Sunday 30 March 2014

Vintage fair and Market on Saturday...... All the links, news and pictures of my purchases/more vintage paisley!!

Good Morning all

As my regular readers will know I set off to a stunning village in North East Hampshire named Hartley Wintney.  The village is beautiful.  My lovely friend and neighbour who died this year actually used to live there with his wife and children, so it was a lovely day for many reasons. ( He used to work for J P Coates for over 50 years)

The vintage textile and vintage goodies event was held in Victoria Halls.  There was good parking and people coming and going.  Inside was an Aladdin's cave of beautiful stalls to tempt you.  Also there was a lovely vintage cafe inside selling homemade cakes and freshly made sandwiches to order along with Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks.  All of the cups, sauces, plates and cutlery were vintage and lots of tables spaced apart to sit.

There were some great stalls and I met some amazing like minded people who understood my needs and also must have attitude!!

The first person I met was a lovely lady called Michelle and this lady, with her husband who drives her around, goes from vintage fair and markets to vintage fair and market all across the UK.  Michelle writes a weekly news letter and takes photo's of the events that she attends weekly.  The  Michelle is on Twitter ( search for The Vintage Girlie) and she also has a page on facebook search the vintage girlie and read her news letter,  I think it is wonderful, Michelle has over 7,000 readers of her vintage news and keeps you up to date on forth coming events and also covers the events with a news letter and photo's.

Now wandering around ( actually I was probably not that sedate!) I found Liz and Jack, Liz was the lady that I bought the 3 meters of the 1930's paisley from, guess what... she had the same amount again, it was her last of that amount...... Yes I did, I bought it! Along with another stunning couple of meters of delicious fabric and some mother of pearl buttons!!

I also bought some other fabrics that are awesome and vintage trims, lace and yes J P Coates threads.... very fitting in that village I thought.

We spent 3 hours in the fair and it was not only fruitful for my business but to meet with such wonderful people who all have a passion for vintage was such a joy.

To get an in depth look at the show take a look at Michelle's vintage news letter and all the photo's. Michelle will be loading her news letter today.

I also collected a handful of leaflets on up and coming events and that is something you will see on Michelle's news letter.

Well I have lots of washing and pressing of fabric to do, but it is not a chore... I love doing it.  I also love sorting my beautiful dresser out in my kitchen with all my vintage and newer china on and other little bits ( vintage cutlery and sugar tongs etc)  I bought something for that as well... I couldn't help it!!!

Look at that stunning pile of goodies!!

The jug cover and vintage coasters for my dresser!

pieces of vintage quilt, mother of pearl buttons and some vintage paisley.

YES! 3 meters of that fab paisley again plus buttons and some stunning fabric from Liz and Jack!
Thank you Liz ( how you can part with it, I do not know, but I am pleased you can!)

More stunning fabrics, can you believe and more vintage carved mother of pearl buttons.

Two lovely plates ready to be made into a bon bon plate!

I know! ... it takes your breath away!

A beautiful selection of vintage hankies, earmarked for a personal project for our home.

Thank you to all who made my business buying, a day out as well.  See you all at the next one.

I hope you have all enjoyed today's blog and Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous piccies of your finds.. I hadn't realised that you had found quite so much !!! (smile) Lizzie x