I have to say that The Vintage Bazaar is one of my most favourite events in the vintage calender. The venues for their events are always beautiful and they gather some wonderful sellers all under one roof and it is such a wonderful day. This time it was held at The Cheese and Grain in Frome, in addition to that it was a whole weekend for vintage in this lovely town.
The people who were there all make their tables look outstanding and the followers of this event are what you might call real vintagers! so many dress for the occasion, people
who are lucky enough to own a vintage car, park them in the car park for people to walk around and look and photograph and the atmosphere is wonderful.
I was lucky enough to meet up with a lovely lady Sally and we had a bit of a show and tell over a coffee! I brought along the little journal for her to look at and told her about what I had found out.
Frome was packed and there was so much going on. Inside the cheese and
grain The VB was in full swing, it was packed in a good way. You could still get to the tables but people were coming and going all the day and were there for one purpose .. to buy!
There were so many beautiful stalls including the two organisers of this fabulous event The Washerwoman and Daisy Darling.... I have to say I bought something from them both! I bought some beautiful vintage paisley from Liz ( The Washerwoman) and a stunning little vintage cotton reel with flowers made from vintage fabrics coming out of the reel .. for my stitching room for me to gaze upon! from Clare ( Daisy Darling). When I have photographed everything I will do a show and tell on here soon...
There was a beautiful stall selling scented candles, these were in all sorts of vintage forms such as teacups, jelly moulds, jars and so much more. I succumbed here too ...
I bought the jelly mould in the picture on the left with the painted flowers on.....
I met up with the lovely Jo who runs Hesta Nesta ... Jo and I have quiet a few things in common and one of them is laughing! we actually can not help ourselves... Now Jo had sourced some
Moving along I found Emma who runs Little Wren Vintage. Emma makes those beautiful very large tote bags that I told you all about. I had mine with me and I can tell you, you get get some serious goodies contained within those beauties. In addition to that Emma makes outstanding cushions from vintage fabrics, linens, grain sacks and
Betty and Violet were attending this fair and this business is run by Alison. Alison's table is always has great inspiration packs and this day was no exception...She had some wonderful lace packs and two came home with me. This table is always so romantic looking
Now you all may remember that at the Sarah Moore vintage fair I bought some really lovely vintage embroidery threads from Sue who owns Vintage to Victorian, they are really beautiful colours that blend so well. I had bought quiet a bunch because these things do not come along very often and it really lovely to be able to embroider onto exquisite vintage fabrics with actual vintage threads so I was very keen to find
Sue to see if she had some left at all. To my delight she did, but not very many compared to what she had the weekend prior. So yes you guessed it I bought a bunch more! I am so glad that I did as later on in the day I stood talking to her and she showed me the box that they were in and there were hardly any left ...
Walking along I found Vintage Jane's stall owned by Marina and there were lots to tempt people with. Myself and my husband were looking at the books that she had on her stall and came away with one for our collection.
When we left the fair and walked outside people were dancing on a little stage that had been built and the sun was shining. You could see people everywhere dressed in vintage clothes and wandering along in the sunshine. Plenty was going on in Frome at the weekend and it was a really lovely day.
There were lots of other stalls at The Vintage Bazaar but I just could not get in amongst the crowds to take photos of every one.
This was the first of two fairs that I attended over the weekend and tomorrow I will tell you all about the one I went to on Sunday at The Dairy House Antiques in Shaftesbury... But for now I must get into my stitchery room and sort out all my purchases over the weekend. Some fabrics have to be washed and pressed and things have to be carefully popped away, then it will be sitting finishing some embroidery...
Have a wonderful day and I hope you have enjoyed a little look around this wonderful vintage fair.