And what a wonderful morning it is, the weather is so beautiful.
As you all know I went to the Vintage Bazaar on Saturday at Frome and it was amazing! It was their annual textile fair and I felt that the organisers had pushed the boat out and gathered some amazing people selling such wonderful fabrics. The organisers are Liz and Clare and they work extremely hard to make it look so easy and enjoyable!
When we arrived at the Cheese and Grain in Frome, you knew you were at the right place as this darling was parked outside.
We went inside and paid our £2 entry fee. Always, there are lots of leaflets with up and coming vintage fairs and you can gather those up.
I was told by Jack that there was a stall with oodles of vintage paisley and to head for that straight away which I did..... I must report that I bought some amazing ones in such stunning colours and I am thrilled.
|This stall was Nostalgia at No 1 stall with paisley's!|
When you go to these events some people dress for the occasion and for some it is a life style. I met two such people.
This lady is Marion and she always dresses in vintage clothes, I have seen her before and she was in the most stunning outfit in duck egg. I plucked up the courage on Saturday to ask if I may take a photo of her for you all to see!
Then I moved along and met a wonderful lady called Emma who had a stall as well and she informed me she dresses in vintage clothes all the time. She is allergic to the likes of top shop and other high street shops, she told me. I think you will agree she looks amazing and so was her stall.
The next stall was Vintage to Victorian and this stock and stall is owned by a lovely lady by the name of Sue...... We had a lot of laughs and great chats about vintage fabrics and buttons and life in general. I bought a great piece of vintage paisley from her and some mother of pearl buttons. We have arranged that I will phone her to meet up again..... To meet people so knowledgeable about fabrics and who are so passionate about the same things is a great thing. In fact I was talking to Donna Flower about the same thing earlier.... We no longer felt like Dodo's... there are more of us!!
The stalls were buzzing and people chatting and happy and I got to say hello to Liz and Clare who both had stalls as well as organising the event. People had come miles to be there and it was certainly worth it. The hard work that goes into it and the hours these people put in is phenomenal.