphere, have a look at my brilliant neighbouring stall, Dinah Nicholson Fairies.  I adore them!

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Lucy Montes de Oca