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Monday, 1 November 2010


OK, here's the conundrum:

Vintage at the Village Hall is the first fair I've held. . .
the very first Vintage Fair in Wimborne. . .
DEFINITELY the first fair of its kind in our Village Hall. . .
and the first time I've sold home-made cakes

12 lovely sellers
3000 flyers distributed
posters displayed everywhere
adverts in the papers
blog and website mentions

Soooo. . .how many cakes will we sell??

Here's the home-bake menu:
lavender muffins
Dundee fruit cake
mincemeat traybake
sticky lemon drizzle cake
(and a dash to the Farm Shop Tearooms if we run out!) 

and here's THE GIVEAWAY!!

The fab book A YEAR in FASHION is the
 VINTAGE at the VILLAGE HALL Giveaway prize. . .
its an absolutely stunning  hardback book
 set in a "diary" style, giving a fashion-themed quote
and contemporary or vintage fashion photograph
 for every day of the year.
Our adored heroine Audrey Hepburn
gazes iconically from the front cover in Tiffany pose.

(have you ever before seen cakes and Audrey in the same sentence?!)

All you have to do is leave a comment here to say
how many portions of cake we will
sell on the day of the fair
(I say sell because we won't count what Ted eats!)

If you would like to follow the Vintage at the Village Hall blog,
put the Giveaway on your sidebar
or write a post with a link to this site,
that would be very much appreciated.

This Giveaway is open to everyone
and I'm happy to ship Overseas.

Closing date midnight 28th November
(the day before the fair)

Good luck everyone! xx


tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi Elaine, Michael has just gone gaga at the list especially the lavender muffins. He is now calculating, so I will get back to you with our guess!

Janette said...

Hi Elaine, congratulations on your first fair, I would love to be there. I will start the ball rolling, based on how much I love lavender muffins and say 69. Janette

OhSoVintage said...

Very exciting to be staging the very first vintage fair, I wish I lived closer and was able to be there. I think you will sell them all! If I have to give a figure I will say 78.
Ruth x

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Elaine, sounds wonderful, based on your lovely cake menu, I would take a guess at 85! :) Sarah

Lucy@Corset Laced Mannequins said...

Lovely giveaway Elaine! I'm guessing 120. Hope you don't mind but I've FB'd and tweeted your giveaway. Lucyxx

Paris Atelier said...

I would buy and eat them all if only I were closer! Sounds divine! My guess is 300 because, really, who could resist those tempting treats!
Paris Atelier

Heidi said...

I hope you sell out of cakes!! Who knew you had 2 blogs this is fun and sign me up!

The Vintage Gardener said...

I'm guessing 150 cakes will sell, just wish I was closer to try some!

The Vintage Bazaar said...

morning!!! What a fun idea, i will guess 148..... Lizzie x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Hi Elaine,

I know you will sell lots of cakes and my guess would be 386 as from our experience a lot of people stop for the tea and cake at the fairs.

By the way I did wonder where you had got to know I know.

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh this is fun. My guess is 293. xx

Kathy said...

Well this is different. I think you will sell 125 scrumptious cakes at your fayre!
Love Kathy xxx

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hey, that's a fun giveaway! Okay, so having conferred with Mr Bun who is an AVID cake eater and will be coming along too ... we think you'll sell 134 slices of cake - yes 134 !

Mr Bun regrets that he'll only manage 34 slices so somebody else is gonna have to eat the other 100 !!

D x

Shirl said...

My guess is 43! ... :0)

Shirl x

Lizzie said...

My guess is 99!
Looking forward to it!!

sue15cat said...

My guess is 354....I think you should get baking pretty sharpish!! Sounds like it's going to be a brilliant day out.

Sue xx

ilovemyhouse said...

Hi dear, i think you will sell at least 100 muffins. I just put your giveaway on my sidebar. I do hope that you will get a lot of visitors at the Village Hall.


bad penny said...

umm 101 ? Your flyers are in my village !

Alix said...

I'm finally getting round to having a guess! I think you'll sell 327 cakes - and I hope one will be to me as I'm so hoping to get there! It sounds fabulous!

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...


Country Style Living said...

Wishing you well with your fair.....the cakes sound scrummy, I think it would have to be 149

Mollimoo said...

Right, I'm going to guess at 35! Xx

winnibriggs said...

Well you know If me and my lot were there, they would all go and I'm sure you will have tons of visitors. I guess 126. Ooo! my mouth is watering now.

Linda said...

my guess is 98 and I am sure to eat my share ! really looking forward to it Linda

Bizzy Days said...

My guesstimate is 62.