Along the way was the great stall Ginger and Rose and this particular day I met Belinda who is the face behind all things scrummy! They will be at the VB on the 16th April as well so if you are going along then look out for this really pretty stall. There is so much to look at and buy. Exquisite butterfly brooches for one along with an eclectic array of vintage beauty. I love mooching and truffling around this stall and Belinda is a really lovely lady to talk to as well.
You can see the butterfly brooches on the top far right row of the photos. They are presented on vintage image cards and would make such a lovely gift for someone or indeed a present to yourself!
I found Cowboys and Custard stall which belongs to one of the organisers of this lovely vintage fair. I had seen it before but there were lots of people crowded around so I had decided to go back later and I met Michele for the first time as well. It was lovely to meet her and have a chat. Now on this stall as you may have guessed from her business name is toys. I was looking around and saw some Enid Blyton books and I am sure at some point I had those very ones! My mother was a throw away person, which was unfortunate for me and as a small child you do not question these things. You are told ... you are to big for this now and you must make room for your Birthday or Father Christmas.... I loved Enid Blyton and I remember reading the adventures eagerly as a child. There was a beautiful wooden shop with all the bits that come along with it and two stunning vintage rabbits along with teddies and dogs ...... all bringing home, to my mind, of childhood toys that I had owned or played with at one time or another. Maybe not as old as some of these beauties but loved never the less.
Opposite was the other organiser of this great event, Jayne of Country Cottage Chic and although we have talked before on social media I had never met her before so this was turning out to be a a very social day as well. There were some great children's sewing machines on display and I was tempted but I had spent quiet a bit at Gerties stall at this point .... There was some great vintage china and some very lovely teddy bears as well.
Then I found a really delightful stall called Miss Clementine and this lady makes some unusual and beautiful things ... stunning things to put into your home. Teacups that had houses on top and one with a mushroom ... all so very beautiful.
There was also some great pictures that were all stitched and embroidered pieces as well. I love to see others imagination and work, it is truly inspiring and just shows how we all see our art in different ways .....
She had made corsages from wool which had been knitted and crocheted into beautiful spring flowers and had themed her stall with lots of Easter goodies as well, it really was eye candy...... I was tempted to some bits that came home with me including a tiny bundle of great fabric and I will cut out little hearts from these for my heart jar ...
The weather outside was worsening and it was nearly time for us to leave and find some lunch before our journey home but I managed to get some photo's of this lady's stall called Emma Giacalone textiles and she had made some really pictures and some were of cows, which I love.
There were chickens and camper vans and flowers in vintage marmalade jars .... all beautifully made and stitched.
It was hard to leave this fair but my husband had been very patient in his man creche and so it was time to go and get him some lunch before our journey home. The rain and the wind meant it was not an easy drive home.
This fair was outstanding and the first time I had attended one of the Vintage and Handmade ones, it will not be my last. They have another fair planned for Christmas which is on my calender and is on the 3rd of December. For further details go to vintageandhandmade.co.uk I am sorry this blog will not allow me to link but if you write that down and google it, then you will find more details on these fairs .... They also do vintage jumbles so please take a look for details on where and when. These fairs are not to be missed!
Well have a great day and I hope you have enjoyed a little peek into the great fair and as always Happy Stitching!