A bit of a departure for Jacy & Jools on Saturday when we decided to take our jewellery out on the road to Rodfest. As we left the motorway at Chester and travelled deeper and deeper into the Cheshire countryside I have to admit we did wonder what on earth we had let ourselves in for. Rodfest was a mini music festival organised by the lovely Caroline Jones for her husband Rod’s 40th birthday. Mad or marvellous? We were unsure which as the roads gave way to tracks and the surrounding countryside looked waterlogged and soggy. Just as we thought Caroline’s directions had maybe let us down doubt turned to delight as we spotted the first “Welcome to Rodfest” signpost. As we approached the tips of a cluster of tent tops could be seen on the horizon and we were met by a man on a quad with who we came to realise was a smiling and welcoming Caroline perched on the back. With the instructions, follow me, low gear and KEEP MOVING we were guided across an extremely muddy field to the festival site.
What greeted us was more like a settlement, a village of friends and a mini Glastonbury complete with porta-loos, main stage, tea tent and variety of hot food stalls. To say it was a feat of organisation was an understatement!
The Jacy & Jools stall was positioned in the very pretty tea tent. Lovely and light, warm and beautifully decorating with gingham and little jars of flowers.
From the outset our stall was surrounded, even before we’d set up and eager little girls drawn like bees to the honey eyed up the jewellery. Not surprisingly, when faces were adorned with painted peace signs, our Summer of Love and Summer Brights Peace bracelets were extremely popular but our jewellery in general was very well received and we spent the day smiling and chatting to lots of fabulous customers.
We even gave our new Jacy & Jools Home range its first outing and our pink Scrabble tile ‘LOVE’ frame was admired and then snapped up very quickly!
Caroline had carefully selected hand selected a small group of companies for the event and we had lovely neighbours for the day, two of whom were based very close to Jacy & Jools in Altrincham and one from Wrexham, not too far from the event.
Twisted Vintage were there with their fabulous retro and vintage clothing and homeware.
You can catch up with Twisted Vintage on Twitter @twistedvtguk or email them.
Paula Payne of Gifts n Goodies was also there with her luxury soaps and novelty gifts.
If you are interested in Paula’s items you can contact her by email.
Stella & Dot independent stylist Louise Mullock was also there with their great range of jewellery and accessories.
Louise has a website which can be found here and you can also find her on Facebook and Twitter
Many thanks to Caroline Jones for a great day at Rodfest and to the three lovely men who pushed us out of the mud at the end of the afternoon!
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