was French treasures from one of the many buying trips that her and her husband make. Fabrics, fabric stamps, cottons, buttons, doll house bits, haberdashery and so so much more. It was so lovely to catch up as well as we have not seen each other since the Summer.
in vintage jars and jelly moulds, fabrics, hand made hats, fabric stamps, wax melts in the most wonderful bags made from old book pages and tied with butchers twin and hand made tags. There were buttons and bottle brush Christmas trees in old cotton reels it was Christmas and it was a feast for the eyes!
Clare and I had a lovely chat and she also went and made me a coffee or two as well. Such a wonderful 20 minutes .....
Suitably Vintage were there and I had seen them the day before at the Winter Brocante, they were there looking not stalling and they said they would be here on the Saturday. So much gorgeous fabrics, buttons and vintage treasure were laid out beautifully.
It was so nice to catch up, the day before was hectic but today was a really manageable busy and it suited most of us that way. There were people who were there buying and all in dressed in the 40/50's outfits, laughing and happy.
Teresa of Cherub Antiques was there and again had been looking at the Winter Brocante the day before as well and it was lovely to see all her beautiful jewellery and antique bottles and silver. It looked so sparkly and for a magpie like me it was an irresistible look through.
I could not help myself here it was Stitchery Heaven!
Moving along and still singing may I add, I spotted Sarah and her lovely stall The Blueberry Patch.. made out of printed old images some really gorgeous things on offer. My friend Jo was with me again along with my lovely husband too and Jo was enchanted on here. Some really lovely things to tempt all.
Yes I did indulge and I am over the moon with my Christmas purchase, it is for decoration and when I do my show and tell you will see why....
My Fairy Furniture was in attendance and with such a pretty eclectic array of vintage
goodies and makes. Some really lovely fairy handmade furniture that any little one would have loved to find in a Christmas stocking. I love looking around little bits and bobs there is something so childhood memory about it. It was lovely to say hello again and we had a little chat.
As you know I say my friend Elaine there and I am now the custodian of that rather fine and very old quilt that is unfinished and with old papers still in the hexagons and I still keep pinching myself that is going to be mounted in a frame... I was so happy that she has in trusted me with something that really is museum piece worthy.
Fenela Sadler Vintage was there and I personally had never come across her before and it was such a lovely to surprise to see meet someone else that I had never met before. With so many wonderful treasures and set out beautifully it was a real treat.
Prefabness had a beautiful stall with lots of vintage toys, it was colourful and again things on
there reminded me of childhood. My friend Jo was very taken with something on there and it came back with her. Can you guess? Well as you must know by now she is Australian and of course there was a rare jointed Koala bear ... yes it has found a new home!
Belinda Sharples was there and again such a beautiful mix of vintage treasure with bottle brush Christmas trees, Victorian money puzzle box, Gloves, Ballet shoes, Christmas baubles and so much more. Again it was a Christmas delight and as I looked around I saw things that my Mums parents had when I was a child... they would be delighted if they were still with us today that far from a through away nation we have become collectors of the great items that they treasured in their day.
Runaround Retro was there and next to Prefabness and had some really stunning things that
she had made. There were some wonderful children's bonnets and child clothes. Vintage and retro inspired styles for everyday adventures. Bloomers, Bibs, Bonnets and organic cotton sweaters.
If you like what you see she does sell in Poot in Frome and Spotty Herberts in Bath. www.runaroundretro.co.uk and has a Etsy shop etsy.com/UK/shop/runaroundretro
It had been such a wonderful morning there and it was now time for us to leave and get some lunch. My husband was hungry and so were Jo and myself. We had a wonderful day and we had also seen Mo and her husband again who had come from Scotland for a Vintage Weekend. As you may remember we saw them the day before in West Sussex.
I would like to thank Liz and Jack and Clare and Mike for their hard work in bringing this fabulous Christmas vintage event for us all to go to, the work and the advertising that goes into to these is eye watering. I would also like to thank Eleanor and Martha too, it would not be the same without you two beauties.
I hope that you have all enjoyed a little peek at this great event and do not forget that there will be more next year, so if you like what you see keep an eye open for the dates on here for the Vintage Bazaars in Frome and Devizes in 2018.
Have a wonderful weekend and do not forget next week will be a show and tell of what treasure I plundered.
Happy Stitching! XX