Monday 21 April 2014

All the fun of The Vintage bazaar and photos of the prize for tomorrow.

Good morning all

I hope you had a wonderful Easter and enjoyed you long weekend.

As you know I went to The vintage bazaar in Frome in Somerset on Saturday!  It was wonderful.

It was held at the Cheese and Grain and there were around 40 stalls of vintage loveliness and also a wonderful cafe where you could get drinks and a meal or cake and coffee.  Parking was easy and all together it was a wonderful day out.

As I promised I bought the prizes for the competition draw tomorrow.  I have a stunning vintage fabric pack to give away with lots of good size pieces of fabric.  I bought some from lots of different stalls there, plus there is some vintage ribbon and pack of vintage needles in the pack. It  includes a vintage paisley and other stunning fabrics.

I also bought two packets of buttons from Will and Bea and they compliment the fabrics perfectly.

In addition to all this there is a stunning pin cushion made from vintage fabrics and hand made by Nostalgia No 1 and a really beautiful lavender bag made by Little Wren Vintage.......

This is the prize for the lucky winner.

The vintage bazaar was so good, the atmosphere as well as the stalls and the lovely stall holders who chat away to you and are lovely people.

There were people there who were dressed in forties clothes, two gents who looked dapper and a lady who looked stunning in an aqua outfit with hat, shoes gloves and make-up.  These people were not stall holders but people who had come to the show to look and buy.

These two photo's are Will and Bea's stall where I bought the two packs of beautiful buttons for the prize.

Will and Bea

Little Wren Vintage where I bought the stunning lavender bag for the prize.

 A whole jar of beautiful lavender bags, I just popped my hand in and pulled one out!

 This is the gorgeous stall that belongs to Nostalgia No 1.... This is where I bought the vintage pin cushion from.  This lady also has a shop  at 1Market Place, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

I had such a lovely 3 hours around the show, choosing fabrics for my business and collecting some wonderful prizes for the draw tomorrow..... all you have to do is 'join' my blog and your name goes in the hat!!! Then all those wonderful goodies are yours!

I went to see Liz and as usual she had some amazing goodies to tempt everyone.  I spied some different paisley fabric and there was two large pieces of it which came home with me!  I have cut some  off and put it in the vintage fabric pack for the prize........

This is part of Liz's large stall of wonderful vintage goodies.

The paisley from Liz's Stall..... how could I leave this?

Well dear readers by now I had a hungry husband on my hands and I must confess so was I, so we went into the cafe at the Cheese and Grain and had a lovely meal and drinks.  They had beautiful cakes there as well as different salads.  In addition they had handmade burgers in both beef and lamb served with salad and homemade chips.......

The cafe had lots of seating including comfy sofa's and a child's play area and lots of windows.

After we had a sit down and something to eat and drink it was back into the vintage bazaar to carry on looking for some wonderful fabrics.  I did not have to look far and bought two really beautiful pieces of paisley.  One is 1930's and is 18" by 28" and the other is 1950 and measures 39" by 24"

 The paisley on the right is the 1950 one and is so beautiful with its colours.  There is a soft green and duck egg with beige and pinks!  .......

These two really beautiful paisleys were from vintage eiderdowns and I bought them from Hesta Nesta's stall.  Wonderful lady who loves pug dogs. Hesta Nesta can be found on facebook.

 This is Hesta Nesta's stall! lots of wonderful things to tempt you and OH! the fabric packs.

This is a panel of 1805 toile jouy that I bought from a lady at the show , it really is something!

This is a few vintage fabrics and trims that I purchased from various stalls at the vintage bazaar... I know they are beautiful aren't they?

Then finally when we left the bazaar we had a wonderful wander about Frome.  It really is a lovely place to visit.  There is a great hill in Frome which is cobbled and is called Catherines Hill.  It has the most lovely shops.  There are lots of vintage shops and artisan coffee shops and independent shops where people make things to sell as well as buy some products in.

I bought a wonderful bundle of vintage wool blanket pieces from a shop called Mary Kilvert.  I also met the lady and she makes a lot of things in her shop and its all her art work.  Her and her husband were delightful as was their wonderful King Charles Spaniel!!

 OOH! great colours for journals...........

All in all it was a wonderful day filled with meeting like minded people and buying for my business.  My husband and I had a great day in Frome and we then drove around looking at the surrounding areas and then stopped for a meal on the way home.

I would like to thank The Vintage Bazaar and all the lovely stall holders for putting on a great vintage show and I look forward to the next one which is also being held in Frome again at the Cheese and Grain on the Saturday 21st June.  That is a date for your dairy! not to be missed.

I hope you have enjoyed having a look and hope that some of you will enter the competition for that stunning vintage bundle of goodies, that is the prize.

Happy Stitching!


  1. Hi Sarah,
    What a comprehensive account of your day! It was lovely to meet you and thank you again for purchasing the little pin cushion made from antique fabrics. I hope the winner will enjoy your generous prize! :)
    Looking forward to the June Vintage Bazaar, which will be very much textile based this time.
    Enjoy the rest of your week, My best wishes, Niki x

  2. Hi Niki
    Thank you! Will see you there in June, it's on the calender.
    I will be looking for more prizes actually as doing an article in a vintage magazine and there will be a giveaway.....
    Sarah xx

  3. Thank you for a super write-up Sarah. Have shared on my FB page! x

  4. Just found your lovely blog! Great write up on the Vintage Bazaar ... I was a stall holder there and had a lovely day too. M x