It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Joyful Fair : Beautiful, Unique, Fabulous Things

My gorgeous friend Sarah knows me so well, and knows that I adore and collect blue and white china (it is possibly an addiction - closely matched by my cake tin and cowboy boot addictions).  For my birthday she gave me some fabulous blue and white china earrings and a matching necklace from Joyful Fair in Adelaide, South Australia.  Joy from Joyful Fair sources Fair Trade products from disadvantaged communities around the world, helping to create change by providing a sustainable income to support families.

Joy doesn't have a shop front, but sells from a stall in various markets around Adelaide, and also has a fab Facebook page where you can view what unique pieces she has in stock at the time.  Her lovely pieces are made from reclaimed, upcycled, hand-made, vintage, low impact and sustainable materials.  For example, my earrings are from Cambodia, fashioned from broken china with silver forming the backing pieces.

UPDATE:- Joyful Fair will be having a stand at this years Royal Adelaide Show (gosh, I miss the Show, can someone please eat some Fairy Floss for me?).  You can find her at stand MB56 in the Ridley Pavillion, quite near the entrance.

DOUBLE UPDATE:- Joyful Fair is in the process of getting a website up and going!  You can check them out very soon right here

Joy's products are gorgeous and affordable, and not only are you purchasing something unique for yourself or a friend (smooches to you, Sarah!), you're supporting people who are much less fortunate than yourself.

If you want to find out more about Joy's glorious range of handwoven scarves, clothing, organic cottons, handbags, baskets, cards, stationary, jewellery, knitted toys, reclaimed timber products, and so much more, please check her out on Facebook (search for Joyful Fair) or contact her via email at

FYI, Joyful Fair is an endorsed Fair Trader of Australia, and a Member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia & New Zealand.  Joyful Fair also supports family sponsorship through The Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF), founded by a fellow South Aussie, Scott Neeson.  You can check CCF out by clicking on the link -

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