Sunday, March 28, 2010

Artisans Market during Valletta Day

Yesterday's Craft Fair went very well.
We were invited by the Malta Crafts Council in collaboration with
the Valletta Council and the Malta Tourist Board to take part in the
festivities of Valletta Day.

There were many participants, we had lots of people browsing and
admiring our work and thankfully, some were also buying : )

As you can see from the above picture, it was sunny (sunglasses) although cloudy,
hot (me wearing a light top) and windy (tablecloth flapping)!

Here is a close-up of my table.

The picture above shows my beaded accessories for
mobiles, keychains or purses. I was quite surprised and
pleased to have a customer returning and asking whether I had
any more with ladybird charms since the one she bought from me
at a previous sale was so very well liked. She bought two more!

These are the new additions to my acrylic painted
watering cans which I decorated for Easter...these attracted quite a few people
who complimented me on them...and I sold a couple too : )

Here are a few of my smallest tealight holders and at the back
is a set of glass painted glasses with a sunflower design.

More decoupage...tealights in different sizes and decorative bottles.

More decorative items in decoupage.

One side of my table.

On the right hand side you can see some of the other stalls in the Artisans Market.

This picture was taken quite early when the market opened so the crowds had not quite set in.


A band march by the Wallace Pipes and Drums along
some of the main streets
in Valletta provided enjoyable Bagpipe music.

The Wallace Pipes and Drums in Queen's Square

Here are some photos of In Guardia displays

During the day I met one of my high school teachers, a nun whom I had not seen for several years, also a cousin again whom I had not met in a long time.

The Mayor of Valletta visited all the stalls and he stopped to chat for a little while with all of us.
A few other friends stopped by as seems the market is quite the place to meet ~ how lovely!

My children came to help me again, we set out quite early and my husband also joined us after work...I guess this is becoming quite a family concern : )
By 3.30pm we were all set to go home, tired but happy and a little sunburnt!
Hmm...must make a note to pack some sunscreen along with my crafts next time!


  1. That must have been a wonderful day!
    Well done sis! Your craft stall is great. I love all the items, and you've taken so much care in the presentation no wonder people were attracted and gave you compliments. It's nice to know you met some old acquantances too.
    Good work! Great pictures!
    I hope to be there for the next one... who knows?

  2. You had some very beautiful items on display. It sounds like it was a great morning with the bands and bagpipes. Next time we'll try to be there earlier.

  3. What lovely items you had on display! It's so nice to have people coming over and showing you their appreciation of your handmade stuff. Well done Doreen!

  4. SOunds like you had a wonderful day!! Your items are very nice!! Love your mobile charms! I bet they would sell really well here also!

    Love all of the pictures! What a beautiful background!

  5. Looks like you have been working hard. You sure have a lot of beautiful stuff. Wish I could have came!

  6. Thanks everyone for your compliments and encouraging comments which I always love reading.

    Yes sis I am really, really keeping my fingers crossed we will have a fair when you're here : )
    Hi Loree, we'll let you know next time there's anything interesting happening at the markets so you won't miss anything!
    Yes Zen I always appreciate having people come over and showing their appreciation.
    Yes Amber the mobile charms are quite a hit here too! The background you see in the pics are of the old Valletta buildings, wish you were here I could take you around : )
    Hi Tammi Yes I have worked hard but I am enjoying the results now...I too wish I could have you visit my stand!

    Easter Blessings to you all,
    Doreen : )

  7. Looks like a wonderful day. Your pictures capture the mood of the day, and your table looks fabulous! Hope it was a great day for you!


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